Section 1: what is unique about ethnographic fieldwork, and why do anthropologists conduct this. Ethnographic fieldwork: a primary research strategy in cultural anthropology typically involving living and interacting with a community of people over an extended period to better understand their lives. Unique set of practices that anthropologists have developed to put people first when we analyze how human societies work. Start with people and their local communities: fieldwork begins with people try to understand people"s everyday lives, to see what they do and to understand why. Seek to understand experience through their eyes. Basic research strategies of our discipline and hone those skills. Right when they get their and when they get back too: the nacirema. Body ritual among the nacirema by horace miner. Helps readers understand the dichotomy between familiar and strange that anthropologists face when studying other cultures.