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SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)
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SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Week 6: Ethnography (Draft)

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  • 1. Week 6 — Ethnography SOCI/ANTH 441 Material Culture Alexandre Enkerli October 8, 2008
  • 2. Today <ul><li>Project </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnography </li></ul><ul><li>Texts </li></ul><ul><li>(Geek culture?) </li></ul>
  • 3. &nbsp;
  • 4. Presentation <ul><li>Main presentation: 10 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Question period: 5 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Outline: maximum 1500 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Argument </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and/or cultural significance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selected details </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas and questions for final paper </li></ul><ul><li>Get feedback </li></ul>
  • 5. Sample Outline <ul><li>1 min – Argument </li></ul><ul><li>4 mins – Model </li></ul><ul><li>3 mins – Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>1 min – Conclusion or Summary </li></ul><ul><li>1 min – Floundering </li></ul>
  • 6. Current Schedule <ul><li>November 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laurie, Tibeau, Yong, Michele </li></ul></ul><ul><li>November 12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diya, Tamara, Haley, Gregory, Zinique, Ahmad, Michael, Elizabeth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>November 19 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tessa </li></ul></ul><ul><li>November 26 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Empty) </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. &nbsp;
  • 8. Ethnographic Themes
  • 9. Ethnography <ul><li>Qualitative research </li></ul><ul><li>Participant-observation </li></ul><ul><li>Open-Ended Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>“ Writing Culture” </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Direct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions/behaviours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discourse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Indirect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideals </li></ul></ul>“ Observables”
  • 11. <ul><li>Generic </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast methods </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural anthropology </li></ul><ul><li>Folkloristics </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnohistory </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Material Culture 9(1) </li></ul>Ethnographic Disciplines
  • 12. <ul><li>Field Research </li></ul><ul><li>Field sites </li></ul><ul><li>&amp;quot;Ethnographic societies“ </li></ul><ul><li>Exotic/familiar </li></ul><ul><li>Classification </li></ul><ul><li>Worldview </li></ul>Ethnographic Classics
  • 13. <ul><li>Horst and Miller (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Holly and Cordy (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Douny (2007) </li></ul>
  • 14. Text Themes
  • 15. <ul><li>Barth </li></ul><ul><li>Calame-Griaule </li></ul><ul><li>Castells </li></ul><ul><li>Dant </li></ul><ul><li>Dégh </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas </li></ul><ul><li>Godelier </li></ul><ul><li>Mauss </li></ul><ul><li>Paulme </li></ul>Authors
  • 16. &nbsp;
  • 17. Tech World <ul><li>Forced adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Luddites </li></ul><ul><li>Losing jobs to robots </li></ul><ul><li>Marrying robots in 50 years ? </li></ul><ul><li>Technological singularity </li></ul>
  • 18. Science Culture <ul><li>Geek culture </li></ul><ul><li>AI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hello world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Biological machines </li></ul><ul><li>Nanotech </li></ul><ul><li>Science-Fiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genuine People Personalities (HHGttG) </li></ul></ul>
  • 19. Material Metaphors <ul><li>Jay David Bolter Turing’s Man </li></ul><ul><li>Defining technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A defining technology defines or redefines man&apos;s role in relation to nature.” (1984: 13) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pottery, clock, computer </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Kemp , Unersetzliche (Irreplaceable/Unsubstitutable). The Ethics of Technology </li></ul>

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