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    "Where are you from?" People always ask this question when they are making friends. However, this is an embarrassing question for the immigrants because they come from their own countries physically, but they are Americans on the inside. They are struggling to either be Americanized or keep their own cultures. Then, it brings a puzzle to the immigrant parents: should they Americanize their children? In my opinion, Americanizing their children is not a good choice because it’s difficult for them to find the sense of belonging in both culture and society. Instead, they should give their children the opportunities to learn about their own cultures and their native languages. In the past, Americanization is assimilation in the United States. It…

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    Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School features varies perspectives of the founders, teachers, and survivors of the Shubenacadie Residential school. Even though there are gaps to the history, Chris Benjamin has drawn from several sources to give a sense of how the school came to be. It discusses the traumatizing environment that Aboriginal children were put in. The book has a similar outline as my approach for this paper and it also offers additional sources and…

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    Canada is home to 11 Indigenous language families with over 60 unique dialects spoken, all of which are considered to be critically endangered. According to the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Aboriginal language families in Canada “are among the most endangered in the world” (as cited in “Language and culture”). In Canada, the establishment of residential schools began in the 1870s to “Christianize and civilize” Aboriginal children (Canada, Indigenous…

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    Americanization in Europe Living in America we have become accustomed to living life the “American Way. ”Everything around us is presented with the idea that it is American made, and a privilege to have. American culture is not only present here, but has made its presence known in most countries, and nations around the world, including those in Europe. The presence of American culture in Europe has caused problems amongst some Europeans making them feel like they have fallen victim to…

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    Music from groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were playing pop music and rock-n- roll music that illustrated how Americanization was invading Europe and removing the old world (Brose,343). Americanization helped increase the idea of radicalism throughout the world. In the spring of 1968 students from Europe and America began to increase their efforts of bringing peace to the world. Many of them this by protesting at places like universities and other public places. For example, at…

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    Why some cultures are being Americanized? Some people may think that American culture is forcing itself on their cultures or local cultures. The truth is, these cultures are allowing Americanization to take place in their countries because they want to, and they are accepting this idea. For example, in Kuwait people started to wear jeans since the seventies and in every year there is a new jeans style. My mother once told me that when she and her friends started to wear jeans they had the…

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    Americanization Of Women

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    “Careers and higher education are leading to the masculinization of women, with enormously dangerous consequences to the home, the children, and our country. When our boys come home from war, what kind of girls will they be coming home to?” This quote is taken from the film A League of Their Own when a woman on the radio, Maida Gillespie, is disgusted with what is happening to the “role” of women in America. However, its not only her that is appalled at what is happening, but also most of…

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    Fernando Luna Professor Christina Leshko SOC 101-052: Principles of Sociology February 9, 2017 Mexican Tacos: The Americanization of the Taco The Mexican taco can easily be recognized almost anywhere in the world. As tacos have various simple methods of preparation, they have become one of the most loved foods in America. According to Boyer (2014) the history of the Mexican taco has been traced back to the early pre-Hispanic times when Mexico City street vendors would feed urban workers. Tacos…

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    The Americanization was the period when the United States truly began taking over the Vietnam War. President Lyndon B. Johnson began to release for the first time a juncture of air attacks and during the Americanization, this is when the war begins to escalate to a new different level. The Vietnam War had a great significance in the events that occurred in the United States, this era was a period of development, movements, reforms, protest and great revolt. Vietnam was central throughout…

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    Impacts of Americanization on Culture. American cultural products export in 2013 represented 60 billion dollars (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016, p. 1). From the perspective of U.S. any barriers put up by other countries to these products are viewed as a barrier to free trade. To them it 's about money, but to the recipient countries, it 's often about self determination and cultural survival. It is in the nature of countries to compete and no advantage will be given up without some…

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