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eth·nog·ra·phy

 (ĕth-nŏg′rə-fē)
n.
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.
Hudson, Kenneth, 1991, How Misleading Does an Ethnographical Museum Have to Be ?
Accordingly, dowry chests, which had been stored in the Folk Art Museum at the beginning of her research, were all transported to other newly opened ethnographical museums such as Mansion of Dervis Pasa or The House with Eaves (Sacakli Ev).
Kim Recalma-Clutesi of the Kwakwa kawkw people of Vancouver Island says the difficulty is unraveling people's belief systems from what they've learned in text, from ethnographical material, and in the recovery centres that often use sweats, smudging and other spiritual practices of the plains people to aid in the healing process.
However, Meyer's recent study does not incorporate relevant ethnographical material on La Rochelle or its region.
It is toward proving this that Shuger's first two chapters respectively explore writings on Matthew 26-27 by such figures as Casaubon, Erasmus, and Grotius, along with other scholarship by Grotius (De Satisfactione Christi) and--staking a claim to ethnographical richness--explorations by Las Casas (In Defense of the Indians).
As with those early natural history and ethnographical collections, a motley array of objects is on display: a human skeleton; dead birds, both stuffed and skeletal; (model) organs under Victorian-style glass domes about to be transformed into lamps; scientific equipment--glass beakers, funnels, clamps, wires and bulbs--not unlike the electricity-conducting equipment that brought Boris Karloff's Frankenstein lurching to life (Fig.
Gaskell apparently shared the ethnographical belief that environment and culture shape character.
Over several Autumn days in 1895, which were reserved at the exhibition for what was known as the "Moravian Day", representatives of a number of ethnographical areas appeared in Prague and the programme presented the basics of their song and dance repertoire.
Those of Middle Eastern archaeological sites are of great value because they record structures that have since been eroded or, in some cases, have disappeared altogether, while those of the desert tribes are of considerable anthropological and ethnographical interest.
In 1907 Alekseev, by this time in China, participated in the archaeological and ethnographical expedition that Chavannes led to North China.
The text contains two ethnographical studies of two elite universities in two countries--the U.