Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blog post for 4/14 due by 4/16

After receiving back you portfolio comments and completing your third essay, what research do you still need to gather from your project site to bring together your final project that will tell the story of this community?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blog for 3/26 "On Dumpster Diving"

After reading "On Dumpster Diving" by Lars Eighner explain how a dumpster is an alternative archive. Give an example of another alternative archive that could be useful to your research project. Explain why.

Remember to comment on at least one classmates post.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Blog for 3/19

We have been discussing how to interview in doing your field work as well as the importance of being a good listener, paying attention to body language, and surroundings. In "An Anthropologist on Mars" give two examples of how Sacks uses these interview techniques and how they are important to the essay. Be sure to use direct quotes and be detailed in your analysis. Rember to respond to at least one classmate.

In addition, please list one person (who they are/role) that you are planning on interviewing at your site and three questions you want to ask. Be sure to respond to at least two classmates and provide advice on how they can improve their questions.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Blog for 3/5

What are your final thoughts on All Souls? How do you think reading this book can help you with your ethnographic project?

Don't forget to respond to at least one classmate.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blog post Online class 2/26

While reading All Souls chapters 7-9 there are numerous observations MacDonald makes about places and people in Southie. Choose one excerpt where MacDonald gives an observation, write down the page number in your post, and explain why it is important to a theme in the book. You must state which theme you are writing about.

Please respond to at least 2 classmates posts. Your post must be completed by Sunday night and your responses by classtime Tuesday.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Post due 2/24

Choose a description in Everyday Use by Alice Walker that jumps out to you. What is successful about the way Walker writes that description and observation? Why is it important to the story? Do not forget to respond to a classmates post.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Blog Due 2/17

Based on the reading in our text Fieldworking for today, what does a field researcher need to pay attention to when observing space? Please list two things. What do you think is most important to include when observing and writing about a space?