Assignments for April 30, May 2

Monday, April 30 – NO CLASS MEETING

Continue work on your research project.

Wednesday, May 2 – PAPER DUE

Write a 3,000-word essay documenting the process and outcome of your research project. Connect your insights to the assigned readings and to your colleagues’ presentations wherever possible. Support your narrative/argument with citations and bibliography in an appropriate style. Give your polished paper an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for April 23, 25

Monday, April 23 – PRESENTATIONS

Wednesday, April 25 – PRESENTATIONS

Prepare an oral presentation summarizing your research findings. Focus on those aspects of the project most relevant to your colleagues in the course. Practice your extemporaneous comments beforehand until they run about ten minutes in length. Supplement your talk with a one-sheet handout (10 copies) bearing your name and project title.

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Assignments for April 16, 18

Monday, April 16 –

Review A Different Medicine; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand peyote religion, including several key passages you found interesting.

Wednesday, April 18 – REPORT DUE

Write a 500-word essay recounting the progress of your research project since submitting the proposal. Speculate on the organization of your final paper, being as specific as possible. Append an annotated bibliography of sources you have consulted, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style. Give your polished report an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for April 9, 11

Monday, April 9 –

Read pages 150-174 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

7. Kinship, Socialization, and Ritual in Navajo Peyotists Families

Wednesday, April 11 –

Read pages 175-198 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

8. Postcolonial Hybridity and Ritual Bureaucracy in New Mexico

9. Decolonizing Our Understandings of the Normal and the Therapeutic

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Assignments for April 2, 4

Monday, April 2 –

Read pages 51-100 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

3. Clinical Ethnography

4. The Unfolding Cultural Paradigm Clash

Wednesday, April 4 –

Read pages 101-149 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

5. Medicine and Spirit

6. The Peyote Ceremony

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Assignments for March 26, 28

Monday, March 26 –

Preview A Different Medicine (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

Wednesday, March 28 –

Read pages 1-50 of A Different Medicine; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

1. Introduction

2. Expanding Our Conceptualization of the Therapeutic

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Assignments for March 12, 14

Monday, March 12 –

Read pages 164-233 of Amada’s Blessings; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

7. Saint, Mom, and Grandma on Sacred Peyote Grounds

8. Amada’s Love

Amada’s Legacy

Review Amada’s Blessings; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand peyote religion, including several key passages you found interesting.

Wednesday, March 14 – PROPOSAL DUE

Write a 500-word essay detailing the focus, methodology, and significance of your project. Illustrate your exposition with specific references to the assigned readings and to your research sources. Append a preliminary bibliography of relevant books, articles, and websites, cited in an appropriate bibliographic style. Give your polished proposal an original and fitting title.

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Assignments for March 5, 7

Monday, March 5 –

Read pages 50-108 of Amada’s Blessings; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

3. Mirando City and the Peyote Business

4. Tepees on the Landscape

Wednesday, March 7 –

Read pages 110-163 of Amada’s Blessings; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

5. The Mustang Plains

6. Amada’s Home

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Assignments for February 26, 28

Monday, February 26 –

Review Sanapia; come prepared to discuss how this book helped you understand peyote religion, including several key passages you found interesting.

Preview Amada’s Blessings (cover, front matter, back matter); come prepared to discuss your initial impressions of the book.

Wednesday, February 28 –

Read pages 1-48 of Amada’s Blessings; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

Introduction: Feliz Cumpleaños, Amada

1. Beginnings: The Land of the Peyote Gardens and Los Ojuelos

2. The Peyote Trade

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Assignments for February 19, 21

Monday, February 19 –

Read pages 47-83 of Sanapia; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

3. Medicine Kit

4. Ghosts and Ghost Sickness (through “The Necessity of Faith”)

Wednesday, February 21 –

Read pages 83-104 of Sanapia; come prepared to outline each chapter/section and to discuss passages you find interesting:

4. Ghosts and Ghost Sickness (from “Number of Patients per Year”)

5. Witchcraft and the Conceptualization of Illness

Conclusion

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