Cultures

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Cultures have been studied and written about for over a century. There are many types of cultures and a technique called ethnography enables us to step into any culture we decide to study. It describes a culture from the natives’ point of view. Anthropology is based on the findings of ethnography fieldwork. It has brought back many important findings. According to Malinowski, ethnography is meant “to grasp the natives point of view, his relation to …

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…they do not choose to act toward what the event is, they act to what the event means. In many cases events can have several meanings to different cultures. This is very important to understand, however it can never be properly taken care of. This is tacit knowledge. The reaction is outside of our awareness and we have no control over what may take place. This is one of the most interesting parts of ethnography.