Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 268

Exploring Ethnography


Description

This course is 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 worldviews, political or economic forces, historical change, gender structures and ethnicity that shape people’s 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), will be covered.

2020 Theme TBA

Learning Aims/Place of Course in Programme

Ethnography is concerned with research and writing in social and cultural anthropology. The course is intended to provide social anthropology students with in-depth study in a particular topic. By the end of the course, you should:

  1. Understand ethnographic research
  2. Understand relationships between theory and research
  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 particular ethnographic issues in cross-cultural contexts 

Availability 2020

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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