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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

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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By describing the events and power relationships involved in this colonial process, we will be in a better position to understand how anthropological fieldwork took place in Goa.
In Routes, the concept of "travel" is allowed to encompass many forms of movement and encounter, from anthropological fieldwork to tourism to diaspora, but the book is not intended to be a coherent study of travel and its meanings.
Anthropological fieldwork has established that people are much more likely to distinguish a wild plant kind against the otherwise undifferentiated background of biological diversity if it has a use (e.g.
Possibly he could not have answered such questions, for lack of evidence, although adding anthropological fieldwork and oral history to his sensitive use of the archives might well have provided him with more in this direction that would be predicted at first sight.
Most of the anthropological fieldwork for Manz's book took place during the tense period when power was being transferred ftom the army to Christian Democrat Vinicio Cerezo Ardvalo.
Letters from the Field: 1925 - 1975 (1977) contains her own reflections on the methods of anthropological fieldwork that she developed.
While not a picture of pristine anthropological fieldwork, Blumenschine's efforts represent a new approach to learning about the eating habits of hominids, the forerunners of modern humans.
compare police statistics with CVS data), (2) to develop and validate a thematic survey with a sample of 15.400 citizens that allows for the assessment of the impact of demographic, socio-economic and socio-geographic variables on the perception of insecurity (3) to investigate the socio-cultural determinants of insecurity perception through the implementation of anthropological fieldwork in five EU countries (4) to share best practices and outcomes in a final event with 100 key end-users.
He views the boredom and miscommunication of fieldwork as symptoms of "gastroenteritis," a word he uses to mean a malaise that very often accompanies anthropological fieldwork. Again, the illness has to do with the emotional complications of engaging with others.
Even as these macroregional links dissolved in recent centuries, one detects in Thanh and Yoshimoto's anthropological fieldwork signs that a heterodox approach to social organisation has persisted to this day.
The papers collected in the volume tackle different aspects of the question that complement each other to form the outline of a comprehensive picture and are mainly based on original, anthropological fieldwork. All authors view differentiation from a sociocultural and "indigenous" rather than from a descriptive, Orientalist, or universalist perspective--but they still pursue ambitious empirical and theoretical aims.