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ethnology

 [eth-nol´o-je]
1. the branch of anthropology that deals with the study of the origin and descent of human races and ethnic groups and their distribution and relationships.
2. the science of comparing and analyzing transcultural differences and similarities and developing theoretical postulations and generalizations from the findings.

eth·nol·o·gy

(eth-nol'ŏ-jē),
The science that compares human culture and/or races; cultural anthropology.

ethnology

/eth·nol·o·gy/ (eth-nol´ah-je) the science dealing with the major cultural groups of humans, their descent, relationship, etc.

ethnology

the study of the distribution, relationships and origins of the races of mankind.
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The UCLA Graduate Dance Ethnologists also honoured Kurath in 1986 at an annual forum.
5) Kurath herself incorporated Labanotation in her early transcriptions, and recognized its usefulness for dance ethnologists (1960: 243).
Dance ethnologists face similar issues to ethnomusicologists with regard to notation and transcription, including issues of prescriptive and descriptive notation, blases in the notational style, and underlying assumptions regarding the applicability of notation to cultural dance forms.