Ethnographic Film-making: History, Techniques, and Ethics

Ethnographic film-making has been an essential element of visual anthropology. It helps in providing a record and a substance of more authenticity to the various field works conducted by the anthropologists. Robert Flaherty, one of the pioneers of the concept, has stated that the ethnographic element in a film can be achieved in multiple ways; … Read more

Sociology 101: Ethnography of public space

I am at a public park in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, at around 6:00 p.m. Across the street from the side entrance is Edward R. Murrow High School. Most students have gone, but some are sitting on the ground in the parking lot adjacent to the school. Inside the park, there is a … Read more

Ethnography: Methods, Types, Importance, Limitations, Examples

Ethnography is a descriptive study of a certain human culture or the process of conducting such a study.  It is a  qualitative data collection approach commonly employed in the social and behavioural sciences. The term “ethnography” comes from the Greek words “ethnos” (which means “people” or “nation) and “grapho” (which means “I write”). A very … Read more