A Study Of None Industrial Peoples Essays

779 Words Oct 5th, 2016 4 Pages
Anthropology, which originated as the study of none industrial peoples, is a comparative science that now extends to all societies, ancient modern, simple, and complex. To become a cultural anthropologist, one must do ethnography which is the firsthand, personal study of local setting. Ethnographer is based on fieldwork requires spending a year or more in another society, living, with the local people and learning about their way of life or local behavior. The ethnographer wanted to create a holistic view, describing a culture’s whole entirely, in very detail and complex way. They have developed several techniques, methods to do fieldwork.

One key method the participant observation, on one hand, is a characteristic of ethnography techniques, taking part in the events one is observing, describing, and analyzing in the daily life of a culture. The non-participant observation on the other hand, the ethnographic take part on the local life by just being around the native people to observe their normal daily costumes.

Stephanie Kane 's article The Poisoned Water of Conceiçãozinha is good example of ethnography she used participant observation method. Her observation about "where river meet the sea tells us that the toxic waste material around river mix with sea waters in Latin American Brazil. Another method used by the ethnographer is the interviewing, which is a good tool for structuring a formal…

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