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In this blog assignment, students will take on the persona of an anthropologist and will address an assigned topic. Each blog post must be 1250 words, and should draw on and incorporate relevant course material. Blog assignments will be evaluated on four criteria, including: (1) Content – How well the blog demonstrates understanding of course material; (2) Critical thinking and analysis – how well the blog reflects critical thinking and analysis in linking course material to the assigned topic; (3) Creativity – how well the blog demonstrates creativity in the blog’s content and format, including incorporation of relevant media (images, videos, maps etc.); (4) Writing – the quality and coherence of the writing;
In Coming of Age in Second Life, Tom Boellstorff conducts ethnographic research entirely within the virtual world of Second Life. In this final blog assignment, you will take on the role of a virtual ethnographer and conduct first-hand ethnographic fieldwork on Anishinaabe culture inside the virtual world of Minecraft. Before writing your final post, you must complete the Manito Ahbee Aki lesson in Minecraft Education Edition https://education.minecraft.net/en-us/lessons/manito-ahbee-akiYour first task will be to complete the lesson, learning as much as possible about Anishinaabe culture as you do so. Just like a “real” anthropologist, you will have a notebook to record your fieldnotes and a camera to take pictures, and you will have the opportunity to talk to and learn from Elders and Knowledge Keepers about a range of topics, including the Anishinaabe worldview, trade and economics, food sovereignty, and governance. Moreover, you will not just speak to and observe the behaviour of others, but will be able to participate directly in various activities, from canoe building to bison hunting. In writing your blog post, you will describe what you have learned about Anishinaabe culture, incorporating images of relevant photos and fieldnotes. You will also critically reflect on the experience of doing “virtual” ethnography, and the possibilities and/or limitations of this form of cross-cultural learning.
Questions to consider:
· What have you learned about Anishinaabe culture through this “virtual” research?· How might this form of virtual ethnography compare to reading about Anishinaabe culture in a book, or experiencing it in the “real” world?· Did the graphical experience of place, and the ability to interact with the world contribute to your learning process?· How “real” would you consider this form of ethnographic research to be?
REQUIRED SOURCE (CHAPTERS 1-9):https://www-jstor-org.proxy1.lib.trentu.ca/stable/j.ctvc77h1s