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Write an ethnographic research paper (an ethnography is a study of an ethnicity or culture). Interview two people who identify with two different, non-W.A.S.P., cultural traditions. Think of questions about their lives that will help you to understand each person's cultural values. Videotape, audiotape, or take notes as you interview. Report on your findings, comparing your subjects' values to your own. How are they different? How are they similar?

Is Martin's play about traditional W.A.S.P. culture a period piece—a play about a 1950s family? Or does it suggest that this traditional W.A.S.P. culture is still the norm for ethnic White Anglo-Saxon Protestant families? On what in the play do you base your judgment?

What would you say are U.S. cultural values? How does the United Sates define itself as a nation, in your opinion? Are...

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