Anthropologists nowadays often describe ethnography as “intersubjective.” Explain your understanding of this concept. Use one or more of the texts by Dunn, Knauft, Malinowski, Richardson, or Williams to illustrate your answer.

1. Academic citation. Why do we cite? Why does Williams (2018) choose to cite many Black women? And how is citation like a gift?
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2A. Happiness. Anthropologists study happiness in its specific cultural and social context and treat it as a complex phenomenon. Discuss how the pursuit of happiness has both a ‘light’ and a ‘dark’ side, or how it relates to both good times and struggles, in the work of a) Knauft, among the Gebusi (think about kogwayay), b) Williams, with the Girlfriends, AND c) Radice in the new-wave carnival scene in New Orleans.

2B. Economic and social. Show how economic transactions are bound up with social relationships, using two different course readings. (Remember that anthropologists take a broad approach to the economy.)

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3A. Theory. Why and how is ‘theory’ useful in anthropology? Use one of the following theoretical concepts to illustrate your answer: a) functionalism, b) alternative modernity, c) emotional transnationalism, d) diasporic heart.

3B. Intersubjectivity. Anthropologists nowadays often describe ethnography as “intersubjective.” Explain your understanding of this concept.

Use one or more of the texts by Dunn, Knauft, Malinowski, Richardson, or Williams to illustrate your answer.

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4A. Entry narratives. What is an entry narrative and what does it accomplish in an ethnography? Use two entry narratives from different texts in the course to help explain your answer.

4B. Research ethics. Anthropologists often encounter ethical dilemmas as they conduct and write up their fieldwork, but they have developed principles to guide their actions.

Sum up one the ethical dilemmas you read about in this course and explain how it relates to one or more of the principles of research ethics discussed in week 7.

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