FRESH FRUIT BROKEN BODIES:
An ethnography is the systematic study of people and cultures. It is designed to explore cultural phenomena where the researcher observes society from the point of view of the subject of the study. As you read, think about the comment the author is making about the culture. What revelation about the behavior of human beings or the conduct of society, or insight into the human condition is the author attempting to convey throughout the study? Write a well-organized essay that uses specific examples from the ethnography Fresh Fruit Broken Bodies.Using evidence from the ethnography, textbook, or Conformity and Conflict readings answer one of the following questions:
A description of key points of the culture studied in the ethnography)
An in-depth look at the concept of “worldview” or the comparison of the worldviews of the two societies described in the ethnography
Religious beliefs or practices described in the ethnography
Marriage/family practices described in the ethnography
Types of economic organization/systems described in the ethnography
Language acquisition or the influence of language on the culture described in the ethnography
The view of ancestors described in the ethnography
The role of women described in the ethnography
Doing fieldwork as an anthropologist as described in the ethnography
Ethnocentrism and some tips on how to minimize it as described in the ethnography
Writing your Essay
Read the grading rubric for this essay so you know what is expected.
Determine which question you want to explore
Form a thesis statement which answers your question of choice.
Use the outline below to organize your thinking and your writing.
Use a minimum of two (2) direct quotes from the ethnography to support the main idea of each body paragraph in your essay. Don’t rely on the quotes to explain themselves. Lead your reader into the quote, comment on the quote, and show how the quote supports your main idea.
OUTLINE FOR LITERARY ANALYSIS: THEME
Introduce the book/ethnography. Include the title (underlined or in italics) and the author.
Use one or two sentences to express your personal opinions on the subject of the book
State the question you want to explore and a brief explanation of your main points (thesis)
Write three paragraphs backing up your response to the question. Use examples from the ethnography, and any other material read in class that helps you explain your point.
Restate your thesis
What did you think of the ethnography? How has it affected you? (Has it confirmed or changed your opinions or thoughts?)
After you complete your final essay, you need to CAREFULLY proofread it, or have someone else proofread it.
Re-read your essay to look for:
Punctuation (direct quotes from the text should be in quotation marks with the page number and last name of author in parentheses afterwards). Ex: When Maggie wanted to leave the party she stated, “I’m not feeling well, I think we should go.” (Delgadillo 63) This illustrates Maggie’s …
Essay should be typed in Times New Roman 12 pt. font and double spaced.
It should be a minimum of 1200 word
Include a title page with the following information:Name, Title of Essay, Date
You do not need a work cited page if you only use sources assigned in class. If you DO use any outside source, then you MUST include a work cited page.
The link to get the book:
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