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

Authors

  • ALAN R. SANDSTROM,

    1. Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
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  • PAMELA EFFREIN SANDSTROM

    1. Director of Library Programs and Development, Walter E. Helmke Library, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805 USA
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SUMMARY

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.

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