Anthropology- Assignment 1 Chocolate exchange interviews

Oct 26th, 2015
Price: $30 USD

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Title: Giving chocolate, getting chocolate: A thematic comparison of the meaning of chocolate exchanges on Halloween and Valentine’s Day

Background: The purpose of this assignment is to explore, compare, and contrast the symbolic meaning of chocolate exchange in two American ritual contexts. You will conduct interviews. Next, you will code these interviews for using a thematic analysis approach. You will then draw on these coded data to respond to four questions about the symbolic significance of chocolate exchanges on Halloween and Valentine’s Day in the United States.

  1. For this exercise, you will need to conduct 3 interviews. You may select anyone to interview, so long as they have participated in a celebration of the American holidays Halloween and Valentine’s Day. Each interview should take about 15 minutes.
  2. Ask each person to tell you about two holidays, Halloween and Valentine’s Day
  3. Be sure to take detailed notes during each interview. When you get home, type up your field notes. You will use these notes for the next step of this assignment.
  4. Code your interviews for the following themes: 
  • exchange (e.g., giving or receiving),
  • social relationships (e.g., strangers, neighbors, girlfriends), and
  • social significance (e.g., meaning assigned to exchange, such as greedy, generous, or loving).
    • To “code” these interviews you should use your word processer’s highlighter to highlight the text green (for exchange), blue (for social relationships), and yellow (for social significance) each time the respondent talks about one of these themes; you can use highlight + colored font if they discuss more than one theme at the same time. You will turn in your highlighted notes as part of this assignment.
I will send the questions to be asked and the form to paste your coded text into.

I must see a legitimate completed assignment draft before i will release final payment!!

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