Reading Ethnography

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Reading Ethnography
Fall 2023
Taught By: Jessica Pisano
Section: A

CRN: 16085

Credits: 3

What is ethnography, and how is it different from other approaches to research? What is its relationship to other forms of analysis that transcend boundaries within and beyond the social sciences? What are the epistemological foundations of contemporary ethnography and the debates and histories that have been associated with this method? What does it mean to read historical ethnography, and how do readers negotiate and engage with authorial authority amid ethnographic works' emphasis on the accrual of deeply contextual knowledge? How can thinking with ethnography help illuminate and clarify ethical concerns that accompany all social research? Finally, how can scholars using other research methodologies use insights generated through ethnographic research in their work? Open to graduate students across disciplines and research methods, this seminar will address these and other questions. *Open across NSSR to PhD and MA students, with seats available across TNS with instructor permission.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:12am EDT 5/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:55am - 11:45am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023