Fieldwork Project 3
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| Reading Response
Instructions & Expectations for Journal 3.1
Before you begin this writing assignment, read the excerpt from
The Land of Open Graves
by Jason De Leόn (available as
a PDF on Canvas).
Write 2-4 sentences in response to each of the questions below. The first question has been completed as an example.
Grading & Submission:
Save your journal and upload it to Canvas. For this assignment only Journal 3.1 of your
journal will be complete; the rest will not be complete.
This journal assignment is graded using a scaled rubric and counts for 30% of the total grade of this Fieldwork Project.
This assignment needs to be completed by
11:59pm on Monday, March 30 (beginning of Week 10) for
What were De Leόn’s key research methods? Describe them.
Why did De Leόn chose to focus on Mimo’s and Lucho’s stories?
De Leόn includes long interview quotes from Memo and Lucho. Why do you think he chose to include these
quotes? What effect did these quotes have on you as a reader?
How did aspects of De Leόn’s identity influence the ways Memo, Lucho, and other migrants interacted with him?
Based on this article, what do you think are some of the strengths and limitations of interviewing as a research
Anthropology 104 | Fieldwork Project 3