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Emic vs. Etic

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Emicadjective

(social science) Of or pertaining to the analysis of a cultural system or its features from the perspective of a participant in that culture.

Eticadjective

(social sciences) Of or pertaining to analysis of a culture from a perspective situated outside all cultures.

Emicadjective

relating to or denoting an approach to the study or description of a particular language or culture in terms of its internal elements and their functioning rather than in terms of any existing external scheme

β€˜accurate ethnographic description from an internal or emic perspective, from the native point of view’;

Eticadjective

relating to or denoting an approach to the study or description of a particular language or culture that is general, non-structural, and objective in its perspective

β€˜is there a valid cross-cultural etic definition of violence?’;

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