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Urban Ethnography (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 02917
Acronym: 02917
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 20.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 21.0 h/sem 129.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2015/2016
Pre-requisites None.
Objectives Promote theoretic and methodological knowledge on the scientific field of Urban Ethnography, as well as experience fieldwork.
Program P1. Brief history of Urban Ethnography
P2. The Chicago School and the Manchester School
P3. The Urban Anthropology in Brazil and the European context of urban ethnography today
P4. Classical work of Urban Ethnography ? a review
P5. Contemporary Projects I ? viewing of a documentary film and debate
P6. Contemporary Projects II ? recent experiences in urban ethnography
P7. Participant Observation I ? collecting and record of fieldwork materials
P8. Participant Observation II ? ethical challenges
P9. Participant Observation III ? data analysis and ethnographic writing
P10. Presentation of the exercises and final debate.
Evaluation Method Continuous assessment: Participation in class (including debate over readings): 25%
Bibliographic summary exercise: 25%
Field research exercise and final paper: 50%
No final exam.
Teaching Method Classes will have an expository and interactive method, including the presentation and debate of the bibliography, as well as discussion based on specific references and concrete cases (TP ? 20).
The exercise of participant observation will be conducted by each student with the support of the teacher (TC ? 6).
Students will have specific support for conductiong their exercises (OT ? 1).
Observations The whole UC will be conducted in English.
Basic Bibliographic Burgess,R.(1984),In the field:an introduction to field research,London,George Allen Unwin
Cordeiro,Graça Í.(1994),?The fado in the Bica neighbourhood.The house of Milu?,Brito,Joaquim Pais de(ed),Fado:Voices and Shadows,Lisboa,Electa
Emerson,Robert M.et al.(1995),Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Chicago&London:The University of Chicago Press
Frugoli Jr.,H. and Spaggiari,Enrico(2011),?Networks and territorialities: an ethnographic approach to the so-called cracolândia["crackland"]São Paulo?,Vibrant,Virtual Brazilian Anthropology,8,2
Lofland,John;Lyn H.Lofland(1995),Analysing Social Settings.A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis,Belmont,California:Wadsworth Publishing Company
Malinowski,Bronislaw,1992(1922),Argonauts of the Western Pacific,London,Routledge
Velho,Gilberto(2011),?Urban Anthropology Interdisciplinarity and Boundaries of Knowledge?,Vibrant8,2
Weber,Florence(2001),"Settings,interactions and things.A plea of multi-integrative ethnography?,EthnographyVol.2(4)
Complementar Bibliographic Agar, Michael H. (1986), Speaking of Ethnography, Beverly Hills, SAGE
Atkinson, Paul et al. (2001), Handbook of Ethnography, London, SAGE
Becker, Howard S. (1998), Tricks of the Trade: How to Think about Your Research While You're Doing It, Chicago, University of Chicago Press
Beddows, Emma (2008), ?The Methodological Issues Associated With Internet-Based Research?, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and society vol. 6, nº 2: 124-139
Bernard, Russell (2011), Research Methods in Anthropology. Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, London, Altamira Press (5th Edition)
Burawoy, Michael et al. (1991), Ethnography Unbound. Power and Resistance in the Modern Metropolis, Berkeley, University of Califórnia Press
Cabral, João de Pina (2011), ?The two faces of mutuality: contemporary themes in anthropology?, Anthropological Quaterly (paper accepted version), 1-26
Duneier, Mitchel et al (ed) (2014), Urban Ethnography. A reader, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Eames, Edwin e Judith Granich Goode (1977), Anthropology of the City. An Introduction to Urban Anthropology, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Gans, Herbert J., 1982 (1962), The Urban Villagers. Group and Class in the Life of Italian-Americans(Updated and Extended Version), London, Collier MacMillan Publishers
Glesne, Corrine (2005), Becoming Qualitative Researchers: An Introduction, Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon
Hannerz, Ulf (1969), Soulside. Inquiries into Ghetto Culture and Community, New York, Columbia University Press
Hannerz, Ulf (1983), Exploring the City. Inquires towards an Urban Anthropology, Columbia, Columbia University Press
Leeds, Anthony, 1994 (1968), ?The anthropology of cities: some methodological issues? in Sanjek, Roger e Anthony Leeds (org.), Cities, classes and the social order, Ithaca and London, Cornwell University Press: 233-46
Magnani, José Guilherme Cantor (2005), ?From close up and within: notes for an urban ethnography?, Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, Vol. 1, Online Selected Edition, São Paulo, http://socialsciences.scielo.org/scielo.php?pid=S0102-69092005000100002&script=sci_arttext
McCurdy, David; James Spradley, Dianna Shandy (2005), The Cultural Experience: Ethnography In Complex Society, Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press
Mitchell, Clyde (1956), ?Kalela Dance. Aspects of Social Relationships Among Urban Africans in Northern Rhodesia?, published on behalf of the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute by the Manchester University Press, 52 p.
O?Reilly, Karen (2009), Key Concepts in Ethnography, London, SAGE
Perecman, Ellen & Sara R. Curran (2006), A Handbook for Social Science Field Research, Thousand Oaks, California, SAGE
Pujadas, Joan J., Dolors Comas & Jordi Roca, (2010[2004]) Etnografia, Barcelona: UOC
Sanjek, Roger (ed) (1990), Fieldnotes. The Makings of Anthropology, Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press
Sanjek, Roger (2000), ?Keeping ethnography alive in an urbanizing world?, Human Organization, 59, 3: 280-288
Sardan, Jean-Pierre Olivier (2008), ?La Rigueur du qualitatif. Lescontrantes empiriques de l?interpretation sócio-anthropologique?, Academia Bruylant, -38
Sieber, Tim, Graça Cordeiro and Lígia Ferro (2012), ?The Neighborhood Strikes Back: Community Murals by Youth in Boston?s Community of Color?, City and Society, 24 (3), 263-280
Wacquant, Loic, 2002, ?Scrutinizing the Street: poverty, Morality, and the pitfalls of Urban Ethnography?, American Journal of Sociology 107, 6, 468-532
Weiss, Robert S. (1994), Learning from Strangers. The art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies, New York, Free Press Whyte, William Foote, 1981, Street Corner Society . The social structure of an Italian Slum, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded, Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press
Wirth, Louis (1938), ?Urbanism as a Way of Life?, The American Journal of Sociology, Vol. XLIV, nr.1, 1-24
Wolcott, Harry F. (1994), Transforming Qualitative Data. Description, Analysis, and Interpretation, TO, London, ND, SAGE