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2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AN 230 Reading Ethnography

This course presents students with an exploration of the genre of data presentation unique to cultural anthropology, the ethnographic monograph. Students explore the difficulty of translating ‘emic’ perspectives to ‘etic’ analysis, as well as becoming knowledgeable with the tropes of contemporary ethnographic writing. Also, students will become familiar with the ways that cultural anthropologists use contemporary social and anthropological theory to frame questions and provide analysis. Finally, the course explores the ethical dilemmas usually encountered and recounted within ethnographic monographs.