Course: ANTH 516. Seminar on Ethnography As Narrative (3)
Prerequisite: ANTH 303 and/or instructor consent. Critical examination of ethnographic writing from a historical perspective. Ethnography is more than just a factual account about a cultural group; it reflects the perspectives and prejudices of its author and her/his culture and the unique set of factors he/she encountered in the field. Ethnography is studied as a narrative created by anthropologists. Discusses different types of ethnographies to understand the underlying narratives they construct about the culture under examination and how these narratives have changed in response to social and political changes.