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You will be expected to complete three 500-750 word critical analysis (or close

You will be expected to complete three 500-750 word critical analysis (or close reading) papers for one book, one Asian American film from or outside of class, and/or one cultural production of your choice that demonstrates your own critical thought and analysis related to theoretical frameworks and topics discussed in class. These papers should integrate topics covered during lecture as well as the assigned readings alongside your personal reflections on a theme of your choice covered for that particular book.…

DIRECTIONS: Answer the question below with a minimum of 10 sentences. If you use

DIRECTIONS: Answer the question below with a minimum of 10 sentences. If you use any direct language from the source, please remember to use quotations and cite the creator/author. Failure to do so will be grounds for an automatic 0. To receive full credit, you must answer the question directly and specifically and meet the minimum requirement of 10 sentences. --- FROM Painted Nails What is Van's day-to-day reality as a nail shop technician/owner, mother, wife, and community advocate? What…

Consider the following two scenarios or how slavery, colonization, racism/White

Consider the following two scenarios or how slavery, colonization, racism/White supremacy has caused Black families to internalize color hierarchies that affect Black relationships. Sam, age 14, was a light-skinned African American adolescent who was the third child in a family of six. Although there was a range of skin colors in his family, he was the lightest. From the adults in his family and extended family, he often received many special privileges and comments about how handsome he was. This…

To Prepare for this discussion, read or review the following…… Course Text Horwi

To Prepare for this discussion, read or review the following…… Course Text Horwitz, Richard P. (2001). The American Studies Anthology. Lanham, MD: SR Books. • Textbook: Ralph Linton, "The One-Hundred Percent American" (pgs. 174-177) Please check the upload file • Textbook: Alice Kessler-Harris, "Cultural Locations: Positioning American Studies in the Great Debate" (pgs. 353-365) Please check the upload file Articles/Websites • Gloria Anzaldua:Borderlands/La Frontera: Chapter 1 (pages 1-13) (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) • Bales and…

Write 3-7 sentences for each question. Use the movie entitled “Maquilapolis” abo

Write 3-7 sentences for each question. Use the movie entitled "Maquilapolis" about the export processing zone (EPZ) or Maquiladoras in Mexico along the Mexico-US border. Carmen Durán works the graveyard shift in one of Tijuana’s 800 maquiladoras; she is one of six million women around the world who labor for poverty wages in the factories of transnational corporations. After making television components all night, Carmen comes home to a dirt-floor shack she built out of cast-off garage doors from the…

The topic that I will choose will be: The Roaring 20s Please write a brief para

The topic that I will choose will be: The Roaring 20s Please write a brief paragraph which explains which topic you chose, what this topic means to you and to American Studies, and a few ideas as to what you want to say about the topic in your essay and slide show. Your topic should be narrow and have a purpose. For example, if you chose the Harlem Renaissance you should write a paragraph which tells me what about the…

A critical essay summarizes, analyzes, and responds to an argument, political si

A critical essay summarizes, analyzes, and responds to an argument, political situation, social phenomenon, historical event, written text, work of art, movie, or performance. In this case, you will be responding to a written text, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. You will recall, the book centers on Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most…

To Prepare for this discussion, read or review the following…… • Julian Bond “Ci

To Prepare for this discussion, read or review the following…… • Julian Bond "Civil Rights and Now”: Civil Rights: Now and Then • National Geographic "2020 is not 1968" 2020 is not 1968 • Black Lives Matter website Read the mission statement (Links to an external site.) and herstory (Links to an external site.) of Black Lives Matter to see how the organization advocates for change from an intersectional foundation: https://blacklivesmatter.com/ • Malcolm X is one of the most controversial civil…

“Please put the answer inside of the box where is highlighted Your answer to the

“Please put the answer inside of the box where is highlighted Your answer to the guiding questions.” Read the following articles on page 4 to find the answers. Please read the following articles and videos to answer this sheet. Read or review the following. • Julian Bond "Civil Rights and Now”: Civil Rights: Now and Then • National Geographic "2020 is not 1968" 2020 is not 1968 • Black Lives Matter website Read the mission statement (Links to an external…