Focuses are: object of anthropology-culture, and method of anthropology-fieldwork. Fieldwork separates anthropologists from other things like sociology (surveys), historians (history), and biologists (lab). Anthropologists leave library and live with the people they study in culture for a period of time this is know as fieldwork. In order to be anthropologists you need to do fieldwork! The more detail the better you can see there point of view. In balinese cock fight he gives thick description to give us the full context without knowing context you can"t really understand the situation. You can"t talk about context if you weren"t there. Context sets ethnography apart from other fields of study. Anthropology has only been around 150 years, field work started around 100 years. Edward tyler-victorian anthropologist who was heavily affected by charles darwin. Pg. 35 of vsi: culture or civilization is the complex whole member society. Culture and civilization were almost synonymous for tyler.