December 8, 2011
ETHNOGRAPHY AND THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HUMAN SOCIETIES
Invigilators: Professor Young, Letha Victor and Victoria Sheldon
The exam is 2 hours long. When you are done, give your exam to Professor
Young and leave quietly.
The teaching assistants will be in my office (MW 282) from 4:30-5:00PM to hand
back your final essays.
Instructions: Answer two of the following essay questions. Each question
should take an hour. Write double-spaced and legibly. Remember to support
your analysis and argument with specific ethnographic examples.
1. Concepts of time and space are values, mediated by cultural and
political institutions. How does colonialism disrupt notions of time
and space? Take examples from