Ethnography involves a series of competencies, methods, and theoretically anchored stances whose composition shift as they are moved from one context to another. This article works to delineate new ways of explaining the manner in which academics have tended to work with ethnographic practices in an attempt to produce illuminative cultural analyses. As part of this endeavor the text goes beyond the realms of the traditional classroom setting to examine the manner in which ethnography is used outside of the academy as a mode of expression, and it reflects upon the implications these movements may have for what is ultimately taught in the
classroom. While doing this, the paper proposes a need to rethink ethnography as compositional practice.
fieldwork, art, education, cultural analysis, composing ethnography
How to Cite
Willim, R. & O'Dell, T., (2011) “COMPOSING ETHNOGRAPHY”, Ethnologia Europaea 41(1), p.28-41. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/ee.1075
- This article was previously published by Museum Tusculanum Press.