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Thought, Belief and Behaviour
Holly Wardlow

TBB199 Thought Belief and Behaviour January 17, 2012 Professor Wardlow EJH.SP. 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. - 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. TBB199 Thought Belief and Behaviour January 17, 2012 Professor Wardlow EJH.SP. Cross cousin’s: example: Mothers brother’s children. versus Parallel cousins: example: Mothers sisters c
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