Chapter

Ethnography before Ethnography

Joseph E. Skinner

in The Invention of Greek Ethnography

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199793600
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199979677 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793600.003.0001

Series: Greeks Overseas

Ethnography before Ethnography

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This chapter begins with a discussion of some of the factors that have shaped the way in which ethnography is conceived as both discipline and practice. It then discusses the definition of ethnography, “other” ethnographies, ethnography (re)defined, approaches to (Greek) identity, Felix Jacoby and Greek ethnography, ethnography and identity, polarities deconstructed, and Homeric paradigms and the economies of knowledge.

Keywords: Greek ethnography; identity; Felix Jacoby; Homeric paradigms; economies of knowledge

Chapter.  26784 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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