The author Patria Roman-Velazquez is considered an authoritative source for my topic because she has written an article that concentrates on popular music in Spanish. She has studied the construction of Latin American identities in which she analyzes the relationship between body and music. Her article can be creditable because it is found in an academic database where it was peer reviewed. The article examines the construction of Latino identities and basically an attempt for the author to explain the interrelation between body and music in a specific setting (Roman-Velasquez 115). The main point includes particular Spanish language music is vital to influencing individuals to embodied particular identities.
However the economist Mancur Olson would differ by stating that “from the perspective of individual rationality, it makes sense to be a ‘free rider’ rather than an activist” (Rosenthal and Flacks 5). But the authors were interested in exploring the “interaction of social life and art” (Rosenthal and Flacks 7). As such Rosenthal and Flacks went on to speak on the importance of music as it relates to interpretation and thus a resource for recruiting individuals and sustaining commitment to the movements joined. Thus “the music breath it’s soul” (Rosenthal and Flacks 4) and, just as we learn language and the meanings connected to it, it “creates, sustain, and alter social reality as well as reflect it in a single act” (Rosenthal and Flacks
Evidence of those changes were inherent in the way young people described social behavior, alcohol, cigarettes and other factors of those times.” (Bulletin) Currently, there are words to describe the social situations young people find themselves in, just like the young of the past. Instead of “speakeasies” that are used to bypass the law, young college students of today create “safe spaces” on college campuses because the law isn’t doing enough to protect them against hate crime. Everything about the social movement in those times is reflected back in the current era, as well as most of the eras in between them.
The Perpetual Adolescent In the article The Perpetual Adolescent, Joseph Epstein discusses the development in the youth culture in the United States. Epstein takes the reader into a historical analysis of how the youth culture has developed over the years in the nation. The article provides numerous examples to support the ideas and arguments raised. For example, the idea behind college instructors wearing T-shirts and jeans while going about their official school duties, instead of official attire, is to relate better with the students.
Multicultural approach The practice of giving equal attention to various altered backgrounds, for instance an undergraduate classroom with students from several different countries and who speak different languages. A process of communicating where more than one cultures, communicating to each other and sharing ideas , thoughts and opinion and creating an interesting environment. However discussing basic characteristics of culture will have student refine their understanding of culture today. (Scupin, 2012) Multiculturalism Cultural diversity arising from the existence within a society, it acknowledges the importance of beliefs, values and ways of life in establishing a sense of self-worth for individuals and groups alike.
In today society, people are easily looked by their college degree level and they can be judged by their degree. But not everybody can afford to go to college in order to get a degree. People have different reasons of not going to college but most of the reasons are because of the tuition. Tuition are too high and they can not afford it. If the free college situation does not make a great effect on the economy, I believe that college should be free because free college can encourage more students to go to college, earn a degree and can decide on their future without the worry of paying debt and contributing to create a better society with their knowledges.
In order to gain insight into this possible connection between semantic memory and the olfactory system, I propose an experiment that will test the effect of a pleasant ambient odor on college student’s scores on a semantic memory test. The independent variable in this test would be the presence of the pleasant ambient odor (or lack thereof) and the dependent variable would be the participants’ scores on the semantic memory tests.
Kids make it easier to talk about sports and music. Lastly, Graff and a high school teacher are coming up with a method to let students discuss their views on intellectuals in today's world. They came up with this to see if students really have potential in themselves. He begins with noting the difference from having book smarts and street smarts.
From this, it can be said that to Filipinos, music is more than just a means of entertainment; it is a way to communicate emotions, to tell stories, and to express feelings. This is especially the case in times of crisis, the most significant instance being during the Martial Law period in the 1970s. This dissertation aims to discuss the role of music during this period. In particular, how was music used as a vehicle to supplement change in this period?
With this program in mind I believe that it could be benificial for students to not only see the world but also learn about culture, gain unique opertunities and learn independence. Now of course as I said the students would be able to learn about culture, "what about culture could they learn about culture" is a question you may be asking yourself luckily I am
Geographic Location Colombia is a transcontinental nation located in the north and western part of South America. The country has several territories in Central and North America under its sovereignty. To the Northwest, the country borders Panama. It borders Brazil and Venezuela to the east. It borders Peru and Ecuador to the south (Cancillería, 2016).
Also enjoyed by more than just practicing Santeros is the musical influences of Santeria. Since an entire generation of Cuban artists fled or were exiled from the island when the Communist Fidel Castro came into power, the development of Cuban music suffered greatly. As a result of this missing domestic creativity, modern Cuban music is a fusion of different genres from abroad. With each imported genre, Cubans have added their own spin to the music. Though pure Cuban music is now rare, one surviving element of the native music is the upbeat rhythm produced by the usage of 3 different hand drums called tambors.
In the essay “Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood” by Richard Rodriguez. The author uses his memoir to show how he has fought through his childhood to understand English and how the english language had formed his identity. To him, Spanish was a private language, spoken only at home and in the comforting presence of his family. The Spanish language allowed him to connect with his parents because that was all they knew. However, After he was somewhat forced to speak English by the public, he became an outsider to his own culture, unable to speak Spanish, but still able to understand it as it states “we remained a loving family, but one greatly changed.
Knowledge is sometimes passed on, learn by experience, or sometimes by curiosity observed. As a Mexican-American part of my knowledge of Mexicos- food, music, and exotic places has been passed on to me or by my travel experience. Different experiences thought me about my cultural background and in this essay we shall be discussing my knowledge of the foods eaten during the holidays to the beautiful state of Aguascalientes, Mexico. The tamal has been a staple in America next to the Tacos for Mexican food.
Latino Culture Customs To learn about a different culture, I interviewed my longtime best friend Gabby. Gabby is Latina and has lived in the United States for most of her life. Although she has not lived in Mexico or been there very often, she still knows and practices a lot about her culture at home. One of the first things she told me about was food.