For Cultural Anthropology 2018-2019 we read chapter 3 on “Fieldwork and Ethnography” in the Essentials of Cultural Anthropology. For a 2020 update see the lecture:

Fieldwork & Desire

For this 2018 class students either replied to a comment or thought about fieldwork in general. They also had the option to comment on using fieldwork and ethnography to “hypothesis test” what Michel-Rolph Trouillot posits in Global Transformations:

Prompted by global media, more human beings than ever before share similar lists of the products they need to consume and the objects they need to possess in order to achieve individual satisfaction. In that sense we are truly witnessing for the first time, especially among the youth, a global production of desire. (2003, 60)

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