Re: Naive question

katherine petrie (
7 Dec 1996 14:07:30 GMT

Ted ( wrote:
> In cultural anthro, under what sort of circumstances would an 'emic'
> description or analysis be preferable to an 'etic' description or
> analysis, assuming both were available?

What is this, take-home final exam time? ;^)

One way to get started is to ask yourself: in what circumstances would
*you* find an 'emic' or 'etic' analysis of your life preferable?