Field methods in Ethnomusicology (Winter 2009)

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Classes: Mon 9:00-11:50 Music Library RN 2-109A

Instructor: Prof Federico Spinetti

Office: 3-65 Fine Arts Building; office hours: Tuesday 10:00-12:00am, or by appointment. Tel. 492-7534;

Course description

This course is an introduction to ethnographic fieldwork in ethnomusicology. It aims to provide students with theoretical and practical tools to undertake field research and ethnographic writing in preparation for their graduate theses. The course entails the exploration of fieldwork techniques and technologies, and active engagement with theoretical debates and critical perspectives on fieldwork and ethnographic representation involving ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology and critical theory.

Prerequisites: the course is for graduate students only.