Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Reading Ethnographic Texts II - 2nd semester

Code

711001034

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Department

Antropologia

Credits

6

Teacher in charge

Raquel Gil Carvalheira, Sónia Vespeira de Almeida

Weekly hours

4

Teaching language

Portuguese

Objectives

1. To develop the understanding and the critical analysis of ethnographic texts
2. To promote the reflexion about anthropological practice and writing in theoretical and methodological terms
3. To develop knowledge about the processes of construction and transmission of anthropological knowledge
4.To promote a theoretical and methodological reflection on contemporary anthropological practice and writing, sustained in the reading of ethnographies that explore a variety of themes, approaches and ethnographic objects
5.To be aware of the diversity of empirical research on the major themes of contemporary anthropology

Prerequisites

None

Subject matter

1. Anthropology today: what anthropologists do?
1.1. Main changes in the ethnographic practice: new fields, objects, scales and methods
2. The specificities of anthropological writing
2.1. How anthropologists write their texts?
3. Contemporary Portuguese anthropology: new anthropological fields
4. The relational city: times, resistances and boundaries
5. Anthropology and visuality
6. Circulation and mobilities in contemporary life
7. Ethnicities, transnationalism and migration
8. Practices and politics of culture
9. Environment and landscape

Bibliography

CACHADO, R., 2012, Uma Etnografia na cidade alargada. Hindus da Quinta da Vitória em Processo de Realojamento, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.
CAMPOS, R., 2010, Porque pintamos a cidade? Uma abordagem etnográfica do graffiti urbano, Lisboa, Fim de Século.
CUNHA, M., 2002, Entre o bairro e a prisão: tráfico e trajectos, Lisboa, Fim de Século.
LEAL, J., 2007, Açores, EUA, Brasil: Imigração e Etnicidade, Direcção Regional das Comunidades.
LIMA, A. P.; SARRÓ, R. (org.), 2006, Terrenos Metropolitanos. Ensaios sobre produção etnográfica, Lisboa, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais.
MAPRIL, J., 2012, Islão e Transnacionalismo. Uma etnografia entre Portugal e o Bangladeche, Lisboa, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais.
MENDES, P., 2013, O Mar é que Manda. Comunidade e Percepção do Ambiente no Litoral Alentejano. Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.
NIELSEN, N.; RAPPORT, N. (eds), 2017, The Composition of Anthropology. How Ant

Teaching method

The course is organized in three types of classes:
1. Lectures
2. Reading workshops: lessons for critical reading of texts under the guidance of the teacher; practical exercises.
3. Oral presentation and discussion of texts by groups of students.

Evaluation method

Evaluation
40% - Oral presentation of texts + written essay by groups of students
50% - Written Test
10% - Regular attendance and active participation in class, seminars and practical exercises

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