Write an essay in which you first explain the concept of culture
presented in assigned reading and viewing material in Karl Heider, Seeing Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology Through Film (REFERENCES ARE ONLY FROM THIS BOOK).
Second, use the concept of culture and related concepts presented in the course
examine how human collective practices, beliefs, social roles, and
local institutions relate to structuring patterns of production,
distribution and consumption (economic anthropology) across social
groups you have studied in this course.
analysis of subsistence patterns must be based on careful reading of
the assigned work found on the course syllabus and the related viewing
material in chapters 1-7. Pay attention to ethnographic illustrations in
the assigned reading and video clips in chapters 1-7. You must make
accurate use of the vocabulary you have acquired from your reading and
Effective essays will be
specific about the people, geographic location, local institutions,
rituals, and other ethnographic material in your account of
anthropological approaches to the study of subsistence patterns.
essays will engage and apply course key concepts and approaches
imparted in chapters 1-7. Begin your review of earlier chapters
immediately. Note that chapters 6 and 7 on production patterns and
distribution and consumption provide key concepts and ethnographic
information that is critical to do well on this assignment. Also note
the importance of identity, social roles, gender, the division of labor,
worldview and symbols (see chapter 4 on meaning and symbols) as they
relate to production, consumption, and distribution transactions.
Essays must be about 2000 words in length and typed. You must use APA or MLA format. Essays that do not apply the correct format will be returned with 0 points.
I NEED THIS BY 3 PM CENTRAL TIME MONDAY DECEMBER 1 2014.