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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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Ethnographically it belongs to Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, because all the breeds of the South Pacific have gravitated to it by canoe-drift and intricately, degeneratively, and amazingly interbred.
In comparison, the diverse selection for the late colonial period--Bourbon Lima--offers a glimpse of the ethnographically sensitive discourses that measured, described, and portrayed Lima during the eighteenth century.
What has been lacking in this historiography are ethnographically well-grounded studies that transcend these dichotomies.
However, this like so many other ethnographically informed comments in this perceptive study, are at times overshadowed by externalities.
William Peterson presents a rich and ethnographically grounded analysis of how participation in localised, performance-based events in the Philippines provide and express culturally specific values that are uniquely Filipino, such as the way the self only exists in relation to others.
In this book, Pedelty, who has been summering in the area for more than fifteen years, presents an ethnographically grounded study of the overlapping community of musicians who have been involved in environmental activism in the region for the past five decades or more.
Among their topics are pre-hospital patient records: facilitating constructive dialogue and co-construction through participatory design, lessons learned from participatory design in dementia care: placing care partners at the center, this is not a participatory design: a critical analysis of eight living laboratories, an ethnographically informed participatory design of primary healthcare information technology in a developing country setting, and steps toward technology design to beat health inequality: participatory design walks in a neighborhood with high health risks.
17) of the state, as is often the initial temptation, these authors provide ethnographically and historically rich narratives that confound easy explanation along these lines.
Heirs and Pioneers, Rastafari Return to Ethiopia is an ethnographically and historically commanding epic tome chronicling the return of "Black peoples," as well as non-Blacks, from the West, the Caribbean, and Jamaica in particular to Africa/Ethiopia, as fulfilment of a complexly woven narrative instantiating the prophesied redemption of the formerly enslaved African captives of Europe.
A worthwhile endeavour for researchers interested in building off of this work would be to ethnographically study experiences within the mega shelters, including the rehabilitation programs, as well as to examine how LAPD policing has changed since the introduction of body worn cameras.
As such, the volume presents ethnographically informed discussions of eight key terms related to mobility: capital, cosmopolitanism, freedom, gender, immobility, infrastructure, motility, and regime.