ethnography

[ UK /ɛθnˈɒɡɹəfi/ ]
NOUN
  1. the branch of anthropology that provides scientific description of individual human societies
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  • 29 While some feminist anthropologists took their post-modernist male colleagues to task for reducing ethnography to an invention of self and other, thereby denying all claims voiced through collaborative efforts between Western academics and non-Western subjects, 30 feminist scholars working with African women's life histories went to ever greater lengths to explain their research process and defend the value of "intersubjective" fieldwork. Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique
  • 27Another way that ethnography is useful, particularly when it is representative of the societies of speakers whose languages are being reconstructed, is that after vocabulary data sets and fieldwork interviews are completed, the ethnographic details of particular events that occurred in recent times can be assessed as expressions of a societal feature whose occurrence has been shown to belong to a proto-language society. Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE
  • Feasting can be either an inclusive or an exclusive activity, as we know from many sources from classical antiquity and modern ethnography.
  • The methodology of ethnography is usually dependent upon the constraints operating on whom or what the researcher wants to study.
  • Integrating more of her ethnography would have added depth to her analysis.
  • The ethnography of the first part of the book, while a contribution in its own right, provides background for the second part.
  • Despite structural similarities between Orientalist chrestomathies and Westermarck's ethnography, the principles regulating their interpretation were not the same.
  • On the one hand it was a repository for formalized superstition; on the other it stood ready for interpretational abuse in criminology, eugenics, ethnography, and the construction of racial stereotypes.
  • In this regard, bureaucratic officialism legitimates and disguises power relationships, and engaged ethnography is well suited to penetrate its hard surface.
  • To add a personal note to this review, ethnography's limits are reached at the boundaries of specific and discreet social worlds, whether they be boardrooms or bar rooms.
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