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Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer 51720
Semester WiSe 2020/21 SWS 2
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Veranstaltungsstatus Freigegeben für Vorlesungsverzeichnis  Freigegeben  Sprache deutsch
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Veranstaltungsformat Digital


Gruppe 1
Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum Gebäude Raum-
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Fr. 10:00 bis 12:00 wöch     findet statt    
Gruppe 1:
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Zugeordnete Person
Zugeordnete Person Zuständigkeit
S. Criado, Tomás , Dr.
Abschluss Studiengang LP Semester
Bachelor of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Kernfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2014 )   -  
Bachelor of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Zweitfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2014 )   -  
Bachelor of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Kernfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2017 )   -  
Bachelor of Arts  Europäische Ethnologie Zweitfach ( Vertiefung: kein LA; POVersion: 2017 )   -  
Zuordnung zu Einrichtungen
Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

What does it mean to undertake anthropology in contemporary domains populated by a wide variety of ‘publics’? Publics are perhaps the collective condition of knowledge production and circulation in the contemporary: not just as media-provoked entities–the ‘public sphere’ or scientific and professional societies, connected through ‘publications’–, but also the many uncertain and emergent collectives that gather in different degrees of involvement under issues of concern, and using a variety of mediums. An anthropology aware of its public dimension should hence not only be one that calls for other forms of media involvement–critical or otherwise–, but also, and more importantly, one that develops a wide variety of forms of engagement– ethnographic and non-ethnographic–with publics.

Combining the readings of texts as well as practical exercises, this course retraces the emergence of this field of interests to the works of different anthropologists exploring different modes of ‘public engagement’: from critical denunciation, militant or advocacy work to an experimentation with collaborative conditions of inquiry and public debate, but also of intervention. For this reason, the course also wishes to equip students to develop their work in a wide variety of ‘public genres’–texts, drawings, or audiovisuals, platforms and venues in more or less digital settings or venues–so that they could not only critique but also learn to collaborate, intervene and experiment in a wide variety of contemporary ‘public conditions’.


Bangstad, S. (Ed.). (2017). Anthropology of Our Times: An Edited Anthology in Public Anthropology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Collins, S.G., & Durington, M.S. (2014). Networked Anthropology. New York: Routledge.

Eriksen, T. H. (2006). Engaging Anthropology: The Case for a Public Presence. Oxford: Berg.


Faubion, J. D., & Marcus, G. E. (Eds.). (2009). Fieldwork Is Not What It Used to Be: Learning Anthropology’s Method in a Time of Transition. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Fassin, D. (Ed.) (2017). If Truth Be Told: The Politics of Public Ethnography. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Hedican, E. J. (2016). Public anthropology: Engaging social issues in the modern world. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Lassiter, L.E. (2005). The Chicago Guide to Collaborative Ethnography. Library. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

MacClancy, J. (2013). Anthropology in the Public Arena: Historical and Contemporary Contexts. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Rabinow, P. (2011). The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Smith, L. T. (1999). Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. New York: Zed Books.

Vannini, P. (2018). Doing Public Ethnography: How to Create and Disseminate Ethnographic and Qualitative Research to Wide Audiences. London: Routledge.

talella, A. & Criado, T.S. (Eds.) (2018). Experimental Collaborations: Ethnography through Fieldwork Devices. New York: Berghahn.



Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester WiSe 2020/21. Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024.
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