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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Sports Ethnography and Anthropology: Issues and Scopes-A Preliminary Overview

  • Open or Close Abhijit Das*

    Department of Anthropology, West Bengal State University, India

    *Corresponding author: Abhijit Das, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology,West Bengal State University, West Bengal, India

Submission: April 16, 2018;Published: July 05, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000566

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume3 Issue3


Ethnography is the study of people in naturally occurring settings or ‘fields’ by methods of data collection which capture their social meanings and ordinary activities, involving the researcher participating directly in the setting, if not also the activities, in order to collect data in a systematic manner but without meaning being imposed on them externally [1]. The goal of ethnography is ‘to communicate understandings about a culture which are held by members of the cultures themselves’ [2], Anthropology distinguishes itself from the other social sciences through the great emphasis placed on ethnographic fieldwork as the most important source of new knowledge about society and culture [3].

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