Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. What does making the social world appear ‘anthropologically strange’ involve and why would an ethnographer want to do this?
  2. What aspects of ethnography make it naturalistic?
  3. Describe the different roles available to the participant observer and summarise their advantages and disadvantages.
  4. At what point in an ethnographic study do research questions become finalised?
  5. What sources of data do ethnographers use and how do they record these?
  6. What are the consequences for ethnographic representation of the turn to language and critique of ethnographic authority?