Assignment

Assignment Requirements

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

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-HYPERLINK “http://www.problogger.net/how-to-write-great-blog-content/”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.

 

 

 

 

Part#2 (50 words)

Illustrate your knowledge of the relationship between food consumption and health in the Writers Corner Activity and summarize here.

 

 

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