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Ethnography Museum. Looking northward Ethnography Museum. Looking northward

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museum | museum | museu | museu | iraq | iraq | traje | traje | fundação | fundação | ethnography | ethnography | gulbenkian | gulbenkian | iraque | iraque | ethnographymuseum | ethnographymuseum | fundaçãocaloustegulbenkian | fundaçãocaloustegulbenkian | museuetnográfico | museuetnográfico | bagdade | bagdade

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21A.150 Teaching and Learning: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (MIT) 21A.150 Teaching and Learning: Cross-Cultural Perspectives (MIT)

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This course explores the diverse ways that people teach and learn—in different countries, in different disciplines, and in different subcultures. We will discuss how theories of learning can be applied to a variety of hands-on, in-class learning activities. We compare schooling to other forms of knowledge transmission from initiation and apprenticeship to recent innovations in online education such as MOOCs. Students will employ a range of qualitative methods in conducting original research on topics of their choice. This course explores the diverse ways that people teach and learn—in different countries, in different disciplines, and in different subcultures. We will discuss how theories of learning can be applied to a variety of hands-on, in-class learning activities. We compare schooling to other forms of knowledge transmission from initiation and apprenticeship to recent innovations in online education such as MOOCs. Students will employ a range of qualitative methods in conducting original research on topics of their choice.

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teaching | teaching | learning | learning | culture | culture | cross-cultural perspectives | cross-cultural perspectives | subcultures | subcultures | schooling | schooling | initiation | initiation | apprenticeship | apprenticeship | education | education | online education | online education | MOOCs | MOOCs | interviewing | interviewing | observation | observation | ethnography | ethnography | discourse analysis | discourse analysis | socialization | socialization | social learning | social learning | ritual | ritual | rites of passage | rites of passage | imitation | imitation | improvisation | improvisation | creativity | creativity | language | language | personhood | personhood | identity | identity | cognition | cognition | perception | perception

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21A.550J DV Lab: Documenting Science Through Video and New Media (MIT) 21A.550J DV Lab: Documenting Science Through Video and New Media (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is an introductory exploration of documentary film theory and production, focusing on documentaries about science, engineering, and related fields. Students engage in digital video production as well as social and media analysis of science documentaries. Readings are drawn from social studies of science as well as from documentary film theory. The courses uses documentary video making as a tool to explore the worlds of science and engineering, as well as a tool for thinking analytically about media itself and the social worlds in which science is embedded. The course includes a hands-on lab component devoted to digital video production, in addition to classroom lectures and in-class film screenings. Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is an introductory exploration of documentary film theory and production, focusing on documentaries about science, engineering, and related fields. Students engage in digital video production as well as social and media analysis of science documentaries. Readings are drawn from social studies of science as well as from documentary film theory. The courses uses documentary video making as a tool to explore the worlds of science and engineering, as well as a tool for thinking analytically about media itself and the social worlds in which science is embedded. The course includes a hands-on lab component devoted to digital video production, in addition to classroom lectures and in-class film screenings.

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21A.550 | 21A.550 | STS.064 | STS.064 | documentary film | documentary film | documentary video | documentary video | film history | film history | video production | video production | video editing | video editing | ethnography | ethnography | interview | interview | science documentary | science documentary

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Intersections: an ethnography of everyday togetherness and intensified diversity in Elephant and Castle

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This Anthropology seminar, on the theme of Diasporas and Migration, presents emerging findings from a collaborative ethnography in a 'super-diverse' South London area. 30 May 2014 Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | migration | diasporas | london | society | ethnography | anthropology | migration | diasporas | london | society | ethnography | 2014-05-30

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4.366 Advanced Projects in the Visual Arts: Personal Narrative (MIT) 4.366 Advanced Projects in the Visual Arts: Personal Narrative (MIT)

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This advanced video class serves goes into greater depth on the topics covered in 4.351 , Introduction to Video. It also will explore the nature and function of narrative in cinema and video through exercises and screenings culminating in a final project. Starting with a brief introduction to the basic principles of classical narrative cinema, we will proceed to explore strategies designed to test the elements of narrative: story trajectory, character development, verisimilitude, time-space continuity, viewer identification, suspension of disbelief, and closure. This advanced video class serves goes into greater depth on the topics covered in 4.351 , Introduction to Video. It also will explore the nature and function of narrative in cinema and video through exercises and screenings culminating in a final project. Starting with a brief introduction to the basic principles of classical narrative cinema, we will proceed to explore strategies designed to test the elements of narrative: story trajectory, character development, verisimilitude, time-space continuity, viewer identification, suspension of disbelief, and closure.

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movies | movies | filmmaking | filmmaking | digital video | digital video | storytelling | storytelling | modern art | modern art | media | media | computerized editing | computerized editing | personal story | personal story | emotional art | emotional art | Fluxus | Fluxus | Bill Viola | Bill Viola | digital representation | digital representation | story trajectory | story trajectory | character development | character development | verisimilitude | verisimilitude | time-space continuity | time-space continuity | viewer identification | viewer identification | suspension of disbelief | suspension of disbelief | closure | closure | narrative cinema | narrative cinema | speculative biography | speculative biography | conceptual video | conceptual video | the fake | the fake | the remake | the remake | domestic ethnography | domestic ethnography

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21A.348 Photography and Truth (MIT) 21A.348 Photography and Truth (MIT)

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Photographs in anthropology serve many purposes: as primary data, illustrations of words in a book, documentation for disappearing cultures, evidence of fieldwork, material objects for museum exhibitions, and even works of art. This course explores photography as art, research tool, and communication. Photographs in anthropology serve many purposes: as primary data, illustrations of words in a book, documentation for disappearing cultures, evidence of fieldwork, material objects for museum exhibitions, and even works of art. This course explores photography as art, research tool, and communication.

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Photography | Photography | anthropology | anthropology | culture | culture | subject and treatment of image | subject and treatment of image | art | art | ethnographic documentation | ethnographic documentation | ethnography | ethnography | documentary | documentary | museum photography | museum photography | taking pictures | taking pictures | Middle East | Middle East | North Africa | North Africa | Abu Ghraib | Abu Ghraib

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STS.360 Ethnography (MIT) STS.360 Ethnography (MIT)

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This course is a practicum-style seminar in anthropological methods of ethnographic fieldwork and writing. Depending on student experience in ethnographic reading and practice, the course is a mix of reading anthropological and science studies ethnographies; and formulating and pursuing ethnographic work in local labs, companies, or other sites. This course is a practicum-style seminar in anthropological methods of ethnographic fieldwork and writing. Depending on student experience in ethnographic reading and practice, the course is a mix of reading anthropological and science studies ethnographies; and formulating and pursuing ethnographic work in local labs, companies, or other sites.

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Anthropology | Anthropology | fieldwork | fieldwork | oral history | oral history | ethnomethodology | ethnomethodology | advertising | advertising | knowledge communities | knowledge communities | interviewing | interviewing | restudies | restudies | practicum | practicum | anthropological methods | anthropological methods | ethnographic fieldwork | ethnographic fieldwork | ethnographic writing | ethnographic writing | ethnographic reading | ethnographic reading | ethnographic practice | ethnographic practice | anthropological studies | anthropological studies | science studies | science studies | ethnographies | ethnographies | labs | labs | companies | companies | sites | sites | advocacy | advocacy | critique | critique | transference | transference | countertransference | countertransference | translation | translation | data | data | models | models | explanations | explanations | hypotheses | hypotheses | generalizations | generalizations | interpretations | interpretations | ethnography | ethnography

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21A.337J Documenting Culture (MIT) 21A.337J Documenting Culture (MIT)

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How — and why — do people seek to capture everyday life on film? What can we learn from such films? This course challenges distinctions commonly made between documentary and ethnographic films to consider how human cultural life is portrayed in both. It considers the interests, which motivate such filmmakers ranging from curiosity about "exotic" people to a concern with capturing "real life" to a desire for advocacy. Students will view documentaries about people both in the U.S. and abroad and will consider such issues as the relationship between film images and "reality," the tensions between art and observation, and the ethical relationship between filmmakers and those they film. How — and why — do people seek to capture everyday life on film? What can we learn from such films? This course challenges distinctions commonly made between documentary and ethnographic films to consider how human cultural life is portrayed in both. It considers the interests, which motivate such filmmakers ranging from curiosity about "exotic" people to a concern with capturing "real life" to a desire for advocacy. Students will view documentaries about people both in the U.S. and abroad and will consider such issues as the relationship between film images and "reality," the tensions between art and observation, and the ethical relationship between filmmakers and those they film.

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documentary | documentary | ethnography | ethnography | documenting culture documentary tradition | documenting culture documentary tradition | anthropological films | anthropological films | ethics | ethics | film | film | anthropology | anthropology | 21A.337 | 21A.337 | CMS.917 | CMS.917

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21L.705 Major Authors: America's Literary Scientists (MIT) 21L.705 Major Authors: America's Literary Scientists (MIT)

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Global exploration in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries radically changed Western science, orienting philosophies of natural history to more focused fields like comparative anatomy, botany, and geology. In the United States, European scientific advances and home-grown ventures like the Wilkes Exploring Expedition to Antarctica and the Pacific inspired new endeavors in cartography, ethnography, zoology, and evolutionary theory, replacing rigid models of thought and classification with more fluid and active systems. They inspired literary authors as well. This class will examine some of the most remarkable of these authors—Herman Melville (Moby-Dick and "The Encantadas"), Henry David Thoreau (Walden), Sarah Orne Jewett (Country of the Pointed Firs), Edith Wharton (House Global exploration in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries radically changed Western science, orienting philosophies of natural history to more focused fields like comparative anatomy, botany, and geology. In the United States, European scientific advances and home-grown ventures like the Wilkes Exploring Expedition to Antarctica and the Pacific inspired new endeavors in cartography, ethnography, zoology, and evolutionary theory, replacing rigid models of thought and classification with more fluid and active systems. They inspired literary authors as well. This class will examine some of the most remarkable of these authors—Herman Melville (Moby-Dick and "The Encantadas"), Henry David Thoreau (Walden), Sarah Orne Jewett (Country of the Pointed Firs), Edith Wharton (House

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America's literary scientists | America's literary scientists | global exploration in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries | global exploration in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries | Wilkes exploring expedition to Antarctica and the Pacific | Wilkes exploring expedition to Antarctica and the Pacific | cartography | cartography | ethnography | ethnography | zoology | zoology | evolutionary theory | evolutionary theory | Herman Melville | Herman Melville | Henry David Thoreau | Henry David Thoreau | Sarah Orne Jewett | Sarah Orne Jewett | Toni Morrison | Toni Morrison

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21A.225J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice (MIT) 21A.225J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice (MIT)

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This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state. This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.

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Anthropology | Anthropology | political | political | violence | violence | human rights | human rights | freedom | freedom | peace | peace | justice | justice | citizens | citizens | state | state | historical debates | historical debates | cultural | cultural | natural | natural | western European | western European | moral values | moral values | differences | differences | culture | culture | religion | religion | gender | gender | relationships | relationships | individuals | individuals | collective groups | collective groups | ethnography | ethnography | case studies | case studies | conflict | conflict | globe | globe | war crimes tribunals | war crimes tribunals | truth commissions | truth commissions | individual | individual | collective | collective | traumas | traumas | rule of law | rule of law | representative governance | representative governance | 21A.225 | 21A.225 | SP.621 | SP.621

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21A.801J Cross-Cultural Investigations: Technology and Development (MIT) 21A.801J Cross-Cultural Investigations: Technology and Development (MIT)

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This course enhances cross-cultural understanding through the discussion of practical, ethical, and epistemological issues in conducting social science and applied research in foreign countries or unfamiliar communities. It includes a research practicum to help students develop interviewing, participant-observation, and other qualitative research skills, as well as critical discussion of case studies. The course is open to all interested students, but intended particularly for those planning to undertake exploratory research or applied work abroad. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments. This course enhances cross-cultural understanding through the discussion of practical, ethical, and epistemological issues in conducting social science and applied research in foreign countries or unfamiliar communities. It includes a research practicum to help students develop interviewing, participant-observation, and other qualitative research skills, as well as critical discussion of case studies. The course is open to all interested students, but intended particularly for those planning to undertake exploratory research or applied work abroad. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.

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21A.801 | 21A.801 | EC.702 | EC.702 | STS.071 | STS.071 | EC.792 | EC.792 | 21A.839 | 21A.839 | STS.481 | STS.481 | ethnography | ethnography | cultural anthropology | cultural anthropology | genealogy | genealogy | interviews | interviews | fieldwork | fieldwork | observation | observation | technology | technology | technology transfer | technology transfer | development | development | globalization | globalization | research | research | culture | culture | health | health | gender | gender | women | women | economics | economics | international | international | global | global | D-lab | D-lab

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21A.348 Photography and Truth (MIT) 21A.348 Photography and Truth (MIT)

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Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked its way into every facet of social life and every culture in the world, is considered here from the perspectives of history and social science. We will discuss the uses and functions of pictures; how they are to be understood and interpreted; whether they have clear-cut content and meanings; how they shape and are shaped by politics, economics, and social life. Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked its way into every facet of social life and every culture in the world, is considered here from the perspectives of history and social science. We will discuss the uses and functions of pictures; how they are to be understood and interpreted; whether they have clear-cut content and meanings; how they shape and are shaped by politics, economics, and social life.

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Photography | Photography | anthropology | anthropology | culture | culture | subject and treatment of image | subject and treatment of image | art | art | ethnographic documentation | ethnographic documentation | ethnography | ethnography | documentary | documentary | taking pictures | taking pictures

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21A.360J The Anthropology of Sound (MIT) 21A.360J The Anthropology of Sound (MIT)

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This class examines the ways humans experience the realm of sound and how perceptions and technologies of sound emerge from cultural, economic, and historical worlds. In addition to learning about how environmental, linguistic, and musical sounds are construed cross-culturally, students learn about the rise of telephony, architectural acoustics, and sound recording, as well as about the globalized travel of these technologies. Questions of ownership, property, authorship, and copyright in the age of digital file sharing are also addressed. A major concern will be with how the sound/noise boundary has been imagined, created, and modeled across diverse sociocultural and scientific contexts. Auditory examples — sound art, environmental recordings, music — will be provided and invi This class examines the ways humans experience the realm of sound and how perceptions and technologies of sound emerge from cultural, economic, and historical worlds. In addition to learning about how environmental, linguistic, and musical sounds are construed cross-culturally, students learn about the rise of telephony, architectural acoustics, and sound recording, as well as about the globalized travel of these technologies. Questions of ownership, property, authorship, and copyright in the age of digital file sharing are also addressed. A major concern will be with how the sound/noise boundary has been imagined, created, and modeled across diverse sociocultural and scientific contexts. Auditory examples — sound art, environmental recordings, music — will be provided and invi

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21A.360 | 21A.360 | STS.065 | STS.065 | CMS.710 | CMS.710 | sound art | sound art | Jacques Attali | Jacques Attali | music | music | musicology | musicology | post-modern | post-modern | recording | recording | ethnomusicology | ethnomusicology | ethnography | ethnography | soundscape | soundscape | voice | voice | audio | audio | sonic space | sonic space | science sound | science sound | cultural studies | cultural studies

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21A.112 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork (MIT) 21A.112 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork (MIT)

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This advanced course in anthropology engages closely with discussions and debates about ethnographic research, ethics, and representation. This advanced course in anthropology engages closely with discussions and debates about ethnographic research, ethics, and representation.

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fieldwork | fieldwork | anthropology | anthropology | ethnography | ethnography | culture | culture | theory | theory | data analysis | data analysis | research design | research design | interviewing | interviewing | method | method | student work | student work | military anthropology | military anthropology | controversies | controversies

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21A.235 American Dream: Exploring Class in the U.S. (MIT) 21A.235 American Dream: Exploring Class in the U.S. (MIT)

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Americans have historically preferred to think of the United States in classless terms, as a land of economic opportunity equally open to all. Yet, social class remains a central fault line in the U.S. Subject explores the experiences and understandings of class among Americans positioned at different points along the U.S. social spectrum. Considers a variety of classic frameworks for analyzing social class and uses memoirs, novels and ethnographies to gain a sense of how class is experienced in daily life and how it intersects with other forms of social difference such as race and gender. Americans have historically preferred to think of the United States in classless terms, as a land of economic opportunity equally open to all. Yet, social class remains a central fault line in the U.S. Subject explores the experiences and understandings of class among Americans positioned at different points along the U.S. social spectrum. Considers a variety of classic frameworks for analyzing social class and uses memoirs, novels and ethnographies to gain a sense of how class is experienced in daily life and how it intersects with other forms of social difference such as race and gender.

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Class | Class | inequality | inequality | anthropology | anthropology | narrative | narrative | ethnography | ethnography | marx | marx | weber | weber | bourdieu | bourdieu | post-structuralism | post-structuralism | habitus | habitus | race | race | gender | gender | upward mobility | upward mobility | downward mobility | downward mobility | deindustrialization | deindustrialization | assembly line | assembly line | rich | rich | post war | post war | underclass | underclass

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CMS.951 Workshop II: Qualitative Social Science Methods for Media Studies (MIT) CMS.951 Workshop II: Qualitative Social Science Methods for Media Studies (MIT)

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This course focuses on a number of qualitative social science methods that can be productively used in media studies research including interviewing, participant observation, focus groups, cultural probes, visual sociology, and ethnography. The emphasis will primarily be on understanding and learning concrete techniques that can be evaluated for their usefulness in any given project and utilized as needed. Data organization and analysis will be addressed. Several advanced critical thematics will also be covered, including ethics, reciprocity, "studying up," and risk. The course will be taught via a combination of lectures, class discussions, group exercises, and assignments. This course requires a willingness to work hands-on with learning various social science methods and a commitment This course focuses on a number of qualitative social science methods that can be productively used in media studies research including interviewing, participant observation, focus groups, cultural probes, visual sociology, and ethnography. The emphasis will primarily be on understanding and learning concrete techniques that can be evaluated for their usefulness in any given project and utilized as needed. Data organization and analysis will be addressed. Several advanced critical thematics will also be covered, including ethics, reciprocity, "studying up," and risk. The course will be taught via a combination of lectures, class discussions, group exercises, and assignments. This course requires a willingness to work hands-on with learning various social science methods and a commitment

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qualitative social science methods | qualitative social science methods | media studies | media studies | interview | interview | participants | participants | observation | observation | focus groups | focus groups | cultural probes | cultural probes | sociology | sociology | ethnography | ethnography | data | data | data organization | data organization | data analysis | data analysis | reciprocity | reciprocity | ethics | ethics | studying up | studying up | risk | risk | social science | social science

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21A.225J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice (MIT) 21A.225J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice (MIT)

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This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state. This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.

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Anthropology | Anthropology | political | political | violence | violence | human rights | human rights | freedom | freedom | peace | peace | justice | justice | citizens | citizens | state | state | historical debates | historical debates | cultural | cultural | natural | natural | western European | western European | moral values | moral values | differences | differences | culture | culture | religion | religion | gender | gender | relationships | relationships | individuals | individuals | collective groups | collective groups | ethnography | ethnography | case studies | case studies | conflict | conflict | globe | globe | war crimes tribunals | war crimes tribunals | truth commissions | truth commissions | individual | individual | collective | collective | traumas | traumas | rule of law | rule of law | representative governance | representative governance | 21A.225 | 21A.225 | SP.621 | SP.621

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21A.461 What is Capitalism? (MIT) 21A.461 What is Capitalism? (MIT)

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As we live in the aftermath of the Financial Crisis of 2008, there are renewed questions about the nature of the economic system—capitalism—within which we live. What are its benefits and drawbacks? Why does it garner both so much opposition and support? What are its moral, economic, social and political implications? Is it even a "system"? How has capitalism played out in different historical moments and regions of the world? This class addresses the question "what is capitalism?" from a social scientific point of view, rather than a classical economic one.  As we live in the aftermath of the Financial Crisis of 2008, there are renewed questions about the nature of the economic system—capitalism—within which we live. What are its benefits and drawbacks? Why does it garner both so much opposition and support? What are its moral, economic, social and political implications? Is it even a "system"? How has capitalism played out in different historical moments and regions of the world? This class addresses the question "what is capitalism?" from a social scientific point of view, rather than a classical economic one. 

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anthropology | anthropology | capitalism | capitalism | capitalist | capitalist | socialism | socialism | socialist | socialist | ethnography | ethnography | ethnographic | ethnographic | economics | economics | inequality | inequality | class | class | financial crisis | financial crisis | weber | weber | bourdieu | bourdieu | Post-Structuralism | Post-Structuralism | Post-Structuralist | Post-Structuralist | globalization | globalization | tea party | tea party | occupy wall street | occupy wall street | socioeconomic | socioeconomic

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21A.337J Documenting Culture (MIT) 21A.337J Documenting Culture (MIT)

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How — and why — do people seek to capture everyday life on film? What can we learn from such films? This course challenges distinctions commonly made between documentary and ethnographic films to consider how human cultural life is portrayed in both. It considers the interests, which motivate such filmmakers ranging from curiosity about "exotic" people to a concern with capturing "real life" to a desire for advocacy. Students will view documentaries about people both in the U.S. and abroad and will consider such issues as the relationship between film images and "reality," the tensions between art and observation, and the ethical relationship between filmmakers and those they film. How — and why — do people seek to capture everyday life on film? What can we learn from such films? This course challenges distinctions commonly made between documentary and ethnographic films to consider how human cultural life is portrayed in both. It considers the interests, which motivate such filmmakers ranging from curiosity about "exotic" people to a concern with capturing "real life" to a desire for advocacy. Students will view documentaries about people both in the U.S. and abroad and will consider such issues as the relationship between film images and "reality," the tensions between art and observation, and the ethical relationship between filmmakers and those they film.

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documentary | documentary | ethnography | ethnography | documenting culture documentary tradition | documenting culture documentary tradition | anthropological films | anthropological films | ethics | ethics | film | film | anthropology | anthropology | 21A.337 | 21A.337 | CMS.917 | CMS.917

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21M.293 Music of Africa (MIT) 21M.293 Music of Africa (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to selected musical traditions of West Africa. A variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts will be explored through listening, reading, and written assignments, with an emphasis on class discussion. The course includes in-class instruction in West African drumming, song and dance, as well as lecture-demonstrations by guest artists. After an introductory unit, the course will be organized around four main geographical areas: Senegal, Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria. An in-depth study of music from these countries will be interspersed with brief overviews of Southern, Central, and East Africa. This course is an introduction to selected musical traditions of West Africa. A variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts will be explored through listening, reading, and written assignments, with an emphasis on class discussion. The course includes in-class instruction in West African drumming, song and dance, as well as lecture-demonstrations by guest artists. After an introductory unit, the course will be organized around four main geographical areas: Senegal, Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria. An in-depth study of music from these countries will be interspersed with brief overviews of Southern, Central, and East Africa.

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african music | african music | world music | world music | west Africa | west Africa | drumming | drumming | song | song | dance | dance | kora | kora | ethnomusicology | ethnomusicology | Senegal | Senegal | Mali | Mali | Ghana | Ghana | Nigeria | Nigeria | Lamine Toure | Lamine Toure | mbalax | mbalax | hip-hop | hip-hop | rhythm | rhythm | Wolof | Wolof | griot | griot | sabar | sabar | Salif Keita | Salif Keita | Oumou Sangare | Oumou Sangare | Ali Farka Toure | Ali Farka Toure | highlife | highlife | juju | juju | afro-beat | afro-beat | afro-pop | afro-pop | afrobeat | afrobeat | afropop | afropop | Fela Kuti | Fela Kuti | King Sunny Ade | King Sunny Ade | Ewe | Ewe | Yoruba | Yoruba | ethnography | ethnography

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21A.112 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork (MIT) 21A.112 Seminar in Ethnography and Fieldwork (MIT)

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This course involves reading about how to do fieldwork, practicing fieldwork, reading ethnographies and about ethnography, and practicing writing ethnography. We will move from an overview of ethnography, to getting into the field, to writing fieldnotes, to analyzing data and writing a short ethnographic piece.We will, as you must in doing fieldwork and writing ethnographies, intersperse reading with fieldwork to theoretically inform both the fieldwork and the writing. The ethics of fieldwork and obligations to research subjects are discussed throughout the semester.  This course involves reading about how to do fieldwork, practicing fieldwork, reading ethnographies and about ethnography, and practicing writing ethnography. We will move from an overview of ethnography, to getting into the field, to writing fieldnotes, to analyzing data and writing a short ethnographic piece.We will, as you must in doing fieldwork and writing ethnographies, intersperse reading with fieldwork to theoretically inform both the fieldwork and the writing. The ethics of fieldwork and obligations to research subjects are discussed throughout the semester. 

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fieldwork | fieldwork | anthropology | anthropology | ethnography | ethnography | culture | culture | theory | theory | data analysis | data analysis | research design | research design | inerviewing | inerviewing | method | method | anthropological field work | anthropological field work | fieldnotes | fieldnotes | ethnographic writing | ethnographic writing | reflexive analysis | reflexive analysis | epistemology | epistemology

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Scientists as Abstainers

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Matei Candea (University of Durham) presents 'An ethnography of inter-species trust without belief'. An Anthropology Departmental Seminar (26 October 2012) with a theme of science and technology studies. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | science | ethnography | anthropology | science | ethnography

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21A.337J Documenting Culture (MIT)

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How — and why — do people seek to capture everyday life on film? What can we learn from such films? This course challenges distinctions commonly made between documentary and ethnographic films to consider how human cultural life is portrayed in both. It considers the interests, which motivate such filmmakers ranging from curiosity about "exotic" people to a concern with capturing "real life" to a desire for advocacy. Students will view documentaries about people both in the U.S. and abroad and will consider such issues as the relationship between film images and "reality," the tensions between art and observation, and the ethical relationship between filmmakers and those they film.

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documentary | ethnography | documenting culture documentary tradition | anthropological films | ethics | film | anthropology | 21A.337 | CMS.917

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Research Methods: Final Year Project Toolkit: Primary Research Methods

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Information in this document and the tutor notes included within the PowerPoint presentations are intended to support the wider use and reuse of these Open Educational Resources.

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semi | surveys | structured observation | structured | and unstructured interviews | ethnography | observation | mixed methods | ukoer | lfwoer | cpd | learning from woerk | uopcpdrm | continuous professional development | quantitative | qualitative | hea | jisc | hefce | Social studies | L000

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21A.225J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice (MIT)

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This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.

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Anthropology | political | violence | human rights | freedom | peace | justice | citizens | state | historical debates | cultural | natural | western European | moral values | differences | culture | religion | gender | relationships | individuals | collective groups | ethnography | case studies | conflict | globe | war crimes tribunals | truth commissions | individual | collective | traumas | rule of law | representative governance | 21A.225 | SP.621

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