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ANTH6915 - Ethnographic Method

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robbie Peters


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.


1x3000wd (equiv.) practical exercise (60%) 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%) and 1x take-home exam (30%)


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