Begin with an introductory paragraph that has a thesis statement at the end. The introduction
should set up your topic, giving a preview and summary of the analysis you will present in the
body of the paper. The thesis statement is the last sentence or two of the introduction and
states what the main point structuring your paper will be.
Using the article by Miner (1956) and the feedback you received from your instructor on your
worksheet in Week Three, describe one aspect of your own culture from an etic perspective.
See the appropriate Sections in the Textbook in the List of Topics, based on your chosen topic
from Week Three, for information on how to approach your paper from an anthropological
perspective. You can describe American culture in general, as Miner does, or you can describe
an American subculture, such as a specific geographical group (e.g., New Yorkers), a particular
ethnicity (e.g., African Americans), or an age-related category of Americans (e.g., millennials).
Use reputable statistics and/or scholarly research to support any factual statements. Do not rely
solely on personal experience or opinion
Jane, B. T., & Peters, C. (2011). An exploratory investigation of black friday
consumption rituals. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 39(7),
Refer to the article you chose for Part II of the worksheet assignment in Week Three and
describe an aspect of another culture from an emic (insider’s) perspective. You do not have to
do research beyond reading your chosen article; however, if you do choose to conduct
additional research make sure to use reputable statistics and/or scholarly sources to support
any factual statements. Do not rely upon personal experience or opinion.