These quotations and facts must come from at least three sources listed in the Works Cited page, one of which must be scholarly or otherwise authoritative. We’ll largely use MLA style, but you can use APA style if that best suits your career goals or academic discipline. If you use APA please note this on the top of the paper, near your name.In Salt, Sugar, Fat, Michael Moss gives us the story behind the story when it comes to processed food. For example, even though scholars argued that the USDA should recommend people eat less meat and dairy, that agency published 2010 guidelines urging Americans to eat more---thanks to careful and relentless pressure (and close relationships with) the meat and dairy industries (214-18). So the official “story” when the 2010 food story came out was the content of the guide itself: how much of what (fruits, meats, vegetables, dairy) of what to eat. The *real* story we know, is the backroom politicking and fluidity between government agencies and food industries. For this paper, pick your own story behind a story. For example, you might argue that the story behind the story of our Gross National Product (GNP) is that this number doesn’t factor in women’s unpaid laborand therefore, misrepresents actual services being offered. Pick something that concerns or interests you and do a little digging to find the story behind the story. Here are some topic that I might use for this paper:30
Waldorf education (Rudolf Steiner and anthroposophy)Montessori education (Maria Montessori)Psychoanalytic theories regarding hysteria (Sigmund Freud)2016 Presidential election (you name it – but I think campaign financing is a big one)U.S. immigration policiesVaccination and autism misinformationDevelopment of atomic weapons in the United StatesSignificant historical events like Gulf of TonkinPervasiveness of racism behind ordinary rules, regulations and events. For example, one might tell the story of African-American veterans denied home loans given to white veterans after WWII, thus setting up one group of people for financial security and denying this to black people. There are also countless current examples, including how laws are enforced and the disenfranchisement of felons who’ve been released from prison. U.S. maternal mortality rateExplore factors fueling the gender wage gapFamous man (not a public figure today but scientists, writers, etc.) whose wife made this possible or made little known contributions on her ownDig around through the Announcements or tap into your knowledge of history. Feel free to discuss your ideas in the discussion board. The paper should do a much shorter version of what Salt, Sugar, Fatmodels, exposing the backstory.
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