• Defining Culture National Identity
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    Some definitions of culture emphasize its basis in meaning. All human activity involves meaning, and this is what distinguishes it from the activity of non-human animal species. Culture, then, arises exclusively from human activity and excludes other species. Meaning presupposes language; in other words language, which is a unique characteristic of humans, at the same time characterizes culture. Culture as Norms and Values A more restricted definition of culture defines it as the values held by...
  • Germany French Ambassador
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    GERMANY The leadership of the movement toward nationalism occurs under William I (Wilhelm) and Otto von Bismarck. His chief minister Prince Otto von Bismarck dominated Wilhelm reign and Bismarck agreed to rule with Wilhelm to form a union in Germany. The steps that Wilhelm takes to achieve a national identity are to reform the Prussian army, which is a creation of the Napoleonic Wars based on a law of 1814. He had an Army Reform Bill presented to the parliament (Landtag), which actually voted th...
  • The Americanization Of Canada
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    When the topic of Canada comes up among peoples, immediately the thought of ice hockey, the Mounted Police, and beavers comes to mind. In fact, Canada has truly lost its true identity that we once knew. It is slowly being assimilated and in fact Americanized in aspects of social identity, national identity, and cultural identity. First, Canada is being slowly Americanized in its social identity. When we talk about a country s social identity, we examine a few areas. First is the media, which is...
  • Canadian Identity Canada Peacekeepers Country
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    Throughout Canada's relatively short existence we have created quite a reputation for ourselves. Our great nation is known for many things, and I am proud to say that most are positive. Does Canada have a strong national identity? Anyone can see the answer is yes. Just take a look at the facts. For example, we are renowned for our peacekeepers and no other country is considered more peaceful. Without a doubt this is the type of identity we should work to keep. The first thing we should examine ...
  • Canada Lacks A Real National Identity
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    Canada Lacks A Real National Identity I believe that Canada lacks a real national identity. Canadians tend to identify with community and region rather than the nation. Because Canada has such a great cultural diversity the Canadian identity is shaped by our values and attitudes as they have emerged from our history and geography. Bilingualism and multiculturalism are very important to the Canadian identity. They both strengthen and challenge Canadian identity. Because Canada has so many cultur...
  • The Mystery Of Samba
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    Vianna, Her mano. The Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in Brazil. (1999). In "The Mystery of Samba", Vianna discusses samba in a different light than other authors have. He explains that although samba has become a symbol of their culture and something they are proud of, that it was not always that way. The author is not interested in where samba originated or about the history of its players, he says "I am thinking of samba's transformation into a 'national rhythm," when i...
  • National Identity Orient Orientalism West
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    How Applicable Is A Critical Evaluation Of The Discourses Of Orientalism To Current Debates About National Identity The word nation has been in use since the 13 th century and was attributed more to a race group than a political formation. As there is an obvious merger of the two there is difficulty in showing where the modern sense of the political meaning came into play. The confusion of the two has continued with a difference between nation-state and the arguments surrounding nationalists and...
  • Beach Burial Kenneth Slessor
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    AWARENESS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY ORAL EXAMINATION BEACH BURIAL KENNETH SLESSOR Softly and Humbly to the Gulf of Arabs, The convoys of dead sailors come; At night they sway and wander in the waters far under, But morning rolls them in the foam. Between the sob and clubbing of the gunfire Someone, it seems, has time for this, To pluck them from the shallows and bury them in burrows And tread the sand upon their nakedness; And each cross, the driven stake of tide wood, Bears the last signature of men...
  • Globalization National Business
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    ... new in international business and had to be dealt with at every time of history. But if there is no such thing as the dawn of a global economy but instead a mere transformation towards best practises in a more and more interconnected world, the differences between globalization and international business are questionable and can^aEURTMt be fully described with unprecedented environmental conditions. b) Globalization as a Force of Social-Cultural and political Change Globalization may therefo...
  • Language Conflict In And
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    The conflict in Canada between the people who speak French and those who speak English can trace its roots to Colonial times. Since Canada was originally a French colony, the majority of the people originally spoke French. In 1760, during the French Indian War, England gained control of Canada. This led to a large number of English speaking settlers who eventually became more numerous that the original French speaking settlers. Two distinct cultural groups evolved the French, mostly in Quebec, ...
  • Beach Burial Kenneth Slessor
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    AWARENESS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY ORAL EXAMINATION BEACH BURIAL KENNETH SLESSORSoftly and Humbly to the Gulf of Arabs, The convoys of dead sailors come; At night they sway and wander in the waters far under, But morning rolls them in the foam. Between the sob and clubbing of the gunfire Someone, it seems, has time for this, To pluck them from the shallows and bury them in burrows And tread the sand upon their nakedness; And each cross, the driven stake of tide wood, Bears the last signature of men,...
  • Iraq Election National Identity
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    The country of Iraq has just had its first election. They are now on their way to forming a stable and democratic nation. As of now they are struggling with some of the aspects that form a nation. The country of Iraq is struggling with two of the elements in particular; gathering a national identity and penetration of their people. The Shiites control most of the population and infiltrate them with their ideas. However, the Kurds and the rest of the Sunni Arabs have their own ideas on governmen...
  • Search For National Identity
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    The Search For National Identity Nationalism is the attitude members of a nation have when they care about their national identity. Nationalism can also be the love of a country and the willingness to make sacrifices for it. Just as a person's identity is affected by other people and the events in their life, a nation is affected the same way. There have been many people and events that have affected the national identity of America. There were two Awakenings that spread different aspects of Ame...
  • Indias Nationalist Struggle National Identity
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    What doesn t kill you makes you stronger The creation of a national identity in India has been hindered by at least these three internal and external factors. First, British influence and rule have contributed to India s incongruity since long before Benjamin Disraeli officially proclaimed Queen Victoria empress of India in 1876. The alien British government was merely concerned with profits, not the greater well being of the Indian nation-state. Secondly, even if Indian identity were to be disc...
  • Contemporary Australian Theatres Valid Portrayal Of National Identity
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    "Australian drama is a valid portrayal of national identity." Discuss the ways in which Gary's House explores the characters connection to a larger human struggle. Australian drama is a valid portrayal of national identity in that the plays usually deal with some sort of Australian issue. Gary's House in particular deals with the lives of four Australians and their struggle to be happy. Many of the issues portrayed are universal issues but can more specifically be related to Australian people. O...
  • Members Of A Cultural Community Australian Identity People
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    In response to multiculturalism, and the pressure of the claims and protests of indigenous peoples in Australia, what it means to say one is Australian and ther by to express some sense of national identity - has shifted dramatically. The argument has emerged in recent years the Australian distinctiveness lies in the diverse, not the common, ancestry of its people. We are, it is said, Australian in our multiculturalism. In such a society, we now say, everyone is a member of a cultural community,...
  • Muriel's Wedding Representations Of National Identity
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    Watching Muriel's Wedding again in the context of this class allowed me to view the film from a new perspective. I approached the film with the questions we have been discussing in class in mind. What does the film say about national identity? How does it use landscape in its representation of Australian identity? How do the themes / myths of mateship and individuality factor into the film? In general, where does Muriel's Wedding fit into the overall scheme of Australian Cinema? Muriel's Wedding...
  • Basque National Language Catalan Nationalism
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    Towards the end of the nineteenth century peripheral nationalisms began to form in the Spanish state, namely in the provinces and regions where languages other than Castilian were spoken. This essay is going to focus on the two most prominent nationalist movements that took place at that time within both the Basque Country and Catalonia. It is an age-old belief that a people's individuality resides in its language and therefore the promotion and protection of language has often played an essenti...
  • Australian Poetry National Identity
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    The Call Of The Bush The poem I have chosen is titled "The Call of The Bush" that is written by Dora Wilcox. The subject/ story of this poem is about the poet / writer being in the outback without anything but the horizon in front of her. The main emotions expressed in this poem are happiness, relaxation and peace. The poet has used the following poetic devises to create a clear picture in the mind of the reader. These help to convey the message and include: lines one and two rhyme, lines three...
  • National Interest American America Identity
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    C 3 C Mark R. McDowell Throughout early American history there was a direct correlation between national interest and national identity, but with the changes of the 20 th century regarding America's status in the world came changes regarding America's nature. American national identity has shifted away from alignment with the creed and vision of the Founding Fathers while American national interest has strived to continually act in accordance with that creed and vision. This shift is most eviden...