Novel: Scarborough

The purpose of this assignment is to respond to the novel Scarborough from an anthropological
perspective in other words, by examining how systemic processes and issues appear in everyday life.
More specifically, the purpose is to analyze the plot and/or characters experiences in light of some of
the core concepts in the course so far. Examples include colonialism, religion, race and ethnicity, sex and
gender, sexuality, class, nationality, cultural and economic globalization, systemic inequality, and
structure and agency.

Write your own chapter that could be added to Scarborough, starring a character that you
o Follow the same format as the chapters in the novel. Your chapter should describe a brief event
or a few moments in the life of your character. The chapters title should be the name of your
o The chapter should provide a clear sense of the characters identity in terms of age, ethnicity,
gender, sexuality, and other markers that may be relevant to the story.
o Something should happen in the chapter that illustrates how systemic issues and processes
appear in everyday life in Scarborough. Think of events in the novel such as Hinas conflict with
her supervisor, Bings performance, the fire, or Victors arrest. How do these moments reflect
concepts such as intersectionality, globalization, class, etc.? Create your own moment that
illustrates one or two course concepts in a similar way.
o Your grade will mostly be based on how well your chapter connects everyday life to systemic
issues and processes. As with any assignment, the quality of your writing also matters, but you
do not need to be an experienced novelist to succeed.
o Because this is a work of fiction and not academic writing, it does not need citations or a works
cited page.