We all know that Australia is a multicultural country but what many don’t know is what impact these different cultures have on the Australian identity. Australia was first used as a place to send convicts from England’s over crowded prison so our identity come from the many people who came to Australia in those first hundred years. The Irish are just one of many cultures that came to Australia while it was being settled. The first Irish people came to Australia in the late 18th century but by the late 19th century about a third of the population was Irish, this is why Australia’s history and culture was so heavily impacted by the
Welcome distinguished guests and fellow citizens. First of all I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land we are now gathered upon, the Bindal people, and pay my respect to their elders both past and present. My name is Jake Cakalic and I am here today to present the ideas behind Australia Day and what I believe it means to be an Australian. Today, at BBQs and thong throwing competitions; in the bush and on beaches, millions of people will celebrate being Australian. Some of you may commemorate with a full day of celebrations, while others might just have a brief moment today for a minute of calm reflection and pride for being an Australian.
Canadian individual identity is questioned often because it is so diverse and means something different to each person in Canada. Although there is not a set identity there are many values and beliefs that are owned by all Canadians. To find out what Canadians identity is, one has to take into account what has affected it. The United States is the biggest influence on Canadian identity. The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources.
I. Introduction Throughout the time, the terms of borders and identities have always been connected to each other. Passing through the other side of a border usually means transforming of the personal identity and culture into something delicate. This situation is especially true when passing through the border of Mexican and United States. Living on the border or after passing through it, it is almost like each immigrant’s identity, although it should be limitless, is surrounded with borders.
Throughout my childhood, I was going through what could be described as a cultural identity crisis. I come from Central-American heritage, my mother is Honduran and my father is Salvadorian. I, along with my two younger sisters, were born in Houston. Raised in the northeast area of Houston, I grew up around a majority of Mexican-Americans and gained a connection with their culture; despite not coming from Mexican descent. The people I interacted with every day until high school outside the household were majority Mexican-American.
Due to the power of perceptions, the Australian identity has for a long time been negatively associated with racism, homophobia, and hostility to culturally different ethnicities. The misrepresentation of identity is also a result of long-held stereotypes and generalizations, which are an exaggeration of actions or beliefs of a few people in the Australian society. The misconceptions, perceptions, and stereotypes have unfortunately created a false identity that all Australians are racists, biased and hostile when it comes to people of other ethnicities and cultures, or beliefs that they
“We are, at almost every point of our day, immersed in cultural diversity : faces, smells, clothes, attitudes, values, traditions, behaviors, beliefs, and religions -Wendell Pierce”. Culture is the beliefs, customs, arts, etc. of a certain society, group, place or time. This means one place may do things differently than another. An example would be schools and their education. My cultural identity reflect who I am as a person.
The Society and our individual identities does affect the decisions we make because you there will always be different opinions and many of us just adjust to it when we want to fit in. The society does affect you in any ways especially when there are big things happening,they are called trends today and many people are trying to follow those trends to try and fit in. Every individual identity is different,everybody has there own,but people can have many things in common as well. Today’s society has changed so much from the past centuries,we have more technology and advancements but all of that is change. I think that my identity would change if I lived in a different time,for example:”The Wild West.”
Identity is social construct that many have mistaken for something an individual is born with. There are many aspects of identity that one can inherit like genes that can drive a certain type of character and certain aspects of identity a person can adopt and build for themselves. However the most part of one’s identity is consistent of what the person wants and adopts for themselves and what the society/the people around him/her choose to give him/her. Identity is a said to not remain unchanged once established.
This was not hard, but I consider we both did not choose the person who would have actually made us cultural shock. Melany and I just met this semester, but after getting into groups we actually found out that we liked the same things, even though we are not from the same cultural background our countries are neighbors and believe we have several things in common. Even after choosing each other we were confused on where to take each other so we decided to do what makes us similar, but never done in a different way that is not our original culture or our adopted culture. B. Describe the experience.