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ANTH6915 - Ethnographic Method
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Anthropology
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr N Maclean

Classes: 2 hour seminar per week

Assessment: 1 x practical exercise (Ethnography of a public place), 2000 words (equiv.); 1 x tutorial paper, 500 words; 1 x 2hr examination, 2000 words (equiv.)

Practical work: 1 x practical exercise (Ethnography of a public place), 2000 words (equiv.)

Ethnography/Participant Observation emerged as the foundational method of modern anthropology with the recognition that the study of other cultures required an understanding of them as lived by their participants. Students follow the development of the method in a variety of social contexts (urban, village, tribe, corporation) forms of relationship (language, performance, space, exchange) forms of representation (notes, description, narrative, analysis, film) and as a sustained critical dialogue about the self, politics and the ethics of the ethnographer.
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