Describe the most important elements of cultural knowledge that Anne Moody learned from her family and community as a child

AMST 100 Paper 1/Moody Due: Oct 11
Topic: Describe the most important elements of cultural knowledge that Anne Moody learned
from her family and community as a child. Select two of these elements and analyze how her
cultural knowledge of that element was sustained, altered, or transformed by her experiences in
college and the Movement. This is interpretive research and while there are answers that are
clearly wrong, there is no one “right” answer. Your interpretation/argument should be supported
with examples and from the book. You may incorporate other materials, but it is not required.
All examples and quotations must be properly cited and a complete bibliography attached.
Analysis. To address this question adequately, you will need to spend some time on analysis and
organization before you begin to write. Use the culture model handout to help you organize
the analysis. Start with the cultural knowledge (labels, rules, roles, practices, scripts, narratives,
etc.) that Anne was taught. What institutions were involved in teaching this cultural knowledge?
How were these institutions located in terms of power relations (dominance/subordination)?
What experiences did she have that reinforced and/or challenged her cultural knowledge? How
does she interpret these experiences throughout the book? When you have notes on all these
aspects of the model, work on organizing your analysis into an essay.
Format: Typed, double-spaced, 3-7 pages, not including the bibliography.

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