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AMST 935 01 (13685) /ANTH930
Working Group on Ethnography and Oral History I
Kathryn Dudley
T 1.00-3.00 SA10
Fall 2015 
 
A continuous workshop for advanced graduate students in anthropology and American studies. We discuss fieldwork experiences, analyze recordings of interviews, and share writing in progress to gather feedback and improve techniques. We attend to the methodological, representational, and ethical problems that arise in oral history and ethnography and examine critical theoretical frameworks for understanding our work as collaborative knowledge production. Since 2000, group members' research has shared several themes: a commitment to experimental representational methods; the importance of space, affect, and materiality to ethnographic and historical analysis; and field sites that explore postindustrial economies in the United States and other areas of the world. Instructor's permission required. One-half credit; meets every other week.