Engagement activity


Keating (2000) is a long article, but students are not required to read all of it. Rather, for this activity, students will pick a section to focus on (see below) and outline how elements of social stratification are expressed through this particular cultural element.

It is recommend that students review the required Social Stratification PPT so that they can easily identify elements of social stratification versus social roles. The PPT is located under Course Title: Social Stratification through an Anthropological Lens

Since this engagement activity is worth between 0-5 points, students must complete the following: 1) go beyond surface details & dive deep into the symbolism being displayed, 2) stay focused on the cultural group in Keating’s (2000) article (in other words, avoid comparisons), 3) use their own words to present the content, and 4) have a well-developed and focused submission.

Sections to Focus On

Beginning on page 307, Keating (2000) outlines a series of cultural elements that convey elements or components of social stratification. Pick one of these sections to focus on. The section selected is your primary reading for Keating’s (2000) article.

Land & Built Environment (page 307)

Body as a Resource (page 308)

Language (page 309)

Food Share & Status (page 310)

Feasting (page 311)

Title (page 313)

Submission of Activity

Students can submit a written description, a visual illustration (e.g. venn diagram, drawing, etc), video entry with an audio description, or a PPT that meets the requirements of the engagement activity.

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