Community Identity Essays

  • Summary: Identity Within A Community

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    Planning Assignment: Identity Within A Community Part One: Relevance of Theme What matters about this topic and why would students care? The search for identity is a universal one. Identity is something we all struggle with, let alone how our identity morphs within different communities. We act differently in front of different crowds. For example in front of parents we may be respectful and quiet, but in front of our peers we could be outgoing, chatty, and rambunctious. Exploring identity has been a topic

  • Popular Music and Community Identity

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    Identity is defined by the cultural differences of individual people, groups or communities of people that express economic and political views that we identify with (Barker qtd. in Shuker 142). The construction of identity is not to look at it as a ‘production’, incomplete but “always constituted within, not outside, representation” (Hall qtd. in Weedon 5). Community identity, as one of the forms of identity with self-identity and national identity, is used in popular music to identify with a

  • Between the Self and the Community: The Lost Identity in Morrison's Sula

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    most people don't understand the sheer meaning of Aristotle's quote because they live as servants of their community where one's identity losses its shape. Such end is the inevitable result of living under the constraints of binaries. Toni Morrison's Sula is packed with numerous binaries that define the nature and acts of the novel's characters such as the Self/Community binary. The identities of Sula, Nel and Eva are sketched out by the diverse choices they make in relation to this binary: controlling

  • The Poverty of the Lakota People of South Dakota

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    organization and subsidence economy, the Lakota are impoverished and have little choice but to adhere to the economic prospects offered to them by the federal government. In doing so, Lakota people struggle with “economic opportunities” that damage community identity and marginalize their status in society. Economics greatly influences their own ability to shape their modern Lakota culture. As “economic opportunities” align to the mandates of the world economy and are determined by the culture and experience

  • Sherman Alexie: What it means to be an Indian in America

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    Killer, 314 The identity of the modern Native American is not found in simple language or description. Neither does a badge or collection of eagle feathers determine Native American identity. As Alexie demonstrates through the character of Dr. Mather and Wilson, pony-tails and store bought drums are mere materialistic symbols and stereotypes: they have no real value or respect for the history behind a person’s cultural heritage. Hanging out in Indian bars is insufficient. The identity of the Native

  • Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester’s Quest for Identity in Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter

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    Hester’s Quest for Identity in The Scarlet Letter While allegory is an explicit and tempting reading of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, I see in this novel also the potential of a psychological reading, interpreting it as a search for one’s own self. Both Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne goes through this process and finally succeeded in finding the duality of one's personality, and the impossibility of complementing the split between individual and community identity. However, they were

  • Internet Speak: The Evolution of Language on the Internet

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    Internet language differs both from person to person and from one online community to the next. It is constantly growing and changing in ways determined by those who use it to communicate. As a continuously developing form of communication the language of the Internet tends to grow from its pre-Internet roots to fit the needs of those who use it, causing Internet Speak to evolve to emphasize personalization, community identity, ease of use, and an emulation of the way spoken language is used in face

  • Community Identity in Ayn Rand's "Anthem"

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    The author of this text is (Ayn Rand) and she has written the book called: “Anthem,” it describes what it is like in a society when all People are not “free” to control themselves. No love or friendship is ever shared between any of the groups of people- no feelings whatsoever. Doing what ever you like as long as it is legal and no one gets hurt makes freedom from living in a free society. In this story, Ayn explains

  • Examples Of Individualism In The Return Of Martin Guerre

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    Juliana Altman Paper #3 Dr. Cook Communities throughout Time Communities throughout time have been shaped by the change of human rights, religion, and abstruse improvements—and in this case, the status on freedom actuates a communities values, morals, and ethics. The quality of a communities could be joined to its reliance from its physical and social aspects, therefore, when parts of a community are differentiated from those qualities, they end up in danger. In the Return of Martin Guerre

  • Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Chang

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    Numbers A need for both socialization and a sense of identity forge tight community bonds that many maintain throughout their life. Their life may center on religion, race, or even the socioeconomic class to which they belong. Communities reflect these aspects by grouping together individuals in similar situations and beliefs. Pang-Mei Natasha Chang’s Bound Feet & Western Dress expresses the importance of tradition and culture in community identification by detailing the life of the conventional

  • A Sense of Community in Went the Day Well and Passport to Pimlico

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    A Sense of Community in Went the Day Well and Passport to Pimlico Throughout Went the Day Well and Passport to Pimlico, both films present different communities and the ways in which they come together through crises affecting their lives. In WTDW, the opening sequence presents a clear sense of national identity. The tracking shot and the close-up of the sign saying “Bramley End ¼ miles” combined with the use of bird-song and patriotic marching music signifies a peaceful and tranquil area

  • A comparison of benefit and loses on a street that you know and City Road.

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    By comparing benefits and losses for different individuals on City Road in Cardiff and Holloway Road in London, this text will show how streets provide a space to transform ways people view their identities. It will be shown that people create communal lives, as well as re-imagine national identities. On the other hand, streets also exemplify separation and inequality, such as an undermining of national belonging, or a division on bases of economic success. Thus, what is seen on city streets is

  • New York City Culture Essay

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    a species have settled down across great lands, in which we have developed a notion of community. This idea represents home, in a literal sense meaning a physical location, while also representing the very heart of the community. This however, differs from across various populations and population sizes, but in major cities across the United States of America, we are keen to our imagined metropolitan community, for which we are willing to give up almost everything just for pride and self-esteem.

  • Collective Memory Essay

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    Collective memory is the cultural memory (? ) or the remembered history of a community: “Anyone who during today fixes his eyes on tomorrow must preserve yesterday from oblivion by grasping it through memory” (Assmann 2011: 17). Collective memory is the way groups form memories out of a shared past to create a common identity. The memory of a group is a construction, or reconstruction, of the past. Through the approach of collective memory we can distinguish a cultural sphere that combines tradition

  • Discourse Communities Essay

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    Trent Daiber Ms. Leighann Dicks ENGL 2013 May 6, 2014 Pi Kappa Alpha as a Discourse Community Communication is the foundation of any society. Humans are interactive beings that must communicate in order to survive. Humans develop communication skills as infants; learning to yell when something is needed, cry when something is painful, and smile when feeling happy. As babies age they learn words; eventually learning to compose sentences allowing them to express their feelings or desires. Humans finally

  • Next Block Chapter Summary

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    Block, Peter. Community: the structure of belonging. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008. Chapters 1-2 The main focus of Block’s book is to “create a more positive and connected future for our communities, we must be willing to trade their problems for their possibilities.” The first chapter begins by laying out the format of the text and the multiple authors and their thoughts that Block will draw on to explain how to create and maintain healthy community. Block then goes on to discuss

  • Role of Community in Environmental Health

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    In the terms of community investment, Cultural Anthropologist Victor Turner used the term community that emerges during a collective ritual and is characterized by social equality, solidarity, and togetherness (Liburd 1) From this perspective, Turner argues that a connection of commonality, interest and preservation are elements needed to not only increase awareness of environmental issues in efforts to secure protection against toxic agents from entry into the community. I want to argue six points

  • Community Development In Canada

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    Community development can be seen as a process where members of a community come together to take collective action concerning a variety of topics that affect residents (PeerNetBC, n.d, p.1). This process is essential to the wellbeing and growth of a community, without it communities do not flourish. An example of this in Canada is the lack of community development found in aboriginal communities. This is a result of suffering derived from residential schools and even though these schools have been

  • Commitment to Community

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    Commitment to community is a requirement for contemporary Americans and vital to its survival. “Love thy neighbor as thyself” is the unselfish act of sharing: from a cup of sugar to a wealth of information to the guardianship of all children involved and the protection of every individual in that said community. Whether that community consists of the “Classic Neighborhood, those with a common set of goals, or those who share a common identity” the thread that holds this matrix together is always

  • Question and Answer About Community

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    Question 1 Identify a community that is of intrest to you and explain why it can be described as a community? I belong to the Bankstown community. This particular community is very diverse due to its multicultural society. Bankstown can be described as a community because it shares a common geographical location, it has a group of people that share common interests nevertheless share nieghbourhood, public facilities, celebrations, schools, roads, and even the local library. In other words we