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Running head: ETHNOGRAPHIC COMPARISON OF LIBERIA AND ETHIOPIA 1 Ethnographic Comparison of Liberia and Ethiopia Terri L. Green Argosy Online Program Author Note Module 5 Assignment 1: LASA 2
ETHNOGRAPHIC COMPARISON OF LIBERIA 2 Introduction This final ethnographic analysis is research coverage of cultural comparisons among the African societies of Liberia and Ethiopia. The historical value of societal culture, religion and politics are significant to anthropological research to reflect on where appropriate changes can and need to be made for future generations. I will cover brief background information on Liberia and Ethiopia. Then, compare and contrast the chosen societies in relation to religious cultural aspects. Lastly, a summarization and brief discussion on the human behavior of these societies in regards to realities to cultural life, social problems and public policies.
ETHNOGRAPHIC COMPARISON OF LIBERIA 3 Ethnographic Comparison of Liberia and Ethiopia The historical value of societal culture, religion and politics are significant to anthropological research to reflect on where appropriate changes can and need to be made for future generations. The ethnographer goes beyond reporting events and details of experience. In field research emic and etic perspectives have to be acquired to obtain a full circle of understanding cultural diversity, from the inside out. Unfortunately, I have never got the privilege of being part of field research nor is this paper based off of personal field research. But the knowledge that I have managed to acquire is do to the explorers, anthropological researchers, and social and behavioral scientists. In point, the gratitude of all cultural evolution and chronological research of seeing the past, present and future is given to these intellectual individuals who has shared their knowledge with us. Historical Description of Liberia From ancient times through the 1700s, many cultural assemblies from the neighboring provinces established in the area, making Liberia one of Africa’s most ethnically rich and varied countries. In the early 1800s, the nation was settled by freeborn African Americans and former slaves from the United States. In 1950 Liberia, which means “land of the free”, was one of the most affluent African American nations in Africa. From 1989 to 1996, the civil war broke out and collapsed the economic and population

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