24. I see this contribution as an extension of that engagement, fully aware that my own location shapes what I can observe and articulate. I certainly have come a long way in watching these performances, and what I write below is a result of what I have learned. I take that to be the point of Kitchen Prayers; to extend the circle through dialogues and performances of all kinds. This is what I can manage in my own sociological repertoire, informed as an Irish-American specializing in the study of Poland, and as someone ultimately concerned with the sociology of globalizing knowledge.

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