One very useful outcome (as there were many) of this workshop was a list of ethnographies used to teach others (and learn more) about the various possibilities for ethnographic writing. Below is a(n incomplete) list of ethnographies and suggestions as to their unique approach to this writing genre.
- Ruth Benedict's (1936) Patterns of Culture – Classic ethnographic text that weaves in poetic prose (written as under the pseudonym Anne Singleton)
- Zora Neale Hurston's (1935) Mules and Men – Uses conversational style writing to describe the context, setting and relationship with her interlocuters.
- James Agee's (1941) Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – A literary journalist who comes across as ethnographic in the amount of detail he gave
- Claude Levi-Strauss' (1961) Tristes Tropiques – Levi-Strauss' use of irony
- John Langston Gwaltney's (1980) Drylongso: A Self-Portrait of Black America – Black American anthropologist (who was also blind) introduced each person he met with as an epigraph to introduce a chapter or scene
- Kevin Dwyer's (1982) Moroccan Dialogues: Anthropology in Question – includes dialogue (like Zora Neale Hurston) in the text
- Svetlana Alexievich's (1997) Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster – the manner in which she formats her ethnographies keeps the poetics of her interlocutors.
- Renato Rosaldo's (2013) The Day of Shelly’s Death: The poetry and ethnography of grief – "Anthro-poetry"