In the essay “Two Ways to Belong in America,” from 50 essays, Bharati Mukherjee contrasts the different views of the United States from two Indian sisters. The author distinguishes her American lifestyle to her sister’s traditional Indian lifestyle. Both sisters grew up in Calcutta, India, moved to America in search of education and work. Bharati adjusts to the American society very quickly, where her sister Mira clings to her Indian traditions more strongly. Despite both sisters living in America, only Bharati is an American citizen, while her sister Mira is not.
This “organization” of the first half of the story is key to allow the reader to really delve into each character’s story, personality, traits, and their cultural aspects. Now, what this essay will focus on will be the effects that these character’s different cultures take on each other (mothers versus daughters, Chinese culture versus American, respectively), something that a reader might understand and accept as a legitimate question, seeing as all mothers were born and raised in Chinese culture and all daughters had the same experience but with American ways. In the first chapter, “Jing-Mei Woo: The Joy Luck Club”, of the first section of the book, “FEATHERS FROM A THOUSAND LI AWAY”, the reader can identify a not-so-crucial but still noticeable clash between cultures. This is found in a line said by Jing-Mei Woo about her mother Suyuan Woo. “She said the two soups were almost the same, chabuduo.
Unequal Childhoods is an ethnography outlining the study done by Annette Lareau which researched how socioeconomic classes impact parenting among both white and African American families. She used both participant observation and interviewing. 12 families participated in this study where she came to conclusions on whether they displayed parenting styles of concerted cultivation or natural growth based of their socioeconomic status. Concerted cultivation is a parenting style where the parent(s) are fully invested in creating as much opportunity for their child as possible, but results in a child with a sense of entitlement. An example of this would be a parent who places their children in a wide array of extracurricular activities and/or actively speaks to educators about the accommodations their child needs to effectively learn.
Smith also uses the question to ask the reader what they fear about immigrants. The author include a lot of information about immigrants from another psychologist, Smith also uses most of the logos appeals in every question that he asks like "can we tame xenophobia ?" The author uses this question to explains about Rodrigo case and the answer is very simple according to Smith "both liberals and conservatives have claimed the important fact about Rodrigo case is they are children". The author shows a lot of other researcher ideas that also believe children should treat equally. The teacher of four grade says " ask them their story. "
A valid reason why legacies are often times more favored, is since the parents who are alumni could afford to attend that university when they were students and now their children are eligible to be accepted; chances are they are more likely to pay out of pocket since they are wealthy enough to afford it, and financial aid is of no concern to them. But for Asian-Americans, who are already less likely to be legacies, means that they could possibly come from middle income families meaning that they do need financial aid to help them afford attending certain Ivy League schools. At the end of the day, admission processes could be more bias towards legacies since they are wealthy enough to pay for their children’s schooling as opposed to most Asian-Americans who rely on the federal government to help fund their schooling. From what we can glean from this information, admissions appear to favor legacies due to the fact that they are able to pay out of pocket, which helps to directly support the school in various ways and keep its status as a top ranking private research institution reaffirming the belief that money is indeed
That in return turns into resentment within the mother daughter relationship. In a study performed by Akm Aminur Rashid that was published in the Journal Of Humanities And Social Science states Mrs. Woo “places unreasonable expectations on the shoulders of her young tender daughter. While the mother may not exactly know where her daughter’s prodigal talents lie, she is nevertheless adamant that her daughter is destined for greatness, by virtue of having been born in America” (Matondang, A. Yakub, and Dja’Far Siddik, IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Www.iosrjournals.org). Although, Tan’s story is set 29 years ago, this issue of elevated expectations and cultural differences still remains today.
79 respectively (Kowal, Krull, &Kramer, 2006). In order to assess the degree of parental differential treatment, score in each items was recoded as an absolute score. For instance, 1 and 5 were recoded as 2 which indicates that the maternal treatment is very different; 2 and 4 were recoded as 1 which indicates that the maternal treatment is slightly different; and 3 was recoded as 0 which indicates a similar degree of maternal treatment. Higher scores indicated higher affection or control from their mothers, while lower scores indicated otherwise. Mid score indicated that siblings were treated equally in the
Their final hypothesis is that either both of the responsiveness level and demand will be affected by neighborhood danger or that there will be a higher level of harsh parenting, acceptance, and demand. The study the researchers use for this article is a sub-sample from a larger one with a sample size of 749 of families with 5th grade students in schools that are located “in a large metropolitan area of the southwestern U.S”. This sub-sample focuses on students in 5th grade who had both parents participating in a sample size of 466. However, four were missing data, so the final study included information from 462 families. It’s also important to note that 79.9% and 78.6% of fathers and mothers respectively were born in Mexico and lived on average of 15 and 12.3 in the United states for fathers and mothers respectively.According to the conductors of this study, Mexican Americans are more likely to have two-parent families which is why the researchers study two-parent Mexican American families.
Their central struggle was communication due to the language barriers for them to overcome. Later, they were married and enmeshed as parents being loving and attentive to their seven children. My grandmother’s boundaries, which were reciprocal, did not impede on her relationship with my grandfather. In fact, culturally, my grandparent’s family took precedence in their lives. Parental responsibility was shared by both grandparents and shifted partly to my mother’s older sister when she was in her late teens, which implemented new family challenges and new coping skills.