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Bodies in Motion is the title of the History and Society foundation course that examines the meaning of migration within and to the United States in the 20th century The words bodies and motion are metaphors for understanding transformations of the heart and mind as well as the transformations of the social cultural and political landscapes that define in their totality what is meant by the American dream In an essay discuss the concepts body and motion using one text from groups 1 and four texts from group 2 Make sure your essay has a clear thesis statement and conceptual subpoints Exams are due on December 16 1200 Hollister 102 Michael Gold Jews Without Money autobiographical novelWilliam Foote Whyte Street Corner Society ethnographyMine Okubo Citizen 13600 graphic memoirLorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun playPiri Thomas Down These Mean Streets autobiographical novelAnne Fadiman The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down ethnographyMichael Downing Breakfast With Scot novelIn a short analytical essay discuss the relationship between agency and social structure using one character from each of the text from group two Remember to organize your ideas around a strong thesis statement that asserts your claim about the relationship between agency and social structure Also use conceptual subpoints to help guide the development of your argumentIdentify the text from which each passage is taken 1 point Provide a brief analysis of the passage paying particular attention the context from which it is located 4 points Discuss how the passage relates to the authors core argument regarding internal migration and social mobility 5 points1Although they suffered far worse losses per capita than the South Vietnamese whose agonies were featured daily in the American press the Hmong were almost completely overlooked When the Hmong were mentioned the crucial element of American involvement was usually missing from the account either because the reporter couldnt confirm it or because the information was embargoed2Moving into a new block is a big
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