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Synonyms for ethnography

the branch of anthropology that provides scientific description of individual human societies

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In the field of Anthropology of Sexuality there are various references that narrate the emotional experiences during fieldwork intersubjective relations, such as: Self, Sex, and Gender in Cross-Cultural Fieldwork (Whithead & Conaway, 1986), Intimate Communications: Erotics and the Study of Culture (Herdt & Stoller, 1990), My Best Informant's Dress (Newton, 1993), Taboo: Sex, Identity and Erotic Subjectivity in Anthropological Fieldwork (Kulick & Wilson, 1995), Out in the Field: Reflexions of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists (Lewin & Leap, 1996) and Sex, Sexuality, and the Anthropologist (Ashkenazie & Merkovitz, 1999), among others.
25) has sagely advised: 'much anthropological fieldwork is a process of "playing things by ear"' and thus, there is only so much preplanning that can in fact, be done.
Educated at both Oxford and Cambridge universities, he has conducted anthropological fieldwork in the Cameroons and in Indonesia.
But he reached a broad audience with his 1955 book Tristes Tropiques, a memoir of his Brazilian fieldwork that stringently dispels the romantic myths of anthropological fieldwork.
Unlike anthropological fieldwork undertaken as part of a research project, for the IFC fieldwork and analytical research were largely distinct tasks.
Students are required to go out into the community to document folklore using anthropological fieldwork techniques, and they analyze their findings in the written portion of the project.
Yet another aspect of our beloved friend: John was one of the most important defenders of anthropological fieldwork in our discipline.
But more than anything else, her book is an account of her anthropological fieldwork conducted in and among segments of the Reformed Christian churches, and the homeschooling movement.
His co-edited collection with Margaret Willson, Taboo: Sex, Identity and Erotic Subjectivity in Anthropological Fieldwork articulates parameters of the interdiction against recognizing that those who go into the field do not cease to have sex or gender, or sexuality.
The field journals give the reader an excellent overview of anthropological fieldwork as it was conducted in the first half of the 20th century--when there was less sensitivity to the concerns of Native informants or the ownership of ethnographic and archeological materials.
In classical anthropological fieldwork, a researcher lives among a people for extended periods of time, learns their language, participates in their world through the days and seasons, and builds from these cumulative experiences a theory of how the world works based, one hopes, on the people's worldview.
Some had experienced this type of work as part of their anthropological fieldwork, while others had participated as an expression of social consciousness and a way of identifying with the masses.
So the story of Fonseca Cardoso's move to anthropological fieldwork in the colonies emerges as an equivocal event in his life: a severe break in his personal and collective plans, an emotionally painful separation from his wife and children, and an event blocking the course of action he expected to follow in the science of anthropology in Portugal.
Annie Margaret McArthur did anthropological fieldwork in the Kunimaipa River region of Papua between 1953 and 1957.
Born in New Zealand, he began anthropological fieldwork in the 1920s and remained active until his death.