There are four components to this assignment:


Define the culture: What are the parameters that define inclusion in or exclusion from a group?

How do group members view outsiders and what motivates members to belong? Is there an initiation of some kind?

Illustrate how people (yourself and others) participate in this culture: Behaviors, ideas, objects, gathering places, etc.. What are the culture’s most symbolic or significant rituals?

 Why is meaning assigned to them?

 What is the group’s social hierarchy, and how is it organized and maintained?

 What objects are present, how are they typically used, and what significance is attached to them?

 What language is used?

Describe the stereotypes of this culture from within and without.

 How are these reinforced or refuted through your own experience?