School of Global Studies

Multi-sited and Mobile Ethnography (569X8)

Multi-sited and Mobile Ethnography

Module 569X8

Module details for 2017/18.

0 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This workshop examines the rise of multi-sited and mobile ethnography, focusing on tensions between what might be conceived as 'the local' and 'the global', where 'place' and 'field' are not only geographic locations, but representations of broader, sometimes invisible relational and symbolic connections. From Marcus' original 1995 proposition to 'reform' anthropology, the potential of multi-sited ethnography has been critiqued and, to a lesser extent, practised. This workshop will consider theoretical issues but will also be related to practice as students conduct a small multi-sited ethnographic project as the basis for their assessment.

Module learning outcomes

Design and undertake a systematic review of specified research literature(s).

Understand the methodological implications of major trans-disciplinary philosophical and theoretical traditions in the social sciences

Describe inductive and deductive methods and illustrate how these apply to research projects and theoretical advances within the student’s field of study.

Understand how to design and carry out a small multi-sited ethnographic project.

Demonstrate analytical skills in producing a succinct project report with appropriate theoretical references.

Essay (1500 words)Summer Vacation Week 5 Thu 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Summer TeachingWorkshop8 hours000010000000

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Prof Abigail Day


Mrs Jayne Paulin

Assess convenor

Please note that the University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses and modules in accordance with the descriptions set out here. However, the University keeps its courses and modules under review with the aim of enhancing quality. Some changes may therefore be made to the form or content of courses or modules shown as part of the normal process of curriculum management.

The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.