Ethnography

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Ethnography
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2013-01-13 23:59:05
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Midterm I Review
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  1. Define ethnography.
    The systematic description of a particular cultural group.
  2. Ethnography uses emic, or _____, perspective.
    native
  3. What do ethnographies often rely heavily on?
    An informant.
  4. Who are gatekeepers?
    People in a community who "allow" access to that community.
  5. What is ethnographic realism?
    An "objective" account of a group written by someone with firsthand knowledge.
  6. Why are these accounts never truly "objective"?
    Because we are not blank slates.
  7. True/False: If something is written in the ethnographic present, it is written as if what is written today is true as it were in the past.
    True.
  8. What does a "thick description" do?
    It explains practices, discourses that occur in a group so that these practices become meaningful to an 'outsider'.
  9. When an ethnographer puts his/her feelings, reactions into text, it is known as ______ ethnography.
    reflective
  10. An ethnology is a systematic comparison of different cultural groups to _____ about human behavior and humanity.
    generalize

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