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ethnography

 [eth-nog´rah-fe]
1. a description of the activities of a group and the beliefs held by group members.
2. study of the lifestyles, beliefs, and norms of a selected group through observation, participation, and analysis. Ethnographic research includes studies of patterns of behavior, known as culture traits, and the relationships between patterns of behavior. Ethnographic inquiry may be on selected topics, such as health and illness, and may ask questions such as “Do fathers in this culture attend the birth of a child?” or “What does a family member do immediately after the birth of a child?”

ethnography

[ethnog′rəfē]
Etymology: Gk, ethnos, nation, graphein, to record
a branch of anthropology that is concerned with the history of nations and ethnic populations.

ethnography

A qualitative research technique which allows the generation of a detailed description of a culture or subculture based on observation, interviews and dialogue, and the genealogical analysis of kinships, descent and marriage using diagrams, symbols and questionnaires.

ethnography

the descriptive study of the races of mankind.
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Even where he has moved far beyond the ethnographic and geographic boundaries of San art to other spaces and times, such as in his recent decades' work in East Africa and Europe, he has formulated bridging methods that permit the use of ethnographic parallels.
Throop concludes by boldly defining a cultural phenomenology grounded in a new ethnographic ethic, one that seeks to appreciate the uniqueness and unassumability of the other.
Following the introduction where Bonnemere presents a thorough literature review, contextualizes prevalent issues within the field and draws analogies to similar gaps in ethnographic work on other aboriginal groups, contributors enter into discussions centred on initiation rites, bachelor cults and female spirit cults - the three main types of male ritual.
As reported here, one way to advance intercultural understanding in teaching and Learning languages is through the use of the ethnographic interview.
In addition, Ortner offers little discussion of her own ethnographic research and relies heavily on theory as well as the work of her contemporaries to get her point across.
The ethnographic element in Ranolf and Amohia relates it to a body of poetry that can be termed 'ethnographic' verse.
I began an ethnographic study of our community after one of the Canadian women, my best friend, died suddenly, and the people of our little village sprang into action with funeral arrangements, food, prayer and support for the grieving family.
They influenced the decision to incorporate ethnographic methods by requesting ways in which interested workers with longer tenure in the plant or former workers could be involved.
Ellingson, health communication scholar, but also Laura, the person--the cancer patient and survivor, as well as the naive and inexperienced researcher who gains confidence through the ethnographic process as she grows into an experienced, embodied ethnographer.
This essay will move back and forth between Warren's Brother to Dragons and ethnographic theoretical texts, reading Warren's works by the lights of the various theorists' comments on the interrelationships between ethnography and literature, and recognizing the similarities between various paradigms of ethnography and Warren's approach to American cultural issues.
In order to examine the sense of community and rural community change, Salamon utilized a community ethnographic method supplemented by additional research methods, and she devised a typology to examine four community dimension indicators which consisted of (1) public space and place; (2) interconnections; (3) social resources; and (4) cross-age relations.
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