A definition from the Encyclopedia Britannica: ethnography, descriptive study of a particular human society or the process of making such a study. Contemporary ethnography is based almost entirely on fieldwork and requires the complete immersion of the anthropologist in the culture and everyday life of the people who are the subject of his study.
The following are a list of helpful resources (both online and print) to help you get started on writing an ethnography.
- Audience and Purpose
- Finding Academic Journals
- Logical Fallacies
- Rhetorical Appeals
- What is a Genre and Why Should I Care
Web Resources: Textbooks, Chapters, Articles
- How to Write an Ethnography: online guide from the Appalachian State University Writing Center
- Ethnography: chapter by John Brewer explaining method
- What is Ethnography: Online chapter written by Felicity Picken
- Ethnography: What is It and When Can We Use It?
- Ethnography Chapter
- Ethnographic Practices: From Writing Up Ethnographic Research to Writing Ethnography by Mary Humphreys and Tony Watson
Web Resources: Websites
- What is Primary Research and How Do I Get Started?: Owl at Purdue—primary research information.
- Ethnography Matters: Online site that deals with issues ethnographers face today.
- Writing An Ethnography: Includes information about ethnography with steps for completing one.
- An Ethnographic Study of the Skateboarding Culture: Sample ethnography
- Ethnographic Essay Example: Cave Dwellers: Sample Ethnography
- Ethnography PowerPoint
- Ten Ethnographic Video Sources
- Introducing Ethnography
- What is Ethnography
- Sports Fans Ethnography
- Social Networking Ethnographic Research