The Advocacy Project asks that you support a position in regards to a problem that you observe in the world. This problem should be linked to the topics we have discussed in our class such as gender inequities, racial/cultural divides amongst types of labor work, barriers to advancement opportunities based on geographic and language background, socioeconomic exploitation of worker demographics, and bio-control within colonial, post-colonial and neo-imperialistic power dynamics that uses bodies for service. Whatever problem you choose, start to narrow the range of issues now.
The problem you pick will be based on the thesis statement of Historical Conversations Project Draft. I have uploaded below.
The prompt of Advocacy Project is given below as well.
I have also uploaded a sample draft to help you keep track of the format and content correctly.
The primary sources can be extracted from five articles, please make sure you cite specific in-text quotations. For example, you give a sentence from the article and then talk about how the sentence can be used as evidences to support your argument. Focus on extracting evidences from article “Selling for Sex Visas” and “American’s Dirty Work”
As for secondary sources, please look up the article in this link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13621…
A work cited page should be included (does not contribute to the 1850-word count) .
Here are guidelines to help you write a bibliography for each in-text citation.
Annotating a bibliography…
- encourages you to think critically about the content of the works you are using, their place within a field of study, and their relation to your own research and ideas.
- proves you have read and understand your sources.
- establishes your work as a valid source and you as a competent researcher.
- situates your study and topic in a continuing professional conversation.
- provides a way for others to decide whether a source will be helpful to their research.
For Our Purposes:
Sentence 1 (must be one sentence):
- Name of author
- His or her credentials
- “argues that ______” or “surveys the field of _____” etc. + thesis or main purpose
Sentence 2 (possibly 2 sentences for longer/complex works):
- Refined statement of the progression of the argument – this will somewhat restate the thesis at times, but it should explain how the texts argument proceeds, what ground it covers, maybe including a note about its method or approach
Sentence 3 (possibly 2 sentences):
- Example or citation of the type of sources it utilizes or references
- and/or its relation to a broader field of discourse
- and/or its relationship to your project (if on a larger list)
- What type of readers will find this useful – don’t bother stating the obvious, be specific: what interests will this work satisfy? what needs will it address within a larger project?
- and/or the context in which this text appeared (especially for chapters in a book or articles)
Wright, Will. “Introduction: The Hero in Popular Stories.” Journal of Popular Film and
Television 32.4 (2005): 146-148.
Wright, a professor of sociology and author of several books on popular stories, argues that heroes should not be defined exclusively by any particular cultural moment or critical interest because we might then overlook what heroes across cultures share. To support his argument, Wright reminds us that the very structure of language down to basic grammar implies a narrative where human actions change situations – the first ingredient for heroism. Wright’s purpose in this brief introduction is to address the cultural specificity of heroes identified in subsequent essays, while reminding readers that each of these hero shares certain generic characteristics such as activism and decisiveness. The article is especially geared toward readers of the journal who might get lost in the “transient issues of cultural fashion” when reading about a nontraditional hero such as the Eurasian female kickboxing anthropologist, Sydney Fox.