What is ethnography?

  • (noun): The branch of anthropology that provides scientific description of individual human societies.
    Synonyms: descriptive anthropology


Ethnography (from Greek ἔθνος ethnos = folk/people and γράφω grapho = to write) is a qualitative research design aimed at exploring cultural phenomena. The resulting field study or a case report reflects the knowledge and the system of meanings in the lives of a cultural group. An ethnography is a means to represent graphically and in writing, the culture of a people.

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List Of Museums With Major Collections In Ethnography And Anthropology
... This is a list of museums with major collections in ethnography and anthropology ... Museum, London, UK 58,000 objects Russian Museum of Ethnography, St ... million artifacts Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, St ...
James Clifford (historian)
... books, including The Predicament of Culture Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art (1988) and Routes Travel and Translation in the Late 20th ... visual studies, and especially in cultural anthropology, as his literary critiques of written ethnography greatly contributed to the discipline’s important self-c ... intended to write his dissertation on the French School of ethnography ...
Sinkiuse-Columbia - Ethnography
... The Sinkiuse belonged to the inland division of the Salishan group ... Their nearest relatives were the Wenatchi and Methow ...
Ethnography - Ethics - The Ethnographic Self
... – Where the researcher situates themselves within the ethnography is ethically problematic ... These relationships are sometimes not accounted for within the reporting of the ethnography despite the fact that they seemingly would influence the research findings ... Ethnographer" – Fine claims that objectivity is an illusion and that everything in ethnography is known from a perspective ...
Maia Berzina - Later Work
... Berzina joined the fresh-formed Peoples Maps Group at the Ethnography Chair of MSU, where she compiled the maps of ethnic compound of Switzerland, India, United States and ... She was hired as a junior research fellow to the newly established Miklukho-Maklay Ethnography Institute of Soviet Academy of Sciences and worked there until pensioning off in 1984, being ... Berzina was also a permanent contributor of the Soviet Ethnography journal, translating the journal summaries into English ...