Hi, John! Pardon my english up there, it's a bit rusty.
Your generous approuch to reading ethnography in the same way we should do ethnography is interesting indeed. Because, considering what you show Turner calling scattered facts, these are facts that may be given for free by the subjects to the ethnhographer end then to his readers, without warning, and they even slip away to the records, out of the ethnographers control.
So what might be considered to be accessed through judgemental critical reading - to find the writer's flaws - may be, in fact, accessed through suspeded judgement.
If you're generous, you can get iven more in return, as would say Marcel Mauss. In this case, generosity is to give away your certainties and your need to find and take from the text what it doesn't have.
I may quot you soon! Ehehe...