User Tools

Site Tools


ethnography

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
ethnography [2020/05/26 05:05]
admin
ethnography [2020/11/16 12:45] (current)
admin
Line 1: Line 1:
 ====== Ethnography ====== ====== Ethnography ======
 +
 +===== What is ethnography? =====
 +
 +Ethnography is the process of learning and describing a culture from an insider's point of view. It is a tool used in both cultural anthropology and sociology. It is also a tool in missiology as we seek to understand how our host culture understands life. Particularly, we seek to understand the meaning that local people assign to behavior, knowledge, and objects in social settings. Most often, ethnography involves taking a learning posture using participant observation and interviews. Moreover, ethnography requires humility and openness to continue learning from and being corrected by cultural insiders. Our goal in applying ethnography is to be able to understand and behave appropriately in our host culture so that the message of the gospel is understood without being captive to our home culture or the host culture.
 +
 +===== Online courses on ethnography =====
 +
 +  *  [[https://www.missiontools.org/resources/learning-culture-purposeful-observation/|Learning Culture through Purposeful Observation (Exploring Culture pt. 1) ]]
 +      * Approximate Time Commitment: 5 hours, length: 1 week
 +  *  [[https://www.missiontools.org/resources/ec2/|Contextualization and Culture Study (Exploring Culture pt. 2)]]
 +      * Approximate Time Commitment: 6 hours, length: 8 days
 +  *  [[https://www.missiontools.org/resources/foundations-of-culture-study/|Foundations of Culture Study (Exploring Culture pt. 3)]]
 +      * Approximate Time Commitment: 7 hours, length: 2 weeks
  
 ===== Ethnography session at Pre-Field Training (MOP) ===== ===== Ethnography session at Pre-Field Training (MOP) =====
Line 13: Line 26:
   * {{:ethnography_summer_2016.pptx|Ethnography PowerPoint}}   * {{:ethnography_summer_2016.pptx|Ethnography PowerPoint}}
  
-===== Resources =====+===== Books on Ethnography =====
  
   * James P. Spradley,[[https://amzn.to/36mtQ9U|Participant Observation]][[https://smile.amazon.com/Participant-Observation-James-P-Spradley/dp/0030445019/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g2609328962?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8|,]] New York: Holt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1980. now available on Kindle   * James P. Spradley,[[https://amzn.to/36mtQ9U|Participant Observation]][[https://smile.amazon.com/Participant-Observation-James-P-Spradley/dp/0030445019/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g2609328962?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0&ie=UTF8|,]] New York: Holt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1980. now available on Kindle
-  * **James P. Spradley, __[[https://amzn.to/2zh1IJ1|The Ethnographic Interview]]__, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1979. Now available on Kindle**+  * **James P. Spradley, __[[https://amzn.to/2zh1IJ1|The Ethnographic Interview]]__ , New York: Holt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1979. Now available on Kindle**
   * [[https://amzn.to/2VsN5Hw|Writing Ethnographic Field Notes]] by Emerson, Fretz, Shaw   * [[https://amzn.to/2VsN5Hw|Writing Ethnographic Field Notes]] by Emerson, Fretz, Shaw
   * [[https://amzn.to/2zjQEL7|Tales of the Field]] by John Van Maanen – how to write ethnographies   * [[https://amzn.to/2zjQEL7|Tales of the Field]] by John Van Maanen – how to write ethnographies
Line 26: Line 39:
  
   * **[[https://amzn.to/36gR6G0|Guest People: Hakka Identity in China and Abroad]] (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China) Hardcover – March 1996 **by Nicole Constable (Editor). The essays in this volume analyze and compare what it means to be Hakka in a variety of sociocultural, political, geographical, and historical contexts including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Calcutta, Taiwan, and contemporary China.   * **[[https://amzn.to/36gR6G0|Guest People: Hakka Identity in China and Abroad]] (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China) Hardcover – March 1996 **by Nicole Constable (Editor). The essays in this volume analyze and compare what it means to be Hakka in a variety of sociocultural, political, geographical, and historical contexts including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Calcutta, Taiwan, and contemporary China.
-  * **[[http://www.amazon.com/Ethan-Christofferson/e/B009SYDT52/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1|Negotiating Identity: Exploring Tensions between Being Hakka and Being Christian in Northwestern Taiwan (American Society of Missiology Monograph Series Book 13) Kindle Edition]]** by Ethan Christofferson (Author). “This book is theoretically sophisticated, empirically rich, and missiologically wise—an outstanding contribution to contemporary missiology. This is the single best missiological treatment of ethnic identity in relationship to Christian conversion currently available.” \\ —Robert J. Priest, Professor of Mission, Anthropology, and International Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School+  * **[[http://www.amazon.com/Ethan-Christofferson/e/B009SYDT52/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1|Negotiating Identity: Exploring Tensions between Being Hakka and Being Christian in Northwestern Taiwan (American Society of Missiology Monograph Series Book 13) Kindle Edition]]**by Ethan Christofferson (Author). “This book is theoretically sophisticated, empirically rich, and missiologically wise—an outstanding contribution to contemporary missiology. This is the single best missiological treatment of ethnic identity in relationship to Christian conversion currently available.” \\ —Robert J. Priest, Professor of Mission, Anthropology, and International Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
 ==== Ethnographic Databases ==== ==== Ethnographic Databases ====
  
ethnography.1590458758.txt.gz · Last modified: 2020/05/26 05:05 by admin

As an Amazon Associate, SEND U earns a little from qualifying purchases whenever you click on an Amazon link to a book we recommend.