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What are ethnographies?

Ethnographies are:

  • Studies of people in their natural setting
  • Written by researchers immersed in the culture of a group
  • First-hand written accounts produced through participant observation

Searching for ethnographies in the library catalogue

  • In the top field, enter the name of the country, region, cultural or social group
  • In the second field enter one of the following keywords:
    • ethnography or ethnographies or ethnographic
    • social life and customs
    • case studies
    • field work
    • ethnology
    • manners and customs
    • rites
    • rituals

Searching for ethnographic research online