Neighborhood Assessment

Neighborhood Assessment Assignment Directions                   Anth 3135      Fall 2020   The purpose of the neighborhood assessment is to show what work you have done on your project so far and to build the context of your paper.  Begin by collecting statistical data regarding racial/ethnic demographics, indications of socioeconomic class, housing costs, and any other facts that you think are […]

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Brain Growth Over Time

Each paper is worth 300 points and must: 1. Summarize the major who, what, where, when, why, and how questions about the anthropological topic on hand. 2. Be 1500-2000 words for each paper; 3. Use at least 5-10 sources with in text sourcing (APA or MLA, your choice) for each paper; 4. Be visual and include figures, maps, diagrams […]

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Chimpanzees as non-human persons

or this paper, I want you to take sides!  Choose a position in this paper, and support it with evidence for your argument.  This one isn’t an easy one… it’s rather complicated. In your paper, you will argue either for granting great apes “personhood status”, or for no change in the system. There is no […]

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Shamanism

Freud became famous for interpreting dreams, albeit from a paternalistic, Jude-Christian, and heteronormative societal point of view.  Carl Jung’s dream interpretations are also interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIz5P3zketE Shamanism, as mentioned in the chapter, began in Siberia and was carried over to the “New World” [aka North America] around 20,000 years ago by the first settlers into North America […]

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Rape

Dear Class, Your fourth and final Response Paper concerns a hideous and mostly unpunished act, rape.  With only a teensy fraction of convicted rapists ever spending time behind bars [sigh!], we need to address some of the underlying causes, such as how we are socializing our young males and their attitudes towards women and the LGBTQ community in general. Let’s […]

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Artistic Expression

What type of artistic expressions did you see in the film? Describe a scene from the movie that illustrates this idea. How might these artistic expressions relate to their general beliefs/”worldview”? Can you relate your example to the “material constraints” of Horticultural society (Infrastructure: Mode of production, mode of reproduction)? Film:The Asmat of New Guinea: […]

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Contrasting Lysistrata and Symphony no. 5

(1250 words) Contrast two of the three following works of art: Lysistrata, Symphony no. 5 in C, The Battle of Algiers. Use specific details drawn from both works of art to discuss what you consider the single most important difference between them. Begin with a clear opening statement declaring what the most important difference is, how it is expressed, and why it matters. Then proceed to illustrate this statement […]

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Funerary Archaeology

The course will be assessed on the basis of a summative essay, of up to 3000 words. (1) Critically assess the contribution and potential of Funerary Archaeology to add to our understanding of SOCIETY in Later Prehistory. You may wish to consider, but are not limited to, themes such as memory, hierarchies and inequalities, social […]

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Cultural Anthropology Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of potential research sources pertaining to a specific topic. However, it is more than just a list of titles, because researchers evaluate and write concise descriptions or annotations for every item. Compiling an annotated bibliography is an excellent way to become acquainted with the material available on a particular topic; it forces the researcher to review the current literature and to seek out pertinent sources. Each potential source must be carefully read to determine its relevance to the selected topic. In addition to the bibliographic detail, each item in an annotated bibliography includes a summary of the main argument(s), an outline of the significant findings or conclusions, and a brief description of the research methods used (if applicable). Begin by identifying and defining the scope of your selected anthropological research topic. In doing so, try to answer these questions: What research question are you trying to examine? What is the locale for this research? What is the timeframe? Once you have clearly delineated your topic, you can begin searching for pertinent sources. You must locate a minimum of seven (7) sources, and at least three (3) of these must be contemporary sources. Each annotation must be at least one paragraph or about 200 words. All of the sources selected must be academic anthropological sources, that is, they must be written by anthropologists and appear in academic books or in professional anthropological publications. Although you must not include the course textbooks in your annotated bibliography, the “References” section of Cultural Anthropology (4th Canadian ed.) may be a useful starting point. You are also encouraged to consult Athabasca University Library’s online journal databases (e.g., JSTOR) to find sources. You may use several articles contained in one book as separate annotations—as long as each article is written by a different author, but you may not use different chapters in a single-author book as separate annotations. Your annotated bibliography assignment must include the following components: an introductory paragraph that clearly defines your selected anthropological research topic; a complete bibliographic citation of each of the seven (or more) sources selected; and a one-paragraph annotation of each of the above sources that includes a description of the purpose of the book or article, the methodology it used (i.e., how data was gathered and how it was used to develop the author’s arguments), the major conclusions, and any significant points relevant to the research topic selected.

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The Experience of Women in Popular Hinduism

STRICTLY based on the 11 readings provided, answer the following question: the experience of women in popular Hinduism.  Do NOT use outside resources. The ONLY acceptable references are the ones below, which can all be found on google.  *PLEASE USE SUBHEADINGS IN THE ESSAY, AND STRICTLY LIMIT IT TO 4000 WORDS. DIRECT QUOTATIONS REQUIRE INTEXT CITATIONS* References Arumugam, Indira. 2015. “‘The Old Gods Are Losing Power!’ Theologies of Power and Rituals of Productivity in a Tamil Nadu Village.” Mod. Asian Stud. Modern Asian Studies 49 (3): 753–86 Boisvert, Mathieu. 2017. “Ritual Kinship among Hindu Pilgrimage Priests of Allahabad.” Anthropologica59 (2): 310–21. Deliège, Robert. 2011. “Caste, Class, and Untouchability.” In A Companion to the Anthropology of India, edited by Isabelle Clark-Decès, 45-61. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Flueckiger, Joyce. 2015. “Loving and Serving God: Bhakti, Murtis, and Puja.” In Everyday Hinduism, 73-96. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Flueckiger, Joyce. 2015. “Vrats: Ritual Vows and Women’s Auspiciousness.” In Everyday Hinduism, 145-168. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Fuller, C. J. 2004. “Chapter 3: Worship.” In The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India –Revised and Expanded Edition, 57-82. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Fuller, C. J. 2004. “Chapter 9: Pilgrimage.” In The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India – Revised and Expanded Edition, 204-223. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Gupta, Dipankar. 2005. “Caste and Politics: Identity over System.” Annual Review of Anthropology 34: 409–27. Parry, Jonathan. 1981. “Death and Cosmogony in Kashi.” Contributions to Indian Sociology 15 (1–2): 337–65. Rao, Ursula. 2006. “Ritual and Society.” In Theorizing Rituals, edited by Jens Kreinath, Jan Snoek, and Michael Stausberg, 143-160. Studies in the History of Religions 114. Leiden; Boston: Brill. Srinivas, Tulasi. 2018. “Chapter One: Adventures in Modern Dwelling.” In The Cow in the Elevator: An Anthropology of Wonder, 34-57. Durham: Duke University press.

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