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240535 AL Anthro Lab (P6) (2021S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). The plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will start digital. If the Covid regulations allow it, it will change to on-site or hybrid.
Information about the lecture rooms will then follow in time.

Tuesday 23.03. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to prepare the students for their MA research. Part of the course will focus on the literature that will help the students to refine their anticipated research methodology and come up with a research design suitable to their research topic. The students are expected to work on their research proposal (present different parts of it in class in the form of short assignments). A fully developed research proposal will be the outcome of the course. The course will be most beneficial for students whose research topics are related with questions about migration, refugees especially in cultural industries and in housing, citizenship, urban restructuring.

Assessment and permitted materials

All criteria for evaluation must be fulfilled; a full research proposal must be submitted before the deadline.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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%)

Examination topics

Presentation, engagement in discussions and work in small groups.

Reading list

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.

Association in the course directory

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