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    Ethnic Differences Across Generations Gish Jen’s “Who’s Irish?” explores a Chinese grandmother’s thoughts and beliefs about her ethnically integrated family. The grandmother tells the story as though she is looking back on past events and thinking about how they have affected her present life. As her tale begins, she identifies her granddaughter, Sophie, as a wild three-year-old (161). Perhaps the grandmother associates with Sophie’s strong will, because she reveals her own intense nature when she

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    Ethnic Differences of Life Satisfaction

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    ETHNIC DIFFERENCES OF LIFE SATISFACTION: THE CASE OF KAZAKHSTAN Rudnyi Industrial Institute, Kazakhstan Life satisfaction has become a popular field of modern social science. Various definitions of life satisfaction can be classified in three groups: First, life satisfaction is often distinguished from happiness as being a cognitive measure that requires some evaluation. For instance, Veenhoven (1991) defined life satisfaction as the “degree to which an individual judges the overall quality

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    Analysis of Representations of Ethnic Differences in Advertising Select either a travel brochure or a print advertisement which features a person/people who are not Pakeha. Analyse the way in which ethnic and/or cultural difference is represented in the advertisement through its use of linguistic and visual signs. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Advertising companies are often criticised for not turning to people who are not of White European descent

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    be imagined mainly in ethnic terms. Nationalism emerged among the oppressed elites as a reaction to imperial rule, and myths of kinship and belonging were not initially used as a unifying tool for the ethnies. The imperial rulers granted the colonies some autonomy without completely withdrawing: they were then used as models for the nation building of Southeast Asian states. The political class was able to monopolise the symbols of nationalism without taking seriously ethnic arguments for self-determination:

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    live in rural areas, working as farmers, fishermen or rubber smallholders, while the ethnic-Chinese mostly resided in urban areas, engaging in trade and commerce, while ethnic-Indians were mainly rubber estate workers or professionals. Even people belonging to the same class, as working-class Chinese and Malays, did not have a common political representation as class in itself. This established a vertical ethnic connection among the communities, in which their members felt closer to people from the

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    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. They include: ‘ethnic identity’ which is generally defined as the degree to which an individual perceives himself as part of an ethnic group (Trimble & Dickson, 2005); ‘cultural identity’ which is perceived as the level of engagement, or the degree of familiarity an individual feels toward a particular culture (Tsai, Chentsova-Dutton

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    Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups I believe that this is an important issue to consider as research has shown that whilst Afro-Caribbean males are at the very bottom in terms of achievement, West Indian females tend to do even better than white females at GCSE. Sociologists such as Cecil Wright link educational achievement with teacher racism and labelling whilst other sociologists such as Charlotte Brookes link it with cultural

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    Joshua And The Children

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    too late for the adults to learn the way, who have lived hateful lives. Joshua must turn to the children if he wishes to change the future. He believes that if he teaches the children to not hate, and to respect others, regardless of racial or ethnic differences, then the world will improve when they become adults. This new generation will then bring happiness to the world. Joshua knows that these children were victims of their parents’ wrongdoings. He knows that they were born into a society

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    Social Stratification

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    Social Stratification A person's class status can be harder to identify than race or ethnic differences. However, I believe class status is an important indicator of what kind of opportunities lie ahead for people in various class systems, although, I don't necessarily agree with the current class structure. Class places people into a type of structure which goes against the principal belief 'that in America all are created equal,' or that even the poorest child can become President some day

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    The Forgotten Female in the Works of Hemingway Ernest Hemingway has often been accused of misogyny in his treatment of female characters (and, perhaps, in his treatment of women in his own life). "It is not fashionable these days to praise the work of Ernest Hemingway," says Frederick Busch. "His women too often seem to be projections of male needfulness" (1). Many of his stories are seen as prototypical bildungsroman stories--stories, usually, of young men coming of age. There are few

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