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Straits) - BBC Tales from the Jungle
Was prevented from returning to Europe when
WWI broke out
Revolutionized fieldwork while in Trobriand
Islands Spent years studying culture
Learned native language
Learned cultural patterns of thought Malinowski’s Intro to Argonauts Science, holism, but also everyday details/tone 1. The organization of the tribe, the anatomy of its
Imponderabilia of everyday life (diary)
Corpus inscriptionum 2.
3. * Final goal “grasp the native’s point of view, his
relation to life, to realise his vision of his world.”
(p.56) Fieldwork Begin with entrance into a new society (or must
set self up as anthropologist to study own
Many experience culture shock: feelings of
alienation and helplessness that result from
rapid immersion in a new and different culture
rapid Fieldwork Involves the acquisition of fundamental
grounding knowledge of culture and adaptation
to new culture
Develop network of informants (respondents,
consultants, friends) – people from and/or with
whom anthropologists gather data
Different types of data collection Methods of Data Collection
Methods Interviews (structured, open-ended)
Video and audio recording
measurement and statistical data
*PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION Participant Observatio...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2014 for the course ANTH 1003 taught by Professor Demovic during the Spring '07 term at LSU.
- Spring '07