An ethnographic description written as a story that may be about an ethnographer's experience or about some event or problem.
A description of a culture as it was prior to contact.
A research methodology associated with anthropology and sociology that systematically tries to describe the culture of a group of people by trying to understand the natives'/insiders' view of their own world (an emic view of the world).
Cross-cultural comparison or the comparative study of ethnographic data, of society and of culture.
- Involves the examination of the ways in which people produce orderly social interaction on a routine, everyday basis.
- It provides the theoretical underpinning for conversation analysis.
Is the comparative study of the musics of different places of the world and of music as a central aspect of culture and society.
- Is the study of meaning attached to specific terms used by members of a group.
- Concentrates on the meaning of categories of reality and folk taxonomies to the people who use them.
- Is the research strategy used by ethnographers that emphasizes the observer's rather than the natives' explanations, categories, and criteria of significance.
- Is the phase in the study of a particular culture, after having experienced it and participated in it first-hand, of "stepping back" and evaluating the experience into explanatory terms in one's own culture (see emic perspective).
- Change in the form of a culture.
- Usually a process of internal cultural change.
Digging through the layers of deposits that make up an archaeological site.
- Is the custom of marrying outside a specific group to which one belongs.
- Some experts hold that this custom originated from a scarcity of women, which forced men to seek wives from other groups, e.g., marriage by capture.
- Another viewpoint ascribes the origin of exogamy to totemism, and claim that a religious respect for the blood of a totemic clan, led to exogamy.
- The opposite of exogamy is endogamy.
- Someone who has left his or her home country to live and work in another country.
- When we go to another country to live, we become expatriates or expats for short.
- A research methodology used to establish cause-and-effect relationships between the independent and dependent variables by means of manipulation of variables, control and randomisation.
- A true experiment involves the random allocation of participants to experimental and control groups, manipulation of the independent variable, and the introduction of a control group for comparison purposes.
- Participants are assessed before and after the manipulation of the independent variable in order to assess its effect on the dependent variable (the outcome).
The arts; people express themselves creatively in dance, music, song, painting, sculpture, pottery, cloth, storytelling, verse, prose, drama, and comedy.