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PSYC 235 - Cross-Cultural Psychology

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Although it seems like book-length ethnographies should contain the word "ethnography" in the title or description, they frequently don't.  There are, however, some strategies that you might find helpful when searching.

Strategies for finding ethnographies

Search "ethnography" and the culture you are interested in, as keywords:

      kw: (ethnograph* OR ethnolog*) pueblo

Search the subject heading "social life and customs" and the culture you are interested in, either as subject heading or keyword.

      su: "social life and customs" navajo 
      su: "social life and customs" kw: igbo

Search the subject heading "social conditions" and the culture you are interested in, either as subject heading or keyword.

      su: "social conditions" maori
      su: "social conditions" kw: tutsi

Add specific characteristics to any of the strategies noted above.

      su: "social life and customs" navajo kw: family
      su: "social life and customs" kw: igbo religio*

Or add specific date ranges (Note: these are publication dates of the books not the time period when the culture was studied).

      su: "social conditions" maori yr: 1860..1950
      su: "social life and customs" navajo kw: family yr: 1951..2013