All criteria for evaluation must be fulfilled; a full research proposal must be submitted before the deadline.
Introduction to the readings of the session (10%)
Active class participation (10%)
Presentation of different parts of the research proposal (40%)
Research proposal within the format discussed in class (40%)
Presentation, engagement in discussions and work in small groups.
Gupta, Akhil and James Ferguson (1997) Discipline and Practice: “The Fields” as Site, Method and Location in Anthropology. In A, Gupta and J. Ferguson eds. Anthropological Locations. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp: 1‐46.
Comaroff, Jean and Comaroff John (2003) Ethnography on an Awkward Scale. Postcolonial Anthropology and the Violence of Abstraction. Ethnography 4: 147‐ 179.
Buroway, Michael (1991) The Extended Case Method. In M. Buroway et al. eds Ethnography Unbound. Power and Resistance in the Modern Metropolis. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp: 271‐290.
Feldmann, G (2011) If ethnography is more than participant-observation, then relations are more than connections: The case for nonlocal ethnography in a world of apparatuses. Anthropological Theory 11: 375-395.
Chris Shore and Susan Wright (2011) Conceptualising Policy: Technologies of Governance and the Politics of Visibility. In Chris Shore, Susan Wright and Davide Però eds. Policy Worlds Anthropology and the Analysis of Contemporary Power.