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- adj. relating to ethnography
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- adj. pertaining to ethnography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to ethnography.
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- adj. of or relating to ethnography
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There's a fascinating correlation between Ethnographic Film and Pornographic Film: consider how "natives"/"savages" are often naked in ethnographic films (New Guinea tribesman or Amazonian Indians) -- just as in pornographic film, actors 'bodies are objectified and presented as "other" than subjectively embodied human being.
Sometimes the facts of native peoples as eminently described in ethnographic works are simply not enough to imbue our minds with an original, native viewpoint.
J.R. Firth, though sympathetic to his aims, regarded his technical linguistic contribution as consisting of 'sporadic comments immersed and perhaps lost in what is properly called his ethnographic analysis.'
The tribe adopted Amazon Conservation Team's methodology for so-called ethnographic mapping, which has been used to chart more than 40 million acres of rain forest.
That Van Oort is driven to speak of the "sacred meaning" to be found in the subjects of "ethnographic" crticism to me only suggests that he and his like-minded colleagues are desperate to find profound significance in their study of trivia and detritus.
On the third hand, it's the kind of ethnographic film that probably only specialists want to view more than once, making it easier to admire in the abstract than enjoy in the present.
The film is the last testimonial of an entire way of life, a kind of ethnographic record from a small urban enclave that would soon disappear forever.
Can you tell me what and how you used "ethnographic" research in this sense?
My constant disappointment with many attempts is that when I read so called "ethnographic" studies, they are usually interesting and worth reading as long as they do the "scenic fieldwork" concept from Dourish paper, but they completely let me down at the end, since they don't move to what Dourish calls the "analytical" level.
This kind of ethnographic report is common: the Hawaiians, for example, for the same reason were apprehensive that Captain Cook's people would eat them.