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Ethnography: The Stranger Effect and Gift Giving

Anyone who has conducted ethnographic research understands the importance of the participant-observer methodology. When gathering informati…

Started by Neil Turner

0 Apr 24, 2014

In what ways do you think Geertz’s work differs from the concept that observers must stand outside the cultures they are observing?

The concept of the interpretation of cultures in anthropology is associated with the work of Clifford Geertz during what has been termed th…

Started by Neil Turner

13 Apr 19, 2010
Reply by Neil Turner

Is anthropology experiencing another crisis in representation?

Traditionally, the practice of anthropology required leaving one’s home country for long periods of time, learning a new language, immersin…

Started by Neil Turner

0 Dec 30, 2009

Interpretative Anthropology - is it still a valid approach to cultural analysis?

For the better part of this week, I have been reading posts from many of the groups and discussions that attract my interests and have foun…

Started by Neil Turner

0 Dec 5, 2009



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