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