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How ethnography may instruct bio-cultural research?

Peternel, Lana; Malnar, Ana; Martinović Klarić, Irena
How ethnography may instruct bio-cultural research? // 19th Congress of the European Anthropological Association “Anthropology: Unity in Diversity"
Moskva: Sveučilište Lomonosov, 2014. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, ostalo)

How ethnography may instruct bio-cultural research?

Peternel, Lana ; Malnar, Ana ; Martinović Klarić, Irena

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, ostalo

19th Congress of the European Anthropological Association “Anthropology: Unity in Diversity"

Mjesto i datum
Moskva, Rusija, 25. do 29. kolovoza 2014

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Bio-kulturna istraživanja, antropologija
(Bio-cultural research, anthropology)

Conducting bio-cultural research in anthropology remains to be one of biggest challenges in our discipline. To implement bio-cultural synthesis in anthropology it is necessary to select an appropriate theoretical framework for understanding culture that is both ethnographically valid and adequate for operationalization in complex bio-cultural models. The solution to connecting the culture as an aggregate and collective phenomenon with individual beliefs, behaviour and health outcomes became more feasible with the theoretical and methodological breakthroughs in cognitive anthropology, and in particular, after the development of the theory of cultural consensus. By using the example of the recent pilot study conducted within the framework of the project “Modernity stress, youth and migration” we demonstrate how ethnographic research may be used to direct, optimize and complement the quantitative research based on the integration of demographic, psychological and biomedical data (including anthropometric, physiologic and salivary biomarkers). In this project individual subjective and objective stress outcomes are researched in relation to culture changes associated with modernity in the post- socialist transitional society. We demonstrate the analytical usefulness of using interviewing and free- listing as ethnographic techniques for defining variables of interest in domains of everyday life of Croatian youth and the results of the cultural consensus analyses in various everyday life-domains such as education, employment, family, material goods, leisure time, social support and participation, pre-migratory potential.

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Etnologija i antropologija


Institut za migracije i narodnosti, Zagreb,
Institut za društvena istraživanja , Zagreb