sexuality and anthropology

Topic: sexuality and anthropology

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Small-Scale Research Project: Experiential learning, or ‘learning by doing,’ is one of the most effective learning methods. That is why I want you to conduct a small-

scale research project on a place of your choosing which analyzes and discusses the ways in which this place is gendered and/or sexualized. The spot can be a store, a

café, a bus stop, an official building, a hairdresser, a gym, a farmer’s market, etc. You must spend at least 20 minutes in this place, observing and taking notes on

what you see and hear. You should observe who uses this place most (i.e. women, men, or LGBTQI people) and how often and for what reasons they use it. You must take at

least three visits to this place, and interact with people, asking about their experience of the place, as well as their opinions and feelings about it. You should

carry a small notebook with you and jot down your notes in it. Once you have completed your visits and gathered sufficient data, write an outline for your paper,

categorizing your data into themes that are relevant to gender and sexuality issues. You should clearly define your research question and make sure that you have

appropriate evidence to answer the question. While analyzing your data, you should also draw on concepts, texts, and discussions from the course. If you want to

include supportive texts from outside the syllabus, you are more than welcome to do that! Your final paper should not exceed 8 pages, excluding your bibliography. The

bibliography should be attached as a separate page. You are expected to use at least 5 academic references (i.e. ethnographies, peer-reviewed journals, articles from

edited volumes, etc.), 3 from the course readings (including recommended ones) and 2 outside the course material.


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