Ethics of Ethnography: In the Field and on the Page


Inquiry into the practical and ethical considerations of ethnography as both a research method and a writing genre. Students learn to identify rhetorical strategies of ethnographic texts and interrogate the moral, political, and ethical issues in representing the 'other.' Frequent workshops guide students through individual research on the intersection of 'race' and some aspect of Durham's social or historical context. Students develop observation and interviewing skills, conduct fieldwork in Durham, and work through several drafts of their own ethnographies, while learning to give and receive feedback. Prerequisite: Writing 101. Open only to DukeImmerse students. Instructor consent required.

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Prerequisite: WRITING 101

Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • R
  • W
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • WRITING 280S
Typically Offered
Spring Only