Analysis Of Omi And Winant's 'Bread Givers'

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(The setting takes place about 30 years later and Mona seeks independence within culture rather than just becoming American; shame, manners, consideration 97)?? Almost 30 years later a similar…
In “Racial Formation in the United States”, Omi and Winant introduce the term “common sense” in order to explain an individual’s behavior. Common sense implies that one’s actions occur because of the way we interpret the world. One’s common sense can arrive from influential factors, such as family, the past, and several others. Omi and Winant ultimately used common sense to explained race; however, other theorists have used it to understand hegemony in society. Omi, Winant and Mark C. J. Stoddart reference Antonio Gramsci for further analysis, for he states: “in order to consolidate their hegemony, ruling groups must elaborate, the media, religion, folk wisdom, etc.—which he called “common sense” (Omi and Winant 67). In Bread Givers, Reb
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As presented by Stoddart, discourse implies ones claims and thought process as a form of independence. Mona acknowledged being Jewish was her form of self-expression. Rabbi Horowitz questioning Mona reveals her thought process: “’you mean, is this adolescent rebellion? Maybe. But also I like it here at the temple. I like it that you tell everyone to ask, ask, instead of just obey, obey. I like it that that people are supposed to be their own rabbi, and do their business directly with G-d. I like it that they’re supposed to take charge of their own religion.’” (Jen 34). Mona can be characterized as a free spirited individual who is tired of always being told what is right and what is wrong. Mona’s parents are the caused for her converting, in the Chang family one is considered well-mannered if you “obey” and the concept of “ask” implies discourse, for she believes she has more control of

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