Would a bank be a good place to observe for an ethnography?

I have an ethnography to write for my Anthropology class. I work in a bank and was intending to use experience from there for the paper. However, after reading the assignment over, and reading informative guides on ethnographies, I'm not sure a bank would be a good source. Maybe I'm missing something obvious, I'm not sure.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    I have a masters in Anthropology. The easiest, most commonly used way to do a one-time ethnographic study is to find a cultural event taking place in your community that is open to the public. Attend the event and take notes. You could call some local churches or look in your town's newspaper. You could also search the web for any events coming up. I hope this helps. I'm having a hard time figuring out how you would conduct an ethnography in a bank.

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