As a final connection of the themes of the course, please respond to one or more of the bullet items below in relation to one or more of this week’s readings. In a paragraph or two, respond to the prompt and draw on specific quotations or examples from the text(2) you have chosen:
What is the family structure? Who has power and who does not?
What is the community structure? Who has power and who does not? How is power decided?
Describe the family value system AND the community value system. i.e. What is most important to them as a society?
How is faith valued and how is it practiced?
How does the Culture/culture distinction work in the text?
When in doubt, think through this Unit’s sense of “Culture” and “culture,” especially the distinction between practices, beliefs, structures, and social organization.