Arizona State University West                      Professor Kristin Koptiuch                                         Spring 2002


Event-Scenes are "cinematic" exercises in keen observation and descriptive writing to convey a richly ethnographic sense of the urban culture and social space of South Phoenix.  When an event-scene is called during our fieldwork activities, everyone should pause in whatever they are doing and take a 15 minutes time-out to focus on the event-scene.  Observe, reflect, and take notes that you can later revise and expand upon more fully to compose your event-scene.

For All Three Types of Event-Scenes: At the agreed upon time, teams should set up wherever they are for 15-20 minutes of serious descriptive observing and writing.  Be sure to record your location in South Phoenix so that we may be able to post these on a map on a web page later.

Freeze-Frame Event-Scene Go There!

Shot/Reverse-Shot Event-Scene Go There! Storytelling Event-Scene  Go There! Return to Table of Contents page

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