2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 21, 2023  
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ATH 313 - Anthropological Ethnography

Course unit(s): 1
Prerequisite(s): ATH 112 Cultural Anthropology .
This course is an introduction to ethnography, the signature method developed by cultural anthropologists for researching cultural issues in contemporary societies.  In this course students will learn the fundamentals of ethnographic fieldwork (site selection, archival and documentary research, sampling, participant-observation, structured observation, interviews, survey, genealogy, case study analysis, narrative and symbolic analysis, mapping, ethnologic induction, etc.) and will prepare for field research by studying the ethics of doing anthropology, emic vs. etic perspectives, field logistics, rapport establishment, writing ethnographic fieldnotes, the politics of representation, and the concept of objectivity and reflexivity in writing culture.



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