Article on a topic of your choice from National Geographic

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In this assignment you will select an article on a topic of your choice from National Geographic. You will conduct a critical analysis of the information given in the article on this topic by National Geographic. You must compare your article to what other people have said about the topic. From this, you will be able to assess the cultural perspective on that issue. If you are not sure what to include in your critical analysis, there are many websites available that discuss this. Here is one that I recommend: critique.htm

An appropriate topic might be concerned with the portrayal of indigenous cultures. Questions to consider might be:

How are the indigenous cultures portrayed in photographs? What information is considered important? What do you learn about the cultures? What are the issues? Is there an emphasis on a?exotica? ritual activities? Does the language used a?exoticizea? the culture? What does this say about the perspective in the country? Does the magazine mirror the paradigms of the time period? Challenge them? Does it break new ground? What do other scholars say about your topic? Do they agree or disagree with the presentation in Nat Geo? Are there any biases evident? What perspective is taken on the topic? Remember that in a critical analysis, you are assessing how the topic was handled.

Appropriate topics might include:

i § a review of a specific group of people or ethnographic profiles

i § a review of a specific country or region

i § a review of a specific issue e.g. land claims, polygamy in the U.S., destruction of the rainforests, poaching in Africa

i § a review of a particular event e.g. Chernobyl

i § an analysis of the impact of the work of a specific anthropologist sponsored by National Geographic e.g. Jane Goodall, Louis Leakey, Dian Fossey, Wade Davis, Birute Galdikas

Most of what you need can probably be found online on the National Geographic website.


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