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1. The branch of anthropology that deals with the description of specific human cultures, using methods such as close observation and interviews.
2. A text produced using such methods.

eth·nog′ra·pher n.
eth′no·graph′ic (ĕth′nə-grăf′ĭk), eth′no·graph′i·cal adj.
eth′no·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.ethnographical - of or relating to ethnography; "ethnographical data"
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It ought to be like the natural sciences, and to observe given phenomena and the laborer in his economic, ethnographical.
Practical advice is provided on how to examine research in and across disciplines for gaps where these goals can be pursued using the new ethnographical form.
Through ethnographical data I shall demonstrate that beyond a seeming opposition between minority identities and majority identity, there are multi-dimensional processes of self-identification employed by individuals who strategically mobilize social resources available.
Schwarcz seeks to examine how these debates played out in a variety of scientific, educational, and cultural institutions: ethnographical museums, historical and geographical societies, law schools, and medical schools.
If I can be so bold, there have been many mediocre academics and some of our people have made these mediocre academics, just by being inside our villages and by being informants to these people, front page people and in turn made people who haven't the standing and the ownership, they've made them on top of the world in term of ethnographical material .
In 1901 the head of the museum, eminent anthropologist (and formerly zoologist) Professor Baldwin Spencer wrote Australia's first ethnographic exhibition catalogue: Guide to the Australian Ethnographical Collection in the National Museum of Victoria.
The garden, cared for by women workers, with nearby historical and ethnographical museums, has strong tourism potential.
One cannot but be impressed -- and sometimes oppressed -- by the sheer weight of this accumulated erudition, this mass of archaeological and ethnographical data.
The case studies are based on detailed ethnographical portraits of the women and their respective kin.
He used the regular techniques of later Roman historiography--rhetoric in his speeches, ethnographical digressions in descriptions and characterizations, along with literary allusion, overabundant metaphor, and much verbal ornament.
Questions such as those are not, unfortunately, studied in this essentially ethnographical book.
She took ethnographical notes during a years stay at MIT's Center on Defense Technology and Arms Control.