Write Strange To Familiar Field Notes based on requirements given below
(VERY IMPORTANT!!!) This assignment will be based on the Strange To Familiar Research Proposal Assignment you wrote for me last time. I have uploaded below.
Cultures around the world have different ways to break up the bodily senses into different groups beyond the basic 5 that many U.S.-raised students learned in kindergarten: taste, smell, touch, vision, and hearing. Of course, many of you are not going to have much in the taste/smell category, but that is okay, you still probably covered 5 or more senses, even if they aren’t so easily distinguishable.
For example, if you describe how sparsely a building is decorated, that would be a sort of “spatial” sense different from the “artistic” sense of describing what clothing people are wearing. If you did describe taste, there are many different senses involved in that, such as the “strength” of the taste, the “texture,”the “fullness,” the “saltiness/sweetness,” etc. Also the “temperature” of the room could be a different sense than the “tangibility” of cloth against one’s skin. And I haven’t even mentioned all the metaphysical senses such as the sense of “tension” in the room, or the “spiritual” sense of an otherworldly power. That’s 10 senses right there!
I just want you to start thinking with more aspects of your body than simply your eyes and ears. If you only used your eyes and ears, you might as well just watch a film about an experience rather than having your body BE INSIDE the experience. So the more effort your field notes show towards getting data that you could not get from watching a film, the more points you will get on the sensorium rubric item even if you don’t have exactly 5 discernibly different senses, or all 5 “kindergarten” senses.
As soon as possible after you experience the encounter you proposed in the previous assignment ( Field Notes Proposal Assignment you wrote for me last time) where in you something new, take some quality time to write thorough field notes about your experience. What did your brain understand? What did your body understand? What did you see, feel, touch, smell, hear, taste, and intuit? Write as many field notes as you can, but at least write 1,250 words. Do not worry about grammar or intelligibility. Just write!
Turn in a 1,500 word paper. A full 1,250 of these words should simply be an excerpt of your field notes (or your entire field notes if you only wrote 1,250 words). In the last 250 words, 1) answer your research question, or—if you realized that question really was not important—write what the real question should have been, and try answering it. Also answer the following questions: 2) What did you learn from this experience about how ethnographic fieldwork can make what was once strange to you seem more understandable? And 3) How will this experience help you see something from your everyday, familiar life in a different way?
If you don’t understand what Field Notes mean, I have uploaded an example for you. The I It is about someone named Allaine Cerwonka (not required reading) who took field notes in the form of emails to her prof essor. Her project involved riding along with police officers (cops) in Australia.
I have also uploaded the rubric below to help you keep on the right track. My instructor will grade this paper based on the rubric criteri.