Global Stories, Local Issues

Course Number: 
DOCST 223S.01
Course Instructor: 
Margaret Brown
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Course Category: 
Special Topics
Course Type: 
ICS 260S.01

What stories are there to tell about often overlooked objects and people and places? How can we research and share those stories with generosity and integrity? In every corner of our lives—the stickers on our computers, the plates at a local restaurant, the wood in our guitars—there is a story to be told that connects our individual experiences to broader, often global, phenomena. Participants will learn and use methods of ethnography and archival research to connect their experiences and their observations about a place, community, or thing to larger stories about culture and society, and they will practice writing about their research in engaging and broadly accessible ways.