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An Ethnography Research Proposal: Conducting Research at the Palisades Mall
On 20 November 2016 I will be conducting an unobtrusive ethnography at the Palisades mall to meet the requirements of PL371 class. I intend to preserve my anonymity as a researcher by conducting all observations in civilian clothes, rather than in cadet uniform. I plan on visiting a variety of stores, acting as a shopper, a...
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The Control and Influence of Ethnography, as the Primary Focus of Post-Colonial Theory
Ethnography, the study of culture and races has been the primary focus of post-colonial theory as it explains or relates to every other discourse and is the primary lens to view people, which started in Europe with its colonialism in 1840s by James Cowles Pritchard. As the cultural differences became more evident, ethnograp...
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The Changes in the Yup'ik People Brought by American Consumerism
The concept of the ‘American Dream’ has drawn people from all across the world to the United States, expecting that the democratic-capitalist society would make good on its promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Yet the reality is often a troublesome search for identity among this labyrinthine social landsc...
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A Sociological View of the Rising Impact of Globalization on the Shrimping Industry in Louisiana
Jill Ann Harrison’s Buoyancy on the Bayou: Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization provides a fascinating sociological view of the growing impact of globalization on the shrimping industry in Louisiana. Harrison uses sociological theories and ethnography to explain, and narrative format to present, the lives and liv...
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The Factors Affecting the Sustainability of Hill Tribes in Thailand
The hill tribes in northern Thailand live a very different life from an average city goer. They will have access to different materials and sometimes they don’t have access to running water or electricity, however most hill tribes in today’s times have access to running water and electricity. However, the hill tribe that I...
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The Immigration Laws and Politics in France
"Where ethics and politics meet: the violence of humanitarianism in
France" was written by Miriam Ticktin and published in American Ethnologist
in 2006. Due to its subject matter and the fact that it was published in an
anthropological journal it can be surmised that the audience was primarily
peers in the field of anthropo...
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The Evolution of Rituals in the Communities of Elderly Jewish People and Indo-Fijians
Change occurs for many reasons. Whether it be a change for necessity or a change stemmed from oppression, societies must change in order to preserve their heritage and prosper. Elderly Jewish people at the Center in Barbara Myerhoff’s ethnography of aging Number Our Days: A Triumph of Continuity and Culture Among Jewish Old...
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Immigration: America Has a Niche for Everyone
Immigration America has always been credited with being the land of opportunity, the great equalizer. Immigrants come from all over the world to have a fair chance to become successful and live the American dream. For some people this is true, but for many others (Chinese, Irish, Germans, etc.) American society has already...
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A Summary of Bronislaw Malinowski's Argonauts of the Western Pacific
Bronislaw Malinowski’s Argonauts of the Western Pacific, published in 1922, is an ethnography of the people living in the Trobriand Islands of the coast of Papua New Guinea in the Western Pacific Ocean. His writing is one of the very first ethnographies ever done. An ethnography is the scientific description of the customs...
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An Analysis of the Ethnography How Musical is Man by John Blacking
“How Musical is Man?” by John Blacking is an ethnography that compares tribal music traditions of the South African Venda peoples and the tonal system of European Western art music. The ethnography s from the point of view of the author and ethnomusicologist John Blacking, who was raised learning piano in America within the...
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