Social Theory Discussion

• Is the Durkheimian idea of solidarity useful?Lecture Recording: https://soas.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=43915355-27a1-4d59-bb4e-ab3b0095bf8aDURKHEIM AND MAUSS Solidarity, social cohesion, sociology as a science.Essential Reading:Durkheim, E. Elementary forms of the religious life Chapter “The origin of these beliefs, end” pp 214-239 (begin from III the bottom of 214.) https://archive.org/details/elementaryformso00durk/page/214 Mauss, M. The gift: forms and functions of exchange in archaic […]

Slum Cities Documentary

Based on sections 6 and 7 of the documentary, Slum Cities, explain how you would use qualitative research methods to explore the informal economy of Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas (slums).  Slum Cities (46:00 min) This video is available via ‘Films on Demand’ through the Stafford Library.  Sections 6 and 7 of the documentary Slum Cities explore the slums of […]

Anthropology Research Proposal

This 10- page long assignment (double-spaced, not counting the title and/or the cover page) should use either a narrative or an ethnographic approach to qualitative research. The fundamental question your essay should address is: Why do people have a habit of coming to this particular place, as opposed to another one? What do they do […]

Fringe Religions Discussion

Below are (2) articles and (2) videos both having to do with religions that are considered ‘fringe’ religions in comparison to the dominant Catholic/Christian denominations in each respective country. Write a 3 page response paper in which you discuss the following: the roots/origins of each belief system the reasons why people are drawn to each […]

Language Culture and Society

Find a ted talk covering a subject related to language and culture/society. It can be about language and changing demographics, language acquisition, the nature of sign language there are literally thousands of talks and podcasts to choose from. Write a 1-2 page paper connecting the topic of the talk/podcast to concepts we have learned about […]

Anthropology Bones and Behavior Slides

1. Pick Your Profession Data Entry Operator Seamstress Pianist Driver of Construction Machinery Painter Software Engineer 2. The Power Point Presentation consists of 5 slides. You can alternative produce a tictoc movie with the same content. 1 slide that discusses the general demands of the chosen profession; 1 slide that discusses the effects on the […]

Healers and Healing

All healers must learn their craft, and all healers must have verifiable outcomes (healed patients) as a result of their treatments. Medical Anthropologists study a wide variety of healers from diverse cultural settings. As you are aware, each culture has very unique definitions of illness and disease, as well as different expectations for being healed. […]

Cultural Anthropology Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of potential research sources pertaining to a specific topic. However, it is more than just a list of titles, because researchers evaluate and write concise descriptions or annotations for every item. Compiling an annotated bibliography is an excellent way to become acquainted with the material available on a particular […]

Slum Cities 

Based on sections 6 and 7 of the documentary, Slum Cities, explain how you would use qualitative research methods to explore the informal economy of Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas (slums).  Slum Cities (46:00 min) This video is available via ‘Films on Demand’ through the Stafford Library.  Sections 6 and 7 of the documentary Slum Cities explore the slums of […]