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Episode 10: Ethnography as Creative Writing

Dr Ann Wand discusses with Dr Kayla Rush, Ellen Wiles and Dr Alfonso Del Percio the importance of ethnography as an academic form of writing and the benefits ‘creative writing’ can add to the academic discipline.


Five Skills I Learned From Anthropology

If you aren’t very familiar with the discipline of anthropology, you may be wondering, what kinds of skills do anthropologists bring to careers outside of academia? 577 more words


Trees Are Like Parents

As our cities grow and villages turn to towns, I can only hope our Indian trees are spared. Because if there is a tree, I am sheltered, and even the wrong turn is right. 1,038 more words


Guests of the Sheik (Fernea)

I found this book after Googling “popular ethnographies” in anticipation of assigning it to my class. I’ve dropped that assignment but decided to read it anyway. 113 more words

June 2019


This ethnographic vintage real postcard features two young native Mexican girls posing on the steps of some sort of structure. The girls are posed next to a large cactus. 233 more words

Real Photo Postcard (RPPC)

Episode 10- Coming up! 'Ethnography as creative writing'

This month’s episode promises to be an interesting discussion on the importance of ethnography both within and outside academia and the difficulties faced when trying to apply ethnographic writing to other (non) academic disciplines. 40 more words


Collaborative Media Ethnography; Shared Experience

Ethnography can be defined as a way to document and explore one’s experience in various subjects. The ethnographers become immersed in the culture as an active participant and write field notes to further share their experience. 334 more words