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Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Yaacov Deutsch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines Christian ethnographic writing about the Jews in early modern Europe, offering a systematic historical analysis of this literary genre and arguing its importance for better ... More


Introduction

Suzanne S. Finney, Mary Mostafanezhad, Guido Carlo Pigliasco, and Forrest Wade Young

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the book as well as a summary of the emerging trends in ethnographic studies. It explains how contemporary fieldwork and ethnographic writing ... More


The Jewish Ethnographic Excursus by Hecataeus of Abdera

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253360
eISBN:
9780520943636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at Hecataeus of Abdera, the first Greek author who left a rather extensive description of the Jewish people—the most detailed surviving accounts on Judaism and Jews in both Greek ... More


Writing Secrecy

Ferdinand de Jong

in Masquerades of Modernity: Power and Secrecy in Casamance, Senegal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633197
eISBN:
9780748670642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633197.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines how the rhetoric of secrecy has contributed to a particular ethnographic understanding of culture and how it has sustained the positivist distinction between subject and object ... More


An Anthropologist Is Listening: A Reply to Ethnographic Theology

James S. Bielo

in Theologically Engaged Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797852
eISBN:
9780191839177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797852.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on a commitment that has been gaining force among practical theologians and Christian ethicists since the early 2000s. The commitment is that ethnographic fieldwork can be used ... More


Contesting Ethnography: Heretical Models of Human and Cosmic Plurality

Todd S. Berzon

in Classifying Christians: "Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284265
eISBN:
9780520959880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284265.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores how the herosiologists contested heretical models of human and Christian diversification. While disputes between the heresiologists and the heretics revolved around matters of ... More


Writing Workshop

Michael Jackson

in Between One and One Another

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272330
eISBN:
9780520951914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272330.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter details a time in the author's life when he was unable to write. He accepted an invitation to lead an ethnographic writing workshop in County Wicklow that spring, in the hope that his ... More


L'Africain du Groenland: ‘Primitive’ on ‘Primitives’

in Postcolonial Eyes: Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310492
eISBN:
9781846315589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315589.006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Tété-Michel Kpomassie's L'Africain de Groenland. This account of a journey to the Arctic was published in Paris in 1981 but recounts a journey that begins late in 1958 on the ... More


The Academic Stage

M. Heather Carver and Elaine J. Lawless

in Troubling Violence: A Performance Project

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732085
eISBN:
9781604733471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732085.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter discusses the work of Elaine Lawless and Heather Carver in identifying the intersections of performance studies and folklore studies as they emerged in the twenty-first century. Elaine ... More


Introduction

Banu Şenay

in Musical Ethics and Islam: The Art of Playing the Ney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043024
eISBN:
9780252051883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043024.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the reader to the ethnographic setting in Istanbul and to the core themes of the book. It addresses the ambiguous public life of the ney under the Turkish Republic, presenting ... More


Writing

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter considers the kind of writing an ethnography for present situations intended to produce. The practice of ethnography provides sufficient discipline to constitute an intellectually ... More


// Muddling Through: Methods, Ethics, and Writing

in Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226257433
eISBN:
9780226257457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses some of the methodological, ethical, and practical challenges encountered in this study of U.S. homeland security. It addresses several methodological and ethical concerns that ... More


Journeys of Madrasa Students: Understanding through Ethnographic Portraits

Hem Borker

in Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199484225
eISBN:
9780199097708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199484225.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a series of ethnographic portraits. Each of the portraits embody, manifest, and to some degree comment on the different faces of women’s engagement with girls’ madrasas against ... More


Technological Performances

Danilyn Rutherford

in Living in the Stone Age: Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226570105
eISBN:
9780226570389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570389.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Chapter 4 turns from the vulnerability officials felt in the face of technology to their efforts to reassert mastery. The chapter analyzes several technology demonstrations, which were a critical ... More


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