School of Global Studies

Issues in Contemporary Ethnography (856L6)

Issues in Contemporary Ethnography

Module 856L6

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

This module examines the recent development of ethnography, broadly since the publication of 'Writing Culture' (1986). It focuses on key themes in contemporary anthropology and ethnography, including history, gender and sexuality, and writing conflict. It traces the range of contemporary ethnography largely through a focus on key monographs, together with a consideration of visual forms of ethnography such as ethnographic film, graphic ethnographies and museum ethnography.

Module learning outcomes

Advanced critical understanding of the role of ethnography, as both method and text, in anthropology, and the changes in the genre and its associated methodology over the past 30 years.

Ability to critically evaluate and contextualise contemporary ethnographic texts within the discipline of anthropology.

Develop an in-depth knowledge of key contemporary ethnographic monographs.

Ability to express in written form reasoned and informed critical argument and judgement of contemporary ethnographic monographs.

Report (2000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 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.

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Dr Mark Leopold


Miss Emilia Roycroft

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