Anthropological Research Methods

School of Consciousness and Transformation ANTH 6654 2.00

How can we challenge the motivation and efficacy of knowledge production and raise issues of privilege, representation, intervention, action, and outcome? Immersed in postcolonial and feminist frames, students will negotiate diverse anthropological research principles, methods, and tools. Using deconstructive frameworks, how might we decolonize and decenter the "field" within anthropology, mapping the interrelationships and complexities in and betwen spatial and political sites of inquiry? We will focus on research as it influences social transformation, advocating that inquiry affecting the lives of people and their ecology be made equitable through partnership. Students will engage in brief research processes over the semester. Priority to ANTH students

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