Write a report that first summarizes the culture you’ve chosen and then discusses in depth the six aspects you’ve chosen to research.

Assignment Question

it’s The Ethnography Project: You’ll recall that an ethnography is an in-depth study of a particular culture at a specific point in time. In this project, you will need to find a cultural study of a particular culture group from anywhere in the world, from one specific time period, so long as it is not your own culture. Hopefully it will be one that you are already interested in.

You will read through the study and pick out six different and distinctive aspects of the culture. Just a few of the great many possibilities could include what foods they eat and how they prepare them; how a marriage partner is selected and why that method is used; what funerary rites do they do and how does it reflect their spiritual beliefs; how an infant is taken care of and who is involved.

Obviously, these are just examples, and you needn’t use any of them. But whichever ones you choose, you need to write a report that first summarizes the culture you’ve chosen and then discusses in depth the six aspects you’ve chosen to research. You also need to make sure that you are writing about a culture, not a sub-culture, or a cultural aspect. For instance, Italians in Bridgeport during the 1960’s would be a culture and time period that would work; Neo-Nazis are a sub-culture (or counter-culture, more appropriately) and therefore would not be a good choice. Buddhism is a cultural aspect, being a religion, so again, that would not work. And a specific time period is mandatory.

Cultures change all the time(think of the difference in Bridgeport between 1960 and today), so if you were to choose “ancient Egypt” as your cultural time period, that won’t work. Pharaonic Egypt existed for millennia and changed dramatically many times over during it. Choosing Ancient Egypt during the reign of Sobekneferu, the first known female Pharaoh, would be fine. The paper should include a title page and a reference cited page, and an additional eight or more pages that contain your research findings. The paper should be double spaced. Questions? Please feel free to ask.

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