old discourses – wrong food for thought

Even if most of us aspire reflection (for instance relating recent experiences to earlier ones in order to produce more complex thoughts), we sometimes get stuck in old discourses giving us the wrong food for thoughts. Strategies, questions, are being formulated and framed on the basis of this misleading (maybe obsolete) knowledge.

I have recently been doing fieldwork to understand why people’s behaviors are in disagreement with their answers on questionnaires. It´s much more complicated than stating that the wrong questions are being asked. It’s about scrutinizing discourses that formulated the questionnaire in relation to what truly is regarded as meaningful issues today.