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Ethnography Assignment

Ethnography Assignment

This is a mini-ethnography assignment used for a major class project in Cultural Anthropology.  Sections include:  selection of an informant, background research, interview protocol and interview questions, paper requirements, grading criteria, and sample paper.



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Lauren Collister
Lauren Collister (Librarian)
3 years ago

This is an excellent assignment for any anthropology or linguistic anthropology class. This is a complete assignment, including spaces to fill in for percentage of the points, explicit directions, a sample paper from this assignment, and resources to consult for background information. It even includes a list of questions to ask an informant! 

This would be an excellent template to use for a class assignment where the principles of ethnography have already been covered in a classroom. Parts of the assignment can be altered (such as characteristics of the informant, questions to ask) to suit the particular class and learning environment. 

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