The Anthropology Now paper has a pre-determined thesis statement: Anthropological perspectives and concepts help us gain a better understanding of ___________________________.
Your job is to fill in that blank, then support it with as much evidence as possible.
Here are the steps for this outline:
1. Find a recent news article that you find anthropologically-relevant and personally interesting.
2. Cite the source where you found it and summarize the article in about one paragraph.
3. Flip through your textbook (especially the index and glossary) and identify as many terms that relate to your article as possible. You dont have to prove the connections until the final draft. For now, just give me a general sense of where youre going.
For example, My National Enquirer article on Abraham Lincolns alien parents provides an opportunity to expand on the anthropological concepts of language ideology, gender roles, pastoralism, genetic drift, racism, and fictive kin.Tags: anthropology