P125
Teaching ethnography as method: legacies and future practices [TAN]

Convenors:
Alex Strating (University of Amsterdam)
Irene Stengs (Meertens Institute)
Format:
Panels
Location:
U6-33
Start time:
21 July, 2016 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

In this workshop we want to take stock of how changing practices of doing ethnographic research have influenced our teaching and therefore we seek contributions on how new ways of doing ethnographic research have found their way into our programs at bachelor, masters and PhD level.

Long abstract:

Over the years there have been many workshops at EASA conferences on the changing nature of ethnographic research. Because of time and financial constraints— but even more because of shifts in social life and the focus on new topics of research, our ethnographic practices have also changed from deep hanging out to fieldwork by appointment; from residential- to non-residential fieldwork; from conversations to structured interviews, from personal encounters to internet research, in short: from 'traditional' Malinowskian fieldwork to flexible time-frames and methodological pluralism. Although these changes have been debated and reflected upon in conferences and articles, much less attention has been paid to the consequences it has had for our teaching. In this workshop we want to take stock of how these changing practices of doing ethnographic research have influenced our teaching and therefore we seek contributions on how new ways of doing ethnographic research have found their way into our programs at bachelor, masters and PhD level.