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-The essay is about a chosen article that is related to Anthropology, and the article is ‘ symbolizing roles: A look behind the veil by Elizabeth W. Fernea & Robert A, Fernea. Essential readings to include in the essay: -Do Muslim women really need saving? (Conflict and Conformity book, chapter 6, part 23, page 208). Conformity & Conflict book Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology by Lavenda, R., H., & Schults, E., A., (2010). Essay (50% of final mark) The essay will draw on • assigned readings; (I attached the conformity and conflict book but core concepts in cultural anthropology I could not find it online, see if you can find it to include it in the essay) • the chosen text ( the chosen text is symbolizing roles: A look behind the veil by Elizabeth W. Fernea & Robert A, Fernea) • one other text searched by the student. The latter will be used as a complementary source to enrich the understanding of the case presented in the chosen text (e.g. in terms of more recent developments etc.). (Do Muslim women really need saving? (Conflict and Conformity book, chapter 6, part 23, page 208). please search for at least one other article about the same topic and discussing similar points. The essay should be 2000 words and will be formatted in a 12 pts font; with 1.5 line spacing. Do not forget to insert page numbers. The essays will answer two questions: 1) Is wearing the veil always and solely a sign of women’s subjection to men? 2) Explain the manner in which the ‘oriental’ veil has been seen by Western observers of the Middle East, and contrast these perceptions with the actual practices of wearing the veil in Middle-Eastern societies. Critically discuss the link between the use of the veil and women’s social position in Middle Eastern societies. -The first question is situated at a more general level and allows students to theoretically frame their essays. Whereas most first questions could be answered by ‘yes’ or ‘no’, you should also include the reasons why you think this is so. -The second question is situated at a more specific level. It invites students to present the case detailed in the chosen text by expanding on particular aspects under questions 1 and 2. The essay should include: • The title and author/s of the essay. • An introduction that should 1) show the collection of texts that you will examine with a description of the sources, dates and any other useful contextual data; and 2) introduce the subject at hand and the main argument of the essay (approx. 1/8th of the essay) • A theoretical discussion of a selection of notions and concepts in anthropology and of what they can contribute to our understanding of the chosen topic and text. The discussion should draw on relevant required readings (no more than 1/4th) • A critical summary of the chosen text organised around two/three main aspects/themes together with an elaboration of how these themes function to explore the particular anthropological topic addressed in your essay. This part should integrate and apply the selected notions and concepts to the chosen case study (at least 1/2) • A conclusion that summarises the main points of your essay and opens the discussion to new issues and areas of inquiry in anthropology (1/8th)

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