That is the space you are in at any given time, within an ethnographic research project.
Tracking positionality is complex, particularly when you become friends with your informants, translators and everybody, as I tend to do.
One of the difficult things about ethnography is to consider the ways in which you are writing culture.
Working with Steve on the paddle project, I am thinking about the authentic object - the paddle Steve want to carry around Sheffield, described here, is also an ethnographic object.
There are some more ethnographic paddles here.
In taking it around Sheffield, he is changing its use.
He might even have to make another paddle, just to use it properly.
How do I describe this project?
I have to paddle to Milton Keynes, obviously I will canoe there.