What’s in a Rank? Universities and Student Satisfaction: The Role of Student Services Practitioners in Creating Successful Students (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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What’s in a Rank? Universities and Student Satisfaction: The Role of Student Services Practitioners in Creating Successful Students (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

This is a research paper by Shannon McKechnie, produced as part of the Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power course. Download PDF here Abstract Increasingly, students attending post-secondary education are not pursuing higher academic knowledge. Instead, the experience of University, including gaining new friends, relationships, memories, and prospective careers has become paramount. This is … Continue reading

Board Proposals, Bingo, and a Band: Strength in Numbers  at the University of Toronto Students’ Union’s Annual General Meeting (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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Board Proposals, Bingo, and a Band: Strength in Numbers at the University of Toronto Students’ Union’s Annual General Meeting (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

This is a research paper by Anna Shortly, produced as part of the Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power course. Download PDF here Abstract Every year in the fall semester, the University of Toronto Students’ Union holds an Annual General Meeting where the students it represents—all undergraduate and professional faculty students across the St. … Continue reading

Wellness Welded: The Assemblage for Health & Wellness at the University of Toronto (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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Wellness Welded: The Assemblage for Health & Wellness at the University of Toronto (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

This is a research paper by Henry Lee Heinonen, produced as part of the Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power course. Download PDF here My conscious engagement with wellness programs at the University of Toronto began in September, 2015 – in my fifth and final year as an undergraduate student, and only in order … Continue reading

The Amiable Face of Student Governance: A Look into Political Involvement within the University of Toronto (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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The Amiable Face of Student Governance: A Look into Political Involvement within the University of Toronto (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

This is a research paper by Alexandre Darveau-Morin, produced as part of the Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power course. Download PDF here Context of the research This research was conducted through an ethnographic fieldwork seminar with Prof. Tania Li seeking to understand how power flows and influence the life of people inside … Continue reading

Fieldsite Maps (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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Fieldsite Maps (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

Student Fieldsites 2015 Anna Shortly Goldring Student Centre, Victoria College Cat’s Eye in the Goldring Student Centre, Victoria College OISE Auditorium University of Toronto Students’ Union, 12 Hart House Circle University of Toronto Archives, Robarts Library Croft Chapter House, University College Henry Lee Heinonen Hart House Health and Wellness Centre (Koffler) New College Laura Beach … Continue reading

Useful Resources (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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Useful Resources (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

Allen, John. 2011. Lost geographies of power. Vol. 79. John Wiley & Sons. Althusser, L. (2006). Ideology and ideological state apparatuses (notes towards an investigation). The anthropology of the state: A reader, 86-111. Anderson, Leon. “Analytic Autoethnography.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 35, no. 4 (August 2006): 373-395. Bourdieu, P. (2003). Participant Objectivation*. Journal of the … Continue reading

The Class as Research Collective (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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The Class as Research Collective (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

How did We Arrive Where We Are? Introduction By Saania Punja As we began studying power in the University, we were pointed to various spaces on campus that could potentially be an area of interest for us, and although some already knew the direction that we were going to take, others were still feeling lost. … Continue reading

Research Journeys (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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Research Journeys (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

How did We Arrive Where We Are? Introduction By Saania Punja As we began studying power in the University, we were pointed to various spaces on campus that could potentially be an area of interest for us, and although some already knew the direction that we were going to take, others were still feeling lost. … Continue reading

Documents (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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Documents (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

What We can Learn from Documents Introduction By Jennifer Su Since we conducted our ethnography in a university setting, you may find that some of us do not spend much time talking about the difficulties in learning a new language, integrating ourselves into a family unit, or learning the particular cultural customs of the groups … Continue reading

Fieldwork (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)
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Fieldwork (Ethnography of the University 2015: Focus on Power)

What We Tried, Where We Stumbled, What Worked, and Dilemmas that Emerged Introduction By Alexandre Ethnographic fieldwork is a unique way of doing research where one has to use their own body as their main tool of research. By putting themselves in a place where people interact as part of their lives, ethnographers try to … Continue reading