COM 102 Moraine Valley Community College Palestinian Culture Annotated Bibliography

COM 102

Moraine Valley Community College


Question Description

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You will need to create a 7-10 source MLA format Annotated Bibliography. At least TWO of your sources need to be scholarly (scholarly journal article, book, etc.). Your annotated bibliography should be typed, double spaced and needs to include the following (approximately 1,500 words):

Section 1

Begin with a short introduction to your Annotated Bibliography where you:

Indicate what group, subculture, or culture you are researching, why you are interested in exploring this group, subculture, or culture, and why you think this group, subculture or culture is significant and complex in a broader sense (about 1 paragraph)

Section 2

Follow your introduction with the following:

An MLA format citation for each source--remember you sources need to be listed in alphabetical order with a hanging indent for the citation.

Following each citation, you need to do the following:


Introduce the article by title and author

Explain of why the source is credible--be specific here. You need to do more than say you found it in X database or journal so it is credible. In other words, provide some background on the author and source to identify perspective (i.e. what position does the author take), credentials (what makes this person an authority) etc.

Summarize the author's main argument and key supporting points--be specific

Respond to what you find most interesting, significant, confusing, convincing (or least convincing), etc. and explain how the source helps you gain a better understanding of your question--what do you find most useful, what did you learn, etc.

I would aim for about 2-3 paragraphs here for each source.

Section 3

You will also need a conclusion (1-2 paragraphs) where you (note this is a separate section after you annotate each of your 7 sources):

Explain where you are now in your thinking (having engaged with the sources you annotated) about your group, subculture, or culture. What have you learned? What do you think is most significant and/or interesting about this group, subculture or culture? Why?

You will need to submit your MLA Annotated Bibliography by 11:59 pm on Sunday, 3/8 (Therefore, you will need to get started on this right away. We will be with meeting with a Reference Librarian on Thursday, 2/13 and will have some time to begin searching for sources in class, but you will have to do some of your searching outside of class.

NOTE: You need at least 7 sources to earn a passing grade (C) on this assignment (in other words, less than 7 sources will not earn a passing grade, but of course if your citations and annotations, etc. are good, you can earn an A or a B).. The idea here is to engage critically with these sources to provide greater breadth and depth for your research project.

Here is a basic "model/outline" you can use to format your Exploratory Annotated Bibliography:

Introduction (1-2 paragraphs)

Indicate what your research question is, why you are interested in exploring this question, and why you think this question is significant and complex in a broader sense (about 1 paragraph)

Annotations (at least 7 sources)

--MLA (8th edition) format citation for each source

--Annotation for each source--see above for what you need to include here (aim for at least 3 paragraphs per source)

Conclusion (1-2 paragraphs)

Explain where you are now in your thinking (having engaged with the sources you annotated) about your question. How has your thinking changed? What have you learned?

End your conclusion with some ideas/questions that you think you will need to explore as you engage in field research.


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You need to submit your Exploratory Annotated Bibliography by 11:59 pm on Sunday, 3/8--This is an extension from the original due date to allow more time for you to critically engage with your sources.


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Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
Palestinian Culture Annotated Bibliography
Since the end of the Second World War, many conflicts across the world have come and
gone, but persistent one has been that of Israel and Palestine. The conflict has been over the
control of land that surrounds the city of Jerusalem and the city itself. Israel has come on top as
the winners due to external support, and this led to the displacement of the Palestine people to
different places across the world. Their culture and way of doing things have suffered most as a
result of this, and it has also been eroded as many people of the younger generation do not
understand the Palestinian Culture. Exploring the Palestinian Culture will help bring to light
many aspects that have been forgotten and also clarify the practices that may have been
Annotated Bibliography
Aboubakr, Farah. The Folktales of Palestine: Cultural Identity, Memory and the Politics of
Storytelling. , 2019. Print.
Farah Aboubakr is the author of the book titled “The Folktales of Palestine: Cultural
Identity, Memory and the Politics of Storytelling.” Farah is one of the most decorated authors on

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the topic of Palestine and is a teaching fellow and researcher at the University of Edinburgh. She
completed her Ph.D. at the University of Manchester. She specializes in memory studies and
Palestinian popular culture and has published in the peer-reviewed journal Marvels & Tales. Her
work in this book gives on the items that Palestine identifies their culture with and the changes
that have occurred in the past, as well as how it has affected them.
The book goes into detail about how one generation is passing over the culture to the next
through the use of stories that are both interesting and have historical importance. This is a vital
consideration that leads to the development of young people with a vast knowledge of the
cultures and the different activities that people should know. The understanding of these folktales
and the way they deliver various messages to people will help me understand the long term
development and messaging that is passed through stories as well as multiple factors of the
culture that are taught through the folktales.
Abuarrah, Sufyan, and Katja Lochtman. "Gendered Refusals in the Palestinian Arab
Culture: Implications for Multicultural Diverse Contexts." (2019).
“Gendered Refusals in the Palestinian Arab Culture: Implications for Multicultural
Diverse Contexts” is an article authored by Sufyan Ab...

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