Started reading a library copy and loved it so much had to buy it. I wish that when I had begun my journey as a researcher someone had recommended it to me, and that I had read it from cover to cover. As it turned out, I hadn't and didn't, and consequently had little faith in such research - its methodology and theoretical grounding. I just didn't believe in using what a particular person said at a particular time, in a particular context, and developing a thesis with this as 'data'. But the way Frankenberg examines not only what her respondents said, but who, what, when, where, how, and why, both she and her respondents may have responded in the ways they did, makes excellent and thought provoking reading, even all these years later.