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Opposed to Quebec Separating from Canada- Quebec is an Integral Part of Canada - Canada is known for its diversity, defined by its multiculturalism. It is what it is BECAUSE of the two different societies living together as one country. Quebec is an integral part of Canada, just as Canada is inextricably tied to Quebec’s identity. Although there is a long history of tension between English Canadians and French Canadians, Quebec separating from Canada is NOT the answer as it would be detrimental to both Quebec and Canada. Instead peace can be reached in one unifying set of values....   [tags: Canadian Culture] 504 words
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Influences of New Media on Indigenous Communties - ... These innovations likewise empower them to save and advertise their lifestyle for their relatives and for our aggregate learning of mankind's history. Various social researchers have addressed the potential held by information frameworks to structuring and supporting group. At the cutting edge, Paul Virilio has reprimanded new media innovations, and the methods by which they "virtualize" the physicalized understanding of scene, topography and society. His worry is that through new media there is an overemphasis on continuous versus real space or real life....   [tags: culture, visualization, social] 524 words
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The Canadian Food Guide - Introduction The Canadian Food Guide1 is an important health promotion tool, as long as it is adapted to the sociocultural context in which it is used. This is crucial for the First Nations, which are struggling with health problems related to nutrition and whose traditional eating habits must be taken into account2. Drawing deeply into their values and culture, Atikamekw health services have developed their own Food Guide (AFG) in 1998. For ten years, it was the main tool used by health workers to teach basic principles of healthy eating....   [tags: Health]
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The Influence of American Culture in the 1950s and 1960s in Canada - Canada as a nation has been striving to characterize itself as more ?Canadian. for decades. This has included numerous struggles and events such as protests, bans, and the creation of the Massey Commission, to encourage national development in the arts, and support major companies like the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and National Film Board (NFB). However, this has not been an easy task for the Canadian government, as major influences from below the border (the United States) have been captivating the Canadian audiences by large....   [tags: essays research papers] 539 words
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Cultural Change in Canada - Pierre Trudeau stated that “English Canada doesn't have a culture — I'm going to give it one. It will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.” In 1971, the federal government proclaimed a policy of multiculturalism and started accepting immigrants from all over the world. Trudeau encouraged immigration and thought these immigrants will assimilate and strengthen Canada. He wanted Canada to be a society where all people are equal and where they can share some fundamental values based upon freedom....   [tags: canada, culture, ] 546 words
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Native North American Culture and Its Demise - A topic specifically examined in Chapter 4 in section 4.4 is the conflict between the European colonizers and the indigenous people of the lands they conquered. The conflict between the two vastly different groups is the notion of religion and culture. Europeans could not tolerate the practice of non-Christian religions in their newly conquered lands and began to oppress the ethnic groups and destroy the cultures of the conquered. Specifically, in North America many Native ethnic groups’ cultures were destroyed by British, French and Dutch colonizers....   [tags: religion, culture, groups, conflict] 565 words
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We Cannot Force Evolution on a Culture - Criteria: • What else can the government do to change to way legacies of historical globalization played out. • What does respond to globalization mean. • What is today’s society supposed to do to help the people influenced in the past. Position: • I strongly agree with this statement because, I don’t think there is nothing more people can do to make things better from the past. We can not go back in time and change what happened to the people that were killed, abused, slaved, or hurt in any way mentally or physically....   [tags: personal reflections]
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Lacrosse and Hockey in Canada - The importance of Lacrosse has diminished since the uprising of Hockey. It is often forgotten the significance of Lacrosse has on the developing of Canada’s culture and identity of sport. Before the creation of hockey, Lacrosse was played all through Canada. By the 1890s any given person who loved sport had a Lacrosse stick or two. Dr William George Beers is deemed “the father of Lacrosse” however there is a whole nation behind him who deserve the credit for creating Canada’s national sport....   [tags: culture, identity, sports]
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The Best Places I've Ever Visited - ... We cook our amazing lamb that we put lots of salt on it so its really salty. I love visiting my other Grandfather and Grandmother's house where we make more awesome food like our beef sausage and our special pumpkin pie and we have to make it together or we would break the tradition. We love visiting around the country and around Europe to. We love seeing the capital which is Sarajevo , all Churches around the city the major canals around the city which you can ride in a fairy in the canal. After we visit going around the city and the canal we go out of the city and go off to the sea and see the water parks and roller coasters and a lot of fun....   [tags: culture, bonia, trips] 603 words
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Atwood and Lahiri's Death by Landscape and Sexy: Girls Finding Their Inner Woman - “Death by Landscape” and “Sexy”, two short stories written by two very different authors; although different they share some similarities. “Death by Landscape’s” Margret Atwood is a Canadian writer who began writing in the early 1950s during her teens. Atwood published “Death by Landscape” in 1990 during the time in which the female faculty of Victoria College vocalized about feminism, Atwood since has portrayed her non-male characters with female power and promise in a man's world. The author of “Sexy” is Jhumpa Lahiri an Indian woman whose first literary collection debuted in 1999....   [tags: feminism, love, culture]
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Themes in Austin Clarke's short story Canadian Experience - "Oh, Canada, glorious and free!" these words from Canada's national anthem draw many immigrants to "the true North strong and free." Austin Clarke's short story "Canadian Experience," portrays the struggles of a Barbadian man who has moved to Toronto, Ontario Canada - against the wishes of his father - to find his fortune. Clarke does not name the principal character until closer to the end of the story. He has had to change who he is to make a meaningful life in Canada. George struggles with the fact that "he is ready for bigger things" but is finding it difficult to reach his goal....   [tags: Austin Clarke Canadian Experience] 624 words
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Culture, Symbol, and Power - ... Power has three dimensions to it. In the first one power is obviously seen, like students protesting, a war, etc. In the second dimension power becomes less visible. The people in power know how to manipulate issues or agendas and get outcomes favourable to them. “What counts as important issues: they are not those that are just subject of important conflict but also those that are prevented from becoming the subject of political challenge.” (pg.146). in the third dimension, power is literally hidden....   [tags: practices, rountine, beliefs, goals, political] 632 words
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The Journey of Traveling and The Study Abroad - ... From the zero point to Vancouver city just took one month. The story behind this flash moment I kind of did everything without asking my parents, just take my passport and the paper that I need to get school acceptance and Visa approval, and apply. Back home we have some offices that take care of everything you need to get your visa and school paper done. Couple weeks later I got all what I need and then I called a “family meeting” and surprised them by saying “I am going to Canada to complete my study there”....   [tags: tours, countries, culture] 682 words
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The True Story of Sacajawea - Sacajawea is known as the Indian women who led Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase and find the path that led to the Pacific Ocean. Born into the Shoshone tribe on their land of the Rocky Mountains, she was born in the lovely state of Idaho in 1788. Her story has been told all over the world in different countries and in many different ways. No one actually knows the real story of her life since all of her sources have been mixed up and combined into a different story....   [tags: culture, expedition, guide] 683 words
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The Canadian School System - ... It could include ceremonies and traditional stories. Or it could be had through formal instruction where members of the community gave children the knowledge, skill, and values to survive in the society. But then the Europeans arrived in North America and changed everything. Christian missionaries thought they had to save the souls of the Indians and deliver them to Christ. (Jaenen, 1986). One way of doing this was to remove the First Nations children from their parents’ home and place them in residential schools....   [tags: first nations, missionaires] 689 words
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Canadian writing and the language of the colonizer - Canadian writing and the language of the colonizer During the latter part of the twentieth century, Canadian writers have looked at the effects of colonialism on the original native population. The culture of the indigenous peoples and the oral tradition used, was for a long time on the verge of being eradicated, as the enforced language of the colonizer became the accepted norm. As many contemporary authors believe that they have been marginalized, they argue that they are similar to the tribal inhabitants, becoming “...spectators, not elements in what goes on” (Weibe, Rudy....   [tags: Essays Papers] 703 words
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My Muslim Grandmother's Shock with Canadian Culture - ... Research claims, “Islam has determined that any sex-oriented pursuit of happiness and enjoyment in public is to be avoided” (Motahari 19). Therefore such actions will not get you a fine and deportation, but a death sentence. This punishment illustrates the major difference in each society, for example a simple ‘thumbs up’ hand gesture is considered to be a “middle finger” equivalent in Western countries. Every individual has different perspectives on what is right and wrong when it comes to PDA....   [tags: affection, religion, uncomfortable,]
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The Struggles of Immigant Woman Searching for Employment in Canada - ... (2006) examines what are the outcomes of immigrant women participating in the economy and how this varies from other males, along with the social impacts of being employed (p.5). Another topic of interest is the growing amount of violence experienced by women in Canada, specifically among minority women and the LGBTQ community. As noted by Faulkner (2006), homophobic sexist violence has been on the rise and the debate surrounding this issue is the lack of attention being paid to homosexual girls and women....   [tags: gender, culture, education] 718 words
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Canadians Working Abroad - Canadians Working Abroad Throughout the world there are various ways for business to be conducted. Companies have many options at their discretion; one such way is to send an employee to another country as an expatriate (expat). When an expat is sent from Canada to another country, the company and the expat have various steps to consider before the assignment. The employee will be experiencing another country, learning valuable information about their customs, and practicing foreign business. This information can be brought back to the home country and shared with the rest of the firm in an effort to increase international knowledge....   [tags: Business Management] 729 words
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The Construction of The Keystone Pipeline in Alberta, Canada - In June of 2010, a plan to construct a pipeline that would run from Alberta, Canada through the center of the United States making its way to its final destinations in, Nederland, Texas and Pakota, Illinois were finally commissioned. The plan to construct the pipeline that would connect the two countries certainly began with good intentions, however many people would disagree. When viewing the plans for construction of what became known as the Keystone Pipeline, it’s apparent that there are numerous benefits that result from building the pipeline....   [tags: transcanada, US-Canadian board]
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The Tibetan People - It is accepted that the Tibetan individuals are the relatives of the human Pha Treglan Changchup sempa who is a legendary monkey precursor of the Tibetan individuals. Tibetans hone the religion of Buddhism. The Tibetan individuals are an ethnic assembly who are local to Tibet. The evaluated populace is 6.5 million. Tibetan live in China and in India Nepal and Bhutan. These urban areas are vigorously populated with Tibetans. In Nepal there is around 20,000-60,000. Tibetans talk the Burman dialect and additionally talk Indian because of the populace source in India....   [tags: education, housing, culture] 735 words
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Douglas Coupland’s Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture: an alternative voice - Douglas Coupland’s Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture: an alternative voice On production of his first novel, Coupland was labelled by critics spokesman for a new lost generation - “Generation X” - those individuals aged between mid-twenties and mid-thirties who have come of age in an increasingly technological and materialistic bureaucratic society. As a consequence, they are emotionally scarred and alienated, reject conformity and search for some kind of meaning to life. When asked about this label, Coupland stated that he spoke “...for myself, not for a generation....   [tags: Essays Papers] 737 words
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Canadian Serial Killer: Robert Pickton - A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it. Unfortunately, such acts of rampage have become a prevalent factor in the Canadian culture. As a result of endless media coverage, Canadians now are constantly bombarded with numerous images of violence. Many of which often portray a victim avenging their opponent by means of force....   [tags: Violence, Canada, society, aggression] 749 words
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The Cultural Diversity in Canada: Chinese Canadians - ... Every community has faced some type of discrimination or prejudice towards them based on pointless reasons. It’s easy to say something but it takes someone who’s been through it to understand. Chinese community has faced many prejudice acts towards but the one no one can forget is anti-Asian sentiment that was acted towards the Asians (Chinese, Japanese, and South Asians) from 1850s to 1950s. Asians were considered low-grade people and didn’t fit n with the society. Due to prejudice acts towards them, Asians weren’t allowed to vote, practice law or pharmacy, be elected to public office and many other forbidding laws were set against the Asian community....   [tags: cultural adaptation and inclusion] 796 words
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The Canadian Government and Industrial Schools - ... The alcohol was used to help the feeling of guilt for the parents. Secondly, the aboriginal children were treated as slaves; they had no identity. “Upon arriving at residential school, some children were given severe haircuts and issued with numbers that used to identify them” (Course Package). The aboriginal children were not treated fairly. Last but not least, the federal government threatened the aboriginal children not to speak in native language or else they would be pinned with a needle in their tongue....   [tags: aboriginal children, culture, identity] 832 words
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Italians Migration to Canada - Identity of Italians Italians are a group of people who share the same culture, country and speak the Italian as their first language. Italy is a native country to many Italians all around the world. Then, many Italians started migrating to different countries in 1876-1976. This beautiful country is in Southern Europe and include a similar boot shaped Peninsula. The borders of the Italians are France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Rome is the largest and the capital of Italy, and this city is known for many of its religious attractions....   [tags: Canadian history, looking for a better life]
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Canadian National Identity: Native Canadians - ... These were two of the many restrictions the students had to face. Breaking one of the rules would mean being starved, humiliated, or emotionally and physically abused. To name the few, witnessing cultural practices would result to sticking needles in their tongues, or a beating with a leather whip. Many results after the schools' closing suggested that some children even experienced sexual abuse. The environment the kids spent their childhoods in was poor. Diseases spread from the unsanitary conditions and were given improper care....   [tags: aboriginal culture, languages] 850 words
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Recent Changes to Popular Culture - Popular Culture consisted of many rapid changes in terms of art and media. Art took form in music, fashion, film/television, pop art, photography, and sculpture, and other styles. Media took for also in film, television, and fashion, as mass consumerism rapidly expanded in western households. Media and art in the Pop Culture era established a non-stylistic approach to how the world is perceived (Whiteley 1985:45). “But pop did affect taste. It made us less conservative, less sure of our taste, more tolerant, and more open minded....   [tags: art, media, fashion] 853 words
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Canadian-American Relations - ... Considering the geographic position between Canada and America, in order to get across ones border there is only a need to cross land with a vehicle. Both of the countries are in the same continent (North America) and only require a simple transportation to transport and export goods. This helps with the Canadian economy because Canadians have more goods to offer to customers. Mass quantities of goods allow small businesses to open, it also allows more advertising. Some might say American advertising has a great influence in Canadian media....   [tags: economy, american companies, conflict]
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Canadian Human Rights - Human Rights Essay Many people and nations around the world are deprived of human rights. The government in the countries or nations usually can not help the people being deprived. Either because the government is too poor to, it is not one of the things the government is looking into, or the government does not know or care. Because of this certain people, or even whole populations are denied human rights and their living conditions and way of life are usually not on the positive side of things....   [tags: Human Rights Essays] 858 words
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Saudi Arabian and Canadian Culture - ... An example is that the women there is not allowed to drive a car, they can only got delivered by a family member or a driver. This Law is being used because of the holy Mekka Al-mukarama as it’s called which is in Saudia, Mekka al Mukkarama is the muslims, gods house. so everyone who travel there have to show respect and if not they get consequences. A other part of their culture is that the mans there have to use white dresses, the young boys and some of the modern business man’s don’t use it every day....   [tags: gender roles, family relations] 859 words
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Commentary on “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates by Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka - In “Canadian Multiculturalism: Global Anxieties and Local Debates” Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka challenge the understanding that failed multiculturalism in Europe will follow suit in Canada. Although Canada is not immune from the challenges that can come with multiculturalism, the way in which they tackle problems are country specific and do not necessarily reflect the practice or outcomes of other nations. As UK critic of multiculturalism Trevor Phillips, observes Canada to be ‘sleepwalking towards segregation’ (44) when the dynamics are far more complicated....   [tags: Immigration, Naturalization]
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The Legacy of Lester Pearson - Lester B. Pearson has made many accomplishments throughout his life. He was the representative from Canada in the United Nations. He was the prime minister of Canada through 1963-1968. During his time of being Prime Minister, and even before, he has impacted Canada quite strongly. He is a very significant man because of the way he established Canadian Identity culturally, socially and through global relationships. He was the man who introduced ways to change Canada in order to improve lives. Firstly, he constructing the base of canadian culture....   [tags: canadian culture, lester pearson]
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Racism - The two earlier existing schools, industrial schools and boarding schools, were united into residential schools by the Canadian Government in 1864 (Reimer, 2010:36). Miller (1996) has explained “the governing of the schools had the form of joint venture between state and church (Roman , Anglican, Methodist or United Church) where the state was responsible for the financing (Miller, 1996:25). ’’ The Canadian Government was responsible directly when it came to establishing residential schools for Aboriginal children....   [tags: Canadian History, Politics, The Indian Law] 878 words
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Islamic Traditions and Norms - There are many traditions and norms in religious culture. In Islam specifically, there are traditions and actions that are normal in Islamic societies, but may seem unorthodox to western nations. These are cultural differences that societies eventually get used to and accept, but there are certain practices that are morally wrong in all forms and goes against basic human rights. This issue and practice is honor killing, where women in families are murdered for bringing dishonor to the household....   [tags: culture, honor killing, religion] 880 words
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Social Studies Rebellion Essay - Open protest, conflicting interests, lives changed forever. This is a rebellion. You’re willing to fight the authorities to be heard. Armed rebellion is only justifiable if nothing else works. The Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada, Red River Rebellion, and Northwest Rebellion are all part of Canadian history. They show us that people can go against the government which usually results in a large loss of life, but more importantly change. The Rebellion of Upper and Lower Canada mainly occurred because of land issues, government inequality, and irresponsibility to the people....   [tags: Canadian History ] 882 words
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The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement - The NWMP: Development of Early Canadian Law Enforcement   The creation of the North-West Mounted Police in 1873 was the "ultimate expression of the federal government’s control over policing" (Johnson & Griffiths: 1991, 29). The North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), predecessors of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) were created by the government of John A. MacDonald to police the prairies. Prior to the development of the NWMP, the only form of law enforcement came from employees of the Hudson Bay Company who had established their own penal code....   [tags: Canada]
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The Doukhobors, Sons of Freedom and the Canadian Government - The “Sons of Freedom” are a small radical group that diverged from a religious sect known as the Doukhobors.  This zealous and revivalist subsect evolved from the Doukhobors only to gain the government’s attention for their extremely radical acts.  They have initiated bombings, arson, nudist parades, and hunger strikes, all in protest to the land ownership and registration laws of Canada.  Such obscene and violent demonstrations have caused a great deal of conflict between the Sons of Freedom and the Canadian government’s legal system and have also generated much public resentment.  However, should the State of Canada have imposed laws upon this minority group that blatantly conflicted with...   [tags: Canada] 897 words
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Green Grass, Running Water : Exploring Tradition & Modern Culture by Thomas King - Since taking possession of North America, Europeans have colonized the continent and enforced their beliefs and practices. Now Native Americans are reclaiming their culture and heritage. Thomas King participates in this movement through the form that Helen Tiffin identifies as "the processes of artistic and literary decolonization [which] have involved a radical dismantling of European codes and a postcolonial subversion and appropriation of the dominant European discourses" (17) by publishing his postmodern novel Green Grass, Running Water (1993)....   [tags: stereotypes and expectations, indians]
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The Canadian Culture - Culture can be defined as the behaviours and belief characteristics of a particular social, ethnic, or age group. Every country has its own special way of life. Canada’s in particular can be considered unique because Canada is a cultural mosaic, which allows elements of many cultures to be integrated into one. Canada’s culture has many influences because the numerous people who immigrate here are encouraged to keep their culture. These immigrants also teach the people they meet when they move here about their own ways of life....   [tags: Canadian Culture, Canada,]
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Residential Schools - Case Study: Residential Schools Examining the residential school system in Canada between the 1870s and 1996 exposes numerous human rights and civil liberties violations of individuals by the government. This case study involves both de jure discrimination and de facto discrimination experienced by Aboriginals based on their culture. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms specifically protects Aboriginal rights under section 25 and section 15 declares that, “Every individual is equal before and under the law” (Sharpe & Roach, 2009, p....   [tags: Canadian Education, Canadian Government] 914 words
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Canada's Victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge - In the spring of 1917, the battle of Vimy Ridge took place. As the Germans occupied it, the British had fought long and hard, but had failed to capture it after many attempts. Their immediate solution was to order the Canadians to try and capture this valuable piece of land once and for all. Unlike the British, the Canadians had taken time to think up a plan, which would catch the Germans off guard. The plan suggested that the Canadians make a dummy hill of Vimy Ridge, so that they memorize every spot on the hill....   [tags: Canadian Culture, War] 918 words
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Our Cultural Lens - We all see the events and objects surrounding us in a cultural lens in which tints, alters, and shapes our perceptions. In a broader aspect, culture shapes how people experience their world. Though a culture is generally understood and thought of as the foods, clothing, holidays, and music a group of people engage in, culture dives deeper than just a group’s visible traditions. Culture refers to the behaviors and interactions of a people and the representative structures in which give such behavior meaning....   [tags: Culture ]
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Visual images Reinforce Traditional Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes - Visual images reinforce traditional gender and sexuality stereotypes through the manifestation of the masculine and feminine miens. An examination of print media advertisements highlights the social and cultural ideologies associated with traditional gender roles that are expected and imposed on by society. “Advertisements are deeply woven into the fabric of Western Culture, drawing on and reinforcing commonly held perceptions and beliefs” of gender and sexuality stereotypes. They have a strong role in shaping society by reflecting, reinforcing and perpetuating traditional societal values and attitudes towards gender roles and identities....   [tags: media, advertisment, western culture]
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Identity Crisis - The major concept of “American Dreamer” is about the identity of immigrants. Mukherjee says, it an “identity crisis” which “one’s identity was fixed, derived from religion, caste, patrimony, and mother tongue”. Because of her families religious tradition, Mukherjee is embittered by her permanent identity in her own culture, “a Hindu Indian’s last name announced his or her forefathers’ caste and place of origin…a Mukherjee could only be Brahmin from Bengal…my identity was viscerally connected with ancestral soil and genealogy”....   [tags: Immigration, Religion, Culture] 938 words
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Canadian History: Lester Bowles Pearson - ... Diefenbaker, the leader of the Conservative party insisted on incorporating the union jack, but the Liberals and NDP disagreed. This is what made Pearson such an important figure to Canadians—he didn’t stop or give up. Lester Pearson kept moving forward because he knew it would be for the better. Canadians were given a chance to show their own designs. Over 5,900 alternative designs were submitted (www.cbc.ca). A man by the name of George Stanley designed one with a leaf in the middle with red bars on either side....   [tags: canadian flag, commission on bilingualism] 953 words
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What Factors Most Determine Success? - When it comes to the topic of success, most of us will readily agree that there are various ways to define success. Whereas this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of what factors most determine success. Whereas some are convinced that “The Triple Package” is essential, others maintain that there are many factors that determine success. Malcolm Gladwell states numerous examples of what can bring on success. Some of these factors are culture, luck, and practice. Another point of view is in his book “Outliers,” Gladwell writes “When outliers become outliers it is not because of their own efforts....   [tags: Gladwell, culture, luck, practice]
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Lives of Canadians Improved After World War 1 - Canada struggled through many of the obstacles of war in World War 1. All their soldiers fought for their country in order to acquaintance peace throughout their land. A lot of Canada’s brave, young soldiers died for what they did in order to promote the end of war. But, after their success they came back home to their wonderful nation of Canada, they were treated with many rewards and relaxed the rest of their lives with their awaiting families. However, were their lives improved during the 1920’s....   [tags: world war I, first world war, canada] 967 words
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The Sociological Effects of Residential Schools - During the 19th century the Canadian government established residential schools under the claim that Aboriginal culture is hindering them from becoming functional members of society. It was stated that the children will have a better chance of success once they have been Christianised and assimilated into the mainstream Canadian culture. (CBC, 2014) In the film Education as We See It, some Aboriginals were interviewed about their own experiences in residential schools. When examining the general topic of the film, conflict theory is the best paradigm that will assist in understanding the social implications of residential schools....   [tags: education, aboriginal culture]
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Canadian Involvement in the Suez Crisis - Canadian Involvement in the Suez Crisis Eleven years after the second world war, a crisis occurred which had the potential to escalate into a third world war. Hostilities ran high and the background causes that prompted this crisis contained the same fundamentals as were seen in the first and second world wars. Those being militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism; wrought by those countries that had an interest in the Suez Canal and the Arab states. In the world of superpowers in conflict, Canada made a name for itself through an innovative peacekeeping scheme, instead of aggression (Encyclopedia Britannica Online, 1999-2000)....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 970 words
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Aboriginal Cultures - The Aborigines are one of the oldest, unaffected cultures that remain in our world today. Their historical culture and territory, in the past, was unaffected by the constantly evolving world. Until recently, their historic society has remained sacred, yet today they are undergoing a colossal fight. The Australian government and uranium mining industries are attempting to build new mine fields, bullying Aborigine tribes and their leaders into ultimately selling their land for future nuclear waste dump sites....   [tags: Sociology, Culture] 973 words
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Sexual Harassment among Canadian Women, Black and White - ... Textual harassment through the social networking media such as Facebook and e-mail, contribute to abuse in relationships. From one of the cases narrated in the text, a father of a sexual harassment victim, Cuccia, says that the freedom and private nature of texting causes more harm than good. This is so important to study because in this new technology age, teenagers are able to secretly keep their pains, feelings and emotions away from people who could advice them about their relationship issues....   [tags: rape, rape culture]
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Seal Hunting in the Maritimes - Canadian’s culture initiates from their wildlife and forests. Many different ways of living in Canada’s regions has an impact on the cultural view. The major problem with the wildlife view involving cultural acts is Seal Hunting. Seal Hunting has been continuing for years and harming many of the seas natural inhabitants. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is in the Maritimes, is a popular venue for such activities. An exploration of a day in the life of a seal and hunter is portrayed in the Maritimes, and its effect on the culture in the Maritimes....   [tags: culture, wildlife, seal, hunting, commercial] 1003 words
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