STS.360 Ethnography

Spring 2003

Michael Fischer learns to use a Gandhian spinning wheel of self-reliance.
The politics of independence and technological objects: Michael Fischer learns to use a Gandhian spinning wheel of self-reliance. Ahmedabad, Gujurat, India, 1984. (Image courtesy of Susann Wilkinson.)

Course Highlights

bibliography of readings and an extensive reference list on ethnography are available for this course. In addition, all assignments and warm-up exercises are included.

Course Description

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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Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Joseph Dumit
Prof. Michael M. Fischer

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Graduate