Faculty of Arts


ANTHRO 310

Reading Ethnography


Description

Ethnographic texts are the major outcome of research in social and cultural anthropology. This seminar-based course compares different ethnographies and approaches to ethnographic research and writing. This course follows your core social anthropology courses and is intended as

  • A capstone course for completing anthropology majors in the sociocultural stream
  • A bridging course to graduate study in sociocultural anthropology
  • A focused, in-depth engagement with social anthropology's defining form of knowledge production

It is designed to:

  • Provide a transitional style of learning between lectures and the small-group seminars of graduate courses and many professional work environments
  • Deepen your understanding of the nature of ethnographic texts and their relationship to disciplinary research theory
  • Help you to understand the interplay between research, writing and reading
  • Enhance your understanding of the relationships between comprehension and critique

Availability 2019

Not taught in 2019

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Christine Dureau

Reading/Texts

Gay y Blasco, Paloma & Huon Wardle, 2007. How to Read Ethnography. Abingdon: Routledge.

Points

ANTHRO 310: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

ANTHRO 203 with a minimum B pass


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