645614 PS Empirical Research and Fieldwork: Introduction to ethnography. Researching social conflicts

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645614
PS Empirical Research and Fieldwork: Introduction to ethnography. Researching social conflicts
PS 2
5
weekly
annually
German

Students are given an overview of various ethnographic approaches and can discuss them in terms of their potential as well as their limitations.

The seminar gives an introduction to the practice of contemporary ethnography using the example of social conflicts and asks about the possibilities, potentials and limits of ethnographic research in the study of these conflicts. Thus the seminar also focuses on ethnographic research in its processual and crisis-like nature. In the seminar, therefore, ethnographic approaches are not only discussed on the basis of methodological texts, but also own, explorative research is conducted.

The seminar will be conducted together with Prof. Dr. Andrea Kretschmann and students of cultural sociology from the Leuphana University, Lüneburg. For this reason, the number of places is limited to 15 persons.

Regular participation; preparatory seminar reading; independent topic identification and explorative field research; writing of this topic in the form of a written paper

Eisch-Angus, Katharina; Hamm, Marion (Hg.) (2001): Die Poesie des Feldes. Beiträge zur ethnographischen Kulturanalyse, Tübingen: Tübinger Vereinigung für Volkskunde (93). 

Lindner, Rolf (1981): Die Angst des Forschers vor dem Feld. Überlegungen zur teilnehmenden Beobachtung als Interaktionsprozeß, In: ZfV 77, S. 51-66.

Marcus, George (1995): „Ethnography in/of the World System: The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography”, In: Annual Review of Anthropology, Bd. 24, S. 95-117.

further literature will be announced in the seminar

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