Ethnography in Anthropology (Level III)
in mind that these topics should be broadly interpreted, i.e.
discussions of marriage lead us into questions regarding post-marital
residence rules, desirable number of spouses, possible kinship tie with
spouse, wedding rituals, etc. As a group, you should decide whether you
want to develop a narrow or a broad focus for your topic in light of the
material that you find in doing your research.
*Step Four: On Nov. 12, turn in a copy of your DRAFT paper to me. Provide a copy of your draft paper for each member of your group. Read your colleagues' papers and be prepared to provide feedback. As a group, meet with a Macalester Center for Academic Excellence tutor to discuss the papers and generate ideas for the cross-cultural group presentation. Revise draft papers using peers' and tutor's feedback. (Failure to turn in the draft on time will result in a substantial deduction of points from your final assignment grade.)
--The Final Draft of your paper will be evaluated on the basis of substance, effective paper development, and good writing mechanics.
*Step Five: On Fri., Dec. 7, turn in your FINAL DRAFT HRAF individual paper.
*Step Six: On Dec. 10, 12, and 14 your group will present a 25 min. cross-cultural analysis of your topic. How is sickness viewed across the cultures that your group investigated? Are there commonalities across cultures? How does diversity manifest itself, and what are the possible linkages to other aspects of social organization? Each member of the group should participate actively. Your peers and the instructor will evaluate the presentation according to the following criteria: Organization/effectiveness of the presentation, cross cultural analysis of topic, and originality/insight of the presentation. Feel free to be creative and have fun with the presentations. Groups in the past have played ethnographic jeopardy, hosted talk shows, and run public debates to get their message across. You are only limited by your imagination.
Below is a link to a list of the societies grouped by geographic region from which you may select your specific study population. Again, keep in mind that you may need to explore available resources before finalizing your selection.
|Citing eHRAF documents:
You should include a standard bibliographic reference for the material, i.e.
1996 Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Don't forget to include page numbers when citing material in the text! You should also include the basic retrieval statement for an on-line database: Retrieved [month day, year,] from [source] on-line database ([name of database], [item no.--if applicable]).
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 11-03): Peer Evaluation Form
Name of Group/Presentation Topic: (CIRCLE ONE): DEATH-Dec. 10, MARRIAGE-Dec. 12, GENDER--Dec. 12 SEX-Dec. 14 EDUCATION/SOCIALIZATION--Dec. 14
Please evaluate this group's presentation according to the following criteria:
Did the presentation communicate a clear message? Did the group organize the material in a way that was easy to follow? Was it an effective presentation (organized, compelling, polished)? Did all members participate actively?
Was it apparent that the group had critically analyzed the material presented? Did the group understand the material well enough to push the analysis to it fullest potential? Did they effectively cover all the salient points?
Did it enhance your understanding of the topic presented? Did it challenge you to think in new ways?
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written by: Dianna J. Shandy, Department of Anthropology, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN.