As Anthropologists, we must always strive to be impartial and not let our ethnocentrism or opinions alter our reporting. Word choice is important- take the Nacierma article for example- how did Miner’s descriptions alter your interpretation of the culture he described? In an effort to channel our ability to be impartial, the following is the writing assignment.
Chose a controversial, hot button topic that has recently been in the media (for example, the Me, too movement, transgendered bathrooms, Donald Trump’s policies, or chose your own). In 2 pages, take both sides of the argument without making judgements. This will be difficult; you will likely have a strong opinion on which side is “right.” I DO NOT want a research paper. Chose one aspect of the issue and stay focused and impartial. Good luck.