Assignments for December 5, 7

Monday, December 5 – PAPER DUE

Write a 3,000-word essay documenting the process and outcome of your research project. Connect your insights to the assigned readings and to your colleagues’ presentations wherever possible. Support your narrative/argument with citations and bibliography in an appropriate style. Give your polished paper an original and fitting title.

Wednesday, December 7 –

NO CLASS MEETING

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Assignments for November 28, 30, December 2

Monday, November 28 – REPORT DUE

Write a 500-word essay recounting the progress of your research project over the past month. Speculate on the organization of your final paper, being as specific as possible. Append an annotated bibliography of sources you have consulted, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style. Give your polished report an original and fitting title.

Wednesday, November 30 –

NO CLASS MEETING

Friday, December 2 – PRESENTATION DUE

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings. Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course. Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length. Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (3 copies) bearing your name and project title.

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Assignments for November 14, 16, 18

Monday, November 14 –

Read pages 175-198 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

8. Postcolonial Hybridity and Ritual Bureaucracy in New Mexico

9. Decolonizing Our Understandings of the Normal and the Therapeutic

Wednesday, November 16 –

Read the handout “Bless Our Home” and related articles; come prepared to discuss this image in light of the background readings.

In-class discussion of research projects.

Friday, November 18 –

NO CLASS MEETING

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Assignments for November 7, 9, 11

Monday, November 7 –

Read pages 101-149 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

5. Medicine and Spirit

6. The Peyote Ceremony

Wednesday, November 9 –

Read pages 150-174 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

7. Kinship, Socialization, and Ritual in Navajo Peyotist Families

Friday, November 11 –

NO CLASS MEETING

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Assignments for October 31, November 2, 4

Monday, October 31 –

Read pages 51-74 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

3. Clinical Ethnography

Wednesday, November 2 –

Read pages 75-100 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

4. The Unfolding Cultural Paradigm Clash

Friday, November 4 –

NO CLASS MEETING

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Assignments for October 24, 26, 28

Monday, October 24 – PROPOSAL DUE

Write a 500-word essay detailing the focus, methodology, and significance of your project. Illustrate your exposition with specific references to the assigned readings and to your research sources. Append a preliminary bibliography of relevant books, articles, and websites, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style. Give your polished proposal an original and fitting title.

Wednesday, October 26 –

Preview A Different Medicine: Postcolonial Healing in the Native American Church (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

Read pages 1-23 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

1. Introduction

Friday, October 28 –

Read pages 24-50 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

2. Expanding Our Conceptualization of the Therapeutic

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Assignments for October 17, 19, 21

Monday, October 17 –

Read pages 47-83 of Sanapia; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

3. Medicine Kit

4. Ghosts and Ghost Sickness (through “The Necessity of Faith”)

Wednesday, October 19 –

Read pages 83-104 of Sanapia; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

4. Ghosts and Ghost Sickness (from “Number of Patients per Year”)

5. Witchcraft and the Conceptualization of Illness

Conclusion

Friday, October 21 –

NO CLASS MEETING

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Assignments for October 10, 12, 14

Monday, October 10 –

Preview Sanapia: Comanche Medicine Woman (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

Read pages 1-14 of Sanapia; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Introduction

1. The Comanches

Wednesday, October 12 –

Read pages 15-46 of Sanapia; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

2. Sanapia, 1895-1968

Friday, October 14 –

In-class screening of To Find Our Life.

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Assignments for October 3, 5, 7

Monday, October 3 –

Read pages 67-81 of Peyote Religious Art; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

4. Peyote Painting Traditions

Wednesday, October 5 –

Read pages 82-100 of Peyote Religious Art; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

5. Peyote Artists and Religious Inspiration

Friday, October 7 –

NO CLASS MEETING

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Assignments for September 26, 28, 30

Monday, September 26 –

Read pages 48-66 of Peyote Religious Art; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

3. Peyote Attire and Accessories

Wednesday, September 28 –

Read “Objects of Purpose, Objects of Prayer” and “An Ethnobotany of Firewood in Osage Big Moon Peyotism”; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Objects of Purpose, Objects of Prayer: Peyote Boxes of the Native American Church (2010)

An Ethnobotany of Firewood in Osage Big Moon Peyotism: Practical Knowledge, Ritual Participation, and Aesthetic Preference (2014)

Friday, September 30 –

In-class discussion of research projects.

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