George, you stated, “Various forms of culture are all around us and sometimes it is difficult to understand why different cultures respond to each other the way they do,” this is very true. I think it is a matter of history repeating itself, or in other words, learned behavior from past cultures, as well as difference in the ways of communication, and customs. Personally, I love to study the different cultures of the world because as students of history we must have an understanding of a culture, before can write about it, or more importantly preserve it. This is why it is very important for archivists to seek out education about different cultures because the world is very diverse, and everyone has a history that needs to be preserved for future generations.
Why Some Sports Teams May Have to Change Their Name Have you ever been offended by a name that someone has called you? More likely than not, the answer to this question is yes. This is the stand that some Indian tribes and the government are taking on the use of Indian names and mascots in sports. This controversial topic has been discussed and argued over for at least the last decade, if not longer.
Robert Samuelson regards his opinions very highly and lets them interfere with his message. Certain diction like “Exxon Mobil is to engage in political make-believe,” illustrates this concept. A common occurrence is presenting opinions as facts yet providing negligible support. In the article entitled, “Are We No. 1? It Depends,” which highlights America’s downfalls economically, socially, and politically, dearth of evidence to support his claims is prevalent.
Body Ritual among the Nacirema was written by Horace Miner in 1956. This piece was crafted as an excellent accumulation of the techniques of ironic, symbolism and use of a didactic tone that made this piece a great success. An example of where irony is used in the text is the way he makes us see the tribe as foreign and exotic and we judge it, but then we realize that Nacirema is American spelled backwards and the reader see that it is not a foreign tribe - but indeed the modern American people themselves. There is also mass irony around Notgnihsaw and the chopping down of the cherry tree in which the Spirit of Truth resided, because Notgnihsaw spelled backwards is Washington. Miner is using irony because America is supposed to be built on
In “Talking White”, Jamelle Bouie addresses how white people in society evaluate African-Americans when they speak a certain way. Whether it’s using “proper” English or African American Vernacular English (Ebonics), because of this stereotype on how we should talk, African Americans are put in category of intelligence. He uses the ideas of Jason Riley, a Wall Street Journal columnist, John Ogbu, a professor of anthropology, Ron Christie and Stuart Buck authors, and sociologists Karolyn Tyson, William Darity Jr., and Domini Castellino to connect his thoughts and theories. He also uses a video from Live Leaks about a black woman’s opinions on proper English to tie his whole article together. His point was that this is an example of racial ridiculing and black people shouldn’t let it be a feature of black culture.
Rhetorical Challenges: Complexity & Cultural History Controversial rhetorical evidences have existed as long as humans practiced the art of rhetoric. The ways the audience participates and conceptualizes the content of the topic depends on the complexity, cultural history and other related challenges. Our textbook had interesting incite on some of the challenges that arise from the purpose and subject of a given rhetorical context, which was something that I wasn’t formally educated in. I found it interesting that not only the subject but the purpose of a rhetorical artifact can alter the participation of the audience on a greater scale than I originally thought.
Examining the Major Barriers of Diversity Among Asian-Americans B. Thesis Statement The Asian-American journey is a combination of determination, struggles, and assimilation. Racial discrimination is a product of three major barriers which include cultural aspiration to assimilate, representation in media, and model minority stereotype. It is important to recognize these barriers and understand the way that they are being experienced by Asian-Americans. C. Outline I. Introduction II.
1. Summary of Issue My cultural background causes me to be curious about cultural competence, and as a future social worker, I think it is important that I am able to understand what it means. With the never-ending string of racially charged violence, protests against the governement, and all other actions carried out my disadvantaged groups, it has caused me to look at myself and the concept of white privlage that I have. I have always known I was not well-rehearsed in the understanding of other cultures, but it was not until things really started to blow up in the public eye that I realized how much different the experiences others have are from my own, and how little I actually picked up on those differences even though I thought I was
Williams’s article is written in a subjective viewpoint. His audience for this particular journal entry is towards other educators, as he himself is also a writing professor at a university. Because of the author’s educational background, he can use his own experiences to address issues with teaching methodology in writing. Williams begins his article with a quote from an unidentified individual whom he met at a conference: “I’m not so sure that an academic journal should be focusing so much on identity when what we’re supposed to be doing is teaching academic literacy” (710). With this introduction, Williams is able to address the common stigma he has come across throughout his career as a writing educator.
Globalization has drastically modified how various cultures and societies affect each other. The disturbances caused by globalization have developed several issues among anthropologists, such as, how do we study such complex circumstances? Transnational families and global nationalism in particular, have introduced foreign obstacles for anthropologists, as there is no set, scientific ways to study such realities. With globalization presenting an ever changing world, both single and multi sited field work have its place, as anthropology is not limited by a specific set of rules such as scientific study.