Santos, A. V. (2021). Etnografia é observação participante? Trabalhando com um método constitutivamente heterodoxo
The article Etnografia é observação participante? Trabalhando com um método constitutivamente heterodoxo (Is ethnography participant observation? Working with a constitutively heterodox method), written by Augusto Ventura dos Santos “consists in a brief methodological reflection oriented by the question above. Motivated by the growing use of classical procedures of anthropological research in other areas of academic and non-academic knowledge, the text draws an answer to the question outlining a particular image of the ethnographical working and seeks to open some pathways of comprehension to non-specialists or beginners. The argumentative construction is divided in two moments. Firstly, the notions of participant observation and ethnography will be outlined by the comparison of an ideal type of manual of Social Sciences and some notorious anthropological methodological treatises. Then, some consequences of this definition will be explored in two fieldwork experiences: in the soccer stadium of Juventus of Moóca, and in a Terena village”.
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Augusto Ventura dos Santos