Explain the interviewee’s underlying rationale

Explain the interviewee’s underlying rationale

Please read these instructions carefully. There are some things that really need to be done in order to achieve the greatest amount of points.

You will conduct an ethnographic interview with a person who was born and raised in a different culture (e.g. immigrant, international student, foreign professional, neighbor, etc.) and write a 5-page paper analysis using the course material (textbooks and/or lectures). Ideally, you will conduct the interview in person, but you may collect your data by phone or Skype interview if necessary.

Interview: The interviewee must have spent a majority of their developmental years under the guardianship and influence of parents who were also born and raised in the culture that they are representing during this interview. They must be able to respond to the questions in the first person, as a locally born, active participant in the culture, not as someone who was transplanted into the culture for work or ministry and had certain advantages as a foreigner living in the local culture.

Example: A local woman would potentially be impacted by a local practice that allows for the daughters to be given into marriage to men from different tribes in order to keep the peace or form alliances between the tribes. A foreigner living in this same culture for work or ministry would not typically have to be concerned with this local practice because they are a foreigner. You may interview the local woman, but you may not interview the foreigner.

Paper Content: You will include the following elements in your paper

Describe the societal, marital, and familial relationships, communication practices, and any other significant and distinct cultural elements from your interviewee’s culture.
Explain the interviewee’s underlying rationale (this rationale is the collection of values and beliefs that are the source of your interviewee’s practices).
Show how this rationale (value, beliefs, and practices) might lead to conflict when engaging people from other cultures and how one might resolve these conflicts.
Use the course material (textbooks and/or lectures) and cultural anthropology vocabulary throughout the paper.

The paper must be written as a paper and not as a transcript of the interview. If you take notes during the interview, please do not submit those notes as your final paper.
Turabian formatting is required.
Citations from the course material are required.
A title page and bibliography are required in addition to the 5 pages of content.
A list of interview questions must be included in the Appendix in addition to the 5 pages of content.


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