Department of Anthropology
Prof. Laura Zanotti
This website features student visual ethnography projects from the spring semester 2018. Each student selected one of their portfolio assignments to showcase. We emphasized auto-ethnography, object ethnography, and photo essays.
"Ethnography is the study and interpretation of social organisations and cultures in everyday life. It is a research-based methodology, and when this research is conducted using photography, video or film, it is called visual ethnography"
"Autoethnography is an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze personal experience in order to understand cultural experience. This approach challenges canonical ways of doing research and representing others and treats research as a political, socially-just and socially-conscious act. A researcher uses tenets of autobiography and ethnography to do and write autoethnography. Thus, as a method, autoethnography is both process and product." (Ellis, Adam, and Bochner 2011) http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095
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