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Unformatted text preview: • Situated knowledge, radical cultural relativism and intellectual property rights • Native oral tradition Fieldwork – “controlled culture shock” There are three basic elements to fieldwork: (1) long-term residence, (2) language competency, and (3) participant observation • Participant observation is a form of unstructured research • Structured research – questionnaires and interview protocols o Emic v etic approaches – insider (Cushing and Malinowski) versus outsider approach (armchair theorists and comparativists) • Key informants or consultants • Fieldnotes • Ethics Ethnography, literally “writing ethnicity”, and the ethnographers EMBODIMENT; INTERPRETATION, TRANSLATION, AND INCOMMENSURABILITY Basso – Cibecue Apaches Explanation Interpretation Translation Incommensurability Scientific method Falsification Hypotheses...
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- Winter '06
- Anthropology, participant observation, Cushing Long-term fieldwork, versus organic Armchair, Material culture versus, Culture shock Ethnocentrism