Written Activity #2 : When Anthropologists Go “PublicThis assignment is next in a series of activities called “Public Anthropology” that we will do this semester. It is inspired by Margaret Mead’s engagement with wider publics – not just other anthropologists. The world, it seems, could benefit from a more anthropological perspective. What is anthropology, what kinds of questions or issues does it raise for you, and how are the skills applicable? What is the “Big Question” that interests you? This is what we are ultimately getting to.Objective: To think about and synthesize your anthropological learning these past years, and to articulate to nonspecialist audiences the complexities of bringing an anthropological approach to a human problem.Outcome: Analze the ethics, benefits, and pitfalls of bringing anthropological approaches to wider publics.First, read the following articles. As usual, some of these are quite short. Your basis for understanding the readings should be the works and discussion from Week 1.1. Liebow (2018) Actions No More Passive Bystanders, Please2. Dresser (2020) (Links to an external site.)The Meaning of Margaret Mead (external link); https://aeon.co/essays/how-margaret-mead-became-a-hate-figure-for-conservatives3. Scheper-Hughes (2009) Actions Making Anthropology Public;Starn, Orin (1986) Actions Engineering Internment4. Price (2000) Actions Anthropologists as SpiesIn one post of appx. 750 words (yes, you may have more), answer the following questions:1, What are the ethical concerns of bringing anthropology to the wider public? Briefly discuss three points.2. What are the ethical concerns of NOT bringing anthropology to the wider public?3. What are the benefits of bringing anthropological perspectives and methods outside of the academy? Discuss three specific points.4. What are the dangers of bringing anthropological perspectives and methods outside the academy?The standard Activities Rubric will be used to grade this exercise.1. Anthropological Perspectives (4) Exhibits awareness and understanding of ethnocentrism, cultural relativity, contexts, and power in all activities;2. Course Concepts (4) Directly and appropriately utilizes course terminology in all writing and activities;3. Examples (4) Describes and utilizes appropriate examples from course materials (readings, films, individual fieldwork, media sources);4. Follows Instructions (4) Is this a compare/contrast discussion? Did you find outside sources if required? Were you supposed to upload an image? Follow the directions!! And put in some effort;5. Writing, Style, Organization (4) Writing is always important. The writing can be indicative of your effort (see #4 above).
In honor of Americas 244th birthday, I am offering you an opportunity to read the Declaration of Independence and complete a rhetorical analysis. This assignment will ask you to uncover how Thomas Jefferson (and the Continental Congress) used the rhetorical appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos to justify Americas decision to break away from England and establish a new, sovereign nation.*** Historical Note Remember, this document was a formal announcement that was designed to justify Americas new status as a sovereign nation. Its audiences included the King, Parliament, and people of England; the inhabitants of the 13 British colonies; the other nations of the world. For a bit more on the background and context check out this article https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration/how-did-it-happen (Links to an external site.)Directions:Click here to access a downloadable copy of the Declaration Declaration.pdfPreview the documentRead the Declaration and look for instances of argument by ethos, pathos, and logos annotate and highlight the different appeals Look over your annotated copy of the Declaration and determine the frequency of each type of appeal for example, which of the three seems to be used most or least?Compose an essay in which you:explain how the document mobilizes each of the 3 types of appeals — ethos, pathos, logos (use examples)make a claim as to the Declarations dominant appeal. Taken as a whole, was the Declaration constructed as an ethical, pathetic, or logical argument? Defend your answer.Submit using the blue button above.
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To do excellent work on the essays, you should incorporate what you’ve learned from Huston Smith “The World’s Religions”, supported by scriptures from the Robert E. Van Voorst ‘Anthology of world scriptures” readings, your classmates’ Reflect posts, and your web research (these last two are helpful but less crucial).What is religion? Now that you have encountered three religions- primal, Confucianism and Taoism – I want you to develop a definition of religion based on your empirical study of those three religious traditions. Choose three shared elements or features of these religions that you consider essential to them. Be sure to explore these features across all three religions. Ideally, your defining elements or features will emerge from your study so far (try not to impose your own, preconceived categories on these traditions). If you get stuck, do not consult Webster! Huston Smith offers two very nice discussions of what constitutes religion in his chapters on Confucianism and Buddhism. The best essays will draw not only on the descriptions in Smith, but will provide illustrations from Van Voorst’s collection of scriptures. Remember to advance a claim, make an argument, and support that argument with evidence from our readings.
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