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Annapurna Pandey Anthro 146 Spring, 2010 Anthropology 146: CULTURE AND CONFLICT Sequential Term Project This project will be completed in 3 stages, allowing you time to gather information, reflect on it in light of the other readings we are doing in the class, and then go back to write another piece of your project. You may choose to learn more about a group that comes up in our reading or you may choose a group or topic on your own—either way use this as an opportunity to extend and intensify your own knowledge. Though I welcome you to include your own ethnographic research in the project, for most of you this will be a library research paper. As such your main sources will be academic journal articles and books, especially those written by anthropologists. These materials may be supplemented by non-scholarly sources such as magazines like Newsweek or The New Yorker , or by Internet sources and films/videos available through the Instructional Resources Center on campus, but in general your paper must draw the majority of its material from academic resources (academic journals and books) . IMPORTANT : Late papers will only be accepted if we have made an agreement IN ADVANCE of the due date. Late papers will lose 5 points per week, unless I make an exception (due to illness/death in the family). In addition to handing in a hard copy of your work, you will also submit it to Turnitin.com. The class ID is 3120354 ( section 1) and 3120359 ( section 2). The password is apandey . Using Turnitin.com you can check the percentage of copying directly from original sources and therefore make a conscious effort to use your own words in your research paper. Project Topics: You may choose one indigenous or ethnic group, and learn about that group’s culture, history and conflicts. (i.e. Ogoni; Kayapo,Nuer). You may write about two closely related indigenous groups (i.e. Hutu and Tutsi). You may choose a geographical area, and learn about the indigenous groups / ethnic groups in that area, their history and their conflicts.* (i.e. Tibet; Somalia; Belgium). *For all options, pick a group or area that has experienced a conflict that fits the subject matter of this course and that you will be able to write about in your paper. Information Sources: Talk to me about possible sources, given your topic.
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Use the readings for the course, especially Maybury-Lewis’ book and his framework of analysis. Bernice Redfern is at the Library Outpost in the Academic Success Center (Clark Hall, 126B) on Thursdays from 1 to 3 pm. You can also make an appointment to speak to her in her office ( [email protected] ). Martin Luther King Library Reference Books : Reference books are especially good for getting ideas and getting started on the project. You might look at the Encyclopedia of World Cultures , the Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life , Ethnic Cultures of the World , and others in the Anthropology (GN) section (located on the 2 nd floor reference section of the MLK Library. Also check in the Geography section, and in the geographical regions sections. (Caution:
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