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  • n. Plural form of ethnographer.


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  • One choice for the military facing this problem would be to halt a program that necessitates engaging in ethically problematic behaviors; the other choice for the military could be to start training their own "ethnographers" and "anthropologists," with a different standard of ethical behavior.


  • He and his family left America to become the first ethnographers of this romanticized culture.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • For the last two hundred years or so, books on the subject have usually begun by noting that no utterly religion-less society has ever been observed—not in bygone days by European explorers pushing at the edges of Asia and Africa, nor, more recently, by ethnographers or other professional scholars tramping through the Amazon jungles or the rain forests of New Guinea.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • The writings of many current ethnographers tell us as much: to this day in many parts of the world, the unit that really counts is still the family—indeed, the family in its most extended sense, the clan.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • There can be little doubt that the same kind of collective self that ethnographers have identified in all sorts of non-Western societies today was simply a given for early man: he or she was part of that band, part of that totem-group, whose common foraging, scavenging existence was almost all of what life consisted of.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Using such data as their starting point, some ethnographers have sought to establish a complete list of “universals” in human thought and behavior—not just color distinctions, but all sorts of other things that seem to be found in all societies around the globe.14 Some of them are pretty obvious: not surprisingly, all societies have “cooking,” “kinship classifications,” “laws and rules,” and “units of time.”

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • As ethnographers, our goal is to create a text that allows readers to enter a world that may appear, at first glance, utterly foreign and strange — but which, on further examination, is not so strange or opaque after all.

    Interview with Meredith Duran | Edwardian Promenade

  • Thing is, by then, Native people were on to the game of exploitation and appropriation, and a lot of the "informants" told bogus stories to the ethnographers.

    Who Can Win What?

  • A lot of the material writers use comes from stories gathered by ethnographers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

    Who Can Win What?

  • Grants for Danish companies — hiring ethnographers to document user needs and support them.

    Archive 2009-05-01


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