Provides a personal cultural portrait of existence or change in a culture.
The critically important marginal or in-between phase of a rite of passage.
Unilineal descent group based on demonstrated descent.
Any of ego's or principal subjects's ancestors or descendants (e.g., parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren) on the direct line of descent that leads to and from ego.
The descriptive, comparative, and historical study of language and of linguistic similarities and differences in time, space, and society.
- A term used in discourse analysis to refer to the resources (discourses, intersubjective meanings, etc.)
- On which people draw in order to construct accounts.
Long-term study of a community, region, society, culture, or other unit, usually based on repeated visits.
- The word machismo-and its derivatives machista and macho, comes from the Spanish word macho, meaning "male" or "manly" and refers to a prominently exhibited or excessive masculinity.
- Machistas firmly believe in the superiority of men over women and that women were created to stay home and be mothers and wives.
- In many cultures, from Latin America to Korea and to countries of the Muslim world, machismo is acceptable and even expected male behaviour.
- Use of supernatural techniques to accomplish specific aims.
- Common in many societies.
- Example: Folk magic, Witchcraft or Voodoo.
Sacred impersonal force in Melanesian and Polynesian religions.
Artistic representation of the cosmos, a focus for meditation.
MANIOC, ALSO CALLED "CASSAVA"
Plants grown in the tropics for their starchy, edible rootstock, commonly found as a dietary staple among gardening peoples.
- Used to describe the typical position of the ethnographer, who exists on the margins of the social world being studied, in that he or she is neither a full participant nor a full observer.
- Also used to describe groups of people living outside mainstream culture.
- Profit-oriented principle of exchange that dominates in states, particularly industrial states.
- Goods and services are bought and sold, and values are determined by supply and demand.
Modern states e.g UK, where the market is the dominant means by which land, labour, capital and goods are exchanged and has a major influence over social and political organization.