Exemplary Ethnographic Research
Diverse forms of ethnographic inquiry are featured on this page. When browsing, please note the topic of study selected, the the researcher(s) vantage point (i.e., assumptions, biases, engagement with the community), and the ways in which the research did or did not affirm the identities of the participants.
RACE: Are we so different?
The exhibition RACE: Are we so different? brings together the everyday experience of living with race, its history as an idea, the role of science in that history, and the findings of contemporary science that are challenging its foundations.
Interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations, and attractive graphic displays offer visitors to RACE an eye-opening look at its important subject matter.
Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, RACE is the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these perspectives offers an unprecedented look at race and racism in the United States.
The RACE research study utilized three distinct perspectives to study the issue of race: historical analysis, scientific human variation of people, and lived experiences. These distinct perspectives lend themselves to form theoretical frameworks that informed a particular perspective and point of reference.
You can explore, compare and contrast how three different approaches inform different aspects of the research:
To be Indigenous is a project of the ONG Community, in which indigenous and nonindigenous people participate to collect information about indigineous tribes in Chile. The aim of the project is to better understand the original cultures that inhabit on the national territory and the continental region.
The anthropology research projects supports the exploration of culture (i.e., music, language, culture, art, food, etc.) according to the region. More specifically, the research project developed an interactive map that allows one to better understand the tribes’ location and its relation to culture.
The videos to the right illustrate aspects of the indigenous tribe and Chile. The video below demonstrates the ways in which ethnography research informs current events that impacts the livelihood of an indigenous Chilean tribe.
Download the most recent publication of the Being Indigenous project, in which the researchers translate indigenous folktales. The purpose of the publication is to understand the roots of Chilean culture.