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Module ETHNOGRAPHIC PRACTICE

Module code: AN676
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: ANTHROPOLOGY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Pauline Garvey (ANTHROPOLOGY)
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Ethnography most commonly describes a core methodological tool in anthropology, but it is also an epistemological tool that anthropologists employ in positioning ourselves and others in the ‘field’ of research. In this module, we will explore changing attitudes to research methods in anthropology and use key examples to foreshadow preparations for student research proposals. We will read some classic ethnographic texts while considering a range of methodological problems: entry to the ‘field’, data collection, inter-subjective dimensions of fieldwork experience. Moreover, students will be encouraged to think more broadly about new territories of ethnographic endeavor such as ethnography in corporate encounters, sensory ethnography and current approaches to gathering, writing and disseminating knowledge. Student participation and peer discussion will be expected in all sessions.

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