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New Resource: Ethnographic Video Online

<p>Photograph source: National Geographic Society 2001, “Yanomami girl 516482 lw”</p>

Photograph source: National Geographic Society 2001, “Yanomami girl 516482 lw”

Date: June 18, 2012

Contact: Mary Feeney


Ethnographic Video Online was purchased with support from the Friends of the University Libraries.

Ethnographic Video Online includes more than 800 classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline, previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field, and select feature films.

The collection covers every region of the world and a wide range of themes, including: language and culture, body language, food and foraging, economic systems, social stratification and status, political organizations, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles.

The database indexing enables 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, etc.

Synchronized, searchable transcripts run alongside each video and playlist functionality lets users create, annotate, and organize clips and include links to other content. An embeddable video player lets instructors deliver video content to other users on secure web site pages or via course management systems.