Method and Theory in the Study of Culture

Anthropology proceeds from a scientific view of human culture and how it affects our behaviour.
As such it is concerned with two central objectives:

Ethnography - the observation and recording of cultural data on the basis of objective methods.
Ethnology - making generalizations about cultural variation and formulating theories of culture.

  1. Ethnography
    1. Methods
    2. Objectivity and Bias
    3. Research Ethics
    4. Anthropology in the news: "Darkness in Eldorado"
      Ethical Issues in Anthropological Research

  2. Ethnology
    1. Dimensions of theoretical difference
    2. Ethnological schools