ERIC Number: ED031113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-26
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Being Lue: Uses and Abuses of Ethnic Identification.
Data on the Lue of Chiengkham, Thailand, illustrate a contention that much of cultural anthropology consists of (1) reporting the folk predicates of folk ethnic identification labels, (2) assuming that all predicates are properly ascribable to such labels, and (3) looking for human populations to which the labels can be applied. In this paper, participant observation is criticized as a technique for discovering native categories since ethnic labeling appears to be motivated rather than self-explanatory. The discussion of the motivated nature of labeling appears to ascribe the factor with a retrospective, rather than an inductive use of traits. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Cultural Images, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Traits, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Status, Ethnic Stereotypes, Ethnic Studies, Ethnology, Folk Culture, Motivation Techniques, Sociocultural Patterns, Sociometric Techniques
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of Anthropology.
Identifiers - Location: Thailand