Notes for Identity and Belonging Essay example

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FAMILY EXPECTATIONS OF YOUNG ASIAN-AUSTRALIANS
IDEAS EXPLORATION STORY QUOTES/EXPLANATION OUTSIDE EXAMPLES
SUCCESS THROUGH WORK AND FAMILY CULTURE - Family teach us values, attitudes and beliefs
- Family expectations can cause children to feel pressured to perform to high standards, bringing honour to the family Perfect Chinese Children – Vanessa Woods ‘What happened to the four percent?’
‘[Australian children] don’t work as hard, are loud and uncouth and, worst of all, talk back to their parents’ Arranged marriages in India (Cultural):
- An arranged marriage is a way of uniting and maintaining the difference between the rich upper class society and the poor lower class society.
- Positive: gives the parents utmost control over
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Whenever I spoke, my accent betrayed my origins”
BEING AN INTERPRETER BETWEEN TWO DIFFERENT CULTURES - Parents with limited understanding of English
- Can disturb the natural order of the family and a child’s understanding of their role within it. Chinese Lessons – Ivy Tseng Her parents were the ones who were ‘always standing awkwardly to one side, smiling at school functions’
ABANDONING ONE’S FIRST LANGUAGE CAN CAUSE THE LOSS OF THEIR HERITAGE AND CULTURE AS A CONSEQUENCE - Many seem to realise too late and make a large effort to regain the history they have lost The relative advantages of learning my language – Amy Choi ‘I didn’t see the point of speaking Chinese. We lived in Australia’ – she lost the chance to communicate with her grandfather
Chinese Lessons – Ivy Tseng She resisted her father’s mandarin lessons and lost the chance to learn her ‘over 4000 years of history, language and values’

THE JUDGEMENT OF OTHERS AFFECTS OUR SENSE OF SELF
IDEAS EXPANDING IDEAS STORY QUOTE/EXPLANATION OUTSIDE EXAMPLES
THE DIFFICULTIES OF BEING ACCEPTED INTO A COMMUNITY - Judgemental society can make it hard for someone to feel accepted Are you different? – Mia Francis She describes the names that her son was called when living in a country town ‘A dark-skinned Asian child’
“To know a culture you have to live it” The Stolen Generation
- The forced removal of Aboriginal children from their…

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