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Department
Thought, Belief and Behaviour
Course
TBB199Y1
Professor
Holly Wardlow
Semester
Winter

Description
TBB199 Thought Belief and Behaviour January 17, 2012 Professor Wardlow Students are asked to keep an ethnographic love journal. - What is a ethnography? o Often a book length, rich detailed description of how a society works. o Not a novel, not a fiction. o Ethnography is an account, a representation of a society. o Descriptive as well as analytical. Professor Wardlow focused on Huli women. Work with sex-work culture. She was unintentionally involved in court cases, being a witness in the court. Interviewed women in Huli, she did diverse sample of women, not a random sample. Looking for commonalities among the diversity education, age etc of women. - Ethnographic novel. - Historical novel. Made up story based on historically correct facts. Same can be done for ethnography. - Ethnographic methods. The standard is participant observations: participating in a society. (deep hanging out) - Writing field notes on what you observed, also include your personal account, subjective perception. - Ethnography is not a scientific method. Not generating a random sample and develop a quantitative analysis to assess your hypothesis. - Ethnography includes interviewing people. Ethnographic love journal. - Asking students to be a ethnographer, being a participant observer of anything to do with love. - Example. Love in diaspora, social reproduction (marrying to keep culture the same) - Tips: Writing thoughts down as soon as possible don’t leave it to write the next day. TBB199 Thought Belief and Behaviour January 17, 2012 Professor Wardlow - Feel free to research other relevant articles or look at outside resources. Term review. - Polygamy: specific man with more than one wife. Multiple women - Polygyny: refers to multiple men - Polyandry: women have two types of men. Fraternal versus non-fraternal - Polyandry does not mean the women have more power in that culture. Cross cousin’s: example: Mothers brother’s children. versus Parallel cousins: example: Mothers sisters cousins. Children of same sex children Bride wealt
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