Essay PreviewMore ↓
Immigration to the United States took place in 1962 from Ciudad Juarez Mexico. Members of the family consisted of a husband, a wife and two young boys ages one and four. The husband a skilled cobbler had a good grasp of the English language, although heavily accented. His knowledge of the language was centered around the necessity of business communication. Motivation for immigration was economics. The husband pursued an invitation from a shoe manufacturer to construct custom boots.
The family of four moved on to Oxnard California, a new city within a new country, amidst an unfamiliar wave of customs.. American customs were not all new to the husband. He was accustomed to crossing the U.S./Mexican Border weekly to conduct business, where he dabbled in the American culture. However, no amount of amateur dabbling could have prepared him for the striking cultural differences which he had encountered as a resident. The mother and her two young boys had never before entered the United States, furthering the families feelings of extraneous inhabitants. People looked slightly different and spoke a language which was incomprehensible for most of the family.
Daily life was a lonely life. Daily routines were handled different in the States. The mother would not dare venture out on ordinarily simple shopping errands. Signage and even weighing measurements were unintelligible. Indoor bathrooms, water heaters, and washing machines all further inhibited any outdoor skills and housekeeping activities.
The one aspect of life which the family was able to continue after immigration was religion. The family located San Buena Ventura Mission,. The mission gave the family the ability to continue their religious practices without cultural context. Religious interactions lead to a kind of socialization which extended beyond the church. The church was the first means for the family in becoming social in a new country.
Mexican customs which continued were religion, food, and interfamily relations. Religion was strengthened once the family found themselves alone. Food continue to be prepared in its traditional fashion with the exception of where the ingredients cme from. Vegetables no longer had to be picked in the garden, they were picked from a refrigerated case. Chickens did not have to be plucked anymore, the mother just had to point to the dead foul behind the glass pane of the supermarket. Family structure continued in its traditional Mexican customs. The father/Husband was the head of the household, who assumed full responsibility of providing for the family.
How to Cite this Page
"Cultural Pluralism." 123HelpMe.com. 21 Nov 2018
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- The purpose of cultural pluralism is to discuss and understand points in American history when other cultures and ethnicities were discriminated against and racially attacked. Unfortunately things like this still happen in the world today. A current event of this in the US and even in Bowling Green is the hateful tweets toward the black student union. However bad the severity of the offense it is still important to analyze the event and how it relates to cultural pluralism as a class. No matter how much people try to stop discrimination of other peoples it will still always be there.... [tags: discriminated, racially, article, behavior]
589 words (1.7 pages)
- George Schuyler’s article “The Negro Art Hokum” argues that the notion of African-American culture as separate from national American culture is nonsense. To Schuyler, all seemingly distinct elements of African-American culture and artistic endeavors from such are influenced by the dominant white American culture, and therefore, only American. The merit of Schuyler’s argument stems from the fact that it is practically impossible for one culture to exist within the confines of another without absorbing certain characteristics.... [tags: Literature, American Culture]
1184 words (3.4 pages)
- Immigration to the United States took place in 1962 from Ciudad Juarez Mexico. Members of the family consisted of a husband, a wife and two young boys ages one and four. The husband a skilled cobbler had a good grasp of the English language, although heavily accented. His knowledge of the language was centered around the necessity of business communication. Motivation for immigration was economics. The husband pursued an invitation from a shoe manufacturer to construct custom boots. The family of four moved on to Oxnard California, a new city within a new country, amidst an unfamiliar wave of customs..... [tags: essays research papers]
707 words (2 pages)
- Significantly, the crux of this question mainly lies on a critical analysis on Harris’s statement on the application margin of appreciation under Art.2. and Art. 8 of European Convention on Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as ‘ECHR’). In examining Harris’s statement , it simply denotes that the application of the convention may often be varied because of the absence of consensus probably due to cultural relativism or pluralism. It has been propounded that human rights is universal , but it is inevitable for each country to adopt different practices and perception.... [tags: pluralism, cultural relativism, human rights]
2471 words (7.1 pages)
- Education 101 Fall ‘15 Midterm A01187374 From 1840-1880, education leaders were focused on extending common schools throughout the nation. Therefore, when faced with the concept of pluralism, they saw it as a nuisance. They were unable to see the value and importance of diversity and culture for education as a whole. However, pluralism plays a huge role in shaping America to be a melting pot of different cultures, characterized by a community of varied races, languages, political beliefs, and educational interests.... [tags: Education, School, Multiculturalism]
1261 words (3.6 pages)
- Both The Poem of the Cid and The Song of Roland were written in a time period where great new developments were occurring in Europe, but none more crucial than the beginning of the Crusades and the ethnocentric viewpoint they propagated and were propagated by (Quinn). Of great interest is the manner in which both works deal with the nature of pluralism in European history. For the sake of this essay, pluralism will be defined simply as a state of more than one. Both works, written at approximately the same time (1130-1170 for The Song of Roland and approximately 1207 for The Poem of the Cid, as per the book's forewords) have astonishing similarities and stark contrasts, which when put in con... [tags: Literary Analysis]
1815 words (5.2 pages)
- Religious Pluralism in Turkey's Attempt to Become a Secular State Religious Pluralism in Turkey: an Overview In 1923, a modern nation-state was forged by the reforms of Mustafa Kemal in the form of the Turkish republic. The Kemalist state sought to remove religion from the public realm by totally separating religion and politics. It was expected that the modernization process would lead to a decline in religious fervor. However, the process has actually moved Muslims into a more public sphere.... [tags: Politics Political Religion Turkey Papers]
1986 words (5.7 pages)
- Widespread and deep moral disagreements are persistently resistant to rational solutions and thus allow for continuing debate over the validity of moral judgments. This paper will discuss prominent positions regarding whether moral judgments may be true and false in an absolute sense or a relative sense, in light of the diverse and intense disagreement in moral judgment. This paper will defend the pluralistic conclusion that if there are not specific universal values, there is at least a minimum value of humanity without which a society could not survive.... [tags: Normative Moral Relativity, Moral Objectivity]
1552 words (4.4 pages)
- Walter Benn Michaels' Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism Walter Benn Michaels is an active literary theorist, and is currently a Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago. In Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism, Michaels examines American literary modernism, emphasizing its “participation in a crucial shift in American conceptions of race [and identity]” (Lee). While Progressivist racism is based upon a “racial hierarchy and the assimilation of non-Negro ethnicities” (Lee), a nativist perspective focuses upon the determination of identity through racial difference, thereby refuting any form of assimilation because of the importance of preserving r... [tags: Sociology Sociological Essays]
1861 words (5.3 pages)
- Philosophical Pluralism in the Service of Humane Governance ABSTRACT: In recent times, the American Philosophical Association has been exposed in a serious way to the issue of pluralism in philosophy curriculums in the departments of philosophy of American universities and colleges. This conversation brings to the fore the fact that what is at issue in the prospect of pluralizing American philosophy departments is not merely the matter of deciding the discipline's boundaries of intellectual formation relative to the current generation of students, but the unforeseeen consequences of pluralism which challenge both 'the American canon' and the profession's self-understanding vis-à-vis a 'Wes... [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
2403 words (6.9 pages)
The family grew to a total of eight, with the birth of four girls. All children learned to speak Spanish. Family interactions with one another were in Spanish. As children entered grammar school they had to enter as non-English speakers, fully immersed in English. At the time there was not an opportunity for bilingual education or ESL programs since these children were the only non-English speakers.
All other family members abroad were never again visited or heard from. The new immigrant family was on their own. With little connection to the American culture the family was very closely knit. All family members had a responsibility to the family first. This ideas of family was engraved by the two parents. Family values were further encouraged because there were no extended family members around. The four girls never knew what it was to have a grandmother. The two young boys never again heard a story told by grandfather next to the wood burning stove. The most precious memory for the mother was that of her mother holding her son.
The family learned to adapt to new ways and customs outside of the house while retaining very strong cultural customs at home. Each member of the family had an individual internal battle. That is rarely discussed or observed. For this family in particular the mother could not keep up with the faster pace of her husband acquiring American ways. He was regularly encouraged and influenced by business. The mother was influenced indirectly by her husband and to a certain degree by her children, who were constantly influenced at school. The mother who possessed the richest part of their native culture was being left behind from her evolving family.