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Reading Ethnography: Toward an Otherwise Anthropology
ANTH 309
Spring 2023 not offered

In this advanced reading-centered seminar, we will consider the challenges and potentials of ethnography as a way of knowing, form of argument, and genre of writing. We will take up contemporary interventions and critical turns including: decolonizing and abolitionist anthropology, the complex politics of witnessing and ethnographic refusal, approaches to more-than-human anthropologies and queer/ing anthropology, and the craft of ethnographic storytelling and experiments in ethnographic poetry, prose, and fiction. Our seminar is structured around collaborative close reading and discussion of a range of cutting-edge ethnographies that challenge the boundaries of disciplinary practice and seek to open up a transformative, otherwise anthropology.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANTH)(CWRC)

Last Updated on SEP-27-2023
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