3. Research Paper: (2,000 words, weighting 40%)
A list of essay questions will be distributed prior to the mid-semester break. Alternatively, you may develop your own topic subject to your tutor’s approval. As wellengagement with the course readings, this paper requires further reading and research from outside the course material and should apply scholarly and sociological approach to answering the question.
The final essay should follow normal essay formats and style, with introduction , body that sets out the argument and the material, and conclusion etc. The only exception to this might be the photo essay assignment that can be set out as an ethnographic report plus photo essay. Please see me if you want to do this topic.
Utilizing the case study of one particular food/or meal discuss how this food/meal is related to individual as well as group identity, (for example, class or gender or ethnic or national identity). Here you might like to talk both about the symbolic importance of this food, its aesthetic qualities as well as its preparation, its eating and production. You can include some personal information in this essay but you should also include some scholarly/academic sources (including course readings) to support your argument/s.