Ethnographic Essays

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Entrepreneur Economic Business

BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR: ENTREPRENEURIAL IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION OF AFGHANS IN PESHAWAR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS 1.0 Introduction Wealth creation and economic growth has been one major factor which distinguish the developed countries from the third world countries and entrepreneurship is one of the main reasons, responsible for of the current progress of nations (Baumol, Litan et al. […]

Pages: 33 Words: 9862 Topics: Entrepreneurship, Ethnographic, Motivation, Qualitative Research, Refugee, Research, Social Science

Use of Internet and Intranet Technologies Within an Organisation

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction This chapter provides a brief introduction about the research topic along with the research aims and objectives in detail. Further in this chapter, the scope of research, personal interest and the motivation to choose this particular research topic are all discussed briefly. Finally, the dissertation structure content of the six chapters […]

Pages: 47 Words: 14160 Topics: Data Analysis, Ethnographic, Knowledge, Learning, Research, Scientific Method, Strategic Management
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Malinowski’s Participant-Observation in Modern Anthropology

Where does Malinowski’s conceptualization of participant-observation sit in the landscape of modern anthropological fieldwork? A primary objective of the modern ethnographer is to glean insights into the ways people relate to and interact with one another and the world around them. Through participant-observation, Malinowski (1922) offered a valuable tool with which to uncover these insights […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2150 Topics: Ethnographic, Participant Observation, Research, Research Methods

Summoned Identification and Religious Life in a Jewish Neighborhood

Iddo Tavory’s Summoned: identification and religious life in a Jewish neighborhood builds up on the understanding of readers regarding social life and interaction, culture, and mainly identity by studying one particular group- the Jewish orthodox living in the Beverly-La Brea, South east of Hollywood. It is an example of symbolic interactionist ethnography that express how […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1166 Topics: Epistemology, Ethnographic, Identity, Judaism, My Neighborhood, Observation, Qualitative Research, Research

In Venkatesh Memoir Gang

Sudhir Venkatesh, unlike his professors and classmates took the Chicago urban streets head on. Despite having a detailed map of areas to avoid by the university, this didn’t stop the curious mind Venkatesh of exploring the city streets of Chicago and talking to locals in the area. Venkatesh did state he had an interest in […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1593 Topics: Community, Confidentiality, Ethnographic, Gang Violence, Qualitative Research, Research

Nascar Auto Racing Organization

Introduction: Tires screeching, engines roaring, through the streets they drive as fast as they can to deliver their cargo. All seems well and escape is clear..But then suddenly sirens can be heard blaring in the distance, it’s the law! They’re in sight and within moments they hastily give chase! It’s chaos! Bullets fly every which […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1472 Topics: Ethnographic

Are Tote Bags Really Good for the Environment?

In my Paper I will be talking about this piece of trash I found very interesting to observe and take notes. The object is a medium size tote like bag with dents and rips from the front part of the object to the sides of the object. This object has one hole in the left […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1171 Topics: Brand, Ethnographic, Retail, Shopping

Whakatane Work & Income Office

ETHNOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTION (What did you observe? What struck you as particularly interesting? What elements are you going to focus on?): This ethnographic description is an observation of Whakatane Work and Income office environment, I went about my research through a 50minute observation at the Work and Income office situated in Whakatane on Tuesday 27th November […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1234 Topics: Economy, Employment, Ethnographic, Poverty, Social Group, Welfare

Two People of Wal-Mart an Ethnography Experiment

In anthropology, culture is the full range of learned human behavior patterns. (O’Neil, 2006). In the United States, this culture could be defined as a massively multi-ethnic, materialistic consortium of merging cultures from around the world. Known as the melting pot the world over, America has the distinction of being a nation built from emigration. […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1607 Topics: Consumerism, Ethnographic, Family, Gender, Shopping, Socialization, United States

Questioning the Authenticity of an Ethnography that Lacks a Local Voice

Karen Tranberg Hansen’s goal for this article was to explore the social life of the second-hand clothing trade and figure out whether it was actually benefitting those for whom it is intended. By utilising reliable information, she creates a well written and supported article. However, a lack of local opinions gives the article a dispassionate […]

Pages: 3 Words: 855 Topics: Ethnographic

Black Church Culture and Community Action

According to The beginning Years of Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church article, there were a variety of churches that were not for black citizens to attend, but it is seen throughout history some churches started to be established by black folk(beginning 1). How did the establishment of the Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church influence areas such as […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1010 Topics: Citizenship, Ethnographic, Health Care, Slavery, United States

The Analytic Lenses of Ethnography

The ethnographic compositions of researchers Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg, authors of Righteous Dopefiend, and Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted, exemplify the way that qualitative research can radically help to understand major public health concerns. While the authors believe that ethnographic research is a powerful vehicle for understanding transcultural issues, especially among vulnerable populations, their […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1356 Topics: Ethnographic, Narration, Participant Observation, Qualitative Research, Research, Scientific Method

Ethnography Review: a Song of Longing an Ethiopian Journey

In the memoir A Song of Longing: An Ethiopian Journey by Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Shelemay describes her experiences of traveling to Ethiopia. As an American graduate student in 1973, she studied ethnomusicology and became interested in the music of the Falashas, a Jewish community located in Ethiopia with Israeli culture. To truly study the music, […]

Pages: 2 Words: 659 Topics: Ethnographic

My Interaction with Muslims

The contemporary world is composed of individuals from different cultures. Each culture is characterized by its unique set of beliefs, behaviors, language, diets, association, dressing, language, occupation, geographical location, among others. Though different cultures have different ways of doing things, the beliefs and norms of one culture should not affect those of another, as this […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2237 Topics: Ethnographic, Islam

Shane, the Lone Ethnographer : a Beginner’s Guide to Ethnography Book Review

Ethnography is the branch of anthropology that deals with the description of specific human cultures, using methods such as close observation and interviews (thefreedictionary.com). I honestly didn’t know what all was entailed in the field of ethnography or the life of a student studying it before reading this and found that it is a lot […]

Pages: 3 Words: 978 Topics: Book, Ethnographic

Contemporary Criminal Justice Systems Ethnographic-Observational Assignment

Prior to becoming a student at the University of Baltimore, I considered the surrounding neighborhood. I’ve never had the chance to really explore it though. Having the opportunity to observe the neighborhood outside of my normal routine has been an interesting experience. It was a gorgeous day in the City of Baltimore During my observation. […]

Pages: 3 Words: 892 Topics: Ethnographic

Western Apache Language and Culture

From what I read, I understood that the Apache people, just like most if not all societies, have an emphasis on using the past to teach future generations to moral lessons using stories, gossip and sagas passed down from ancestors. The Apache language is featured in all these methods of communication. Not only does this […]

Pages: 3 Words: 900 Topics: Communication, Ethnographic, Language, Wisdom

Grounded Theory and Ethnography Approach

Introduction Qualitative research is a method to gather non-numerical data. It is usually used to discover trends in views, opinions and try to further investigate into the problems. There is no one qualitative method, but five different approaches including research and methods from multiple fields, especially academic field. The objective of this paper is to […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1474 Topics: Epistemology, Ethnographic, Justification, Qualitative Research, Research, Research Methods, Scientific Method

Social Anthropology and Politics

Ethnography is a form of anthropology in which an ethnographer studies the customs and behaviors to describe a group or culture. Ethnographers can study anything ranging from a small exotic land to a classroom anywhere in the world. (Fetterman 1998, 1). What it means, precisely, to behave ethically and in a matter that is politically […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1501 Topics: Ethnographic, Research

Ethnography, Melodrama, Multiculturalism: Atanarjuat – the Fast Runner

This film begins with the story of Atanarjuat, or the Fast Runner who is in love with Atuat who happens to be promised in marriage to the son of the leader of the Inuit group, Oki. To win Atuat, Atanarjuat must fight for her hand in marriage against Oki. After fighting Oki in a fist […]

Pages: 2 Words: 452 Topics: Ethnographic

The History and Importance of Decolonizing Native American Ethnography

Ranco, Darren J. Toward a Native Anthropology: Hermeneutics, Hunting Stories, and Theorizing from Within. Wica Saw Review 21, no. 2 (Autumn, 2006): 61-78. University Minnesota Press. Darren Ranco is currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Coordinator of Native American Research at the University of Maine. In his essay; Toward a Native Anthropology: Hermeneutics, Hunting […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1530 Topics: Critical Theory, Ethnographic

Women’s Refugee Commission: an Ethnography of an Immigrant Organization

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: A refugee is a displaced individual, who could be either internally displaced, or has been forcefully displaced. According to the United States department, prospective refugees are referred for resettlement to the United States by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), or the U.S. Embassy. They are referred to what’s called the […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2131 Topics: Ethnographic

Ethnographic Comparison: African, Indian, and Chinese Cultures

Throughout the duration of this composition, I will provide cultural information depicted from the African, Indian, and Chinese cultures. The information will consist of background information, societal issues, policies that are implemented, and the profound decisions, law making and the way a group of individuals live in general. (Petrakis, Kostis, 2013) explained how cultural differences […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1269 Topics: Behavior, China, Economy, Ethnographic, Family, Globalization, India, Parenting

Ethnographer for a Day: Psychology, Sex Roles, Class at Queens College

Queens College is a prestige CUNY college that I am fortunate to experience and attend to. It even more interesting to explore a different aspect of Queens College to gain a better understanding and see the dynamics of how certain things form or work here, as an anthropologist doing ethnographic fieldwork. An anthropologist is a […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2399 Topics: Behaviorism, College, Ethnographic, Gender, Gender Roles, Operant Conditioning, Social Norm

Remaining Karen: a Study of Cultural Reproduction and the Maintenance of Identity Book Review

The Karen represent the largest ethnic minority in Thailand second to the Chinese. The major groups who are represented speak Sgaw and the Pwo based on dialectal differences. The Karen identity has been seemingly resistant to change primarily because of the identity that is formed surrounding their indigenous religious practices. The Palokhi Karen practices are […]

Pages: 3 Words: 977 Topics: Belief, Cultural Identity, Ethnographic, God, Identity, Marriage, Rice, Thailand

Islam and Women’s Right Ethnographic Study

The gallant and fertile Australian women’s rights crusade was primarily glimpsed from the mid-1800’s to 1900’s, was a lurid event as females marred the normality of then society to address the inequality of rudimentary human rights between the sexes- indomitably occurring within a concurrent timeline with North America despite the delay in the construction of […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2316 Topics: Christianity, Ethnographic, Feminism, Gender, Islam, Morality, Rights

Critique of a Qualitative Ethnographic Study of New Nurses Working in the Hospital

Qualitative research is essential to nursing evidence- based practice as in a quantitative study. Qualitative studies focus more on the interpretation of the individual as related to the research analysis than on the experimental statistics data of the problem identified (Creswell, J. W. & Creswell, J. D., 2018). The nursing field must utilize the qualitative […]

Pages: 10 Words: 2926 Topics: Epistemology, Ethnographic, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Research, Research Methods, Truth

Ethnography Review

The ethnography that I chose to read is Cumbia! Scenes of a Migrant Latin American Music Genre edited By Hector Fernandez and Pablo Vila. This ethnography is about Cumbia and where cumbia originated from and how it became popular. Cumbia originally came from northern Colombia and it has spread through Latin America. Cumbia is also […]

Pages: 2 Words: 664 Topics: Ethnographic
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