Grocery Store Ethnography

Subgroup Size

Entire group


2 hours

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Kluver, R. (1998). Grocery store ethnography. In T.M. Singelis (ed.), Teaching about culture, ethnicity, and diversity (pp. 23-26). SAGE.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Engage in thick description of a culture, attempting to discover the hidden symbolic webs of which it is composed. 2. Articulate the relationships between cultural values, the informal logic of a culture, and the symbolic expression of culture.