Folklore | READINGS IN ETHNOGRAPHY
F525 | 2244 | G. Schrempp


This course is a historical survey of main styles of ethnographic research
and writing, with emphasis on three types of theoretical considerations.
First, we will consider the relationship between ethnographic research and
the changing academic, political, cultural, and artistic contexts in which
it is situated.  Secondly, we will consider ethnographers as individuals
whose specific backgrounds and aspirations influence their work.  Thirdly,
we will pay close attention to the methods employed by specific
ethnographers, with an eye toward determining the strengths, limitations,
and present-day usefulness of each.

The course will follow a seminar format.  Main requirements will be
substantial reading (approximately a book a week), participation in
discussions, and two comparative analytical papers (10-12pp. each).