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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||30 credits (15 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.
Ethnographic description 2- 500 words (10%)
Ethnographic description 3- 500 words (10% )
Ethnographic description 4- 500 words (10%)
Ethnographic description 5- 500 words (10%)
Journaling Exercise 1,500 words (20%)
Final Essay 2,000-words (40%)
Ethnographic description 1- 500-words (formative)
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Understand how theoretical and anthropological positioning has determined the shape of ethnographic knowledge production and analysis.|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Develop students’ knowledge of the range of ethnographic writing styles through an in-depth reading and evaluation of four ethnographic monographs.|
|Reflection||Create||Inviting students to apply their understandings of particular genres as they experiment with different writing styles. These writing assignments are creative, interpretive and evaluative.|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Training students on how to provide and receive peer evaluations. Students are asked to offer useful and constructive feedback on short creative ethnographic writing assignments of their peers.|