Table of Contents

You are invit­ed to pick and choose from the mod­ules or “chap­ters” list­ed below in any sequence that works for your research or for your course.

Intro­duc­ing Cul­tur­al Inquiry 
Defin­ing Cul­ture, World­view, and Mindset
Con­sid­er­ing Community
Becom­ing a Writer-Researcher
Rhetor­i­cal Strate­gies for Engag­ing Community

Fram­ing Eth­i­cal Research
Con­duct­ing Human/Humane Research
Writ­ing, Rep­re­sen­ta­tion, and Authority
Con­sid­er­ing Demo­c­ra­t­ic Prac­tices — Under­stand­ing Plagiarism
Eth­i­cal Conun­drums in Com­mu­ni­ty Research (add conundrums)

Propos­ing a Com­mu­ni­ty Research Project Exam­in­ing Cul­ture as Text
Select­ing a Research Site
Rhetor­i­cal Strate­gies for Research Proposals
Writ­ing Community
Engag­ing the Com­mu­ni­ty as Pri­ma­ry Source Development
Rhetor­i­cal Strate­gies for Writ­ing Community

Exam­in­ing Com­mu­ni­ty through The­o­ret­i­cal Lenses
Place and Space
Rit­u­al and Symbol
Iden­ti­ty and Reflexivity
Pow­er and Politics

Research­ing Com­mu­ni­ty with Aca­d­e­m­ic Sources
Fram­ing Your Research for Sec­ondary Source Exploration
Search­ing for Sources
Sort­ing and Eval­u­at­ing Sources
Sum­ma­riz­ing Sources
Anno­tat­ing Your Bibliography
Doc­u­ment­ing Sec­ondary Source Material

Writ­ing Your Ethno­graph­ic Essay
Find­ing a Focus
Devel­op­ing an Argument
Intro­duc­ing Your Research
Select­ing Exam­ples and Evidence
Quot­ing, Para­phras­ing, and Doc­u­ment­ing Source Material
Con­clud­ing in a Mean­ing­ful Way
Review­ing and Revis­ing Your Essay

Explor­ing Alter­na­tive For­mats for Your Essay
Mul­ti­modal Composing

Col­lab­o­ra­tions
Pop­u­laC­ity: Map­ping Our City by Bri­anne Bolin (instruc­tor) and stu­dents in Writ­ing and Rhetoric II at Colum­bia Col­lege Chicago