Due: Week of April 1-4. Submit in lecture, in tutorial, office hours, OR into Professor
Cummings' assignment dropbox (2nd floor, MW building) by 4pm, Thursday, April 4th.
Late penalty: 5% (out of 100) per day
Length: approximately 3-5 pages
The assignment: Thinking Like an Anthropologist: Structural Inequality in Canada
Many anthropologists seek not only to understand social inequalities, but also to work with
others in seeking to challenge or reform them. Your task in this assignment is to take what you
have learned about various forms of structural or institutionalized inequality in the course and
apply it to a real-life example of your choosing. This will involve 3 steps:
1. Select a recent (published within the last 2 years) Canadian newspaper or magazine article,
news story, or blog post that offers an example of structural inequality in Canada.
2. Provide a brief overview of the example and outline how it demonstrates structural
inequalities at work.
3. Drawing upon relevant course materials that suggest ways to address, challenge, or reform
various structural inequalities (particular Chapters 2 and 6 of Cu