The New Ethnography and the Study of Religion

  title={The New Ethnography and the Study of Religion},
  author={John A. Saliba},
  journal={Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion},
  • J. A. Saliba
  • Published 1974
  • Sociology
  • Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
One of the most recently developed methods in anthropological science has been labeled "The New Ethnography." This approach looks on culture as a cognitive organization of material phenomena, as a way of knowing and ordering reality. The task of the researcher is to unearth and understand the logical organizing principles underlying human behavior. This he does by elicting from his informants the questions they formulate about the world around them as well as the answers they give to them. This… Expand
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