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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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In Mission and Music, Zahn presents a view of the lives of the Jabem and Bukawac peoples in the first decades of the 20th century, with interesting and often insightful ethnographical detail.
This year the event's organiser, Guus Roell, is hosting four guest-exhibitors in his 18th-century townhouse gallery offering Cape Dutch furniture; antique silver and jewellery; English antique furniture; and ethnographical art.
While the management of oppressive attention has been extensively described and analyzed in recent ethnographical and biographical literature on disability, historians have taken little interest in the lived experience of people with disabilities.
The building and its contents were a gift to the London County Council by the tea importer and Liberal MP Frederick John Horniman, who had already opened to the public the large ethnographical collection he had amassed in his house nearby.
Ethnographical Collection from the Kiwai District of British New Guinea.
The major problem lies in a basic confusion evident in particular at the ethnographical and linguistic levels.
Defying customary categorization, the study involves historical, sociological, folkloric, and ethnographical foundations generating a new set of parameters within which to consider the Famine and its far-reaching consequences.
A hundred blown-up photographs of motion studies, ethnographical material, child art, and microphotographs blended technology and fantasy in wild profusion.
Thomsen, Thomas, decembre 1937, The Study of Man, Denmark organized the World's First Ethnographical Museum , The American-Scandinavian Review : 309-318.
1860 Opuscula: Essays Chiefly Philological and Ethnographical, Williams & Norgate, London.
Compared with modern ethnographical fieldwork and studies of literate peoples, these circumstances impose great limitations on our research.