Tag Archives: ethnographic research

Immigration and Cultural Identity – Applied Anthropology

My dissertation has recently become available in electronic format.  If you are interested in how immigration impacts understanding, production, and expression of cultural identity, you should have a look.  Here is a summary: This dissertation explores how urbanization and immigration … Continue reading

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Anthropology for the Real World

For whatever reason, it is very difficult to understand what other people do at their jobs.  Ask a chemist at the pharmaceutical company what he does and he replies, “Oh, I synthesize proteins.”  Ok, but what does that mean?  We … Continue reading

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Short-term, Team Based Ethnographic Research

Ethnographic Research – Long or Short Term Approach? Traditional ethnographic research takes a long time, but the time is necessary for an accurate and in depth understanding of the culture or phenomenon under observation.  When an anthropologist embarks on a … Continue reading

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