Write an essay (2500 words +/- 250 words) in which you discuss the manner in which the experience that happened or would happen of when creating a video vlog corresponds about “Why do some students
study while listening to music?” Talk about the interview or when interview people, with three of the following issues in anthropological representation:
• The construction of believability of the data.
• The portrayal of culture and its meaning.
• The politics and ethical dilemmas of representation.
• The impact of wider theoretical debates within anthropology upon the
construction of the text.
• The difficulties and complexities of translation.
Essays will be evaluated on the following aspects: depth of reading of the selected references and their level of engagement with course themes, structure of the essay argument and the use of appropriate
examples, lucidity and elegance in prose, evidence of original thinking.
***Discuss about Ethnography in the essay too
These are the references that you have to use in the essay:
Gay y Blasco, Paloma and Wardle, Huon (2007) ‘Introduction: the
concerns and distinctiveness of ethnography’ in How to Read
Ethnography. New York and London: Routledge. pp 1-12.
Eriksen, T. H. (2001) ‘Introduction: Comparison and Context’ in Small
Places, Large Issues. An introduction to social and cultural anthropology
(2nd ed) London: Pluto Press. pp 1-8.
Gay y Blasco, Paloma and Wardle, Huon (2007) “Comparison. The
ethnographic outlook” in How to Read Ethnography. New York and
London: Routledge. pp 13 -26.
Van Maanen, J. (1988) ‘Fieldwork, Culture and Ethnography’ in Tales of
the Field, On writing ethnography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp
Atkinson, Paul (1992)‘The Field as Text’ in Understanding Ethnographic
Texts Qualitative Research Methods 25. Newbury Park: Sage. pp 8-15.
Bohannan, L. (2003) ‘Shakespeare in
the Bush’ in James P. Spradley and David W. McCurdy, eds., Conformity
and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology, Boston: Allyn and Bacon,
If you haven’t read Shakespeare’s Hamlet then visit this website for a quick
Davis, Donna L. (1993) ‘Unintended Consequences: the myth of “The
Return” in anthropological fieldwork’, in Caroline B. Brettell, ed., When
They Read What We Write: The Politics of Ethnography, Bergey and Garvin:
Westport, Connecticut. pp 27-35.
Omohundro, J. T. (2008) ‘What do the people say? The dialogic question’
in Thinking Like an Anthropologist, A Practical Introduction to Cultural
Anthropology, Boston: McGraw Hill. pp 380-410.
Goodall, H. L. Jr. (2000) ‘The Ethics of Writing Ethnography’ in Writing the
New Ethnography, USA: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. pp 153-173.
Spray, Stephanie Anne (2011) Aesthetic Experience and Applied
Acoustemology: Blue Sky, white river liner notes, Anthropology News: 14.
Examine the following website which contains the pieces described in this
Samuels David W., Meintjes L. Ochoa A. M. and T. Porcello (2010)
Soundscapes. Towards a sounded anthropology Annual Reviews in
Anthropology Vol 39: 329-345.
Feld, S. & Brenneis D. (2004) Doing Anthropology in Sound, American
Ethnologist 31(4): 461- 474.
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