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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||First 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.
This course is an essential component of the Single Honours Anthropology degree programmes.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
5 x (850 word) ethnographic descriptions, the first formative only 60% total
Essay (2,000 words) 40%
Written feedback will be given on all continuous assessment. Work on the ethnographic descriptions begins in week 1 of the course and students will be able to discuss aspects of their project and receive verbal feedback during the weekly practicals.