unit 3 native american cultural product

ASSIGNMENT: Choose a Native American cultural product to analyze.

I choose Music— a song, album, video or performer’

The artist is Radmilla Cody

As you analyze, consider the following questions as they apply to your selected cultural product:

  • How does this cultural product contain or promote Native American values?
  • How is it representative of wider social assumptions that are reproduced and circulated and/or published, including the scope and method of circulation?
  • How is the product experienced or interpreted?
  • How does it contribute to and actively shape Native American cultural ideals and expectations?
  • How does it support or revise conventional ideas, practices, or expectations?
  • How does it utilize symbolism to create meaning?
  • How does it participate in influencing the formation of personal or group identity?
  • What is its role in society?
  • What essential elements of its form (visual or textual composition, style, presentation) contribute to its meaning?
  • How does it adhere to conventions of a larger genre or category? (the “genre” may be action movies, men’s magazines, etc.)
  • In the process of considering these questions, you should conduct research to become better informed about possible topics.

  • After considering these guiding questions, determine which question or questions lead you to develop an insightful and informed interpretation of the significance of a cultural product.

  • In generating your idea for this essay, identify the elements of the cultural product that best support your central interpretation and craft a coherent essay presenting and defending that interpretation.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Audience: Your audience is your instructor and other members of the class, representative of an adult, educated, academic audience.

Sources:

  • Utilize a search strategy and library databases to locate appropriate academic sources.

  • When utilizing sources in your paper, remember to integrate sources smoothly, supplying source introductions and clarifying comments as needed. Remember, too, to quote judiciously, employing paraphrase and summary when appropriate.

  • Document sources in parenthetical citations and on a Works Cited page or Bibliography as appropriate to the style format in use.

ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS:

  • MLA style format and documentation for parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page/ Bibliography.

  • You must insert an object related to the cultural product into the body of your paper. This could be a video or sound file or an image.

  • Utilize a minimum of three academically appropriate secondary TEXTUAL sources in addition to any primary source/s (the cultural product) and the inserted object (5 sources total).

  • The paper should be 4-6 pages of text, not including the inserted object, typed in Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced with 1” margins. The Works Cited/Bibliography page is not included in the assigned page length.

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