Americanization Essays

  • The Americanization of Puerto Rico

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    The Americanization of Puerto Rico When island inhabitants first heard that Americans were planning on invading Puerto Rico and driving out Spain's rulers, Puerto Ricans welcomed the North Americans to their home. (To view an in-progress work dealing with the Spanish-American War from a pro-colonial expansion point of view, visit this site/ For an objective historical account view this site). The Puerto Ricans were tired of not having a voice in politics and government and with the knowledge that

  • Americanization and Canadian Culture

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    Americanization and Canadian Culture Gaëtan Tremblay is a professor at the University in Quebec in Montreal. As a concerned Quebecois, He wrote an article which discusses the Americanization of Canada, in particular Quebec. Tremblay seems to have a strong stand point about the future of Quebec. Using statistical and literary evidence, primary and secondary sources, he attempts to support his argument that Quebec is a victim of American cultural colonization. Tremblay fears that Canadian culture

  • Americanization of the Australian Media

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    Americanization of the Australian Media The Australian television and media have become americanised through the influence of American media and television programs in Australia. This research will only concentrate on the extent of Americanisation in Australia through the influence on television and the film industry as the aspect of Americanisation covers a wide range from fashion to language. To fully understand the topic of the hypothesis, proper exploration of the definitions of ‘identity’

  • Foreign Policy

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    History.” His writing explained that the frontier had been essential in establishing American independence and individualism. He also claimed, “The frontier is the line of most rapid and effective Americanization.”(For the Record p.49-50) The implication that expansionism leads to positive Americanization further displays the superior mindset. Racial superiority was obvious in the “White Man’s Burden.” This suggested that it was the responsibility of the American people to spread democracy and Christianity

  • Muslim Women

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    Muslim Women When I chose the topic of Americanization of immigrant Muslim women, I think I expected a straightforward, easy to categorize, research project. On the contrary, what I found was surprisingly different. While I think of myself as a liberal, open-minded female, this project gave me a very new perspective on myself and many of my views as well. Muslim women living in the United States are quite honestly more diverse, more complex, more structured, more contemplative, and more culturally

  • Residential Schools

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    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

  • Point of View in Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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    Dee/Wangero represents the "new black," with her natural hairdo and brightly colored clothing. Maggie remains traditional: the unchanged, unaffected bystander. Nowhere in the dialogue do Walker's characters directly mention their feelings about the Americanization of African tradition. But Walker somehow gets the reader to believe this popularization itself can actually turn into a form of exploitation. By telling the story from the mother's point of view, Walker's representation of Wangero is seeped

  • The Americanization Of Canada

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    Patriots play some football and then to watch the cheerleaders? All of them, practically. In summary, this apparent coca-colonization of the Canadian social identity is on the uprise of one specific medium, the medium. Second, not only is the Americanization h...

  • Globalization And Americanization

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    international borders that bring broader cultural dimensions. However, globalization is often associated with Americanization, which results of bringing a foreign country under the commercial influence of the United States, yet this can be dangerous because Americanization has the potential of infiltrating and marring another country’s culture such as it has in the Middle East. Americanization advocates might say that free trade and free

  • Negative Effects Of Historical Globalization

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    “To kill the Indian in the child,” this was one of the many atrocious quotes which were spoken during the peak of residential schools from 1913 to 1932. Residential schools were government-sponsored, church ran schools established to assimilate Aboriginal children into Euro-Canadian culture. This quote means what it simply says, to remove the Indian culture out of a child. There were many quotes which outlined the goals of residential schools in Canada; some of them as shown in source II for example

  • The Americanization of Food

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    Americanization of Foods: Food is traditionally considered as a simple means of subsistence but has developed to become filled with cultural, psychological, religious, and emotional significance. Consequently, food is currently used as a means of defining shared identities and symbolizes religious and group customs. In the early 17th and 18th centuries, this mere means of subsistence was considered as a class maker but developed to become a symbol of national identity in the 19th centuries. In

  • Americanization in France

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    Americanization in France As I sit outside my favorite café, drinking wine as the sun slowly dies off into the twilight of dusk, I hear the most obnoxious noise. It is a few teenagers trying to speak their best English. I watch them for a few minutes, and I am disgusted. If these children represent the future, I weep. I see a whole generation with no direction, no true love of their beautiful country, no nationalism in them. Instead they wear blue jeans, and drink that despicable liquid called

  • Karen Russell's St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised By Wolves"

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    “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”, by Karen Russell is the story of a pack of human girls who were born of werewolves. They are taken from their families in the wilderness and brought to a St. Lucy’s. It was here that they were to be civilized. The process of civilization involved stripping them of their personal and cultural identities and retraining them in a manner that was acceptable to the human world. This is a close analogy to the Residential Schools of Cultural Assimilation for

  • Negative Effects Of Americanization On America

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    globalization is said to have a negative effect due to America pushing its label all over the country. Many different groups and religions such as Islam and China are not happy with this idea of Americanization. These groups are trying to push their brand or even simply keep their traditions and the threat of Americanization is fueling a fire. Samuel Huntington says that “The most dangerous clashes of the future are likely to arise from the interaction of Western arrogance, Islamic intolerance, and sinic assertiveness

  • Americanization in The Joy Luck Club

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    Americanization in The Joy Luck Club Oftentimes the children of immigrants to the United States lose the sense of cultural background in which their parents had tried so desperately to instill within them. According to Walter Shear, “It is an unseen terror that runs through both the distinct social spectrum experienced by the mothers in China and the lack of such social definition in the daughters’ lives.” This “unseen terror” is portrayed in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club as four

  • The Pros And Cons Of Americanization Of The United States

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    true David and Goliath story is now one of the world’s biggest superpowers. Webster’s Dictionary defines the term “Americanization” as “the act or process of Americanizing”. As America has grown and defined their features as a nation, the rest of the world continues to lose their culture. Two sides come into play from America’s perspective against the rest of the world. When Americanization was popularized in the 40’s it was a welcome one as the rest of the world needed a sense of entertainment and leadership

  • Americanization In Film: The Diary Of Anne Frank

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    influential films depicted the Holocaust, such as The Diary of Anne Frank (1959), Schindler 's List (1993), and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)? This is where the Americanization of the Holocaust begins. These films are recognized in Europe as being highly influential as well. This welcomes the question as to whether Americanization in film leads to misinterpretations of the true historical account of the Holocaust. Film professor, Ilan Avisar

  • Two Sides Of Americanization In The United States

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    downsides of this trend? In countries outside of the United States, Americanization is the influence American culture and business has on other countries, such as their media, cuisine, business practices, popular culture, technology, or political techniques. The term has been used since at least 1907. While not necessarily a hostile term, it is most often used by critics in the target country who are against the influences. Americanization has become more prevalent since the collapse of the Soviet Union

  • The Cultural Impact Of Americanization: The Globalization Of Culture

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    people…and other cultural items across political boundaries.” There is much speculation associated with globalization in terms of social and economic growth, but the cultural aspects of globalization are often overlooked and misconstrued with global Americanization (Legrain 2003). Globalization has had resulted in a major downplay on cultural individualism, and also on the way that different cultures view each other. In this paper I will explore globalization’s cultural impact on

  • The Americanization Of Benjamin Franklin Book Summary

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    Gordon S. Wood delves into Benjamin Franklin’s philosophical, political, and personal legacies in the biography, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin. The book travels through Franklin’s experiments, his travels in Europe, and his role in the American revolution. The book begins when Franklin retires from business and becomes a gentleman. It was when he became a gentleman, it allowed him to analyze the world around him. “Indeed, he could not drink a cup of tea without wondering why the tea leaves