Ethnographic Video Online, Vols. I & II: Foundational Films

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Ethnographic Video Online is a comprehensive online resource for the study of human culture, behavior and society around the world. The collections contain over 1,300 hours of streaming video, including ethnographic films, documentaries, select feature films, and previously unpublished fieldwork. It's also a resource for a study of the discipline itself: By placing examples of traditional ethnographic methodologies alongside indigenous-made films representing previously overlooked perspectives, scholars, teachers and students of anthropology can gain a sense of the discipline's history and of its future direction.

Thematic areas include: language and culture; kinesthetics; body language; food and foraging; cooking; economic systems; social stratification and status; caste systems and slavery; male and female roles; kinship and families; political organization; conflict and conflict resolution; religion and magic; music and the arts; culture and personality; and sex, gender, and family roles. It is Semantically Indexed to enable cross-cultural comparisons, such as kinship ceremonies or gender roles. Researchers can identify and compare footage by theme, cultural group, geographic location, date of filming, filmmaker, type of behavior, and much more.

Functionality for scholarship and classroom use include:

  • Synchronized, searchable transcripts run alongside each video.
  • Visual tables of contents let you quickly scan each video.
  • Permanent URLs let users cite and share video.
  • An embeddable video player lets libraries and instructors deliver video content to other users on secure Web site pages or via course management systems.
  • Playlist functionality lets users create, annotate, and organize clips and include links to other content.
  • Supplemental full-text resources, including filmmaker biographies, related articles, course and discussion guides.
  • Permissions for in-class, on-campus, and remote-access viewing are all included in the terms of the subscription.

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Subjects: Anthropology, Social Sciences
Types: Video