ANTH1010 - Researching the Social World

Term 2 only


An introduction to first, the critical reading and deconstruction of an ethnographic text, analysing the relationship between data-gathering methods and ethnographic writing; second, analytic techniques used in social and cultural anthropology, consisting of a series of laboratory-based and field work exercises. The course emphasises the close relationship between methods of data-gathering and theoretical analysis. In addition, students will acquire visual documentation skills to augment their ethnographic project.


Taught by: Dr Ruth Mandel, Dr Michael Stewart

2500 words written mini-ethnography (50%) + group Project (50%)

Student Contact Hours:
2 hour lecture + 2 hour lab session per week
Prerequisites: None. Core course for Anthropology students.
Option Type:
Social Anthropology/Material Culture

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