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Sample Parenthetical Documentation
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Leave 1" (2.5 cm) margin on all four sides of the 8 1/2" x 11" white paper. Title centered. Page number at the right hand corner 1/2" (1.25 cm) from the top. The entire essay should be typed double-spaced with each new paragraph indented 1/2" (1.25 cm) or 5 spaces from the left margin.  If your teacher prefers that you do not indent your paragraphs, start new paragraphs flush to the left margin, double-space all lines in the paragraph, and quadruple-space between paragraphs.

For a detailed explanation on how to write Parenthetical References or Parenthetical Documention with numerous examples, please see Chapter 6, pages 213-232, in the official:

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th Edition:

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th Edition


Another example on Parenthetical Documention using MLA Style 7th ed. is accessible at: MLA Documentation from Austin Community College - Library Services, Austin, TX.

Sample: MLA Model Paper: MLA Research Paper (Daly)

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Jones 1

Tracy Jones

Mr. K. Smith

ENG-4GN-01

8 November 2014
 
The Many Facets of Taboo

           The World Book Encyclopedia defines Taboo as "an action, object, person, or place forbidden by law or

culture" (Dundes).

             As pointed out in the Occultopedia, another word for taboo is "tabu" a Polynesian word meaning that which is

banned. The Occultopedia also points out that taboo is found among many other cultures including the ancient Egyptians,

Jews and others ("Taboo").

             Mary Douglas has analyzed the many facets and interpretations of taboos across various cultures. In her view,

taboos could be considered a kind of "brain-washing" (2549) as they are transmitted to individuals along with an entire

cultural system made up of a pattern of values and norms.

             Robert Deliège points out that as early as 1777, Captain James Cook reported that some chiefs in Tonga were

taboo and were not allowed to behave like common people, and that the first European observers were not quite sure

whether "taboo" meant "sacred" or "defiled" (Deliège).

             In traditional British East Africa, between the time of puberty and marriage, a young Akamba girl must maintain

an avoidance relationship with her own father (Freud 17).

             Looking at taboo in a modern society, Marvin Harris gives an interesting example of the application of cultural

materialism to the Hindu taboo against eating beef (qtd. in McGrath).


In your Bibliography, Works Cited, or References page, you must include all of the above parenthetical references. See sample Works Cited below.




Works Cited

Deliège, Robert. "Untouchability - Taboos - Bibliography." Science Encyclopedia, 2010. Web. 4 Nov. 2014.

Douglas, Mary. "Taboo." Man, Myth & Magic. Ed. Richard Cavendish. New ed. 21 vols. New York: Cavendish,

            1994. 2546-2549. Print.

Dundes, Alan. "Taboo." The World Book Encyclopedia. 2000 ed. Print.

Freud, Sigmund. Totem and Taboo. New York: Random, 1918. Print.

McGrath, Stacy. "Ecological Anthropology." Anthropological Theories: A Guide Prepared by Students for Students.

            19 Oct. 2001. U. of Alabama. Web. 4 Nov. 2014.

"Taboo." Occultopedia: Encyclopedia of Occult Sciences and Knowledge.  Site created and designed by Marcus V. Gay.

            Web. 4 Nov. 2014.

 
 
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