Essays Tagged: "ethnic identity"

Indo-Canadina woman

of their gender, Indo-Canadian women are discriminated against in physical activities due to their ethnic identity, appearance and traditional values. As a result of these problems, few participate i ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

How the variety of chinese food is related to chinese culture.

h as pasta for Italians, curry for Southeastern Asians, and pierogi for Poles, serve as a focus for ethnic identity (Hirschberg 57). Gathering food at certain times is an exciting and fascinating char ...

(5 pages) 186 1 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Waiting for Freedom in J.M. Coetzee's "Waiting for the barbarians"

different parts of the world and among different cultures. Because basic concepts like national or ethnic identity and sovereignty are being violated, the natural instinct for achieving recognition a ...

(5 pages) 119 2 1.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Are traits transmitted from parents to children physical only or can they be cultural as well?" Explain

in ways. That is, the ability to learn is inherited, but our environment determines what is learned.Ethnicity is a powerful determinant in the development of identity. Since ethnic identity serves bas ... their own cultural values. Different cultures result in different parental practices and attitudes.Ethnicity is a powerful determinant in the development of identity. Since ethnic identity serves bas ...

(2 pages) 40 2 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Trace the causes and Development of Ethinicity in Uganda. By Walubo Jude Tadeo, Makere University, Kampala Uganda

The genesis of the ethnic crisis in Uganda, as in most parts of Africa, is mainly linked to the colonial intervention p ... on of power in society. The post-colonial practices simply enhanced it. Therefore, the formation of ethnic identities is a social construction defined by the historical conditions in which they emerge ... the historical conditions in which they emerge. Ethnicity is not a constant. Over Uganda's history, ethnicity has been continually redefined as the context has changed. The objective of this section i ...

(50 pages) 74 0 4.2 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Political culture.

values in our political culture. Subcultures also exist, such as those based on religion, race, or ethnic identity, holding different, or even deviant beliefs and values.Actual conditions (for exampl ... d, make effort, take risks, invest, use talents, or be lucky. To the extent race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or other factors make equality of opportunity different for different classes of citizens ...

(5 pages) 147 0 4.5 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Two prominent figures of the literature as well as philosophy : Franz Kafka and Albert Camus based on "The Metamorphosis" and "The Guest" respectively.

t in the popular memory.In "Kafka For Beginners"(p. 3-28), Kafka's style and mood is related to his ethnic identity that is Jewish in Catholic Czechoslovakia. He was the son of a German speaking shopk ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Mahmood Mamdani - "When Victims Become Killers" - A discussion on identity in Rwanda

n the Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda between 1959 and the genocide of 1994.Mahmood Mamdani uses the term 'ethnic identity' to explain how there exists two groups with the same religion, similar culture and ... d helped the Hutu plan a coup in 1959. By displacing their support from the racialized Tutsi to the ethnic Hutu, the colonizers drastically shifted the power. The deprived and oppressed Hutu brutally ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Does democracy diffuse or strengthen ethnic conflict?

have been tried.On the surface of the argument, democracy appears to be the evolutionary step above ethnic identity; the existence of a democratic setup (a not-so-unspoken requirement for acceptance w ... requirement for acceptance within the international community of states) automatically negates any ethnic allegiances and attempts to replace them with a nationalistic identity. However, in countries ...

(12 pages) 98 1 3.7 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Diversity and Demographics - What is it?

to recognize, respect, and capitalize on the different backgrounds in our society in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender. Different cultural groups have different values, styles, and personalities, e ... each of which may have a significant effect on the way they perform. The following will discuss how ethnicity, gender, age, and religion impact individual behavior in the working environment.Understan ...

(5 pages) 155 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Comparative Analysis: Ethnic Identities and Self Perception

First generation Asian-American's found it difficult to determine their ethnic identity. They strove to negotiate with American society a way of being both Asian and Americ ... negotiate with American society a way of being both Asian and American. They struggle to retain an ethnic identity while challenging the rigid gender roles and expectations confronting them. In Onoto ... r American" (Okada, 16). In both of these novels we see how children are affected by their parent's ethnic roots, and the separation between the old generation and their children. We see the influence ...

(4 pages) 66 0 2.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Wonderous World Of Body Art

ooing has been done on the American continent."� In older times, most tattoos connected with ethnic identity and social status or roles. Although today, many purposes vary for getting a tattoo. ...

(4 pages) 561 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Interview With A Native American

ative American websites and she was eagerly responded to tell me of her experiences. Velda's ethnic identity is very important in her daily life. Her job consists of dealing with the people of ... forms of discrimination and racism throughout her life. She first became aware of her identity and ethnicity in first grade. Velda said that, " the children physically attacked me for being what they ...

(5 pages) 28 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Racial and Ethnic Identity

I believe that my own racial and ethnic identity is a result from self-identification. I view myself as the typical Caucasian male wh ... yself as the typical Caucasian male who was born and raised in Texas with no racial predeceases. My ethnic background consists of your typical Texas born individual with a lot of experience in dealing ... he major holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter.Overall, I believe that my racial and ethnic identity is that of a typical born and raised American. I don't see anything I do as radical ...

(1 pages) 39 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

This report aims to address the discrimination of gay and

characteristics such as (but hardly limited to) sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, racial or ethnic identity, age, or health (including HIV status). Discrimination can be direct: an explicit po ...

(1 pages) 526 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

        Butler ’95 notes that young female British Asians negotiate their

where they inherit an Asian identity and adopt a British one. Which involves the adoption of hyper-ethnicity where they incorporate a 'white mask' enabling them to interact with white peers whenever ... tions, there are increasing tensions in some parts of the UK, including increasing tensions between ethnic minority groups e.g. Muslims and Hindus rarely mix socially. Generational conflict m ...

(1 pages) 388 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


knowledgeable and had spread over all parts of the globe with each set of people carrying their own ethnic identity and religion and the regions they controlled and ruled were known as their lands or ...

(3 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Americanism and Ethnicity: how ethnic minorities deal with the idea of mainstream Americanism

a powerful pull for people from all over the world. Unfortunately, there are consequences that most ethnic families go through once this dream has come true. One of those consequences is dealing with ... traditions, and values. Moreover, the children of those families also face difficulties growing up ethnic in America as they try to retain their heritage, but at the same time, become Americanized an ...

(5 pages) 23 0 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays