Ethnography guidelines - Comparison of Cultures Anth 102...

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Comparison of Cultures Anth 102 (1400) Ethnography Project In order to get a sense of what producing an ethnography is like, each student will conduct research with an ‘informant’ and submit an ethnographic portfolio. The idea is to select a topic to investigate and attempt to derive insight into this topic by learning about, analyzing, and interpreting one individual’s life experiences. Some potential topics : Class relations Race / ethnic relations Gender/Sexuality Kinship Religion / Spirituality Migration / Acculturation ***These topics are very general. Your study needs to be narrowed down. Examples: If you chose as your informant an employee at a trendy café, you could interview this person and conduct participant-observation in their workplace. Perhaps you could contrast your findings with additional observations at a donut shop. Your title could be something like: “Donut or Croissant?: Class Indicators in an elite university town.” If you chose as your informant an older relative who immigrated to the US, you could interview and conduct participant-observation with this person (presumably over holiday break). Perhaps
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