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New Ethnography

Often used interchangeably with ethnoscience and cognitive anthropology, New Ethnography investigates differences in systems of classification among cultures in order to understand the ...

New Ethnography

New Ethnography  

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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... Ethnography Often used interchangeably with ethnoscience and cognitive anthropology , New Ethnography investigates differences in systems of classification among cultures in order to understand the “knowledge systems” that underlie specific forms of cultural activity. This perspective grew out of the 1950s and 1960s convergence of anthropology and linguistics —particularly the theory of transformational–generative grammar developed by Noam Chomsky . New Ethnography proposed that analysis of the systems of classification used by different cultures was...

Network Ethnography as an Approach for the Study of New Governance Structures in Education

Network Ethnography as an Approach for the Study of New Governance Structures in Education   Reference library

Catarina Player-Koro

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education

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2020
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Social sciences, Education
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...Hammersley, M. (2017). What is ethnography? Can it survive? Should it? Ethnography and Education , 13 (1), 1–17. Hammersley, M. , & Atkinson, P. (2007). Ethnography: Principles in practice . Milton Park, U.K.: Routledge. Hogan, A. (2016). Network ethnography and the cyberflâneur: Evolving policy sociology in education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education , 29 (3), 381–398. Howard, P. N. (2002). Network ethnography and the hypermedia organization: New media, new organizations, new methods. New Media & Society , 4 (4),...

New Ethnography

New Ethnography  

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Often used interchangeably with ethnoscience and cognitive anthropology, New Ethnography investigates differences in systems of classification among cultures in order to understand the “knowledge ...
Exploration

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...Evangelical exploratory writing tended to stress contests between natives and heroic, sometimes martyred, missionaries contending with all the evils of heathen superstition— John Williams ( 1769–1839 ), killed and eaten in the New Hebrides, was one of the most famous. Such works were complemented by a genre of descriptive ethnography, typified in William Ellis 's ( 1794–1872 ) Polynesian Researches ( 1832 ), which offered rounded manners-and-customs descriptions, but also predictably emphasized dark practices such as polygyny, warfare, and infanticide....

History

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...Barbauld's exposition of the uses of history in her time suggests a view of the relationship between ethnography and historiography which is, even on her own subsequent account, a relatively new development. It is a view that was systematized in the writings of the *Scottish Enlightenment , which were being circulated more widely than ever by proselytizing efforts such as those of Barbauld's friend Dugald *Stewart . Crucial to this new methodology is a dialectical sense of periodization in which particular ‘societies’ or ‘nations’, newly theorized...

37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa

37 The History of the Book in Sub-Saharan Africa   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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...Literary genres encouraged by missionary presses—exemplary lives, conversion narratives, didactic poetry, *self-help manuals, and ethnographic accounts—proved highly adaptable by politically pragmatic African writers. The Liberian Joseph J. Walters ’s Guanya Pau: A Story of an African Princess ( 1891 ), for example, argued for improving the condition of women, and Jomo Kenyatta ’s apparently merely ethnographic My People of Kikuyu and The Life of Chief Wangombe ( 1942 ) offered critiques of European intervention in East African societies. Mission...

Music

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...mainstream by the 1820s. It was much the same with opera, whose supernatural or magical settings all too easily descended to routine balladry and superficial colour: Bishop's Aladdin was no match for Weber's fantastical Oberon . There was, also, a growth of popular and ethnographic interest in music outside Britain and Europe at this time, particularly in *Indian music , a fascination generated by the increased colonial development and settlement of India during this period. Only in the 1830s did a recognizable early Romantic school emerge, with younger...

Scottish Local and Family History

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...been claimed, do not have the urge of Anglicans to ritualize the past), and the separate legal system and legal institutions. The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, founded in 1780 , prophetically announced an agenda which has remained relevant. It proposed a programme of ethnographic surveys on a topographical basis, to include natural resources, population, language, and social customs—‘in general, every thing that may tend to compare our antient with our modern attainments’, in the words of the Earl of Buchan, prime mover of the Society. This instinct...

Viewing

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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Oxford University Press

...curiosity of the multitudes, who incessantly resort to it in quest of amusement’ was regarded as ‘a popular though far less useful application of the Institution’. The expenditure of public funds on creating and maintaining collections that were predominantly scientific and ethnographic in nature was not welcomed by connoisseurs and artists whose first desire was the establishment of a National Gallery of Art. The notion of a gallery that could educate artists, impress foreigners, and definitively answer the aspersions cast against the taste of the British...

Mythology

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...myths), his scholarly reputation, already damaged by his support for the authenticity of Thomas *Chatterton 's Rowley poems, took a further plunge. Undoubtedly the most authoritative criticisms of Bryant came from Sir William Jones, whose work was informed by a scholarly and ethnographic rigour missing from his predecessor's. Jones's knowledge of several oriental languages, including Sanskrit, convinced him of the untenability of Bryant's methods; instead he advanced more cautious grounds for accepting the biblical account. In his ‘Ninth Discourse’, Jones...

48 The History of the Book in America

48 The History of the Book in America   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...played a significant role in publishing the fruits of American science and exploration, in such works as the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (1848–1916), the seven-volume geological surveys of the 40 th parallel (1870–80), and John Wesley Powell ’s geological and ethnographic studies of the American west. At the same time, commercial publishers created niches by catering to the learned professions: *Little, Brown, & Co. , and Baker, Voorhis, & Co. in law books; Lea & Blanchard (successors to Mathew Carey’s firm), William Wood & Co., and P....

35 The Slavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus

35 The Slavonic Book in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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...documents, ethnographic materials, and belles-lettres (subject to approval by the censor)—and also required that permission be sought for the importing of Ukrainian-language publications from abroad (e.g. Prague, Vienna, and Geneva, as well as Western Ukraine). From 1875 , some underground revolutionary and populist presses were set up in Odessa, Kiev, Kharkiv, and Ekaterinoslav. One of the results of the 1905 revolution in Russia was the appearance of Ukrainian- and Belarusian-language magazines, newspapers, and educational societies. New Belarusian...

Antiquarianism (Popular)

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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Oxford University Press

...in nature and in society, present and past. By the end of the seventeenth century the empirical scientists gathered in the Royal Society were matched by more informal networks of ‘social Baconians’—political economists, educated travellers to other lands, and their similarly ethnographical reporters on regions of the British Isles, all of whom were pioneering social scientists and social historians. In this sense antiquarians have good claims to be the initiators of modern anthropology and sociology, but the purpose of this essay is to establish their...

Ethnographic history

Ethnographic history  

Emerged from a particular moment in the dialogue between history and anthropology in the 1970s and assumed new forms as the debates evolved. Prominent practitioners of ethnographic history have been ...
cyber ethnography

cyber ethnography  

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A relatively new method of data collection that involves applying the techniques of classic anthropology and ethnography to the online world. It has developed over the last ten or so years since the ...
Werewere Liking

Werewere Liking  

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(b. 1950).Cameroonian painter, poet, novelist, playwright, theatre director, and ethnographic researcher; she has lived and worked in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, since 1979. Studying the theatricality of ...
Burton Brothers

Burton Brothers  

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Was a thriving photographic business in Dunedin, New Zealand. Walter (1836–80) specialized in studio portraiture and Alfred (1834–1914) in landscape and ‘ethnographic’ photography. After Walter's ...
ethnoarchaeology

ethnoarchaeology  

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[Ge]A branch of archaeology that uses ethnographical data to inform the examination and interpretation of the archaeological record. In some cases this involves the study of living communities by ...
George de Forest Brush

George de Forest Brush  

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(1855–1941).Painter. He established his career in the 1880s with images of American Indians but later was known for Renaissance-inspired women and children as well as commissioned portraits. Derived ...
Arnold Van Gennep

Arnold Van Gennep  

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(1873 –1957)Born in Germany and educated in France, van Gennep was an anthropologist and folklorist with a strong interest in linguistics and comparative religion. His early work focused on ...

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