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ethnography

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

The scientific study of customs, habits, and behavior of specified groups of people, usually applied to tribes or clans of people in nonliterate societies.

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Ethnography

Anthony Kwame Harrison.

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Social Psychology. 240 pages.

Ethnography (Understanding Qualitative Research) provides a comprehensive guide to understanding, conceptualizing, and critically assessing ethnographic research and its...

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Ethnography

in The Power of the Between

December 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1904 words.

This chapter presents the author's thoughts about ethnography. From his vantage as an ethnographer, the central question is, how can an ethnographic work, based on long-term research,...

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Ethnography

Anthony Kwame Harrison.

in The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research

July 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Research Methods in Psychology. 24467 words.

Embracing the trope of ethnography as narrative, this chapter uses the mythic story of Bronislaw Malinowski’s early career and fieldwork as a vehicle through which to explore key aspects of...

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Ethnography²

Chaim Noy.

in Thank You for Dying for Our Country

August 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 7728 words.

This chapter reflexively examines the ethnographic study at Ammunition Hill. The chapter pursues a re-examination of ethnographic practices: the theoretical lenses of performance are turned...

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Ethnography

Jane Seymour.

in Research Methods in Palliative Care

June 2007; p ublished online November 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine. 7704 words.

This chapter discusses ethnography, which is a research method that requires the researchers to become involved in the daily lives of a small group of patients. Thanks to a rather small...

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Ethnography

John L. Jackson.

in Anthropology

P ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8732 words.

Ethnography is a term that often is employed to describe both a recognizable literary genre within the social sciences (writings that attempt to holistically capture people’s cultural...

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Ethnography

Elizabeth L. Krause.

in Tight Knit

August 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anthropology. 11418 words.

Combining humanistic and social scientific inquiry with literary representation, “Ethnography” introduces the context, methods, and arguments. It positions Prato as a laboratory of...

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Ethnography

Kent Fowler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Race and Ethnicity. 7615 words.

The chapter discusses the contributions of ethnographic research to study of ceramic manufacturing practices in past societies. Ethnoarchaeology and material culture studies are identified...

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Ethnography before Ethnography

Joseph E. Skinner.

in The Invention of Greek Ethnography

September 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 26784 words.

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...

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Ethnographic Methods

Tatjana Thelen.

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

February 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 5435 words.

This chapter describes the impact of ethnographic methods on the study of transformation. Ethnographic methods comprise a bundle of tools, the most important of which remains participant...

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virtual ethnography

John Duignan.

in A Dictionary of Business Research Methods

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 37 words.

*Qualitative research methodology that applies the *ethnographic approach to the study of online communities and their cultures using

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cyber ethnography

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 439 words.

A relatively new method of data collection that involves applying the techniques of classic anthropology and ethnography to the online

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cyber ethnography

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 434 words.

A relatively new method of data collection that involves applying the techniques of classic anthropology and ethnography to the online

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mobile ethnography

Helen Roby.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Transport Studies

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport. 44 words.

A qualitative research method aimed at exploring cultural phenomena while mobile. Mobile ethnography aims to capture the cultural phenomena of

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travel ethnography

Helen Roby.

in A Supplementary Dictionary of Transport Studies

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport. 64 words.

The use of ethnographic methods to allow the study of people in naturally occurring travel settings, both mobile (buses and

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New Ethnography

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 124 words.

Often used interchangeably with ethnoscience and cognitive anthropology, New Ethnography investigates differences in systems of classification among cultures in

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ethnography, medieval

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 240 words.

Both the west and *Byzantium continued classical ethnographic thought, modified by biblical concepts and sometimes direct observation, as ways of

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Meta-Ethnography

George W. Noblit.

in Cultural Constructions of Identity

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Developmental Psychology. 7998 words.

This chapter explains meta-ethnography as created by Noblit and Hare and how the method has been used since. This is the methodology each of the chapters in this volume used to synthesize...

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Ethnographic Approaches

Urmitapa Dutta.

in Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research

December 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology. 7080 words.

Critical ethnography is an approach that connects detailed cultural analysis to wider social structures and systems of power by simultaneously examining dimensions of race, class, culture,...

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Analytic Ethnography

Diane Vaughan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology

January 2011; p ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory. 9521 words.

This article examines the unique contribution that analytic ethnography has made and can make to accomplishing two of the key principles of analytical sociology: developing theoretical...

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