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Subject: ANTH 1002: Question re cultural critique
I had a question about the instructions for the cultural critique essay. On Canvas it says we should find a primary source that we can use to document the cultural constructs we will critique. I think I can make an argument about people’s assumptions about school based on memes I’ve seen circulating on public message boards. Would it be appropriate for me to use a meme as a primary source?
Sarah Q. Public
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Assignments: Qualitative analysis of a birth interview, Cultural contextualization of an observation about childhood, Assessing Mauss’s influence: An exercise in research skill, Constructive criticism of a colleague’s Mauss research, Critique of your own cultural assumptions, Lecture questions
Class info: Welcome to anthropology, What is anthropology, and why should we care?, What we will do in class, Attendance, timetables, lectures, tutorials, and the hybrid format of this class, Late work, special consideration, and no-disadvantage assessment, The keys to success in this class, How to Zoom to class, Types of scholarly writing, Writing an effective email, Formatting and software requirements for assignments