CRITICAL ETHNOGRAPHIES

CULANTH 731S

Ethnography has long defined anthropology as a discipline. But what precisely does ethnography mean today at a moment of transnational migration, mobile lifestyles, consumer citizenship, and deterritorialized subjectivities? And how does ethnography work as a (social, political) critique and how to think critically about ethnography if we are to challenge, rather than merely accept, the tenets of being there"? In this class, we 1) engage a close reading of a number of ethnographies both old and new, canonical and experimental and 2) consider the meta-issue of Ethnography by looking at debates of the 1980s and more recent attempts to theorize a practice and ethics of ethnography. Instructor: Allison

Day / Time: 

M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Location: 

Friedl Bdg 216

Instructor: 

Allison, Anne

Section: 

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