Ethnographic Fieldwork: Exploring the Origins of Methodology in Social Anthropology

Ilona Valiulyte, Tara Maria Sellner Adler & Selma Stockner

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project provides a history of ethnographic fieldwork, with emphasis on the developments in the beginning of the 20th century within British social anthropology. The theories applied in the study of foreign societies are clarified through an account of the methods used by the early social anthropologists B. Malinowski and A. Radcliffe-Brown, with the purpose of discovering the role played by fieldwork in determining the scientific value of ethnographic research. This is followed by a discussion of more recent developments within anthropology and the methods used, as well as considerations of the ethical issues that arise in research situations, and an evaluation of the merit of the methods developed by early anthropologists.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato24 jun. 2008
VejledereMichael Harbsmeier


  • Fieldwork
  • Ethnography