Rites of passage
Describe an aspect of your own culture from an etic (outsiders) perspective in Part I of the paper.
Describe an aspect of another culture from an emic (insiders) perspective in Part II of the paper.
Apply cultural relativism in order to examine misconceptions about culture that may occur due to ethnocentrism.
Keep the distinction between cultural relativism and moral relativism in mind as you write your final paper.
Even if you do not personally agree with a cultural practice, explain how the practice makes sense in its cultural context.
Avoid opinionated or judgmental language in your paper.
Analyze your chosen aspect in terms of how it developed as part of a social system within both your culture and another culture.
Analyze your chosen aspect in terms of its purpose as part of a social system both within your own culture and another culture.
The Final Research Paper
Must be five to six double-spaced pages in length (excluding title page and references page, meaning it will be seven to eight pages total), and formatted according to APA Style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Writing Centers APA Formatting for Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.) resource.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Name of institution (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA Style
Use below References and 1 more references
Part 1 of Paper
Crapo, R. H. (2013). Cultural anthropology. Retrieved from https://content.uagc.edu/
Miner, H. (1956). Body ritual among the Nacirema. American Anthropologist, 58(3), 503507. Retrieved from the JSTOR database.
Lapushkina, A.O. (2020). Transformations of Traditional Culture: The Role Rites of Passage among the Avatime People in the Modern Era, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p73-88. 16p. Retrieved from the JSTOR database.
Part 2 of Paper, plus 1 additional reference
Tsuji, Y. (2011). Rites of passage to death and afterlife in Japan. Generations Journal of the American Society on Aging, 35(3), 28-33. Retrieved from the EBSCOhost database.