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Ethnography vs. Ethnology

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Ethnographynoun

(anthropology) The branch of anthropology that scientifically describes specific human cultures and societies.

Ethnologynoun

(anthropology) The branch of anthropology that studies and compares the different human cultures.

Ethnographynoun

That branch of knowledge which has for its subject the characteristics of the human family, developing the details with which ethnology as a comparative science deals; descriptive ethnology. See Ethnology.

Ethnologynoun

The science which treats of the division of mankind into races, their origin, distribution, and relations, and the peculiarities which characterize them.

Ethnographynoun

the branch of anthropology that provides scientific description of individual human societies

Ethnologynoun

the branch of anthropology that deals with the division of humankind into races and with their origins and distribution and distinctive characteristics

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Ethnography

Ethnography (from Greek ἔθνος ethnos and γράφω grapho ) is a branch of anthropology and the systematic study of individual cultures. Ethnography explores cultural phenomena from the point of view of the subject of the study.

‘folk, people, nation’; ‘I write’;

Ethnology

Ethnology (from the Greek: ἔθνος, ethnos meaning 'nation') is an academic field that compares and analyzes the characteristics of different peoples and the relationships between them (compare cultural, social, or sociocultural anthropology).

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