Workshop lead by Professor Paul Stoller, West Chester University
The aim of this 3.5 day workshop is to introduce scholars to the fundamental features and essential practices of ethnography and ethnographic blogging in the contemporary world. During the workshop students will learn what distinguishes ethnography from other forms of academic and nonfiction representation. The technique of “Weaving the World,” the seamless linkage of ethnographic description to social analysis will be presented.
Students will be asked to read examples from the work of ethnographers who have, in various ways, attempted to use this technique to evoke social worlds through the exposition of space/place, character, and dialogue. These are strategies that ethnographic writers can use to ensure that readers come to know a people who live in a particular place.
Applicants must submit a short statement stating why they wish to particpate and outlining what their current work is to Dr Fiona Murphy by the deadline, 1 September 2018.