On Writing Dissertations
In the below interesting interview, Alan Macfarlane discusses writing dissertations. He taught at the Department of Social Anthropology Cambridge University. As an anthropologist and historian he worked on different countries, such as England, Nepal, Japan and China. You can find more about him in his personal website.
Also check the post of Kerim at savage minds concerning his advice to post graduate students, who are working on writing their dissertations. I find writing around 500 hundred words works a day is a practical idea and this works well if you have the chance to follow it.