These are modules for engaging multisensory ethnographic methodology with research and creation of life stories. Theoretical and methodological frameworks are drawn from Critical Anthropology and Experimental Multisensory Ethnography.
DEAL SYLLABI FROM THE DECKS OF CARDS
This deck of cards is organized to support a 13-week semester Anthropology course:
• Experimental Multisensory Multimodal Ethnography and Life’s Stories •
Course Project: Create an Multisensory Ethnographic Life Story: 20 minute live performance, and/or film, and/or audioscape, and/or 4000 word text.
Core Text: Elliott, Denielle and Dara Culhane (eds) (2017) A DIFFERENT KIND OF ETHNOGRAPHY: imaginative practices and creative methodologies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Key words in exercises and assignments:
Students are invited to explore embodied relational affective/feeling selves/persons/collectivities irreducibly entangled with culture, history, political power (rather than contextualized within regimes), emplacedin geopolitical space (rather than deterritorialized transients) positioned within anti-colonialization (rather than decolonization);” living and dying amidst ever changing multispecies sensoria.
Please see Resource Manual for bibliographies, filmographies, website listings, and other links of interest. Specific associations among readings/viewings and exercises relevant to learning and teaching Experimental Multisensory Multimodal Ethnography and Life’s Stories are listed on the back of the card.
Create Your Own Syllabus on Learning and Teaching Multisensory Ethnography:
The cards in this deck constitute a syllabus for a course entitled
“Experimental Multisensory Multimodal Ethnography and Life’s Stories.”
This is offered as an example of how to use the cards to create custom syllabi for your courses.
STEP 1. SELECT FROM CARDS ON BREATHING.
STEP 2. SELECT FROM CARDS ON SOUND/VOICE/LISTENING.
STEP 3: SELECT FROM CARDS ON SMELL
STEP 4: SELECT FROM CARDS ON TOUCH
STEP 5: SELECT FROM CARDS ON VISUAL
STEP 6: SELECT FROM CARDS ON TASTE
STEP 7: SELECT FROM CARDS ON +SENSES
Consult Resource Manual for relevant readings, videos & films, websites, and/or include your own.