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Fateful fieldwork


An ethnographer in the field, presently not quite convinced about the 'participant observation' approach... (>)
Ethnologe im Feld - vom wissenschaftlichen Ansatz der "Teilnehmenden Beobachtung" aktuell wenig überzeugt


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What's that?

It's looking curious. What do they do?

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I guess this picture is rather an ironical assessment of tourists than of anthropologists. But, yes, what do they do?!

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Thanks, Wolfram, for this incredible picture. And to you too, Hartmut, for your comments and your clear understanding of what Ethnology is all about.

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"It's looking curious. What do they do?" -- I guess they're cooking the shit out of the ethnographer-participant-observation-fieldwork-dude, aren't they?

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You should never think the cultural meaning of actions is this obvious!
I would assume a rather complex religous ritual behind it, a connection of nutritional requirements and metaphysical communication and of course a expression of symbolic me-and-the-other-aesthetics.

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