pick a book from the list at the end of this introduction about a culture other than your own. If you want to read a book not on the list, you should have it approved in advance with the Instructor. This paper should provide a brief critical analysis of the book. This is not a book review, but a short analysis of one or two cultural aspects described or implied in the book that you found interesting and significant and why. Be specific.

The paper should be one or one-and-a-half pages in length, double-spaced typed. It is more difficult to write a good book analysis in only one or one-and-a-half pages than in a paper twice that length. Forcing yourself to stay within that short limit will focus your thinking and tighten up your writing by eliminating superfluous words and redundancies.It may stimulate your thinking to look at the list below of possible cultural aspects that may be found in your book, but this is not a requirement and you do not have to refer to them in your paper. You will be graded on how well the paper is written (e.g., spelling, punctuation, flow, clarity of expression, word choice) as well as content (e.g. evidence of original thinking, interest to the reader). Remember to focus on the CULTURAL aspects of the book and not just give a summary of the story line. Such a summary, if you choose to give one, should occupy not more than one-quarter of the paper (i.e. about one paragraph). Cite your information sources. This is an INDIVIDUAL assignment.QUESTIONS:Is this book about a society, a culture or both? What exactly are a society and a culture? Why is this book important to you and to others in your culture/society? What cultural insights does the book give you about the culture of the people being described? E.g. economic systems marriage and family systems educational systems social control systems supernatural belief systems How is this similar or different from your own culture? How do they perform similar functions? What insights does this give you about human nature in general? What are some of the potential consequences of not understanding this culture/society and making ethnocentric judgments without realizing they are ethnocentric? Are there questions you would like answered about the people/culture that do not appear in the book? Was this book interesting to you? Why or why not? Has the book had an impact on the perception of the people being described, as reflected in popular opinion and governmental policy? Remember:You will be graded on how well the paper is written as well as the content. Beware of: Typos Redundancy Grammar Passive vs. active voice Word choice Flow Persuasiveness Use the APA style in your paperSuggested Culture-Oriented Book ListAMERICANDEMOCRACY IN AMERICA (1835), Alexis de Tocqueville PIONEERS (1913); MY ANTONIA (1918), Willa Cather THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940), John Steinbeck THE AFFLUENT SOCIETY (1958), John Kenneth Galbriath STREET CORNER SOCIETY (1943), William Foote Whyte THE FIRE NEXT TIME (1963), James Baldwin MORMON COUNTRY (1942), Wallace Stegner GREAT BUSINESS DISASTERS (1973), Isadore Barmach HUNGER OF MEMORY (1981), Brown BROWN: THE LAST DISCOVERY OF AMERICA (2001), Richard Rodriquiz ENCOUNTERS WITH THE ARCHDRUID (1971), John McPhee MY NAME IS ASHER LEV (1972), Chaim Potok AFRICANTHE POISONWOOD BIBLE (1998), Barbra Kingsolver CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY (1948), Alan Paton THINGS FALL APART (1959), Chinua Achebe KAFFIR BOY (1986), Mark Mathabane HEART OF DARKNESS (1902), Joseph Conrad POLYNESIANCOMING OF AGE IN SAMOA (1928), Margaret Mead MEXICANFIVE FAMILIES (1959); CHILDREN OF SANCHEZ (1961), Oscar Lewis LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE (1961), Ocavio Paz NATIVE AMERICANI HEARD THE OWL CALL MY NAME (1967), Margaret Craven HOUSE MADE OF DAWN (1968), Scott Momaday THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE (1976), Forrest Carter DANCING GODS (1931), Erna Fergusson THE EARTH SHALL WEEP: A HISTORYOF NATIVE AMERICA (1999), James Wilson IRISHHOW THE IRISH SAVED CIVILIZATION (1995), Thomas Cahill IRELAND-A NOVEL (2005), Frank Delaney AFGHANITHREE CUPS OF TEA (2006), Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL (2003), Asne Seierstad THE KITE RUNNER (2005), A THOUSAND SPLENDED SUNS (2008), Khled Hosseini CHINESELIFE AND DEATH IN SHANGHAI (1987), Nien Cheng THE GOOD EARTH (1931), Pearl Buck THE JOY LUCK CLUB (1989); THE BONESETTERS DAUGHTER (2001), Amy Tan WILD SWANS (1991), Jung Chang SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN (2005), Lisa See THE SILK ROAD (1990), Jeanne Larsen SHANGHAI GIRLS (2009), Lisa See JAPANESEJAPANESE SOCIETY, Chie Nakane POLICE AND COMMUNITY IN JAPAN, Walter Ames THE ANATOMY OF DEPENDANCE, Takeo Doi THE JAPANESE COMPANY (1981), Rodney Clark SNOW COUNTRY (1956); THOUSAND CRANES (1958), Yasunari Kawabata MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (2005), Arthur Golden TSUKIJI: THE FISH MARKET AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD, Theodore Bestor ARABA BORDER PASSAGE (FROM CAIRO TO AMERICA-A WOMANS JOURNEY) (1999), Leila Ahmed RESPECTED SIR (1975), Naquib Mahfouz TRAVELS WITH A TANGERINE (2001), Tim Mackintosh-Smith PRINCESS (1992); DAUGHTERS OF ARABIA (1994); PRINCESS SULTANAS CIRCLE (2002), Jean Sasson (Saudi) THE HONOR OF THE TRIBE (1989), Rachid Mimouni GREEKTHE GREEK WAY (1930), Edith Hamilton INDIANA PASSAGE TO INDIA (1924), E. M. Forster A GOOD INDIAN WIFE (2008), Anne Cherian A FINE BALANCE (1996), Rohinton Mistry SHANTARAM (2003), Gregory David Roberts IRANIANREADING LOLITA IN TEHRAN (2003), Azar Nafisi BALKIN STATES BALKIN GHOSTS (1993), Robert Kaplan LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: A STORY OF WAR (1996), Peter Maass ISRAELI AND PALeSTINIANYELLOW WIND (2002); SLEEPING ON A WIRE (2003), David Grossman BLOOD BROTHERS (1984), Elias Chacour THE AVENGERS-A JEWISH WAR STORY (2000), Rich Cohen CHILDREN OF BETHANY (1988), Said Aburish MY PEOPLE (1968), Abba Eban PALESTINIAN WALKS: NOTES ON A VANISHING LANDSCAPE (2008), Raja Shadadeh NIGHT (1960), Elie Wiesel (Jewish Holocaust) MANS SEARCH FOR MEANING (1959), Viktor E. Frankl (Holocaust) SOUTH AMERICANNO ONE WRITES TO THE COLONEL (1968); ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE (1970), Gabriel Garcia Marquez PRISONER WITHOUT A NAME, CELL WITHOUT A NUMBER (1981), Jacobo Timerman VIETNAMESETHE QUIET AMERICAN (1956), Graham Greene CHILDRENS STORIESNELSON MANDELAS FAVORITE AFRICAN FOLK TALES (2002) JAPANESE CHILDRENS FAVORITE STORIES (1953), Florence Sakade (ed) FABLES OF AESOP BALINESE CHILDRENS FAVORITE STORIES (2001), retold by Victor Mason with Gillian Beal THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE (1993), Holly L. Eubanks READ-ALOUD CELTIC MYTHS AND LEGENDS (2000), Joan c. Verniero NAVAJO COYOTE TALES (1988), Collected by William Morgan HAWK, IM YOUR BROTHER (1976), Byrd Baylor TALES FROM ANCIENT EGYPT (1994), retold by George Hart FOLK TALES OF EGYPT (1993), retold by Denys Johnson-Davies NASREDDIN HODJA (1992), Alpay Kabacali CLASSIC FAIRY TALES FROM ANCIENT PALESTINE AND JORDAN (1995), Hikmat Ben Odeh FAIRY TALES (1950), E. E. Cummings