- Code ASIA8038
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Pacific Studies, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Ethnography has long been the signature method of anthropology and more recently has gained prominence across the humanities and social sciences. This class explores the craft of ethnographic writing. Working with selections from ethnographies, we will explore ways to represent place, person, voice, the self, the integration of narrative and theory, and how ethnographic methods might enhance other genres of writing and representations of Asia and the Pacific.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the end of this course, students should be able to
1. identify how ethnography can be distinguished from, even as it overlaps with, other ways of depicting and interpreting people’s lives.
2. identify and articulate effective strategies for “writing culture” used by other scholars.
3. integrate description and analysis in ethnographic writing.
4. generate writing from prompts, comment and edit peers’ work, integrate critiques in revisions.
Indicative Assessment1. Notes and summary description of in-class video viewing, 10%. 500 words. (Outcome #3, 4).
2. Short paper on public observation, 20%. (Outcome #2, 3, 4). 1000 words.
3. Theoretical essay, 35%. 2000 words. (Outcome #1, 2).
4. Ethnographic essay, 35%. 2000 words. (Outcome #1, 2).
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WorkloadThe total workload for the course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study.
Prescribed TextsCourse materials will be available on wattle.
Areas of Interest
- Cultural Studies
- Pacific Studies
- Asian Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
- Asia-Pacific Studies
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