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ethnographic approach

a strategy frequently used by anthropologists for studying a community as a way of life. The method requires extensive residence in the community, fluency in the local languages, and active participation in community life to develop insight into its total culture.

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February 26th 2024



n. a feeling of intense pleasure and elation, including that experienced in some mystical states, during orgasm, with aesthetic reveries, and in drug-induced states. Such extreme euphoria also may occur in the context of a hypomanic episode or a manic episode. —ecstatic adj.


n. the popular name for MDMA.