Journal #1 . What is my culture In a multi racial society , there is often an intermingling among the various races, hence a mixture of their unique cultures . It is important in such a society for people to unite. This is not in direct clash with the view that racial identity must be preserved . My dad is from Taiwan and my Mom is from Vietnam which means I hold two passports from two different countries . Because of my background, it’s easy for me to describe the cultures of both Taiwan and Vietnam. What I plan to express about Taiwan comes from the knowledge I acquired from primary school until secondary school. Most people think that Taiwan is part of China, but in fact Taiwan is an island located about 100 miles away from China. It was originally part of China, but in 1949, the communists seized the Mainland forcing the nationalists to retreat to Taiwan. From then on, Taiwan was known as Free China. The leaders of the Republic of China, (Free China) hoped that someday the communists would be driven away. Consequently, they started to build Taiwan as a military base for their own purposes. Even so, their dreams were never accomplished, and instead their efforts turned Taiwan into a powerful country. There is an interesting story behind Taiwan's name. Along with Free China, Taiwan also has two other names, "Taiwan" the name used today, and "Formosa". "Taiwan" means "terraced bay" to the mountain tribal people who were the original inhabitants of Taiwan. When the immigrants from China migrated to the island 3 hundred years ago, they kept hearing the tribal people say "Taiwan". As a result, they assumed that the island was called "Taiwan". Formosa, on the other hand, was a name used by the Portuguese sailors in the 1600s. It means "beautiful island".…
What is culture? 9/12/2013
Culture is a term we use without precision
Raymond Williams on culture: “one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language”
We use culture in two broad ways
To indicate cultural artifacts
Thoughts, conversations, behaviors
our words are largely tired up in what they do
broadcast is originally an agricultural term for the sowing of seeds (to cast them broadly)
we use culture to talk about bacteria
culture is used…
Behaviors and Values that Became my Identity
This paper was prepared for Psychology 412, Multicultural Psychology, taught by Dr. Fisher.
My culture is derived from relatives of Spaniards who brought their religion to Mexico, the larger part of Texas. We are known at the Tex-Mex Americans. My upbringing was of my parents, who were born in the south of the border of Old El Paso Texas. México may not be my home, yet it beyond the horizon…
Wht is culture? 1. The word culture, from the Latin colo –ere, with its root meaning “to cultivate”
2. Culture- has been called “the way of life for an entire society” as such it includes codes of manners dress language religion , rituals, norms of behaviors and systems belief.
3. A common way of understanding culture is to see it as consisting of four elements that are “passed on from generation by learning alone”
What is my something? I believe that everybody has their own path they should follow in life even if it isn’t that clear. I have always been interested in the criminal justice field since a child. I remember going to a local police force’s summer camp to learn about law enforcers and what they do. What I learned has stayed with me throughout high school and now into college which has brought me to my interest in Criminal Justice. As I got older, I became more interested in the crimes committed around…
I HEARD CULTURE CALLING MY NAME
Literature has inspired generations to change and become more open minded leading us on the path to a harmonious lifestyle today, writes Brigitte Ferguson.
The easiest way for one to effectively communicate culture is through literature, even if the stories passed through generations are now bound between two thick pieces of cardboard, culture remains alive. ‘I Heard the Owl Call my Name’ is a mixture of newly written and thoroughly researched stories and old tales;…
AP world Lit
For my project I decided to bring multiple things to represent my culture. Both of my parents are from a place in Africa called Nigeria, but I’m from here so that makes me African American so, I brought in multiple things that represent Africa and America. The first Item I picked was a vase that my grandmother gave me. On this vase it has tents that imitate houses back then in Africa. I really adore this vase because it’s like a piece of history because it…
My imperfections have effects on not only myself but my family as well.When joining the army I told my wife my goals and expectations. If i was chaptered out of the army because i couldn't adapt to army standards my wife who holds me at a very high standard would be disappointed , discouraged and become very worried. Disappointed because she expects alot from me not just at home as a father and husband, but at work as a hard worker and man as well. She expects me to be all that i can be and all that…
What Will My Life Be Like?
High School Graduation
Some goals that I have for high school graduation would to be fluent in Spanish, have a steady job, have a lot of good friends, and of course to be able to look back and say that I enjoyed my high school career. I hope to participate in Spanish Club, be in curling, tennis, and do a lot to have helped out our school. When I am sitting at the graduation ceremony I hope to be able to look at any of my fellow classmates and be able to smile at them…
1. What aspects of a culture encourage drinking? For example, consider the role of drinking in celebrations, movies, TV, and advertisements.
Most of American society revolves around alcohol. There are two amendments totally dedicated to alcohol consumption. The 18th makes it illegal, and the 21st repeals the 18th. It is almost as if they tried to quit alcohol as a country and said, “To hell with that, we tried!”
Birthdays are a huge cultural drinking day for many. I am not too big on celebrating…
Dumplings’ Symbolic Significance in Chinese Culture and My life
As a traditional Chinese food, dumplings occupy conspicuous position in Chinese festival and people’s daily life. Unlike noodle or rice, dumplings are no longer just a kind of food. It involves special meaning such as auspiciousness and foison. On every important holiday or event, for example, Spring Festival, a wedding or a funeral, the food people cannot miss is dumplings. How could Chinese have such a special emotional feeling for…