ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Section: 001 Telling Lives: Ethnography, Memoir and Oral History in Diaspora
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course combines two parts:

  • extensive and comparative reading in ethnographic works about communities in diaspora, focusing on Armenians.
  • A mini-ethnography project, practicing skills of interviewing and oral history work, research and contextualization.

Classic and contemporary texts in ethnography and sociology about Armenians as well as other diaspora peoples will provide the foundation for this course. A research project will be required which will build on the theories discussed in class and provide an opportunity for students to practise skills of interviewing and observation. The course will introduce different theoretical approaches and issues, looking at the processes of remembering, the contexts within which life stories are spoken and the interplay between the individual and collective memories.

ANTHRCUL 356 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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