In the article, “The Arab World", anthropologist Edward T. Hall discusses how Arabs have a different concept of space and boundary than westerners for public and private places and how this can help explain certain aspects of how Arabs behave. As a renowned anthropologist who has written prolifically and has conceived several important theories in anthropology, Hall is quite qualified to write on the topic of cultural differences and his propositions might be considered extremely credible. Despite possessing such qualifications and writing a well-organized and logical essay, Hall’s arguments in the article are quite lacking because of a biased tone, a lack of evidence, an overreliance on ethos and the use of some logical fallacies. The article basically tries to ascertain how and why Arabs behave differently than people from the west based on “proxemics research”. The author makes five assertions throughout the article to illustrate why Arabs behave differently.
The biggest weakness is the long chapters within the mini books which made it difficult to understand where and what was coming next contextually. Stayin’ Alive by Jefferson Cowie was a historical narrative of the political and labor movement in America. Politics and values aligned. With final words from Cowie, it is recognized that the political ideologies changed during the 1970s but just as influential was the “music, television, and film turned the hopeful crosscurrents of the early years toward a rather unified message: save yourself or face irrelevance” (Cowie
This event shows how humans nature does not change along with the time period. In the article “Air Security and Terrorist Threats” written by Timothy G. Borden, he states, “Some of its screening factors were kept secret, which raised suspicions that it might actually be a racial profiling system directed at passengers of Middle Eastern descent.” (Borden, page 10). After the 9/11 events took place, racial profiling became much more apparent than ever before. In the article it states that security screenings became more directed at passengers of Middle Eastern Descent. This shows that all flight members did not receive equal treatment as one another.
In the study called Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, the author calls the rituals and ceremonies the people perform “excessive”. They are insane rituals that people in America wouldn’t seem to think about doing. They sound so different, and unusual. As one reads the fieldwork, it raises a lot of questions and concerns. To anyone from another country it would seem these rituals are excessive because of the way they are performed, and the things they use to perform them.
This concept is prominent in Home At Last, as well, but they are treated differently. In Cannery Row, at first glance “the other” are the immigrants, like Lee Chong and the old Chinaman. Specially the Chinaman is the representation of “the other,” someone who doesn’t belong and doesn’t even try to fit in. But as the book continues, this concept becomes more than not fitting in, it becomes the feeling of loneliness. A feeling that the author in Home At Last knows too well, “Even though I lived in Kensington, when it came to evening gatherings like this, I was the foreigner and tourist” (pg.
Economic Global Governance WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: WHY IS IT BAD FOR YOU? Is The World Trade Organization really bad or is it because of the different perceptions of every individual regarding to the organization? Or is it really bad in its own nature? Well for me, I think the WTO is bad because of the different agreements that was set by them have many lapses in every agreements that has been done, there are also many issues that arises because there are some critics of the WTO, they argue that “subtle biases operate within the decision making structures that systematically favor developed countries over developing ones. These include a general emphasis on consensus-based decision making, which tends to disadvantage developing countries which may have no permanent representation at the WTO’s Geneva headquarters or have delegations much smaller than those of developed countries, or they may be excluded from the club-like meetings that are usually dominated by developed countries.
This problem has costs to the individual and society. Individually, this unfair treatment of minorities promotes psychological and legal problems. It also has many costs to society, such as financial loss. Most of this problem relates to the abuse of racial profiling as a scientific tool. Racial profiling should not even exist as far as I am concerned because it strictly promotes labeling among minorities.
Ka Her Guy Thorvaldsen Literary Analysis 29 October 2015 Literary Analysis of Alienation in Andre Dubus III’s House of Sand and Fog As we live out our lives, it may be hard to fathom the fact that we are one in 7.1 billion people. However, even with such a population, many find themselves or at least feel alienated from those around them with the implementation of their own doing, some else’s, their society, or a combination of all of them. In Andre Dubus III’s House of Sand and Fog, the theme of alienation weaves throughout the novel as we follow the struggles of Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani, Kathy Nicolo, and Deputy Sheriff Lester Burdon in the custody battle over the Nicolo bungalow. Through the complex plot, carefully-crafted characters, and enchanting writing, Dubus throws us into the lives of these three people observing how they live, how they handle adversity (whether of the past or the present), and how they ultimately find a solution to the chaotic, should-not-have-happened-in-the-first-place situation. As we unfold the lives of Behrani and Kathy in Dubus’ House of Sand and Fog, the theme of alienation becomes evident through how they view themselves, how their families treat them, and how the culture of their society has shaped them and where the society places them within itself.
Just as we live in a world where even visas have varying values, discrimination has become an undeniable reality – hindrances to playful world traveling. If we cannot identify with anyone outside of our world, it becomes easier to abuse and oppress them because of a lack of love (seeing oneself in the ‘Other’). W.E.B. Dubois had a desire to see America interpreted through the acknowledgement of two very different worlds merging through African and White Americanism (McKenna & Pratt, 2015). Or as it were, racial barriers should be acknowledged and both sides study to merge and unify.
There are countless reported negative American stereotypes and I honestly struggled tremendously to find a stereotype that I identified with. However, I would say cultural ignorance is a negative American stereotype I can actively work to address as our class travels internationally. Researching cultural ignorance more in-depth will aid in my understanding and appreciating diverse cultural perspectives, the importance of historical knowledge, and the complexity of communication amongst different cultures as I travel to Europe. Cultural ignorance is when an individual shows a lack of understanding of other cultures in terms of history, society, government, and much more. This lack of knowledge and understanding can easily be interpreted as a lack of respect for the culture or country and even ethnocentrism in the more extreme examples.
The presenting problem is on the Northern New Mexico (Nuevomexicano) Hispanic culture how they have sustained two periods of colonization, first by the Spanish and later by the United States (Nieto Phillips, 2004). The issue of colonization and historical oppression have led to current mental health issue with the practitioner-client relationship. Where clients are not comfortable in expressing their culture historical oppression and it impact in their lives, due to the lack of trust they have encounter with people who are non-Nuevomexicano. Moreover, the social worker is encountering some difficult challenges with this particular group because they have trust issues with people who are not from their ethnic group and this attitude portrayed deprived them of
Immigration Reform: Yes, or No Currently, there is constant dispute over the United States immigration system, pertaining to whether or not it should be reformed and if so how should it be done. Large uncontrolled immigrant population has begun to flourish in this nation due to flaws in the system. Another issue that has arisen in result of this faulty system is unsafe living conditions for both citizens and immigrants moving here. Adding to this, another controversial topic falling within the reforming of the system is its effect on employment rates. In this essay I will present a proposal telling of certain aspects of the system that are in dire need of reform.
He proceeds with thought that the possibility of terrorism is not reasonable. Overall, this essay contains a great amount of two appeals, logos and pathos. These ideas cooperate to get the attention of the racists. He unloads lots of negative evidence, hoping that the racist can change their mind. The inappropriate names the Muslims get from movies, press, and articles, Fisk thinks that might stop the racists slurs.
These types of accusations are morally wrong. To properly get an analysis of someone, a person should learn how they act through events and experiences with said person not a generalization based on a previous encounter with someone of a similar race Sadly, racism still exists within the United States today. What we are now seeing are more covert forms of discrimination; racist jokes and remarks made behind closed doors, discrimination in the workplace, law enforcement racial profiling, deceitful lending practices, denial of financial loans, mortgages, etc, biases in legal proceedings, media bias/sensationalism,