Representing several cultures like this gives us options so we can choose what we want and show it off proudly. Cultural identity can provide confidence for people as shown in Hayden Herra’s, “ Biography of Frida Kahlo “, Kristen Lee’s, “ Multiculturalism Explained in one word: HAPA “, and my own life experiences. Culture can be represented through clothing like Kahlo, words like Lee, or food like me. Those are just a few out of the many examples that can be given to show cultural identity. Flaunting our culture can give a taste of empowerment, which is something people strive for in life.
Postcolonial writing has concerned itself specifically with the recuperation of lost history. Cultural Memory studies is that burgeoning field of study which provides the important tools for understanding and ultimately deconstructing the configurations of nationalist and imperialist power embedded in the representation of the past which takes cognisance of the visceral experiences and the memories of resistances of the oppressed through generations (Gandhi 92). ‘Culture’ is a veritable social construct that is usually understood in and through the contents of its traditions—its modes of action, forms of language, aspirations, interpersonal relations, images, ideas and ideals. ‘Memory’ is the capacity to remember, to create and re-create our past. The substance of our very being is memory, our way of living is retaining reminders; articulating memory is our raison d’etre.
I will be an asset to the program as I would bring a unique perspective of someone born, raised and educated in India. And will intermix it with the knowledge I will gain from your program. This will expand the horizons. I will use my degree to share my knowledge and contribute to the society. The scholarship will help me to turn my ultimate dream into
In order to have a consistent sense of community identity across all communities however, heritage centres and sites should be well publicised. As Haile Selassie so aptly put, “An awareness for our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and identity”. As the MHC does just that, it is inevitably a good avenue for the strengthening of community
The major social values in Anglo-Saxon civilization such as glory, formidable social status, wealth, fame, and physical strength/beauty, appear in Beowulf as a driving reason to journey and explore. These social values remain present and valued in the modern world today. It is important to note that the human body has long been admired for its appearance, valued for its strength, and used as a tool to form an initial opinion of the person in question. For example, in Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading in Between the Lines, he talks about, in chapter twenty one, the significance of physical traits. More specifically deformities.
Brascoupé and Waters examine cultural safety, not only as a concept, but as a tool that should be implemented amongst health practitioners that work with Aboriginal communities. They argue that ‘cultural safety’ is a continuum, pivotal within healing processes, since it acknowledges the agency of indigenous peoples and empowers them through symmetrical power relations, in which their epistemologies, knowledges and practices are recognized as equitably valuable and important. The authors ground this analysis on the decolonization paradigm and support their argument through an extensive literature review, case studies and investigative reports. Brascoupé and Waters start by defining ‘cultural safety and its implication within health practices
The landscape is retraced into bodily motions, which leaves traces within the work rather than representing the exact contours it replaces. Casey continues to approach from a phenomenological view, focusing on nature and landscape, which I intend to explore
Language is the principal means by which culture is accumulated, shared and transmitted from generation to generation. The key to identity and retention of culture is one’s ancestral language.” Eli Taylor, the elder and his point about education and the community, and how language is one of the most important ideas in
(Definitions of Conservations, n.d). According to Harrod, preservation is specific individual and collective measures taken for repair, restoration, protection and maintenance of the archives. The primary function of it is to provide adequate facilities for the care, protection and maintenance of the archives of whatever kind. (1977, p. 657). II.1.1.1 The Important of Culture Preservation
The design and shape of furniture, garments, receptacles, articies of wood, leather ceramics, etc prepared by indigenous people or association on the behalf of indigenous people in a traditional fashion can be protected as industrial designs. Traditional craft items like hand- woven articles like carpets, cotton bed covers can also be registered for protection as an Industrial design. Innumerable forms of traditional designs are rooted intrinsically in rich cultural heritage of India. E.g. hand-block prints known as “baandhnis of Rajasthan are the famous traditional designs of