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  • Best Part Of The Italian Culture
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    By being Italian, I was given the gift of a large and joyous family. The delicious food and the beautiful music are all part of my culture. When I was born into a half Italian family, I was given the last name of Antonacchio which allows everyone to recognize that I am Italian. Being Italian has affected my life in many ways which can not all be described at once. The food is probably the best part of an Italian Culture. We have so many different meals that taste delicious and look fabulous. The...
  • Rebellious To The Italian Way Of Life
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    Jossie's intelligence and confidence are two unique qualities portrayed in this young girl, struggling with her identity. She is a remarkably young person posse sing a quick temper. She is a confused girl searching to find where she belongs in the two different cultures. These cultures, being australian and italian, are very demanding on such a young girl, having to mould herself for each and find an equilibrium of both. She has major difficulties coping with the harsh reality of prejudice and t...
  • Stereotypes Of Italian Americans In The Sopranos
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    The Sopranos and the Perpetuated Mafiosi Image life of organized crime, fancy cars, machine guns, beautiful women, money, power and family; these are the images that have perpetuated the associations of Italian-Americans with the Mafia in film and television for decades. It is in this traditional Godfather fashion that the HBO hit series The Sopranos continues to perpetuate this stereotypical image into the 21st century. From classic films like The Godfather and Goodfellas, to miniseries events ...
  • New To The Italian Culture
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    Almost all cultures share one or more aspect with another culture. When this happens, it is called a cultural universal. In the instance of the Italian culture, weddings or marriage is their common feature that is prevalent in all cultures. In a more specific area, which is cultural variation, the weddings have their own unique characteristics. In Italy, after the wedding, the new couple travels by boat to their next desired location. In addition to the common use of boats in Italy, they are als...
  • Italian's Social Structure Of Family
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    Anthropologists and other social scientists define human culture as learned behavior acquired by individuals as members of a social group. The concept of culture was first explicitly defined in 1871 by the British anthropologist Edward B. Tylor. He used the term to refer to " that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society". Since then anthropologists have offered numerous refinements and v...
  • Feast On St Agatha
    575 words
    Sicily is considered the world's first multicultural society. It is Europe's most cosmopolitan region. Sicily is where east meets west. Sicilian cooking is unique in Italy, blending extravagant Arab and northern techniques with simple peasant ingredients. Most meals were based mainly on the catch of the day and the pick of the garden. Today's cuisine is an amazing mosaic reflecting every foreign invasion that took place: Greek tyrants, Arabs, Norman knights, Byzantine bishops, Holy Roman emperor...
  • Italian American In Nature
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    1) Describe the event, its purpose, the cultural group originating the event, and how you learned of the event. Believe it or not, (like everything else I've written about in this course) my cultural event was Italian / American in nature. The event in question was the marriage of an American groom and an Italian bride. The bride's family consisted, in large part, of grandparents and older relatives that had been born and raised in Italy. Obviously the younger relatives were primarily second and...

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