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What is ethnographic writing and how do we learn to write ethnographically? This course seeks to familiarise students with the craft of ethnographic writing through a series of lectures, seminars, reading and writing exercises.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course will familiarise students with a range of different ethnographic genres, such as: realist, critical, experimental, phenomenological, and historical. Through careful attention to the range and scope of ethnographic reading and writing, the course will address the ways in which anthropologists, both historically and in the present-day, have chosen to conduct fieldwork, establish ethnographic authority, and present cultural realities. We explore how, as they are read, ethnographies are able to stimulate comparative theoretical thinking. As the course proceeds, anthropology emerges as both a science and an art form.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: Essay 1 (25%), 1,500 words, Essay 2, book review assignment, (25%), 800-1,000 words, Essay 3, (40%) 2,000 words, 5 short ethnographic descriptions (10%), 300 words each
Resit: Essay 1 (25%), 1,500 words, Essay 2, book review assignment, (25%), 800-1,000 words, Essay 3, (50%) 2,000 words.
There are no assessments for this course.