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Craft as Method: The Creative Labor of Ethnographic Practice

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Monday, September 09, 2019
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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Megan Moodie

This talk combines a short reading from my novel-in-progress, The Wishful, with reflections on the relationship between aesthetics and analytics in ethnographic textual production. Drawing on experiences with feminist, corporeal creative writing practices over the last several years, I suggest that on-going attention to the problem of genre -- and its disruption -- as it emerges in the everyday labor of writing is essential for the discipline of anthropology.

Megan Moodie is Associate Professor of Anthropology and affiliated faculty in Feminist Studies, Film and Digital Media, and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She specializes in feminist political-legal anthropology and experimental ethnographic writing for broad audiences.