With reference to the Keesing and Strathern reading (supplemented by other relevant academic sources if you
wish) and to the Gujarat fisheries case from January 16, explain: 1) how the concepts of society and culture
differ and how they intersect and 2) why it is useful to distinguish between them. Use the Gujarat fisheries
case from January 16 to illustrate your argument. Other references on the Gujarat fishery are posted as attachment.
Formatting and Structure Instructions for the two assignments
The first essay must be 1000-1250 words in length, or four to five double spaced pages, not including
references. The second paper must be between 2000 and 2500 words in length, or 8 to 10 pages of text also
not including references. Both essays must be written in 12 point font and double-spaced. Please double side
your paper if your printer permits.
The first page of your papers should have your name, student number, and word count in the top left corner.
Below this please insert your title centred on the page and in bold font or underlined. The text of your paper
should begin below this on the same page. Your paper must have page numbers and follow the instructions
on citing and referencing that I have posted on JUMP.
Each of your references must be a proper academic source. Some Websites are considered proper sources of
information, but they should be used for supplementary purposes. Academic journal articles and books
should be your primary sources of reference. See the ‘Evaluate Information’ document on the U of M library
Website for more information on how to judge the quality of a source:
Here you will also find helpful tips on how to write essays, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to find journal
articles online. The course TAs and I are also available to answer your questions about appropriate
Grading criteria for the two assignments
1. Paper written in proper essay style 5. Clearly and effectively argued
2. Formatting instructions followed 6. Proper use of referencing
3. Clarity of topic statement 7. Creativity
4. Clarity of thesis statement 8. Correct use of English: paragraphs