Ethnographic essay, writing homework help

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Prepare a 5-6 page ethnographic study of a group or culture to which you belong, following the process outlined in files.

“Ethnography” –- the official name of this kind of research and writing – tends to call to mind distant cultures – the Bedouin of the Arabian Peninsula, or the natives of the Amazon rain forest. But we all belong to several cultures – and are surrounded by many, many more. Any social group will for its own culture – skateboarders, Facebook users, online gamers, athletic teams. Any of them (or almost any) can be fertile ground for an ethnographic study.

Note that, in an ideal world, you wouldn’t choose a group that you’re part of , since it’ll be harder to be objective. We will try to assure objectivity by including at least two secondary sources – books, articles, web sites, and so on.

Evaluation Criteria

Content: Analysis of group is based on sound research, including multiple sources of data, such as observations, interviews, and at least 2 secondary sources. (364-365).

Organization: Essay follows one of the three methods of development, and effectively guides reader through its analysis.

Style: Writing is clear and appropriate. Tone and language reflect the purpose and audience of the essay.

Mechanics: Free of grammar and spelling errors. All sources cited using MLA format.

Post a Summary about the essay include:

1) The group you'll be investigating, and a little bit about it (your personal history with it, your initial observations).

2) What field research you plan to conduct (e.g. personal interviews, observations).

3) Which narrative structure you're thinking of using for your essay. This is only a preliminary guess -- this could change!

3) Concerns/questions you've got about your subject at this point.

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Ethnographic Study of the Berkeley Chinese Students Association (CSA)
Introduction
The Berkeley Chinese Students Association is the first among the many non-profit
organizations and social communities that serves the interests and concerns of Chinese students
studying in the USA. The organization was the first to be set up in the USA, being founded in
1951. The organizations main goal is to propagate the Chinese culture and social norms to the
Chinese as well as non-Chinese students in the campus. As such, they offer support, comfort and
guidance to Chinese students, especially those who are new to the US (TIYM Publications 34).
They offer a family and a home for those who are away from home as well as connecting
students to ensure that they support each other. The group hosts a series of events, which helps to
promote integration, social engagement and collaboration among members and non-members.
The events also help individuals to reminisce over Chinese games, meals, social norms and
general culture, which propagates the culture (TIYM Publications 44). The events also help
attendants to meet new friends and have fun, making their meetings attractive to many people.
The major events organized by the organization include the lunar New Year Bouquet,
which occurs annually; the Chinatown trips; Poker and Mahjong Game Nights; EAU Night
Market; the food outings/hotpot and many other events (Berkeley Chinese Students Association).
Apart from these events, the association holds an annual general meeting, excursions, hikes and
other exciting sports and events. The group has a membership plan where they give discounts to

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interested members. Members get a 10% discount through offers from Mandarin House, 85◦C
Bakery Café, Lotus House, Seniore’s Pizza, Katsumi Suchi and Kimchi Garden (Berkeley
Chinese Students Association).
This essay discusses the grou...

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Anonymous
Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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