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What is Ethnography? | Anthropology@Princeton
"Ethnography is a research method central to knowing the world from the standpoint of its social relations. It is a qualitative research method predicated on the diversity of culture at home (wherever that may be) and abroad. Ethnography involves hands-on, on-the-scene learning — and it is relevant wherever people are relevant. Ethnography is the primary method of social and cultural anthropology, but it is integral to the social sciences and humanities generally, and draws its methods from many quarters, including the natural sciences."

From https://anthropology.princeton.edu/undergraduate/why-study-anthropology
"Anthropology is the comprehensive study of human development, culture, and change throughout the world, past and present. "
definitions  ethnography  anthropology  Research  methods 
10 weeks ago by pierredv
Contemporary folklore in the digital age - Emma Louise Backes, Oct 2014
"Contemporary folklore can be found within geek enclaves and hubs, such as video games and Internet urban legends. By drawing on folkloric traditions from around the world, and crafting their own universe-specific lore, video game writers and developers are building new interactive spaces for folklore and reifying the significance of folklore within our cultural imagination. Internet related and generated urban legends such as Slender Man also demonstrate the importance of cyberlore and the transformation of folklore in the digital age."

"One of the most interesting elements of digital folklore is the creation of Internet urban legends"

Quoting Dundes: "My point is that there is folklore of and about the computer" (1980:16-17).
TheGeekAnthropologist  folklore  stories  anthropology 
june 2019 by pierredv

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