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Module code: AN676
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
International: Yes
Coordinator: Prof. David Prendergast (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 examine some classic and contemporary ethnographic works 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 endeavour such as ethnography in corporate encounters, visual, digital and sensory ethnography and current approaches to gathering, producing and disseminating knowledge. Student participation and peer discussion will be expected in all sessions.

Open Learning Outcomes
Open Teaching & Learning methods
Open Assessment
Open Autumn Supplementals/Resits
Open Timetable
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