ATH 111 Week 3 Discussion | Southern New Hampshire University
Discussion: The Culture of Plastics
culture has always been challenging to navigate. Fortunately, the clique
called the Plastics knows just what it takes to fit in with their group. In
this discussion, you will use an anthropological lens to examine a brief scene in the movie Mean Girls.
you watch this scene, look for each of the following concepts from the Anthropological Core Concepts PDF: assimilation, cultural symbol, political systems, and
ethnocentrism. After identifying each concept within the clip, select one
concept to focus on in this discussion.
your initial post, do the following:
which of the four anthropological concepts you selected.
the concept and include an appropriately formatted citation.
how the concept is represented within the movie scene.
Response Guidelines: Respond to the initial posts of at least two peers who
selected different concepts than you chose. Assess how well each peer defined
the concept and analyzed the concept within the scene. Did you see the
concept represented differently? Do your peers' interpretations and analyses
deepen your understanding of the concepts and interaction in the movie?
Remember, it is OK to disagree with your peers as long as you do so kindly
and with specific points.