PACS803 Pacific Ethnographies

AUT3

A postgraduate level 9 course worth 30 points, PACS803 Pacific Ethnographies runs for 12 weeks in Semester II of 2016 in the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology City Campus.

Purpose

Pacific ethnographies is an exploration of the ways in which fieldwork about Pacific Islands states and Pacific communities in the diaspora is written.  How is the Pacific written into academic literature?  And what is the difference between how an outsider observes and records what they see and experience in the field in contrast to an insider who is a field researcher and an affiliate of the Pacific community being researched?  Lastly, how does lived experience, subjectivity and identity influence the way we write fieldwork?

Contact

Dr Teena Brown, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology.

Email: teena.brown.pulu@aut.ac.nz

Telephone: +64 9 9219999 Extension 5227

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