Assignment

Order Instructions/Description

 
Chapter 3

Question#1(50 words)
Why does Mauss begin his book with a poem from the Havamal?

Question#2 (50 words)
What is the significance of the Potlatch for Mauss’ argument?

Question#3 (50 words)
How was “arrogance” the key to understanding the Bushman’s criticism?

Question#4 (50 words)
What is the danger of allowing a braggart to continue in a society without police?

Chapter 5
Part #1
Step 1: Read the blog post on “Telling Your Story.” http://pegfitzpatrick.com/are-you-telling-your-story/
Step 2: Then compose a 120 character (i.e., the size of a “tweet”) story of you.

Part#2 (50 words)
Define communication from an anthropological perspective.

Chapter 6

Part#1
Go to the blog http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/
Choose one story that interests you.
Read about how to write a good lede at:  http://blog.bleacherreport.com/2011/04/14/br-101-how-to-write-a-good-lede/
Write a lede (between 100-200 words) to the story with a link to it.
5.Post the lede with a link to the story on the discussion board for this chapter.

Part#2
Question#1 (50 words)
Why was “cutting of the turkey” such an important event for this family?
Question#2 (50 words)
What did it symbolize for those assembled?
Question#3 (50 words)
Do you have similar events in your life that are equally powerful in their symbolic pull on you and your relatives or friends?

Chapter 7

Part #1
Step 1: Read about writing great blog content at: http://www.problogger.net/how-to-write-great-blog-content/
Step 2: Read at least ONE of the following blog postings on food: (A) “Forget Fish Fridays,” (B) “Lust, Lies And Empire” or  (C)“Freshwater Shrimp.”
Step 3: Write a 500–700 word blog post

Guiding Question: Where is the anthropology?
That is to say, find some feature of the article you chose that approaches the subject from a holistic, comparative or evolutionary perspective.  Or if you really want to be impressive, describe how the article you chose illustrates the intertwined reality of nature/nurture.

Forget Fish Fridays: In Louisiana, Gator Is On The Lenten Menu by Tina Antolini
Lust, Lies And Empire: The Fishy Tale Behind Eating Fish On Friday by Maria Godoy
Freshwater Shrimp: Still Not A Midwestern Cash Crop by Maureen Langlois

Part#2 (50 words)
Illustrate your knowledge of the relationship between food consumption and health in the Writers Corner Activity and summarize here.