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Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology: Research

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Suggestions for finding ethnographies:

A good way to start is using the term social life and customs combined with terms such as:

the name of a people or ethic group --> Muslim women and social life and customs
geographic location -->

Mauritania and social life and customs

 You can also try a keyword search with cultural terms such as religion or marriage or kinship, for example:

Indians of North America and kinship

Kikuyu and hunting rituals

South America and marriage customs

You can also try a keyword search with the term ethnograph* which finds materials with the words "ethnography", "ethnographic", "ethnograph", etc.

Ainu and ethnograph*

India and ethnograph*

stockbrokers and ethnograph*

Finally, you can try keyword searches for populations or groups or activities of many kinds, but until you actually look at the book it can be difficult to determine if it is an ethnography, or another kind of writing (journalism, history, etc.); for example:

sanitation workers


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See also recommended databases for Africana Studies, Women's Studies, American Studies, Judaic Studies, Communication, and other research guides we have.

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