Ethnography

Michael Fischer learns to use a Gandhian spinning wheel of self-reliance.

The politics of independence and technological objects: Michael Fischer learns to use a Gandhian spinning wheel of self-reliance. Ahmedabad, Gujurat, India, 1984. (Image courtesy of Susann Wilkinson.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

STS.360

As Taught In

Spring 2003

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course is a practicum-style seminar in anthropological methods of ethnographic fieldwork and writing. Depending on student experience in ethnographic reading and practice, the course is a mix of reading anthropological and science studies ethnographies; and formulating and pursuing ethnographic work in local labs, companies, or other sites.

Dumit, Joseph, and Michael Fischer. STS.360 Ethnography, Spring 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/science-technology-and-society/sts-360-ethnography-spring-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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