The Culture of Plastics

Teenage culture has always been challenging to navigate. Fortunately, the clique called the Plastics knows just what it takes to fit in with their group. In this discussion, you will use an anthropological lens to examine a brief scene in the movie Mean Girls.

As you watch this scene, look for each of the following concepts from the Anthropological Core Concepts: assimilation, cultural symbol, political systems, and ethnocentrism. After identifying each concept within the clip, select one concept to focus on in this discussion.

In your initial post, do the following:

  • Identify which of the four anthropological concepts you selected.
  • Define the concept and include an appropriately formatted citation.
  • Analyze how the concept is represented within the movie scene.