Cultural Identity Essays


Culture Essay

It discusses the definition of culture, how culture is developed, and how cultures change. It shows how cultural identity and cultural differences are formed and how culture diversity Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Patriarchs and Dysfunctional Families in the Bible

is therefore dangerous business (Breuggeman, 2003, p. 72). Yet such blatant manufacturing of faith and cultural identity are integral to the human experience. If perpetuating myths becomes critical to the maintenance of one's cultural, personal, or social identity, then it becomes important to revisit the Biblical narratives to find meaning and purpose in current social structures. All mothers are indeed valued in the story of Abraham and his two sister-wives. Motherhood is deemed the only meaningful, legitimate, spiritual calling for females of the human race; whereas males have other options. Moreover, women who enter into contracts with their employers… Continue Reading...

Karen Refugees Of America

A 2015 article revealed the ability of Karen refugees to adapt to their new environment by maintaining their cultural identity via family support, faith, community, and Christian values. One way the study identified that Karen refugees maintain their cultural identity is through food. "Findings suggest participants identify with their culture through traditional foodways and desire to preserve native dishes, gardens and celebrations for the sake of familial relations and cultural identity" (Spivey & Lewis, 2015, p. 60). B preserving the food dishes they ate in their homeland, they are able to maintain some semblance of their former lives and… Continue Reading...

Lord Of the Rings Fellowship Of the Rings

Tolkien makes use of song and poetry as indices to cultural identity of the society in most of the books, including 'The Lord of the Rings'. The important role can best be understood when we think of the culture in terms of the social definition of a particular way of life that expresses certain meanings values both in learning and art as well in ordinary behaviour and institutions. Songs and poetry are not just the province of high cultural forms in the Middle earth, but also extend to the day-to-day practice. Even at the time, domestic ritual was getting… Continue Reading...

South Korea and the Rise Of Globalization

part in exporting its own products. Then there is also the issue of the local people losing their own cultural identity over time as they become more and more Westernized. At the same time, there exists that drive among the local people to re-assert their own local cultures and traditions in the face of globalization. So there is a complex mixture of reactions and changes within the local people as a result of the rise of globalization and its impact on the region. As Hagen Koo points out -- and as the picture of the hat stand aptly shows… Continue Reading...