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ASM4290 - Into the Field: the Theory and Practice of Ethnography

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: John Bradley


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2007 (Day)


Theoretical foundations for researching and analyzing cultural and social aspects of specific societies. Discussion will centre on theories associated with French structuralism and post-structuralism and British Social theory cultural studies. Each of these will be examined for its respective treatment of the relationship between individual creativity, culture and society and for their impact on the theory of ethnographic research.


Seminar paper (3000 words): 40%
Essay (6000 words): 60%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week