Approaches to Cultural Analysis
This course examines various concepts and methods of qualitative research and analysis. These include but are not limited to discourse analysis, narrative analysis, semiotic analysis, visual analysis, and ethnographic practice and representation. It explores issues arising from questions of positionality, reflexivity, ethics and responsibility, and writing. The course begins from the assumption that theory and method are inextricably tied and that doing cultural analysis fully engages the researcher in (self-)reflection on the symbolic-expressive dimensions of social life.