Neoliberalism

  • All essays should have a central idea, and topic sentences to make a strong argument. 

  • Strong essays will connect and identify parallels between multiple assigned readings/videos and concepts. You should not rely on outside sources, and if you include some, they should be properly cited.

  • Provide proper citations to statements that refer to course readings or films at the end of particular statements. You should cite ideas and quotes in the same way Zlolniski does in his paper (Zlolniski 2018). Full citations are listed on the syllabus. 

  • Do not include long (>3 sentence) quotes to increase your word count. Write in your own words as much as possible to make your point. 

  • Include all essays in one document and enumerate them appropriately.

  • Please submit your exam essays as a Microsoft word document or Google doc on Blackboard so that I can easily provide feedback. 

Rubric

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Content (70%)

Clearly states a central idea, appropriate to the prompt. Presents ideas and evidence from the course that clearly support and develop the central idea.

Adequately states a central idea, generally appropriate to the assignment. Presents evidence and ideas that generally support and develop the central idea.

Inconsistently or superficially states a central idea, minimally appropriate to the assignment. Presents evidence and ideas that minimally support and develop the central idea 

Lacks statement of a central idea, or states central idea inappropriate to the assignment. Does not present evidence or ideas that support or develop the central idea.

Organization (10%)

Clearly structured around the central idea. Uses a range of transitions to connect ideas, and is easy to follow.

Adequately structured around the central idea. Uses some transitions to connect ideas, and is generally easy to follow.

Has minimal structure around the central idea. Uses few transitions to connect ideas, and is somewhat difficult to follow.

Lacks structure around the central idea. Lacks transitions that connect ideas, and is difficult to follow.

Language (10%)

Uses sophisticated and varied sentence structures. Demonstrates appropriate language choices. 

Uses some variation in sentence structure. Generally demonstrates appropriate language choices. 

Uses little variation in sentence structure. Minimally demonstrates appropriate language choices. 

Lacks variation in sentence structure. Does not demonstrate appropriate language choices. 

Mechanics (10%)

Shows correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Shows mostly correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. May have occasional errors that do not interfere with meaning

Contains grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that are distracting or occasionally interfere with meaning

Contains grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that are highly distracting or often interfere with meaning.

Please write essays on each of the prompts below (total 10 points):

  1. In an essay (400 500 words, 3 points), explain and provide examples of key differences between the capitalist and domestic modes of production. In addition, provide examples of how communities have challenged or avoided capitalist exploitation through innovative forms of production, exchange, and/or social movements.

  1. In an essay (400 500 words, 3 points), describe neoliberal policies and how the global spread of these policies affect working conditions, cultures, and the environment using examples from course materials. Identify specific institutions and/or governments that implemented these neoliberal changes.

  1. Short essay response (100 200 words, 2 points): If you were a socio-cultural anthropologist studying the effects of globalization and neoliberalism in Tijuana or Jamaica, what methods would you use, or, how would you go about collecting your data? In your response, specify a particular economic sector or community where you would apply these methods.

  1. Short Essay response (100 200 words, 2 points): Explain the relationship between ethnocentrism and colonialism, and how late 19th and early 20th century anthropologists contributed to ethnocentric ideas and colonialism.