CULTURAL GENDER PROJECT

CULTURAL GENDER PROJECT
you will examine your own culture from an etic (outsider’s) perspective and another culture from an emic (insider’s) perspective to demonstrate your
understanding of cultural relativism and examine misconceptions and ethnocentric beliefs concerning each of these cultures. Keep the distinction between cultural
relativism and moral relativism in mind as you write your final paper. Even if you do not personally agree with a cultural practice, demonstrate your understanding of
the practice in its cultural context. Avoid opinionated or judgmental language in your paper.

Cultural relativism is the idea that the beliefs and practices of a culture should be understood within the context of that particular culture’s background,
history, and current events surrounding it. We should not ethnocentrically impose our own beliefs and opinions, which are products of our own enculturation.

Intro:

Begin with an introductory paragraph that has a thesis statement at the end. The introduction should set up your topic, giving a preview and summary of the analysis
you will present in the body of the paper. The thesis statement is the last sentence or two of the introduction and states what the main point structuring your paper
will be.

Part 1:

Using the article by Miner (1956) describe one aspect of your own culture from an etic perspective. See the appropriate Section chosen (Gender in Culture, Chapter 5).
You can describe American culture in general, as Miner does, or you can describe an American subculture, such as a specific geographical group (e.g., New Yorkers), a
particular ethnicity (e.g., African Americans), or an age-related category of Americans (e.g., millennials).

Use reputable statistics and/or scholarly research to support any factual statements. Do not rely solely on personal experience or opinion.

This section should be two- to two-and-a-half pages long.

Demonstrate a culturally relativistic perspective throughout this section. Do not use opinionated or judgmental language.

Use the article by Miner to guide your own description. How would an anthropologist describe the topic you’ve chosen?
Part 2 :
Refer to the article you chose for Part II of the worksheet assignment in Week Three and describe an aspect of another culture from an emic (insider’s)
perspective. You do not have to do research beyond reading your chosen article; however, if you do choose to conduct additional research make sure to use reputable
statistics and/or scholarly sources to support any factual statements. Do not rely upon personal experience or opinion.
This section should be two to two and a half pages in length.
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Conclusion:

End with a concluding paragraph that reinforces your thesis. Summarize and tie together your main points for the reader. Provide a brief self-reflexive analysis of
what you learned while writing this paper.

ALL RESOURCES GIVEN, NO PLAGERISM OR YOU WILL WASTE BOTH OUR TIMES. I WILL SEND VIA ATTACHMENTS ALL RESOURCES IT MAKES IT EASIER FOR YOU TO COMPLETE VERY
HELPFUL…JUST DONT HAVE TIME
RESOURCES INCLUDE;
PAPER EXAMPLE PROVIDED FOR PARTS ONE AND TWO
CHAPTER 5 (GENDER AND CULTURE)
FLOW CHART
PART 2 ARTICLE: http://www.asu.edu/lib/tutorials/empirical/narrative.pdf
MINER ARTICLE : https://msu.edu/~jdowell/miner.html

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