F‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ormat requirements: · stay within the word limit (2,000 wor

F‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ormat requirements: · stay within the word limit (2,000 words). Anything +/- 10% will be penalized. · include complete essay title on your cover page · 12-point font · text double-spaced · page numbers on every page · section subheadings as desired/appropriate · bibliography to include complete, alphabetized list of works cited · use a recognised citation style ‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍consistently. Use, for example, this https://paperpile.com/s/journal-of-the-royal-anthropological-institute-citation-style/ · or this, https://www.wells.edu/files/public/library/AAAGuide_2018.pdf Compulsory sources will be uploaded, these reference are from the component of the course please use 1 or 2 from them “at least” and refer to them in-text and in the refer‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ence list.

T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍he study of ancient objects and artifacts is often a key pa

T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍he study of ancient objects and artifacts is often a key part of archaeology. Elaborate artwork and objects created by skilled craftspeople are often used as key symbols for ancient civilizations. Beyond just their imagery and iconography, these objects provide insight into their affiliated culture through the materials and techniques used to produce them and the contexts in which they were used and disposed. In this paper I would like you to visit the Dallas Museum of Art and describe a piece of material culture on display at the Arts of the Americas permanent installation (Mesoamerican artifacts only). I would like you to choose an artifact from the Mesoamerican collections on display, take field notes on it, make a sketch of it, and take a photo. If we are unable to visit the DMA together a virtual visit will be arranged for the same day. During your visit – NOTES: While at the museum, you will want to record the following characteristics: Type of artifact: For example, sculpture, bowl, figurine, adornment, mask, etc. Time Period: Date range and period for artifact style (usually located on associated plaque) Culture: What culture created this artifact (., Maya, Olmec, Aztec, Toltec, etc.) Provenance: Where was it found (or where do they think it comes from; sometimes unknown but give your educated guess) Material: What is it made of, if multiple materials, record all (if known) Size: Give approximate metric measurements (very general; archaeologists use the metric system) Sketch: All important finds should be sketched in the field (to the best of your abilities) Photo: The DMA allows photos without flash, so please take at least one photo you can include in your paper. Supplies needed: Field notebook (at least some paper) or smart phone or pad Pencil (or if you can draw on your pad that is fine, too) Camera/smart phone to take a photo Assignment (the paper): Using the concepts of “contexts” and the cultures we discuss throughout this class to answer the following questions in at least 4 full page double spaced formal essay. Make sure that you have a clear organization for your essay, with a thesis/main statement in your introduction, well-organized body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Rely on your textbook, in-class readings, and at least THREE (3) scholarly outside sources to provide information about the artifact and the culture/civilization associated with it. You may also use lecture materials in addition to your textbook and outside source (cite it as the class. Example: (Class 1AM).) In your formal essay be sure to: Describe the artifact. What is the size, materials, form, etc. Where is this artifact from? Give a brief description of the culture, its location, and the time period it existed in (give dates). You may use your textbook or your outside source for this. CITE ALL INFORMATION whether it is from an outside source, the textbook, or lecture. Describe the artifact in relation to archaeological, chronological, use, symbolic meaning, and spatial contexts. This can include its production, use, and/or discard (where are they typically found archaeologically?). Also discuss if they had a very specific function or symbolic meaning within the culture(s) they were created and used. This assignment may also require some outside reading in the case of determining the object’s use and spatial contexts. Properly cite your article(s) with an in-text citation. What is the overall importance of the artifact and its context? Was this artifact part of daily use or was it rarer and more restricted? Is the function and/or importance under debate? Is there something about this artifact that provides more insight into the culture it’s associated with than was known before? (This may be part of your conclusion if you wish) Bibliography: You MUST provide in-text citations showing me where you got your data/information. These must include, the author’s last name(s), the year of publication (if the style you’re using requires it), and the page number (occasionally the page number can be left out if it is a very general concept that you are using). Typically, in archaeology we use American Antiquity style (see SAA style guide on Canvas) but if you are more comfortable with MLA or Chicago or APA/AS‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍A, you may use one of those instead. Whichever style you use, be sure to be consistent. Provide a link to your artifact on the DMA website in your bibliography. Submission: Submit a copy of your notes and any drawings and/or pictures you have of the object. Submit your essay with works cited page. Your essay must be a minimum of 4 full pages of text double spaced, not including images or your works cited page. Combine all of the above into a pdf or word document if possible and submit to Canvas by 11:59pm on Tuesday January 11th. If you cannot combine it into a single file you may submit each individually. Technical Requirements: Papers must be at least 4 full pages (typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font; does not include images or headings). Cite references in-text and include a bibliography/works cited at the end of the essay, including only cited references (not part of the 4 pages). If you do not reference the source in-text (with a citation) then it should not be in your works cited page and it will not count toward your required sources. You may use your textbooks and additional readings as sources, but you must also complete outside research. Please use at least 3 outside resources (that we did not read for class). In the copy you turn in, include your original field notes, sketch, and photo. Submit your papers via Canvas no later than 11:59pm on Tuesday, January 11th. A Note on Sources: Regarding websites, if they are not academic, do not use them in your paper – they are not reliable (with the exception of the DMA website). If a website does not end with .edu it is likely not legit. In very few cases will “.coms” or even “.orgs” be accepted. The DMA online catalog has useful information, images, and links on all artifacts if you need additional information: to an external site.. The to an external site. website is another exception to the above rule, they have a bibliografia mesoamericana, under “research” then “bibliographies”, that you can search for other publications on your topic. Another approved website is to an external site.. You may look to websites to find academic sources that you can then search out at the library or library online databases to use. The SMU library discovery search and Google Scholar (not regular google) are good places to start. Examples of Citation Styles in Archaeology: Consult the Society for American Archaeology Style Guide (or me) for help: to an external site. The following are examples of an appropriate use of in-text citations: According to Carneiro (1984:54)….. Carneiro (1984) argues…. Some scholars present theories for the rise of ancient civilizations (Carneiro 1984; Flannery 1989). The following are examples of an appropriate use of bibliographic citations: Books: Carmack, Robert 1981 The Quiche Maya of Utatlan. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. Articles: Carmean, Kelli 1991 Architectural labor investment and social stratification at Sayil, Yucatan, Mexico. Latin American Antiquity 2(2):151-165. Chapters in edited volumes: Carrasco, Pablo 1983 Some Theoretical Considerations about the Role of the Market in Ancient Mexico. In Economic Anthropology: Topics and Theories, edited by S. Ortiz, pp. 62-82. University Press of America, Lanham. Website: Taube, Karl, Zachary X. Hruby, and Luis Romero 2006 Jadeite Sources and Ancient Workshops: Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Upper Río El Tambor, Guatemala. Report submitted to the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, Inc., to an external site., accessed 23 June, 2006. Late Assignments: Also, please note that late papers will only be accepted with an approved excused absence and will be marked down one letter grade for each day. In other words, a B will become a B-, then a C+. This is an important policy as it would be unfair to others who could also have benefited from more time. Late papers after January 14th cannot be accepted due to the cutoff for grade submissions as required by In‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ter Sessions and the university.

Assignment: In the book, Salem Possessed, and the article “Tituba’s Confession,

Assignment: In the book, Salem Possessed, and the
article “Tituba’s Confession,” which people actually did something that
anthropologists would classify as magic or witchcraft? Analyze their actions according to the
anthropological definitions of “magic” and “witch” (see definitions
below). Find passages in the book that
describe the actions of any individuals around Salem that anthropologists would
classify as magic or witchcraft practices.
Please note that many people around Salem were accused, but they did not
all do things that anthropologists would classify as magic or witchcraft; other
people actually did things that would be considered magic or witchcraft, but
were not accused. Provide a detailed
description in your own words (paraphrase), and explain why such actions are
considered magic or witchcraft according to the anthropological definitions
below. Explain why the accusers in Salem
might have accused some and ignored others who did anything magical or
witchcraft-like. There are numerous
instances in the book, so pick and choose your examples carefully to give the
best analysis. Three examples is
standard in a short paper like this, but you’re welcome to include more.
The Puritans believed that witches harmed
people through magic. But for most of
the accused, there was little material evidence that they were doing anything
that involved the use of magic. There
were also some who were not accused who were doing things that anthropologists
would classify as magic or witchcraft. The
Puritans accused people of witchcraft based on “spectral evidence,” which would
not stand up in a court today. The accusation of spectral evidence is not the
same thing as actual behaviors that indicate use of magic or witchcraft; it was
just “made up” stories by the accuser. What
you should be looking for is actual behavior that anthropologists would
classify as magic or witchcraft.
Definitions:
Anthropological definition of “witch” – A
“witch” is a person who is suspected of harming others through supernatural means [“using magic”],
whether intentionally or unintentionally.
Such practices are “witchcraft.”
Anthropological
definition of “magic” – “Magic is a practice that effects change through supernatural force or energy, by
invoking, acquiring and using the power of the spirit world to accomplish
specific, intended, aims; magic includes the use of spells, formulas, and
incantations used with spirits, deities or with impersonal forces; a belief in
magic exists in all cultures, and in all religions.” Keep in mind that magic can be used either to
help people or to harm people.
Sir James George Frazer distinguished two
types of magic:
— imitative magic (also called
“homeopathic” magic) – produces a desired effect by imitating
the magical action desired; for example, drinking an infusion of
lung-shaped leaves to remedy a lung infection; sticking pins in voodoo dolls to
imitate the action of stabbing someone, or of magic darts entering their
body. To paraphrase Frazer’s words,
“Like produces like, or has an effect that resembles its cause.”
— contagious magic – whatever is done to an object is believed to
affect a person who once had contact with it; so, contagious magic
would be a spell that is cast over an article of clothing, someone’s
possessions and, especially, body products from the intended victim, such as a
lock of hair or fingernail clippings.
“Contagious” has to do with direct contact. To paraphrase Frazer’s words, “Things
which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other
at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.”
Details:
Guidelines:
These instructions
are very detailed, so that students who want to know how to make a good grade
will know what is expected, and how the papers will be graded. Study the slide shows “How to Write an Expository Essay,” and “How to
Paraphrase” for help with writing and guidelines on how the papers are
graded. One of the biggest mistakes
students make is to not read instructions carefully. Use the checklist
to make sure you have covered all bases (see Checklist, separate document).
Overview: Make sure your
paper is a Word document. Do not use
“quotations.” Paraphrase. Be sure to use in-text citations, with the
page number or location number in every instance where you found the data. Include a Title Page and a Bibliography. The minimum length required is 1,200 words – just
the text of your analysis, not the title page or bibliography. Students who are going to use their paper for
the Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPE) are welcome to write longer papers to
fulfill the length requirement for WPE.
Do not use footnotes, endnotes, or subtitles. Double-space.
Format in Microsoft Word. Make
the title of your Word file include your first and last name. Upload on Blackboard, and be sure to keep a
copy of your confirmation number or receipt.
What
you need to do, to prepare:
First,
read Salem Possessed and “Tituba’s Confession.” These two sources offer somewhat different
perspectives on witchcraft practices in 1692 Salem. Look for evidence of people “using magic”
according to the definitions provided at the beginning of this assignment. Pick at least three (or more) instances where
it could be argued that “magic or witchcraft was being used” and discuss them,
weighing the evidence with anthropological concepts. Overview: Make sure your
paper is a Word document. Do not use
“quotations.” Paraphrase. Be sure to use in-text citations, with the
page number or location number in every instance where you found the data. Include a Title Page and a Bibliography. The minimum length required is 1,200 words – just
the text of your analysis, not the title page or bibliography. Students who are going to use their paper for
the Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPE) are welcome to write longer papers to
fulfill the length requirement for WPE.
Do not use footnotes, endnotes, or subtitles. Double-space.
Format in Microsoft Word.
What
you need to do, to prepare:
First,
read Salem Possessed and “Tituba’s Confession.” These two sources offer somewhat different
perspectives on witchcraft practices in 1692 Salem. Look for evidence of people “using magic”
according to the definitions provided at the beginning of this assignment. Pick at least three (or more) instances where
it could be argued that “magic or witchcraft was being used” and discuss them,
weighing the evidence with anthropological concepts.
Sources: Only use these two sources,
and not any other sources: the book Salem
Possessed and the article “Tituba’s Confession.” Do not copy any material off the Internet or
in any other sources. All of your data
should come from just these two sources.
Use the definitions provided in this assignment – do not cite
dictionaries, encyclopedias, or Wikipedia for anything.
Rubric
– Suggested Structure (Expository Essay Style):
This is only a suggested structure. The essay must be in expository essay style,
which generally follows a structure like the one below.
1. Introduction: The first paragraph introduces the essay
topic, as well as the concepts you are going to use to analyze it. One of the sentences in the first paragraph
must clearly state the thesis of your essay – explain your position on the use
of magic in 1692 Salem. Another sentence
should provide a road map that briefly tells the reader at least three instances
that you are going to analyze from the sources that anthropologists would
consider as “using magic” or “engaging in witchcraft.” This paragraph should be around one-third or
one-half a page.
2. Background: The second paragraph should concisely
summarize what happened in 1692 Salem, in a few sentences. This paragraph should be around one-third or
one-half a page. Do not use “quotations”
as a replacement for an explanation in your own words.
3. Analysis (several paragraphs): Subsequent paragraphs analyze the examples of
instances where you determined someone was “using magic or witchcraft”
according to the above anthropological definitions. Organize your paragraphs around specific
examples or around people, whichever way you prefer. Each paragraph should be about half a page. There may be some cases where you want to
expand your analysis; if a paragraph becomes longer than half a page, look to
see if it can be divided into two or more issues that can be analyzed in
separate paragraphs.
4. Conclusion: The last paragraph should offer some overall
insights (something more than just a summary of the points you already
made). What patterns do you detect in
the 1692 Salem witch hunt?
Format: The paper has to be formatted in Microsoft
Word, or it will not be accepted, because I use Word technology to grade the
papers. Your paper must have a separate
title page at the beginning and a separate bibliography page at the end, all in
the same (single) Word file as the text of your paper. Do not use footnotes,
endnotes, photos, or photos and decorations.
Double-space the text of your essay.
Use one-inch margins. Do not
right-justify the text. Use 12-point
font that is easy to read such as Cambria (Mac) or Times (PC). The Title Page must not have any extra formatting
in it – no Microsoft picture frames or style formats – just type the title,
your name, course number, etc., on the title page, and that’s all. Keep it simple and business-like. Use the Chicago style of citing sources
(Author-Date-Page) in each in-text citation (inside of your sentences) and place
the full reference information in the bibliography (author’s full name, date,
full title of the work, place of publication, name of publisher). Be sure to include a page number or location
number for all citations.

Describe how the Nok culture of West Africa transitioned from a culture to a com

Describe how the Nok culture of West Africa transitioned from a culture to a complex society (or civilization). There are several theories presented on the Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nok_culture Civilization is discussed briefly here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization Reference academic books and journals.

This week you learned about field notes in Chapter 3 of the eText. Field notes c

This week you learned about field notes in Chapter 3 of the eText. Field notes can be formal or informal. For this assignment, you will take informal field notes, much like a personal journal, on your impressions of what you learned in the Week 1 module materials.
Submit your “field notes”. You may hand write them or type them in a Word document with a .doc or .docx document file extension. If you hand write your notes, make sure they are legible. Scan them and submit them as a .pdf file extension document.
Use correct grammar, punctuation, and complete sentences in your field notes.
Be sure to review the grading rubric before you submit your assignment to make sure you are including all the required elements. or the week one assignment, you will record, over at least four days this week, your thoughts and ideas about cultural anthropology, perhaps any thoughts or ideas regarding cultural anthropology of others whom you may interact with this week, any related observations over this week on your learning regarding what cultural anthropology is, and any thoughts or reflections on your readings or discussions, either in class or out of class, regarding cultural anthropology
References
Nelson, K. and Braff, L. (2020). Introduction to Anthropology. In N. Brown, T. L. González, & T. McIlwraith (Eds.), Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology (2nd ed., pp.3-28). http://perspectives.americananthro.org/ (Links to an external site.)
In text citation:

Route A: Traditional Research– You can feel free to research any topic that can

Route A: Traditional Research– You can feel free to research any topic that can be tied to cultural anthropology. This means a living culture, not an ancient history topic. Topics may be on a specific part of the contemporary world (Nigerian popular music, healing rituals of the Yanomamluvi, globalization and EU stratification).

*involves 1 course reading and 1 course video* Video: https://youtu.be/–gim7W_j

*involves 1 course reading and 1 course video* Video: https://youtu.be/–gim7W_jQQ 1) Response Paper (10 points each = 90 points): Course participants will write a 2 page (max) paper that outlines the arguments that the author(s) make in the specific text and ties in with the previous class discussion and course readings/videos. The basis of the grading for the response paper will be both on content and level of work put into the piece. Specifically, the requirement is that !hard work” be put into the document. By hard work, I refer to a sustained and concentered effort that demonstrates engagement with the written, visual and audio texts. Further, a paper that demonstrates hard work will not be graded for a precise answer, but rather a carefully thought out argument that is based upon class discussion and material from the syllabus. The focus is not on achieving the !correct” answer, but instead to show a deep engagement with the material that illustrates careful thought. The paper does not require outside sourcing and Wikipedia should never be a citation reference. Given the subject matter and expertise of the instructor, any attempt to circumvent critical engagement with cursory engagement with the course materials will be quite evident and graded accordingly.

1. Statement of purpose for Migration Studies (this course analyses global migra

1. Statement of purpose for Migration Studies (this course analyses global migration and mobility with broader processes of development and social transformation worldwide . It’s objective is to provide a broad, theoretical understanding of human mobility and the role of both internal and international migration in economic and political processes, social change and globalization. Students have the opportunity to carry out independent research to gain skills.
2. How your undergraduate courses in the study of politics and archaeology have prepared you for this masters (these studies features courses in political research, methods of field research, laboratory analysis, concepts and techniques of monitoring and evaluation, applied research, origin of man, civilization, conflict and society among others. All of which one had distinctions)
3. Why that university is suitable and the student’s choice of study (world class institution in the category of Cambridge, Stanford, Yale, Oxford, Columbia, Harvard, that produces global acclaimed professionals and academics)
4. The researcher will like to take a career in the various fields of migration studies locally, regionally and internationally (ones country, continent and other international organizations). Emphasis should be placed on how this study will impact the researchers local community.
5. The researcher has background and experiences as a field assistant, research analyst, community leadership, volunteerism and working in private cooperate and governmental departments etc.
6. The prospective student graduated from a university with first class honors in his field of study.
7. The prospective student will be willing and interested in conducting research in any related field connecting to migration studies. (There should be evidence of a defined set of research interests).The student will appreciate if you can propose some research topics or areas to consider. The statement of purpose should indicate an interest in academic progression from masters to the PhD level in the same field of migration studies.
8. The problem student is a great communicator, detail/result-oriented, great team player, has knowledge of the use of research techniques, relatable, a self motivating personality , result oriented, research inclined, able to work under little supervision, teamwork and meets targets.
9. The Geographical area the prospective student intends to collect data for the dissertation is West Africa.
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“In different ways and for different reasons, a sense that the COVID-19 pandemic

“In different ways and for different reasons, a sense that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything has come to dominate public, personal, and intellectual life…The social entanglements it created have been both for better and for worse, but they have always exceeded the pathogen’s physical effects on bodies. Anthropologists recognize in these patterns not only a rupture but also the familiar, as if what can be seen now is not new but has simply been made clearer.” (Adams and Nading 2020: 461).
Vincanne Adams and Alex Nading (2020) ‘Medical Anthropology in the Time of COVID-19’. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 34(4): 461–466.
1. Like many essay questions, there are two sides to explore in order to answer this essay well. It is worth developing an outline that takes into account both sides.
2. When you have made a first draft, consider the following questions:
a. Does your essay answer a question?
– or does it just give interesting information (without answering the question)?
– does it give evidence of having thought carefully and deeply about the question, considering it from different angles? (e.g. what, when, where, who, how, why?)
b. Is your essay research-led?
– have you read and used relevant work published in medical anthropology and other relevant disciplines as evidence/examples? Peer reviewed journals and ethnographic monographs are particularly good. Are these appropriately and consistently referenced (e.g. using the Harvard, Chicago or Vancouver styles – see ‘Cite them Right’ for further information).
– have you critically evaluated what you have read, questioning the author, e.g. their purpose, methods used, strength of argument, possible bias etc. and communicating their opinion of it?
– are you aware of key approaches / perspectives / theoretical standpoints that medical anthropologists might have taken regarding the topic? Have you been suitably reflexive about your own experience and how it links to relevant concepts and approaches in medical anthropology?
3. Is your writing clear (grammatically and logically)? Does the essay use effective orienting sentences that refer back to the question and justify the relevance of what is being discussed?
Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, drawing on relevant concepts and approaches introduced in Health, Illness and Society Part 1 as well as your personal experience.

Watch an episode of either a sitcom (comedy series) or a drama series on televis

Watch an episode of either a sitcom (comedy series) or a drama series on television or on any online media services such as Netflix, Hulu or Amazon.com.
Record the number of representatives of different identity groups (ethnic, racial gender, age, class, sexuality, religion and so on) that appear in the show, also record the role that each person plays. In a substantive 2-3 double-spaced pages-long essay, answer the following questions. Please also refer to relevant discussions from the readings such as avowed and ascribed identities, and issues around diversity in Hollywood.
How many different groups were represented?
What groups were most represented? Why do you think this is so?
What groups were least represented? Why do you think this is so?
What differences (if any) were there in the roles that members of the various groups played? Did one group lay more sophisticated or more glamorous roles than others?
In how many cases were people represented in stereotypical roles – for