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The Long and the Short of Ethnographic Research among the Nahua of Northern Veracruz, Mexico

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Long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mexico provides the basis for a critical evaluation of commitment to a single research site over decades. We discuss positive and negative features of this strategy as well as its effect on understanding of basic anthropological concepts.

Keywords: Mexico; Nahuas; comparative perspective; fieldwork; longitudinal studies

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 2: Director of Library Programs and Development, Walter E. Helmke Library, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 USA

Publication date: 2011-06-01

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