An Exploration Of The ?Slackers? Among Us: An Ethnography Of Art Students

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dc.contributor.author Taylor Asher
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-23T20:22:06Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-23T20:22:06Z
dc.date.issued 04/11/2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7591
dc.description dc.description
dc.description.abstract Students declare art as their major because they?re lazy. They?re ?slackers? who don?t take college seriously and want the easy way out. Right? Wrong. During the fall 2014 semester I conducted an ethnographic study within the art department, talking to students who are minors, majors, or in the Bachelors of Fine Arts degree program (BFA). Through participant-observation and interviews, I began to better understand these students, who they are, what they value, and their goals. Rites of passage, language, and beliefs concerning nudity, sharing, and levels of trust among art students are also distinctive. Although art students live among other undergraduates, the moment they enter the doors on the third floor of the ?Fern,? they are in their ?cultural scene.? This area ?feels like home? and allows likeminded individuals to come together in a vibrant subculture.
dc.description.sponsorship Rosemary Gianno
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Keene State College
dc.subject Anthropology
dc.title An Exploration Of The ?Slackers? Among Us: An Ethnography Of Art Students
dc.type Presentation

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