Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 268

Exploring Ethnography


Description

An exploration of ethnographic approaches to human cultures, including key elements of ethnographic fieldwork and analytical approaches. We use ethnography to understand contexts and processes, such as world-views, political or economic forces, historical change, gender structures and ethnicity that shape social and cultural lives.

In any given year, a particular ethnographic region (e.g., Europe, Melanesia, Polynesia, South-East Asia, New Zealand) or theme (e.g., art, economics, racism, technology, violence) may be covered. The focus for 2019 will be Anthropology and Sport.

Learning Aims/Place of Course in Programme:

Ethnography is the pre-eminent form of research and publication in social and cultural anthropology. The intent of the course is to ensure that students in social anthropology are well versed in the topic. By the end of the course, you should

  1. Understand the significance of ethnographic research methods
  2. Understand relationships between theoretical and research issues
  3. Understand relationships between cultural particularity and common human issues
  4. Be able to identify appropriate resources, undertake research, analyse approaches and write appropriately
  5. Understand how similar ethnographic issues play out cross-culturally 

Assessment

To be confirmed

Availability 2019

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

ANTHRO 268: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

ANTHRO 100 or 30 points in Anthropology, Sociology or History

Restrictions

ANTHRO 368


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