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    is it redundant to say ethnographical behavior?

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    is it redundant to say ethnographical behavior?
     
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    i believe there are more aspects to ethnography than behavior, so i think it'd be rather more specific than redundant, except perhaps where the word 'culture' would fit better in the sentence than ethnographical. i could be wrong tho, i only took 1 anthro class.

    some context would help im sure...
     
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    It's also not redundant because there is a lot more to behaviour that culture.
     
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    No. It's not racist or stereotypical, either. Everything people do is dictated by their upbringing, of which their culture or ethnicity is a large part. Clothing, speech, opinions, appearance, values, etc. It's not as important in, say, a multicultural city, such as London, but it is still important. But in most areas of the world, it is the single most important aspect of who we are, so there's no way that it's redundant, in any story.
     
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    why would you want to use such a fancy version of the plainer/simpler 'ethnic'?
     

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