Essays Tagged: "National identity"

Australian literature: What images and constructions of 'Australian-ness' are represented in early Australian literature?

ons of 'Australian-ness'? Although the Australian identity has transformed over time in essence our national identity remains the same today as it was form the beginning of its development; 'masculine ... awson became the voice of the Bush, hence the voice of Australia and is 'posited as the origin of a national culture.' (Schaffer 1988, p35).The writings of Lawson like the nationalist image at the tim ...

(6 pages) 154 2 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

US/Canadian Native American Identities: A brief history and the identity dillema.

about Native Americans crossing the United States/Canadian border. Some Native Americans lose their national identity because they feel they are from neither Canada nor United States; thus causing the ... on the border. The American side does not want to let them in because the mother's answer for her nationality is confusing."Citizenship?""Blackfoot," my mother told him....

(11 pages) 282 0 3.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The doomed empire - USSR (Soviet Union)

and the next four decades after, were a time of bitterstruggle between the US and the Soviet Union. National identity as well as ideologicaldifferences brought both countries to the brink of nuclear w ... WWII, it would seem common judgment thatRussia's focus be more on domestic rehabilitation than international affairs. On the sameside the fact that Stalin set up a Communistic government would also le ...

(4 pages) 135 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War


American independence, and these men were understandably glorified as part of the formation of our national identity. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these men were common opportu ...

(9 pages) 37 0 3.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Jordan an the Middle East

rims to Mecca were still an important economic resource.It is important to note that nation states, nationalism and a national identity are all western concepts that were alien to the indigenous Arabs ... stification as to why it was acceptable to ally with a non-Muslim empire against the Ottomans. Arab Nationalism was the answer, Faisal and Abdullah (two of the three of Husayn's sons) were already in ...

(17 pages) 171 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

National identity in the book "The Englishman's Boy" by Guy Vanderhaeghe

Many aspects of a country contribute to the formation of a national identity, but none more than the exported views and feelings to the world. Art is a major ... he exported views and feelings to the world. Art is a major export and factors in the formation of national identity. In The Englishman's Boy, Guy Vanderhaeghe exposes the problems that are caused w ... The Englishman's Boy, Guy Vanderhaeghe exposes the problems that are caused with the creation of a national identity. Art can come in many forms; music, theatre, paintings, and also motion pictures. ...

(4 pages) 67 2 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Did Russian settlers in Latvia and Estonia form a non-Soviet identity during the Diaspora of the USSR?

eft a trail of confusion and dismay as newly independent countries were forced to realise their own national identity. But this was not the only legacy of mother Russia. During the Soviet years millio ... s speakers to the native populous. But have these immigrants become part of their respective homes' national identity or have they drifted away from their titular countrymen? The most objective answer ...

(5 pages) 34 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

National Identity in Australia as presented by television broadcast television.

ing examples from your own observations of television programs discuss Barker's contention that"National Identity is a form of imaginative identification with that nation state as expressed throug ... Thus, nations are not only political formations but also systems of cultural representation so that national identity is continually reproduced through discursive action."(Barker, 1999, pages 64-6 ...

(8 pages) 117 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Multiculturalism in Canada.

Multiculturalism in CanadaI think Canada has lost its national identity overtime due to the cultural diversity of its people. Because Canada has so many ... ltures have distorted the real meaning of Canadian identity. When someone asks a Canadian what his nationality is, he doesn't reply, "Canadian". Instead, he would say "German", "Asian", or "Scottish ... to adapt to none at all, then you're not a Canadian.In my opinion, I believe Canada lacks a real national identity because of multiculturalism. "Canada's official policy of multiculturalism is di ...

(2 pages) 75 1 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Australia's national identity through the events of the two World Wars.

pon World War One, World War Two and the Anzacs, points to a society that takes a great part of its national identity from these wars. The recurring theme of Anzac throughout these memorials raises se ... ustralia? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this particular legend to articulate a national character? What does Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, and the war memorials that dot the country ...

(5 pages) 85 0 4.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The Hundred Years War.

des and centuries to come. Before the war, neither country, especially France, really had much of a national identity. Both would come out of the war with a much stronger one.The Hundred Years War was ... itical and social consequences. Although France was devastated, the war brought on French unity and nationalism and quickened its transition to a centralized state. The war helped the English to devel ...

(2 pages) 100 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

"The Adoption Papers" by Jackie Kay.

tings reject easy platitudes and challenge readers to reject normative ideas of racial, sexual, and national identity. Although a poem like "The Adoption Papers" clearly stems from her autobiography, ... a remarkable set of literary tools for contemplating the complexity of identity. Race, gender, and nationality are markers that help people situate us, but they mostly block our ability to communicat ...

(6 pages) 49 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Psychology of the Aging People.

sizes. What we do about old age will depend in part upon our education, our religion, our ethnic or national identity, our family, our past or present occupations, our fields of interest, and many oth ...

(13 pages) 257 0 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Wild, Wild West and David Lowenthal.

at although the past has ceased to be a restriction for inherited power or privilege, as a focus of national identity, it remains as potent a force as ever in human affairs. He explains that in essenc ...

(3 pages) 33 2 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

WW1 The reasons for involvement and it's key players.

auses for different countries to have entered World War I, some of the main reasons were heightened nationalism, economic interest through colonial rivalry, and a balance of power in Europe. Key playe ... Hungary; the Allies, a few of which were France, Great Britain and Russia.Europe was in the grip of nationalism in 1914. It was brought about by the aristocracy as a way to channel public energy towar ...

(4 pages) 74 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

How Pakistan's National Identity has been infringed upon via religious conflicts between sunni and shia muslims

Pakistan's National IdentityFounded for religious purposes in 1946, Pakistan is a relatively new country that h ... ious purposes in 1946, Pakistan is a relatively new country that has grown very quickly. Pakistan's national identity has been undermined by the separatist religious factions of the Shi'iah and Sunni ... ommodate people who wanted to live independently because their faith was different from that of the national majority . Although Pakistan was a separate homeland for Muslims, according to the Lahore r ...

(2 pages) 46 0 4.1 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Effects of Illegal Immigration on the American Economy This essay focuses on the changes to the economy due to illegal immigration.

s great country he hears about.Since opening our borders to anybody and everybody would cost us our national identity, we must limit the number of immigrants accepted each year. This leads to illegal ... contribute to the society that has been their salvation. Based on fiscal estimates developed by the National Academy of Sciences for immigrants by age and education at arrival, the lifetime net fiscal ...

(3 pages) 509 0 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

What did the Normans ever do for us? [i.e., the British]

y, building grandiose castles to symbolise their strength. So how did England preserve its emerging national identity despite this crushing new influence?National IdentityWriters in England in the twe ... te this crushing new influence?National IdentityWriters in England in the twelfth century displayed national prejudices with no sign of shame. For the mid-twelfth-century author of the Deeds of King S ...

(6 pages) 42 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Canada's struggle for a National Identity: This essay argues that the Canadian's discovered their national identity as a result of WWI's battle of Vimy Ridge.

Canadians have struggled with their sense of national identity for many decades, spanning from before Confederation to present day. Although the ... as one. However, although important, this is not one of the main issues in the Canadian quest for a national identity, as her real problems lie in her past.Although most Canadians feel independent of ... ntity either. Great Britain and the United States played huge roles in not only Canadians' sense of national identity but also in the country's development, as both countries influenced her greatly as ...

(5 pages) 67 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

Is the constitution effective?

The United States Constitution is questioned all of the time. Disagreements about the powers of national government and the rights of states have been frequent. Combined with the separation of pow ... bined with the separation of powers, the protection of civil liberties, and the ability to create a national identity, the Constitution cannot be considered anything else but effective. The Constituti ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History