ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL INTERVIEW PAPER
In place of the course you will complete a TWO PART out of class assignment.You will
listen to recordings of cultural interviews and write a paper on your analysis of these
CULTURAL INTERVIEW (50 pts possible)
PART I INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT PREP
A. Complete the Survey questionnaire on the groups you would be interested in studying for this
B. Review the Group Assignment list to find the group you have been assigned to.
C. Listen to the interviews that have been recorded for that group.
D. As you listen to the interviews write down timestamps and quotes that you found interesting
or insightful, that assisted you in learning more about that community.
Interview with Jazz two parts for video
PART II – INTERVIEW ANALYSIS MATRIX
- Deconstruct your interviews. For each of the areas below provide quotes from your
interview and put them into a grid like the one shown below. Within each topic you
should discuss how it informs or gives shape to each of the following areas:
a. The meaning to the person
b. The meaning to the community
c. Construction of Power structures and differences
d. Values, Intentions and Motivations
Topic Name first
PART III – INTERVIEW WRITE-UP
In 2,000 to 5,000 words, write a paper that does the following:
- Summarizes the key learnings and observations you made for the areas listed above (Ethnic
Identity, Family Structure, Mental Health/Illness, Interethnic relations).
- Discusses how concepts you learned in the course can be understood more clearly in your
interview observations. ( Concepts of social categorization, social comparison, in group
favoritism, outgroup denigration, and outgroup homogeneity and how these lead to changes in
prejudice, discrimination, and self-esteem. Psychology of anorexia, Drug Use and Identity,
Psychiatry article Prescribing medications for Asian Americans.)
- Uses one of the ethnic identity models to describe the interviewees ethnic identity.
- Provides a thoughtful reflection of how you have gained or learned from the stories that were