Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3053: How Organisations Work: Ethnography in Institutions

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Smith, Dorothy. 2005. Institutional Ethnography. Altamira.

Borges, J.L. 1969. ‘The Ethnographer’. Penguin

Pratt, Mary Louise. 1986. ‘Fieldwork in Common Places’. Writing Culture, Marcus and Clifford, eds. University of California Press.

Marcus, George. 1995. ‘Ethnography in/of the World System: The Emergence of Multi-Sited Ethnography’. Annual Review of Anthropology.

Nader, Laura. 1969. ‘Up the Anthropologist: Perspectives Gained From Studying Up’. Reinventing Anthropology, D. Hymes, ed. Pantheon.

Briggs, Charles. 1986. ‘Introduction’. Learning How to Ask. Cambridge

Hull, Matthew. 2010. ‘Democratic Technologies of Speech’. Linguistic Anthropology.

Herzfeld, Michael. 1992. The Social Production of Indifference. University of Chicago Press

Lewis-Krauss, Gideon. 2016. ‘The Trials of Alice Goffman’. New York Times

Deloria, Philip. 1998. Playing Indian. Yale University Press.

Star, Susan Leigh. 1999. ‘The Ethnography of Infrastructure’. American Behavioural Scientist.

Latour, Bruno. 1990. ‘Technology is Society Made Durable’. The Sociological Review.

Hull, Matthew. 2003. ‘The file: agency, authority, and autography in an Islamabad bureaucracy’. Language and Communication.

Garfinkel, Harold. 1967. ‘Good Organizational Reasons for ‘Bad’ Clinical Records’. Studies in Ethnomethodology. Polity.

Porter, Theodore. 1995. Trust in Numbers. Princeton University Press.

Bakhtin, Mikhail. 1981. ‘Forms of Time and Chronotope in the Novel’. The Dialogic Imagination. University of Texas Press.

Ortner, Sherry. 1995. ‘Resistance and the Problem of Ethnographic Refusal’ Comparative Studies in Society and History.