ethnographic ethnographic  /ˌɛθ nə ˈɡræ fɪk/


  • (adj) of or relating to ethnography


  1. The film's first half is an ethnographic survey of hell on earth: poverty, ignorance, testosterone and crime.
  2. Museums on both sides of the Atlantic have not helped much, tending to confine their Indian exhibits to ethnographic ghettos dominated by braves and their war bonnets.



  1. In 1996, when asked his opinion of the project, Lévi-Strauss wrote to Chirac: "It takes into account the evolution of the world since the Musée de l'Homme was created. An ethnographic museum can no longer, as at that time, offer an authentic...
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Claude Levi-Strauss Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Ethnographic studies show that many urban young men believe you have to be willing to be violent to be a man," says Daniel Webster, associate director for research at the Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg...
    on May 1, 2008 By: Daniel Webster Source: Urbanite Baltimore

  3. UC Berkeley emeritus sociologist Neil Smelser, who recommended the hiring of Wacquant at Berkeley, called the boxing sojourn "quite an ingenious and creative mode of ethnographic fieldwork."
    on Dec 8, 2003 By: Neil Smelser Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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