Issues in Contemporary Ethnography (856L6)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

You examine the recent development of ethnography, since the publication of Writing Culture (1986).

You focus on key themes in contemporary anthropology and ethnography, including history, gender and sexuality, and writing conflict.

You study 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.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 15 hours of contact time and about 135 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.