In this week’s journal entry, you will critically reflect on your own beliefs and biases about your Final Research Paper topic by using the concept of self-reflexivity. Paraphrasing Crapo (2013, sec. 1.3), self-reflexivity is the process of confronting one’s own preconceived notions and examining how these may influence how one understands (or misunderstands) others. Understanding biases and beliefs about other cultures helps researchers apply cultural relativism to their work.
For this journal, consider the sources that you summarized for Part I and Part II of your paper in your “Week Three Assignment Worksheet.”
The journal entry should be at least 250 words in length. You should also include a title page and a references page.
Ryan, L. (2011). Muslim women negotiating collective stigmatization: ‘We’re just normal people.’ Sociology, 45(6), 1045-1060. Retrieved from the SAGE Journals Online database.
Miner, H. (1956). Body ritual among the Nacirema. American anthropologist, 58(3), 503-507.
Lynd, R. S., & Lynd, H. M. (2009). Middletown; a study in contemporary American culture.
Shaheen, J. G. (2007). Arab and Muslim stereotyping in American popular culture. Georgetown Univ Ctr for Muslim.
Vertovec, S. (2008). Young Muslims in Keighley, West Yorkshire: cultural identity, context and ‘community’. na.