“Problems of cultural representation, understanding and the production of knowle

“Problems of cultural representation, understanding and the production of knowledge in contexts that are embedded in relations of power, have particular relevance for feminist theory and practice,” says Jan Larbalestier in “The Politics of Representation: Australian Aboriginal Women and Feminism” (1990, 144). Explain these concepts, and compare and contrast these concerns with those of postmodern anthropologists.
Larbalestier, Jan. “The Politics of Representation: Australian Aboriginal Women and Feminism.” Anthropological Forum 6, no. 2 (1990): 143–157.

Oedipus the King can be read as a play about destiny. Before the play begins, th

Oedipus the King can be read as a play about destiny. Before the play begins, the gods have set Oedipus’ destiny as a horrific one – to kill his father and marry his mother. Once Oedipus learns his fate, he attempts to avoid it by leaving the couple he believed to be his parents, but his plan to thwart destiny only serves to make those prophesies come true. In a well-developed essay, explore the ideas of free will and predetermination in the play. Can the characters be held responsible for their actions? Do any of their choices matter? Look specifically at Oedipus, but address Jocasta and Creon as well.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a anthropology discussion question and need an exp

Learning Goal: I’m working on a anthropology discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.This discussions goal is to familiarize you with the different kinds of primate groups
PromptInitial PostOrganization:Go to the New England Primate Conservancy website (Links to an external site.) and find a species for which there is a good amount of information. Write a Tinder profile for a (nonhuman) primate of your choice.Make sure you include the following:Your profile picture (you can find one on Google images (Links to an external site.)).
Biological sex (male or female).
Mate choice preferences/species typical patterns.
Long term and short term mating and social strategies.
Some species typical behavior examples.
Information about ecology and diet.
This is an opportunity to have fun and get creative – imagine an ideal partner or partners that your primate is looking for, describe a romantic first date or happy visions of what growing old together would be like. Include detailed, accurate information about your species that is relevant to the sex of your Tinder author and the target they are seeking. Keep the language PG-13 🙂 Remember, you are also been graded on your demonstration of respect and sensitivity. Don’t forget to comment on other people’s posts (again, PG-13 please).Your post and response (combined) should be at least 350 words.

minimum 1500 words (about 6-8 pages double-spaced. Shorter papers will have thei

minimum 1500 words (about 6-8 pages double-spaced. Shorter papers will have their points pro-rated, if they are accepted, at the instructor’s sole discretion)
Three sources at a minimum must be provided by the student (some research has been going on for a long time, so some older sources may be acceptable, but your sources should be from within the last 20 years)
The paper must be sourced BOTH in-text and on a source page. Without these sources, the paper will not be accepted for scoring.
Formatting must follow a standardized system, MLA or ALA.
Note that the class textbook is an excellent source- the articles are all primary sources and therefore acceptable references.
see Module 3 for access to Ohlone Library Databases, there are excellent sources that you can access for free there. Pro-Tip: use Google Scholar to search for articles you want, and then see if they are available through the campus library

Assignment Content Throughout this course, I will be challenging you to open you

Assignment Content
Throughout this course, I will be challenging you to open your mind and think critically about humanity using the anthropological perspective. Two major terms I want you to remember from Chapter 1 & 2 are ethnocentrism and cultural relativism. Anthropologists have identified cultural universals that can be found in every society, and morality is one of them. This is the human nature’s ability to distinguish between right and wrong. These concepts are not entirely reliant on religious ideologies, but rather, some are learned behaviors that we are taught from a young age. For instance, in this generation, we are told that being prejudice is wrong. That hasn’t always been the case. Having preconceived notions or opinions about a person or group of people without reason can cause detriment to those who are on the receiving end. Yet, we still face obstacles involved in changing the mindset of those who have been taught from a young age to perceive others in an unfavorable light based on rudimentary circumstances. We know that humans are not born prejudice. However, this is also where ethnocentrism is a factor. Prejudice comes in several forms- it can be based on race, ethnicity, religion, wealth, sexual orientation, gender, or intelligence.
In our Western society, we are fortunate enough to face fewer instances of injustice than many other individuals around the world. But often, we overlook how truly fortunate we are to live in a society that values an idealistic moral code where there is little to no tolerance of practices that are detrimental to the well-being of an individual.
For your weekly assignment, I would like you to research one practice that Westerners would consider a grave injustice in the world today. A few to pick from, but are not limited to, would be:
human sacrifice
FGM (female genital mutilation)
honor killings
In your research, I want you to list four factors:
Historically, when did such a practice begin?
In what societies is this practice most prevalent in, and do they still practice it today?
Why would a society decide to practice such acts if it goes against the cultural universal of morality? If Western societies find a practice immoral, why would others not feel the same way?
How do cultural anthropologists use cultural relativism to look past these practices, without judging these societies, when conducting fieldwork?
I understand that these are not light-hearted topics; however, they undeniably have or still occur throughout the world, and as a relativist, it is important to understand the meaning of these practices, those we consider human rights violations, to the people who carry them out.
**You are required to list all citations you use including textbooks, articles, or websites. See the document in your Content folder titled, “Guide to Correct Quotation and Citation Usage.”

Essentially summarizing the book and adding a paragraph or so on at the end disc

Essentially summarizing the book and adding a paragraph or so on at the end discussing who might find the book useful and interesting. You may also sprinkle some light commentary/critique throughout the summary.
The main points may include:
Why is this important to society? How can it help build a better society? How does it help us understand people and/or society?
Main Criteria:
Does it accurately summarize the main points of the book, critically analyze the book material and, thoughtfully reflect on how the material from the book might be applied to or play a role in your life or society overall, addressing specifics?
I’ve included an example of a book review that reflects how this one should be.

Choose one of the four ethnographies listed on page 2, either B1, B2, B3, or B4.

Choose one of the four ethnographies listed on page
2, either B1, B2, B3, or B4. All are available as KPU Library eBooks. Read the
assigned chapter(s) of the ethnography that you have chosen, paying close attention
to parts of the chapter(s) where the author presents his or her research
Write a 3-page essay describing and discussing the research methods used
by the anthropologist whose ethnography you have chosen.
There are various aspects of research methods you
can discuss. The most important are: the specific methods the anthropologist
chose; how she or he used them; and what insights about the research topic the
methods generated. Include some background information about the study, such
as: the times and places where the research was done; how the anthropologist
developed relationships with members of the communities they worked with; and
why the research topic is important. You could also discuss: forms of
reciprocity practiced; the roles of research collaborators; ethical
considerations; and any ethical dilemmas the researcher may have faced.
Your essay should have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
You are not required to do additional research for this assignment.

Assignment Purpose Use library databases to locate peer-reviewed, scholarly sour

Assignment Purpose
Use library databases to locate peer-reviewed, scholarly sources
Evaluate different types of sources for credibility and relevance
Use APA style guides as a resource
Prepare APA style citations
With this assignment, you and others in your topic group will collaboratively develop a bibliography, a collection of sources relevant to your topic. This will be an annotated bibliography, which means you will also include some notes about each source. You can draw on this collaborative bibliography to write your Literature Review Outline and then your Individual Research Paper.
Note – This assignments requires skills and knowledge from the Week 2 module:
(W2) Source Credibility
(W2) Finding Outside Sources
(W2) APA Citation
Part One: Find, Cite, and Summarize Sources (due Fri of Week 3)
This first step is done individually — no need to reach out to or try to collaborate with others in your group at this point.
Find 3 scholarly, peer-reviewed sources related to your topic. You are looking for sources that will help you learn about the issues related to this topic, and eventually explain to your readers the discussions, debates, or research taking place about those issues.
Note 4/15: I deleted a comment here about focusing on U.S. culture in your research articles; that was left from a previous quarter when the assignment was more focused on interviewees in the U.S. only.
Most sources will be academic journal articles, but you could also use a chapter in an peer-reviewed academic book (don’t cite an entire book unless you are actually reading the whole thing!)
Reference the Project Group Topics page for ideas of issues and keywords to focus on in your search.
Consult (W2) Source Credibility and (W2) Finding Outside Sources to review what scholarly, peer-reviewed sources are and how to find them
For more help with databases searches and keywords, enroll (free) in the EvCC Library Classroom > Modules > EvCC Searching for Information
Prepare an APA style complete reference for each source, as if for a References page.
Consult (W2) APA Citation to review what APA style is, what information you need to cite a scholarly, peer-reviewed article, and how to format those citations
Read/watch your sources and write a few sentences that summarize the main point or focus of each source and/or explain how the source could be relevant to your topic.
The purpose of these notes is to help you keep track of what each source is about plus help others in your group determine whether they want to read and incorporate that source into their paper.
Be sure that these sentences are written in your own words, not copied from the article/abstract.
Submit your bibliography (list of sources + summaries) and PDFs of the individual articles/chapters to this assignment
There should be a button or link to “Download PDF” within the database for any available article
Name your files with the author’s last name and year of publication so it is clear which file goes with each reference. For example, Sampson2022.pdf or PrangEtAl.pdf
Part Two: Make Corrections + Share Sources (due Fri of Week 4)
This is where the collaboration comes in — after you make corrections as needed, you will post your sources to a Google doc shared with others in your group.
Check for feedback on your bibliography submission. (Review the How to View Instructor Feedback assignment for instructions on finding that feedback.)
I will have reviewed your contributions and by the end of the day Monday (Week 4)
I will use the rubric and comments to let you know if your sources are reliable and appropriate, and if your citations are basically completely correct. In that case, you don’t need to make corrections and can move on to sharing your sources with your group (#3 below).
However, many submissions will require corrections. I will give feedback about the changes needed for the assignment to be marked as complete.
Make any necessary corrections to the sources or summaries and re-submit the assignment here.
Share your references/notes and PDFs with your group.
After you have corrected your citations and summaries and resubmitted here (as needed), you should also add those references and summaries to a Google doc that is shared with other members of your project group. You and others in the group can then draw on this shared, collaborative, annotated bibliography for your literature review outlines/research papers. Add your sources and summaries to the Google Document for your group:
Medical Anthropology Shared Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.)
Linguistic Anthropology Shared Annotated Bibliography (Links to an external site.)
Additionally, upload your PDFs of the individual articles/chapters to the folder for your group. Make sure they are titled as described abaove (Part One/#4) to make the folder easy to navigate:
Medical Anthropology Articles folder (Links to an external site.)
Linguistic Anthropology Articles folder (Links to an external site.)

Papers are approximately 8 long, not including the title page and references. Al

Papers are approximately 8 long, not
including the title page and references. All term papers must be properly cited
and contain a bibliography or reference section. A typical undergraduate paper must
have at minimum 5 references including 2 books and 3 scholarly articles. You
should not use dictionary or encyclopedia references. You may use web articles,
but only in addition to 2 books and 3 scholarly articles. Journal articles must
be peer reviewed.

For this essay assignment, you are asked to apply course materials that we have

For this essay assignment, you are asked to apply course
materials that we have covered to response to two (2)of the following essay options. The respond to each option must be 350 words minimum and 600 words
maximum. The word count applies to the each essay option and not the smaller
questions within the option. It is important to draw on concrete
examples from recorded lectures, readings, and films. For each essay option,
you must draw on at least 3 terminologies from the textbook or lecture to apply
to your response.
points per essay option, 50 points total
Concretely responds to prompt questions
– 5 points per question, 10 pointstotal
350 words minimum per question –5 points
per question, 10 points total
3 terminologies per question – 5 points
per question, 10 points total
Concrete examples from course materials
– 5 points per question, 10 points total
Grammar/spelling/style – 5 points per
question, 10 points total
1. 1. Rituals are an important part of our school
experiences, be they graduation ceremonies or pregame pep rallies. They are
also an important and enduring part of our social lives that work to hold
communities together. What are some of the rituals that are performed at your
school (high school, college, or university), social club, family functions, or
workplace? Please give some attention to the details of the ritual. Why do
people practice these rituals? What are their purported meanings? How would you
classify these rituals (i.e. periodic ritual)? During which time of the year
are they practiced? Do they have social meanings or religious meanings, please
2. 2. Discuss a rite of passage that you have attended (please do not provide a
second-hand account of someone else’s experience).Some rights of passage
rituals are: circumcision ceremonies, baptism, quinceaneras, and military
induction, etc… Identify and describe the three phases according to the lesson
from chapter 4 “Ritual”. Give careful detail to the import of each phase of the
ritual. Be sure to incorporate key terms such “symbols” and “icons”. Please
identify concrete meanings from the ritual festivities. NOTE: You cannot write
on the same topic for essay option 1 and 2, you must pick different topics to
write about for each of the option.
3. 3. How is adulthood defined in U.S. culture
(socially, biologically, culturally)? Or you can use the example of the culture
that you are most familiar with. At what point is one considered or defined as
an adult? And why? Is one an adult because of biological reasons, social
reasons, religious reasons, etc…? Is there a rite or several rites of passage
that mark this transition?Are the rites of passages defined by gender? What are
the meanings and responsibilities that are projected on to an individual that
has transitioned into adulthood? Be specific in describing this. Be sure to use
terminologies that we have learned.
4. Choose a religious symbol that you are familiar
with and describe its meaning. How is this symbol connected to the myths and
worldview of the culture in which it is found?How is this symbol used? Where is
it stored? Draw examples from the course. You must articulate the meaning of the religious symbol within the
broader context that it is used. For example, Catholic symbols such as the
Virgin Mary are unique to that sect of Christianity which is not prominent in
others. Incorporate key terms that we have learned. You can focus on a rosary,
a bible, a buddha statue, etc..

Symbolic and Interpretive Anthropologies