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The Significance of Cultural Heritage

- Cultural heritages Limitations and Opportunities There are some limitations and opportunities for cultural heritages in Hamilton Square. The limitations are: • The legal names are limited. The impacts are subjected to national and local planning policies and documents. The historical buildings and monuments and surrounding environment are specific, especially the settings of listed buildings such as Hamilton Square and Birkenhead Park Conservation Areas ( Appendix 4, 2008). • Unspecified Heritage Assets....   [tags: Archaeology, Hamilton, heritages]

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The Modernist Renouncement of Cultural Heritage

- The coming of the twentieth century spurred an unprecedented metamorphosis that redefined society to many of those who inhabited it. Facets of the transformation included technological and scientific advancements that began to undermine the foundation of which many laid their belief structures upon, utterly annihilating the traditional perspective towards life. Scientists such as Darwin, who attenuated once concrete interpretations of the Bible with his evolutionary theories, or Freud, who depicted human individuality as being driven by primitive, sexual desires, illustrated that the world was not as it seemed....   [tags: Hemingway, Dos Passos]

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Culture and Cultural Heritage

- There was a time when I used to wonder what kind of magnetic pull cultural heritage and traditions possessed, enchantingly drawing people to it – not that my wonder originated from a dislike of it, but rather from a sense of being wholly unacquainted with that pull. Not being assimilated with the unique facets of my own culture, for an awfully long period of my life, I failed to feel an authentic attraction to it or value it in any way. I was later to unearth a metamorphic answer to my questioning thoughts: to experience and celebrate our customs and traditions is the one and only means of comprehending the richness and significance of our culture – an answer that came to me on a summer trip...   [tags: New Dehli, experience, environment]

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Islam as a Cultural Heritage in Hong Kong

- Islam Culture Islam culture has not been very popular in Hong Kong. It has been always viewed by the public as an ethnic minorities’ religion and separated from our society. However, people have been ignoring the fact that this culture have established in Hong Kong for a long time. Back to the early 19th century, South Asian sailors and merchants were brought to Hong Kong by Europeans and they have started to promote this religion to people here (O'Connor, 2012).Since then, the Muslims have becoming part of our society and the Islam culture have been laying its roots under Hong Kong’s ground....   [tags: Ethnic Minorities Religion, Islam Culture]

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The Between Cultural Heritage And American Assimilation

- ... While negatively interpreted, the poem raises awareness of cultural identity. Other authors such as Dunbar remain neutral on the debate between cultural identity and assimilation. He expressed the mosaic ideology in “Sympathy”, which involves a caged bird representing cultural heritage longing to escape being imprisoned in his cage. The bird acknowledges its rough past when it sings and “beats his wing / Till its blood is red on the cruel bars” where “a pain still throbs in the old, old scars” (8-9, 12)....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, Racism]

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Cultural heritage in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

- The pearl of the Indian Ocean Sri Lanka, reflects a long history of its nations. From the archeological evidence of the prehistoric settlements and prehistoric human Balangoda man (Deraniyagala, 1998) to modern food of kottu like pizza to American; make the broad diversity of culture in Sir Lanka. By analyzing cultural heritage definition in Sinhala language, the definition given in the legislations in 1940, and its relationship with Athens charter and 1954 UNESCO convention, I will demonstrate the cultural heritage vision imbedded in the society through legal definition....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Ordinance]

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Basic Education and Cultural Heritage: Prospects and Challenges

- ... Zeroing on the K-12 Curriculum, it is contended that the mother tongue based multilingual education component of the new curriculum creates confusion as the Department of Education identified eight mother tongues in the Philippines (Pooten, 2012). Pooten (2012) further argues that the time allotted for the Araling Panlipunan (Social Science) subject in the new curriculum is greatly reduced. But it is in this subject area where the values of patriotism, nationalism, cultural preservation, and feeling of identity are imparted to the students....   [tags: education system in the Philipines]

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The Cultural Heritage Site of the Anstey’s Building

- About the Anstey’s building According to UNESCO, heritage is considered to be our legacy from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations. This extract will specifically examine the cultural heritage site of the Anstey’s building, but prior to that, one must first define what cultural heritage is or is conceived to be. Cultural heritage is an embodiment of sites or people, particular to this investigation, cultural heritage sites are portrayed through architectural designs which display a certain uniqueness of that particular building....   [tags: south africa, monumental art deco]

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When Cultures Collide: The Challenges of Raising African Children in a Foreign Country

- It is our cultural heritage that determines how we interact with different people. Cultural heritage is learned through the techniques of our parents, peer groups, schools, religious institutions, government agencies, media, and/or the village community. This learning process also guides the way we speak, how we dress, our lifestyle, food, value system, beliefs, artifacts, and the environment in which we live in. In essence, cultural heritage reflects ones language, ones ways of thinking, art and laws, as well as religion....   [tags: Cultural Heritage]

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Art And Cultural Policy Of Bronze Animal Heads

- ... Even China, Korea and Japan are Asian countries, but the antiques respectively from them still have obvious differences. Just because of this difference, cultures of the world are affluent and beautiful. But when antiques and cultural relics loss or take away from foreign countries, it is harmful for cultures continuation of the original countries. For example, Peru is a country with a long history, its culture likes a kaleidoscope consisted of lots of different countries’ civilization, but the problem of losing cultures relics also besetting this country....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Cultural heritage, Theft]

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Cultural and Professional Heritage

- Heritage consistency is a concept developed by Estes and Zitzow (1980, p. 1) to describe “the degree to which one’s lifestyle reflects his or her respective tribal culture”. The attempt is to study the degree to which a person’s lifestyle reflects his or her traditional culture, such as European, Asian, African, or Hispanic. Culture is a way through which we express ourselves. It is the sum of beliefs, practices, habits, likes, dislikes, norms, customs, rituals, and so forth that we learned from our families during the years of socialization (Spector, 2009, p....   [tags: Lifestyles and Culture, Traditions]

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Impact of Cultural Heritage on Bryce Courtenay and Ernest Hemingway

- Impact of Cultural Heritage on Bryce Courtenay and Ernest Hemingway Throughout the world, there are many diverse cultures, each of these distinct cultures have different backgrounds, rituals and practices. These cultures have a profound effect on the minds of their inhabitants. It's a person's culture which effects their thoughts, beliefs and their outlook upon life. It doesn't matter where you are from or where you go to, you always have a piece of your culture with you wherever you are....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Japanese Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act

- In the 1980’s, when Japan’s economy began to grow, the problem that became an issue was that there were not enough workers to keep up with the growth. People were growing older, the younger generation did not like the idea of manual labor and the birth rate had gone down (Asakura, 2008). To help the businesses get the workforce that they needed, the Japanese government amended the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. While allowing immigrants to come back to Japan they wanted to preserve the racial homogeneity and Japanese cultural heritage and because of their Japanese lineage the Japanese Brazilians were given a special residence status without job restrictions....   [tags: economy, cultural heritage, homeland]

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Imapct of History on Japanese Culture

- ... Courtly elegance is appreciated and adds an attention to detail to Japanese culture. Both Buddhism and Shintoism infuse culture with a focus on and admiration of nature. The distinct changes in seasons influence a flow of life which celebrates and adapts to each change. This shifting can still be seen in Japanese culture as the menus, decorations, and to some extent, the patterns of daily life follow the changes in seasons. (Storlopare,) The arts are cultivated and calligraphy, poetry, music, and customs are practiced and refined....   [tags: cultural heritage and ancestry]

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Ancient Artifacts in the Modern World: Provenance, Possession, and Cultural Heritage

- After a recent lecture by Dr. Dyfri Williams, Research Keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, several members of the audience stood up on behalf of Greece and expressed their outrage at the British Museum’s refusal to return the Parthenon Sculptures, or the Elgin Marbles, to the city of Athens. Dr. Williams answered their scathing interjections with a well-rehearsed summary of the issues key points and complexities of the issue, and it was clear he encountered such protests regularly....   [tags: Museum Artifacts]

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How Can Understanding and Acceptance of Korean Cultural Heritage be Developed Through Traditional Cuisine?

- INTRODUCTION How can understanding and acceptance of Korean cultural heritage be developed through traditional cuisine. “There is simply no division between Korea, Koreans and the cuisine of Korean.” (Pettid, M. 2008) This report will present three key findings which serve to illustrate how a traditional Korean dining experience can educate non-Koreans about Korean culture. The first key finding provides an overview of Korean cuisine, traditional recipes and a traditional dining experience. The research provides background to some of the historical traditions that continue to this day....   [tags: international culture exchange]

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Art, Architecture and the Cultural Heritage: Making the St. Louis Connection

- Europe is known for its vast variety of art and architecture. It is home to many famous paintings and sculptures; such as, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the Mona Lisa, and the sculpture of David. There is also an array of buildings among this art as well. Buildings like the Camposanto and the Warsaw Royal Castle call Europe their home. So, when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party began looting these cities, the residents felt as though they were losing a part of themselves. This intriguing story is told in the movie The Rape of Europa produced in 2006....   [tags: Nazi Art Theft, Preservation]

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Everyday Use, by Alice Walker

- Everyday Use, written by Alice Walker is a short story narrated from the eyes of the character Mama. The author uses cultural symbolism throughout her work to tell the tale of struggle between a mother and her two daughters. The tale unfolds at Mama’s house during the Civil rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when African Americans were struggling to define themselves and their heritage, the dialog shows conflicting views of how their culture should be appreciated as Mama and Maggie enjoy a visit from Dee....   [tags: Cultural Symbolism, Heritage]

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Culture and Community in The Giving Tree and The Bear That Wasn´t

- To one, culture and community may seem that they are very similar. Yes, there are some similarities between the two, but if you further interpret them, they become more diverse. Culture is a set of rules and regulations, a heritage, the influence onto the way people act, the roles in society that people encounter, and can be quite manipulative. Community is what people experience on a personal level. Culture is about the whole environment, and the community is about the people within the culture, and their personal relationships....   [tags: cultural blinders, relationships, heritage]

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The National Football Museum and Sporting Heritage

- This paper will discuss the National Football Museum as a case study for sport heritage, now located at the Urbis building in Manchester city centre; originally found in Preston, but moved to Manchester city centre in 2012. The topics related too in this paper, are the types of heritage and identity represented by the museum, since the National Football Museum was founded to preserve, conserve and interpret numerous significant collections of football memorabilia and collectables from the sport of football....   [tags: sport heritage]

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What it Takes for a Site to be Inscribe on the UNESCO World Heritage List

- ... The State Party can demonstrate the authenticity and integrity by listing and defending any and all works completed on the site, whether for conservation, restoration, or adaptation (World Heritage Ireland, 2010). This history of works is important, because if a site has been reconstructed so many times that barely an of the original survives, the site may no longer have authenticity. The history of the site itself and the surrounding culture is also important, because it helps to demonstrate the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the site, as well as how it might fit the criteria as a unique or exceptional example of cultural traditions, civilizations living or dead, or any of the oth...   [tags: cultural and historical assets]

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Sporting Heritage and National Identity

- This paper will discuss how Sporting Heritage engenders national and group identities. The topics related too in this paper, are the types of identity represented by sporting Heritage, as sporting heritage has the ability to represent groups and entire nations across the world. Sport is a fundamental part of British and world culture and is an important aspect of modern life. This topic is relevant to recent trends within modern interest as it touches upon numerous essential museum issues, for instance questions related to sport having not always being perceived as real heritage by academics and furthermore the recent inclusion of sport in academic discussion, due to until fairly recently sp...   [tags: Sporting Heritage Essays]

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The Negative Effect of UNESCO World Heritage on Mount Fuji

- I passed by the beach At Tago and saw The snow falling, pure white, High on the peak of Fuji. -Akahito Yamabeno (Rexroth 61) This poetry describing Mount Fuji is written in the 8 century in Japan. Needless to say, Mount Fuji is the biggest and most famous mountain in Japan. In June 2013, Mount Fuji was granted World Heritage status because of the cultural influence for arts and religions (“Fujisan”). Japanese people have admired Mount Fuji and described it in literatures or pictures because of the grand figure of Mount Fuji....   [tags: japan, world heritage]

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The Idealistic Centerpiece of American Heritage

- ... In the play Fences by August Wilson, the reader is presented the African American perspective on the American dream through its numerous complications and limitations. The protagonist, Troy Maxson, faced numerous hardships and misfortunes in attaining the American dream that just never quite seemed to live up to his expectations. Throughout the play, Troy pursued the ideals of life, liberty, and happiness that encompass the American dream. However, his progress was hindered by racial overtones and the prejudices of a society controlled by whites....   [tags: cultural, natural identity]

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Cultural Competence and Intercultural Communication

- When individuals or groups from different cultures communicate, this process is called intercultural communication. The transaction process of listening and responding to people from different cultural backgrounds can be challenging. The greater the difference in culture between two people, the greater the potential of misunderstanding and mistrust. Misunderstanding and miscommunication occur between people from different cultures because of different coding rules and cultural norms, which play a major role in shaping the patterns of interaction (Jandt, 2012)....   [tags: cultural training, nurses, patients]

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Well of Heritage

- Icons in a family such as: mother, father, are pressured to put aside mistakes that their parents made. The mother/father quickly get caught in their own world of myth. This is to describe their illusive sleepiness that naturally comes along with being a human being. This is due to their upbringings, which may have been worse economically than their situation, and cultural heritage. This could have made a small mistake seem worse than it is, due the myth the heritage holds. But, for society’s standards, a good mother/father would cease to let the past mistakes of their parents make them the same as their parents, in terms of mistake making....   [tags: soul, parents, responsibilites]

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Cultural Communities

- Rogoff (2003) argues that human are biologically cultural: “people develop as participants in cultural communities. Their development can be understood only in light of the cultural practices and circumstances of their communities- which also changes” (p. 3-4). According to Gonzalez- Mena (2003) understanding cultural differences can be confusing and no one can possibly know all about the culture of every family who might come into early childhood centres so does that allows the educators to throw their hand and give up....   [tags: Sociology, Cultural Differences]

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The History and Heritage of Society

- ... Having a full understanding of these dangers may assist those working in the CRM field avoid problems associated with dissonant heritage. Nevertheless, for this paper, I am concerned with the postmodernist or post-processualist backgrounds in archaeological heritage theory. More specifically the evaluation of historicity or historical authenticity and the commodification of the past as a high order consumer good all of which are byproducts or passive results of modernist production, and are increasingly central and active elements and in whatever new system is emerging....   [tags: inherit, resources, power, knowledge]

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Fight to Preserve Latino Heritage

- Controversies regarding the issue of language to be used in education in California are gaining public attention. A significant proportion of the population in California, being one of the states adjacent to Mexico, is comprised of Hispanic. This enriches, but also complicates the educational system of the state. Specifically, the range of different racial background causes language problems in school today. Therefore, especially in terms of the formulation of educational policies as well as in the classroom setting, the Hispanic population must be taken into consideration....   [tags: Language ]

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The Differences (or Similarities) Between Ethnic identity, Cultural identity, and Acculturation

- The unprecedented increase in the rate of international migration have prompted many social scientists to look at studying the many aspects of culture that interact with the whole immigration process, and the many changes that occur not only to the immigrant groups but to the members of the host community. A review of studies on attitudinal, cultural and/or behavioural change as a result of the immigration and adaptation processes has identified three constructs that have received much attention among researchers....   [tags: Cultural Identity,international immigration]

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Cultural Differences and Intercultural Communication Challenges

- ... These misconceptions and misrepresentations were the driving force that made me want to interview this gentleman for my cultural comparison report. As I approached my interviewee I explained to him my assignment and asked if he would be willing to answer a couple question about his culture. He eagerly agreed and seemed very happy that someone was generally interested in understanding his life. My cultural experience started almost immediately. When conversing with David in public the stigma was almost unbearable....   [tags: cultural identity, cultural history]

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Heritage in Everyday Use, by Alice Walker

- Heritage is one of the most important factors that represents where a person came from. In “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, this short story characterizes not only the symbolism of heritage, but also separates the difference between what heritage really means and what it may be portrayed as. Throughout the story, it reveals an African-American family living in small home and struggling financially. Dee is a well-educated woman who struggles to understand her family's heritage because she is embarrassed of her mother and sister, Mama and Maggie....   [tags: everyday use, alice walker]

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Cultural Policy And Cultural Policies

- ... Cultural Policy: What Is It, Who Makes It, Why Does It Matter. Retrieve March 2012 from http://www.nyfa.org/files_uploaded/Pages_65-68.pdf) Why do we need to have a cultural policy. Without a standard of what is to be expected, people would do anything with total disregard for anyone and anything. Policy assists society to shift its thought process. In today’s society, the thought process is about cultural sensitivity and cultural diversity. Cultural diversity in the classroom is extremely important to have because it opens the mind of students to a different experience something more enriching than just learning a new language....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Social capital]

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Maintenance Management Systems for Malaysian Heritage Buildings

- The significance of building maintenance is emphasized in almost all principal documentation and legislation for heritage building conservation, yet no agreement has been reached on the definition of maintenance. The Burra Charter (ICOMOS 1987) defines maintenance as “the continuous protective care of the fabric, contents and setting of a place and is to be distinguished from repair because repair involves restoration or re-construction and should be treated accordingly”. On the other hand, Feilden and Jokilehto (1993) defined maintenance more broadly with no clear distinction between maintenance and repair....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Properties of World Value by the World Heritage Committee

- There are currently 981 properties on the World Heritage list forming part of the cultural and natural heritage, which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value . Additional to having outstanding significance these sites must meet at least one out of ten selection criteria1. It is regularly revisited to reflect the evolution of the concept of World Heritage itself. Despite this extensive list, of sites UNESCO also has a list of World Heritage site in danger; it is assigned to build awareness, and to encourage corrective action....   [tags: sustainable tourism, ]

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Heritage Assessment Benchmark Tool : Grand Canyon University

- Heritage Assessment Benchmark Tool Grand Canyon University: NRS 429 V May 24, 2015 . In the ever-changing healthcare system in America, serving a diverse population becomes more challenging. We have people from all around the world who hold different values, cultures and beliefs. Health care providers are expected to be culturally competent in order to provide holistic care to our diverse population. “Cultural competency is not a "condition" that is rapidly achieved; rather, it is an ongoing process of growth and the development of knowledge that takes a considerable amount of time to ingest, digest, assimilate, circulate, and master” (Spector, 2009)....   [tags: Health care, Family, Health care provider]

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Chinese History: Hawthorne´s Chinese Heritage

- ... These changes spurred the Chinese who remained to adapt and make a living as gardeners, launderers, craftsmen , labourers and domestic servants. The economic depression of the 1890s stirred feelings of resentment toward thriving Chinese businesses and the Victorian Factory and Shops Act of 1896 had several clauses which were blatantly discriminatory. The Act stipulated that a business was considered a factory if it employed a minimum of four European workers, or just one Chinese worker. This meant that small Chinese businesses were regulated and kept under the scrutiny of inspectors and other government officials much more than non-Chinese businesses were ....   [tags: chinese migrants, chinese communities]

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Heritage in Everyday Use

- A Family's Old and New Heritage "Everyday Use" begins with Mama and her youngest daughter, Maggie, awaiting the arrival of Mama's eldest daughter, Dee, at their family home. Within the second paragraph of the story, the reader is given a harsh perspective of Maggie's personality and perception of her older sister; Maggie is "homely and ashamed of the burn scars... eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe. She thinks her sister has held life always in the palm of one hand, that ‘no' is a word the world never learned to say to her" (106)....   [tags: Alice Walker]

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My Cultural Identity

- My culture identity, as I know it as is African American. My culture can be seen in food, literature, religion, language, the community, family structure, the individual, music, dance, art, and could be summed up as the symbolic level. Symbolic, because faith plays a major role in our daily lives through song, prayer, praise and worship. When I’m happy I rely on my faith, same as when I’m sad, for I know things will get better as they have before. There are different disciplines within the humanities, but there is one that I feel that has influenced my cultural identity the most…music....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Preservation Of Protecting Architecture : Preservation And Preservation

- The act of protecting architecture involves maintaining the integrity of the place through restoring the buildings with both old and new materials. In Canada, historic objects can be granted special designation by the government at any of these three levels: the federal, the provincial, or the municipal. Historic preservation can include both short-term and long-term measures to protect, even stabilize the place or prevent from further damage occurring so there is no need for full construction and/or renovation....   [tags: World Heritage Site, English Heritage]

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Definition of Heritage in "Everyday Use"

- Heritage includes a legacy of physical attributes of the past. Heritage may be inherited and maintained in the present for future generations. Some symbols of heritage can be meaningful to some people, while for others they are meaningless. Traditional heritage plays an important part of everyone’s life. Some people follow a traditional heritage so deeply imbedded in their everyday lives that they do not even recognize them as so. In “Everyday Use” the strenuous effort to preserve the family name begins when Dee return home for a visit....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Personal Assessment Of My Heritage

- Diversity can simply be defined as the state of being diverse, but it is just not that simple. Being diverse can be complex because every human being is diverse from one another in some way. We all are born into a family with certain values, expectations, etc. that start us off by being diverse from one another. On top of that, we are also diverse by what nationality, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status, gender, etc. that we hold. There are many aspects of our selves that can make us diverse, and I know that many of my own aspects make me diverse....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Ancient Greek, Knowledge]

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Now Proud of my Heritage

- I moved out of home at 17 and at 19 years old I moved to London. The moving out of home stage didn't go entirely to plan but I'll elaborate in the next chapter. It was the move to London that's relevant here. To say London is a multicultural stockpot is an understatement. Being in a city resembling an ethnic selection box brings ethnicity to the surface, including my own. This was a subject I wasn't happy to share. I will emphasise I'd previously spent a number of years visiting London so I wasn't a stranger....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Depictions and Contrasts of Empowerment and Heritage in Alice Walker's Every Day Use

- Through the beginning of the 20th century, there was a large cultural uprising and revolution in the way of racial identity and cultural reclamation, of heritage and rejection of oppression. The shift in gears was prominent, and soon all manner of people began to turn themselves over to the resolution; inspired poets, artists, songwriters and even those in the rabble between began to change their names to re-identify with their culture, their heritage (in their own eyes and minds.) It was refereed to as a second renaissance of Black Culture, and in this renaissance there was a reinvention of literature....   [tags: racial identity, gender, oppression]

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Cultural Identity and the Language of Food

- Cultural Identity and the Language of Food Food is integral to cultural identity and is as much a part of culture as religion and language. Indeed, some cultures elevate food to a level nearing, if not exceeding, the status of their religion. Because I love to cook, to combine flavors in a way that results in something unexpected and wonderful, this paper will discuss various words related to food. Not actual food words, but words surrounding food. Interesting words like “gastronomy” and “feast.” Often there is much symbolism related to these words; from the fundamental idea that to eat is to live to the possibility that there are religious connotations to the etymology of some of thes...   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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The Dimensions of Cultural Context

- The Dimensions of Cultural Context “The cultural context in which human communication occurs is perhaps the most defining influence on human interaction. Culture provides the overall framework in which humans learn to organize their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in relation to their environment” (1). By going through the five dimensions of the cultural context of Brazil, a lot is revealed about the interesting culture, and gives a better understanding of how Brazilians live. The first dimension in the cultural context is whether the culture is individualistic or collectivistic....   [tags: Cultural Context Culture Essays]

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Religion and Cultural Identity

- Religion and Cultural Identity Is it possible to be a Muslim without believing the validity of the prophecies of Mohammed. Is it possible to be a Christian without believing in the resurrection of Jesus. My definition of religion transformed greatly during my studies the past few months. Even as a religion major at St. Olaf College I thought of religion very narrowly, as a construct of metaphysical beliefs. But I've come to realize that religion runs far deeper than my Lutheran mind previously conceived....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Our Nursing Heritage

- We live in a country of culturally diversity. To provide the highest quality of care to our patients we need to be culturally competent nurses (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008, ¶ 2). Using the Heritage Assessment Tool as a guideline I interviewed three families. The first was my own of Russian heritage, the second a colleague with a strong Chinese heritage, and the third a young single mother with a Hispanic heritage. These interviews gave me an insight into their views on health maintenance, protection and restoration....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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Maintaining Cultural Identity in the Face of Adversity

- Maintaining Cultural Identity in the Face of Adversity "At the turn of the century, Sea Island Gullahs, descendants of African Captives, remained isolated from the mainland of South Carolina and Georgia. As a result of their isolation, the Gullah created and maintained a distinct, imaginative, and original African American Culture. Gullah communities recalled, remembered, and recollected much of what their ancestors brought with them from Africa…" - Prologue to Julie Dash’s "Daughters of the Dust" The people who settled in the United States from all over the world built the rich history of the country....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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My Parents And My Family Heritage

- ... Opportunities for work and land attracted my Swedish ancestors who had been farmers and lumbermen before immigrating. They settled on fertile farmland in the Midwestern states and their offspring eventually pushed on to the Pacific Northwest to seek other fortunes. Centuries-old problems in Ireland from political unrest, poverty, and disease continued to plague Ireland throughout the early 20th century. A devastating blight destroyed Ireland’s potato crop between 1845 and 1850 which resulted in a mass exodus of immigrants....   [tags: Family, Culture, Irish people, Genealogy]

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Eddie Mabo 's Heritage And Culture

- ... When we see improvement, when we see dignity, more confidence, more happiness—we will know we are going to win. We need these practical building blocks of change. The Mabo judgement should be seen as one of these. By doing away with the bizarre conceit that this continent had no owners prior to the settlement of Europeans, Mabo establishes a fundamental truth and lays the basis for justice. It will be much easier to work from that basis than has ever been the case in the past. For this reason alone, we should ignore the isolated outbreaks of hysteria and hostility of the past few months....   [tags: Australia, Native title, Indigenous Australians]

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The Fundamental Claim of Cultural Relativism

- ... A moral code is the system of rules which direct you to act ethically and morally. A society is a collection of people who interact knowingly and unknowingly to create a sustainable economy. An agent is just the individual who is deciding whether to perform an act or not. Let us now perform a simple thought experiment. You are a very religious person and want to show your ultimate devotion and gain favour with your ‘holy figure’. To do this, you perform a human sacrifice. In ancient Egypt, Humans were often sacrificed to show the God Osiris how faithful the pharaoh or human being sacrificed is (reference)....   [tags: right, wrong, moral code]

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Impact Of Cultural Tourism On Tourism

- ... An extensive range of literature declares that the tourism industry has contributed a positive role when it comes to the social-economic development of many destinations (Matheison and Wall, 2006).In contrast many other literature claims that it can create negative impacts on the environment, culture and society of a host destination (Sharpley, 1999). In recent years cultural tourism has become extremely popular with tourists in search of experiencing different cultures. Due to the large amount of tourist travelling in search of culture this can cause impacts to a destination the impacts that are caused is depends upon varies factors such as the attitudes, values and beliefs which a pers...   [tags: Tourism, Culture, World Tourism Organization]

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The Cultural Landscape of Detroit, Michigan

- A culture is a group of people with common belief systems, norms and values. the culture of Detroit itself could be considered a popular culture that is diffused mostly through word of mouth and media sources. Cultural landscapes provide a sense of place and identity; they map our relationship with the land over time and they are a part of our national heritage and each citizens life. A cultural landscape can be referred to as a site associated with a significant event, activity, person or group of people....   [tags: Packard Plant, Heidelberg Project]

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A Comparative Analysis of Harlem Renaissance Poetry

- ... They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare Say to me, ‘Eat in the Kitchen,’ Then.” Through this poem Hughes is able to present the cultural division he faces on a daily basis. His ancestors were the ones taking care of making dinner and serving it to white company while they themselves had to eat in the kitchen, away from the crowd as not to intermix and disgrace the presence of those of a higher class....   [tags: culture, heritage, injustices ]

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Conflicting Ideas about Identities and Ancestry in Everyday Use

- In “Everyday Use”, Alice Walker conveys the story of a mother and her two daughters’ conflicting ideas about their identities and ancestry. Mama is a simple woman that values culture and heritage for its usefulness but also its personal significance. However, her daughter Dee represents a materialistic way of life where culture and heritage are to be valued only for their artistic appeal. Walker displays how Mama’s perception of her two daughters changes regarding how they view the importance of heritage....   [tags: superficiality, heritage, alice walker]

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Culture Specific versus Universal Customs and Trendencies

- Certain culture and tendencies are universal while other ones are culture – specific. The aim of this academic essay is to interpret what is culture –specific and what universal customs and tendencies is and what is heritage accurate heritage and tendencies. This will be more specific from the demonstrations that utilized. According to the university of Minnesota culture is defined as the shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs, and affective comprehending that are wise through a method of socialization....   [tags: heritage, culture, traditions, dress]

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Cultural Awareness At My School

- ... While it may have been risky for my peers to accept this club and idea of culture acceptance, the club educated my peers and enabled many individuals to feel secure in our school environment. I have also acquired key characteristics from my parents. My parents traveled over six thousand miles from their homeland to make a better life for themselves and their families. They both had to have tenacity and mindfulness when taking the chance of gaining an improved life while losing the one they were accustomed to....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Universal health care]

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Language in a Cultural Context

- There are many languages that people can use at their disposal, and English is certainly one of the most important languages of them all. The story By Any Other Name by Santha Rau shows just how vital the English language is. The story revolves around an Indian girl and her sister and showcases just how crucial English is in the education system and displays its vast positives such as developing a form of communication between others and a future of having a successful job; as well as minimal negatives such as diminishing a person’s cultural heritage....   [tags: culture, people, english]

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Native Americans: The Pequot Tribe

- Pequot tribe is a Native American nation in Connecticut State which is federally recognized by the United States government. It was recognized in 1983 by the congress and is considered to be the eighth tribe to be recognized by the United States government through congressional procedure. There are different views regarding Pequot tribe based on its past history and the tribe’s present activities. This paper deals in discussing views of various sources regarding the Pequot tribe and compares various present findings of the tribe in modern society....   [tags: connecticut, heritage, history]

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Religion, Biothecis and Nursing Practice

- Cultural heritage plays a vital role in influencing health practices, and also evaluates how the health care provider and the patient perceive the illness. “Cultural competence is exceptionally significant in the nursing practice as a culturally competent health care system can only exist with culturally competent nurses” (Green & Reinckens, 2013). Nursing is an all-inclusive profession that scrutinizes and functions with individuals, families and the communities. “The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to control and have the knowledge to improve their health” (World Health Organization, n.d.)....   [tags: health promotion, nursing, heritage]

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Canada and Their Government´s Intervention in the Entertainment Industry

- Many people argue whether not Canada has any culture at all, and why American culture seems to have such a big influence on Canadian music, art and television. Over the years the Canadian government has tried to protect and develop talent in Canada. Once British traditions started to fade away, the influence on Canada from America became stronger. If Canada was to become a strong independent country they needed their own identity. The government support has played an important role in the arts development, as has the establishment of numerous art schools and colleges across the country .Canada has produced a variety of well-known films, actors, and authors....   [tags: Nationalism, Heritage, Influence]

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Importance of Cultural Perspectives

- Culture is undoubtedly universal; for, it forms multiple belief systems, frames perceptions, formulates understandings, and guides behaviors. Culture may be in various forms not only in painting, music, theatre, or dance. Culture flows into all activities and expressions that extend below the surface and unite individuals under a communal sense of self. On a constant basis, culture offers meaning and currency to our lives. It is not merely a tool for expansion, nor a means to an end, but a virtue that is learned, adopted, and infinitely evolving....   [tags: Belief System, Perceptions, Understandings]

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Maintenance Management Systems for Malaysian Heritage Buildings

- Heritage buildings as described by Feilden (2000) are “buildings that give us a sense of wonder and make us want to know more about people and culture that produce it”. A more elaborate definition was made by Kamal and Harun (2002) where they defined them as buildings built in the past which have high historical and architectural values and require continuous care and protection to preserve their historical, architectural, aesthetic, archaeological, spiritual, social, political and economic values....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Maintenance Bilingual Education for Heritage Language Learners

- Introduction According to the 2010 U.S. census the Latino community makes up 16% of the country’s population and grew 43% from 2000 (Humes, Jones & Ramirez, 2011). Within this large community there is great diversity both culturally and linguistically (Schreffler, 2007), from newly arrived immigrants to individuals whose families have been established in the region for generations. Most bilingual education programs are targeted towards English language learners (ELL) with the purpose of acquiring a second language (L2)....   [tags: Language ]

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My Heritage Culture Is What Has Shaped Me Into Who I Am Today

- ... Furthermore, my grandmother was a strong, Christian woman who took on heroic characteristics as my great grandmother presented. My grandmother had to raise seven children on her own due to my grandfather passing away because of a heart attack. My aunts always talked about how hardworking my granddad was. As for my grandmother’s influence on me was her hard work, dedication, and strive to provide the best way she could. On my father’s side I only got to know my grandfather, Papa, who is eighty-seven years old....   [tags: Family, Culture, Grandparent, Mother]

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Heritage Minutes: A Unified Sense of National Identity

- It is universally acknowledged that national identity is the most important element for a country. Without a national identity, it is conceivable that the country will not be unique and completed. If we lose our national identity, we will lose everything within it, such as religion, culture, history, etc. There is no denying that Canadians have been struggling to obtain a unified sense of national identity since Confederation. To help Canadians build an accepted national identity, researcher has found that a national memory project, Heritage Minutes, has been produced by CRB Foundation and become a familiar part of the Canadian media landscape since 1991 (Emily, 2002)....   [tags: Nationalism]

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Cultural Diversity Autobiography

- I would like to consider my cultural heritage as diverse, but this is far from reality. Over the years as I matured through my teenage years, I was exposed to different cultures by life experiences and travel. I struggled to create both a personal and cultural identity while trying to adjust to my sight loss and with the support of my family I traveled overseas to experience other cultures for the first time. My family opened up their home to a foreign exchange program in turn allowing me the opportunity to travel over to Europe at the age of 16 years old....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Maylasia's National Archives is Our Nation's Heritage Treasures

- ... • Materials produced by or any public agencies, statutory industries about Malaysia • Materials produced by Malaysian citizen whether about Malaysia or not • Materials about Malaysia that generated by non-citizen whether local or overseas. Currently, NAM is holding several types of audiovisual collection which acquire from various methods such purchase, donations, exchanges and in-house creation policy. PPAV also perform the recording documentation of places, building and importance event/ historical functions for research purpose....   [tags: audiovisual, material, collection]

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Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance: A Cultural Experience

- ... The era in history held a lot of opinions and emotions that were interpreted during the Harlem Renaissance when many African Americans began to write about this terrible time in history. Today these poems are what people use to understand what happened in the past and how many people felt about it. Clifton and McElroy both focus on history in their poems, Hughes focuses more on feelings, and they all show a wanting for people to see them differently in their poems that focus on cultural heritage....   [tags: slaves, freedom, experience]

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My Big Fat Cultural Wedding

- The wedding ceremony is a celebratory event romanticized by couples nationwide for its ability to unite creativity and tradition in a convenient package. One need only observe the plethora of wedding trends, from outlandishly alternative to stringently orthodox, to understand how important representing individuality remains among contemporary couples. In retrospect, much of the symbolisms attributed to these trends come from centuries of applied social significance; couples see the most value in a marriage celebration which allows them to flaunt their unique qualities as individuals while simultaneously modeling the long-standing customs of preceding weddings....   [tags: Culture Society]

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The Challenge of Linguistics and Cultural Diversity in Education

- “Schools are changing in ways that, up until a few years ago, we thought unimaginable. Today, schools are more diverse than ever, and those trends will continue into the future. Unfortunately, teachers and schools have not always met the challenge of linguistic and cultural diversity” (Laureate, 2014). We must take the opportunity to get to know our students in order to recognize and value their uniqueness. “Teachers must work to understand the cultures of their students in a meaningful way, which involves recognizing the beliefs, values, and behaviors that characterize the various cultures of their students....   [tags: Diversity Essays]

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The Evolution and Cultural Influence of American Cinema

- When asked to name some typical characteristics of Asian people, what comes to mind. Chopsticks or a strong belief in cultural heritage. How about American families. Based on many different facets, you probably feel as though you know what ideologies your culture believes. If we look at the media through time, it has evolved through a dependency on the growth of technology. As technology advances, old forms fade while content shifts with the culture. The most popular form of entertainment, that provides an escape from the real world, film has a tremendous amount of influence on the way in which we perceive our world....   [tags: Unrealistic Ideals, Prejudice]

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Cultural Differences On Addiction And Recovery 3

- ... These convictions and many others are still present in many cultures. A family member who is an addict can be banished from the family, because the family is ashamed of them. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES ON ADDICTION AND RECOVERY 4 therefore they usually completely withdrawal from the situation. The addict becomes isolated from the very support system that he, or she needs. More than likely they will try and hide the addiction, and feel that they can overcome it alone, without the help of anyone....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous peoples, Addiction]

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Technological Change Vs. Cultural Change

- Cultural heritage must be ethnic, community, cultural elements, and language system associated. Comparison of nowadays technologies, it reveal about the new technology that decisions is often comparison of the uncertain benefits of the new invention with the uncertain costs of adopting it. The difficulty of the culture lost maybe is other less obvious factors that may be equally important to the determination of the need for new technology. The phrase " The medium is the message “ by Marshall McLuhan, which meaning the form of a medium put itself in the message and creating a symbiotic relationship that the medium influences how the message is existed....   [tags: mass communication media culture]

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Cultural Policy: American and Chinese Culture

- The Concept of Culture has come to the forefront of social sciences and social policy to address issues of human diversity in psychological processes and performance. Cultures have different moral norms of conduct and that there is no objective right or wrong, no objective good or evil. It holds for all cultures regardless of what its members perceive. Each culture in the world has a solid boundary between itself and other cultures, a boundary which can be linguistic, geographical or religious. Each culture has great internal consistency....   [tags: cultures, social policy, commercialization]

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The Willandra Lakes Region

- The Willandra Lakes Region is in the south west of New South Wales. The region is a World Heritage site because it has met two of the ten criteria set for being a World Heritage site. These criteria are: Criterion (iii): "bears a unique or exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared" Criterion (viii): "is an outstanding example representing major stages of Earth's history, including the record of life, significant on-going geological processes in the development of landforms, or significant geomorphic or physiographic features" Who are the owners of this region....   [tags: south wales, world heritage site]

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Black Dog of Fate, by Peter Balakian and Baghdad Without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia, by Tony Horwitz

- During the summer, I have read Black Dog of Fate by Peter Balakian and Baghdad Without A Map and other misadventures in Arabia by Tony Horwitz. These stories are different from each other content wise, however they both show how the authors encountered their heritage. For both Balakian and Horwitz, getting accustomed to their culture was a growing process. In the beginning of their stories they were seeing things through an American point of view, not knowing beyond what the newspapers and media had said....   [tags: Encountering Heritage]

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Ethnic Identity and the Maintenance of Heritage Languages

- Ethnic Identity and the Maintenance of Heritage Languages ‘Neither ethnicity nor mother tongue nor even identities can be treated as things, commodities, that one can choose and discard like an old coat at will’ ~Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (qtd in Fishman 55) Broadly speaking, “language policy” in the United States is thought of as a covert policy. Schiffman (2000) writes of the challenges of researching this field, given that issues of language are usually addressed subordinately to other issues....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Interview with My Mother and Uncle

- I interviewed my mother, Nancy Gibbs Jefferson and my uncle, Billy Ray Jefferson. I chose them because I believed them to have the most relevant information on our family’s history and heritage. I received a lot of information about my ancestors and where they originated from in the process. Before interviewing them, I knew very little about the history of my heritage and where my ancestors were born and when they moved to the United States from their home country. I learned than my ethno-cultural background is vast and varied....   [tags: family heritage]

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