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  • Tiananmen Square Massacre Research Paper

    The Tiananmen Square massacre resulted in the death of around two thousand Chinese citizens (Paxman 181). These students advocated for their right to vote in democratic elections and express their freedom of speech. However, the Communist government responded by sending tanks to slaughter the students gathered in Tiananmen Square. China then attempted to downplay the massacre in order to maintain “peace” among the citizens. Following the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the Communist government of…

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  • Red Scarf Girl Character Analysis

    Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang is a memoir about the author when she was in middle school in communist China. The book details her family’s brutal experience during the Cultural Revolution in 1966. Under Chairman Mao Ze-dong’s terrifying rule, the country of China fell into disarray and poverty and many people died. Chairman Mao brought up poor people and punished rich people. He made it so that no one had trust in one another. The following paragraphs will address characters’ desire to belong,…

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  • Materialism And Globalization

    racism focuses on cultural differences to rationalize discrimination against certain groups. It is built on the need to preserve own identify and values against others. New racism does not define cultures as being superior or inferior, rather it points towards their equality. It emphasises that different cultures should remain distant in order to maintain social stability. Proponents of anti-immigration use this discourse mold public perception of the need to preserve cultural identity without…

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  • Bourdieu Theory Of Capital Essay

    Exam 1: Bourdieu’s Theory of Capital Bourdieu’s studies resulted in three theories of capital: social, cultural, and symbolic. He also intensely discussed Habitus. Social capital is the value that comes from social networks that allow people to achieve things they couldn 't on their own. Some examples of this is sharing information and resources, providing assistance, and establishing trust. Personally, an example of this is a social group I am a part of. It is a group of about fifty moms who…

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  • Indian Boarding Schools Case Study

    a. What were the goals of the Indian boarding schools? Since the time of Thomas Jefferson, there has been an attempt to assimilate the Native American tribes into the European way of life. After the removal and resettlement of the eastern tribes to the Indian Territory day schools are set up to teach the children of the tribe the “right way” of living. This approach proves unsuccessful due to the children’s exposure to their parent’s and their tribe’s traditions at home. This lead to the…

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  • A Decade Of History Mao Zedong

    anniversary of the Cultural Revolution that was started by Chairman Mao Zedong to strengthen his control over the Chinese government and renew the revolutionary spirit of the Chinese people, and in particular, the youth of China. Mao Zedong called for Chinese youth to “purge elements of Chinese society.” During the Cultural Revolution, Chinese artists followed government guidelines that compelled them to create that expressed and supported the revolutionary goals and ideology of the Cultural…

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  • 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

    personality dominated over the government’s revolutionary credentials, Mao himself was aging and could not escape his mortal fate. When he finally passed away ten years after the Culture Revolution started, the Cultural Revolution also ended with him. The chaos and disorder produced by the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976 are now commonly referred to as China’ ten lost years, and fundamentally shaped the views of CCP members who survived the ordeal and eventually regained…

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  • Analysis Of Mr. China's Son By He Liyi

    Mr. China’s Son, is based off of a true story. Written by He Liyi and Claire Anne Chik, it tells the story of one of the authors, He Liyi. As for some basic information about him, he was a Chinese English teacher who lived through the Cultural Revolution whiling belonging to one of China’s minorities, the Bai. He lived in Yunnan Province. What is very unique about his biography, is that it differs from other documentaries. Mr. China’s Son was written in English compared to many other…

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  • Franz Boas The Importance Of Cultural Relativity

    During the early 20th century, anthropologist Franz Boas created the term cultural relativity which was defined as, every culture and society must be understood on its own terms, not that of outsiders. This means that as an anthropologist, to truly study a society, immersing yourself with no biased thought and an open mind are the most important aspects. Cultural relativity is closely related to another key term, cultural relativism. This is the idea that we should not make judgments about other…

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  • Franz Boas Theory Of Cultural Relativism

    Anthropologist Franz Boas is well-known for promoting the concept of cultural relativism. Meaning, practices, beliefs, and ideas within a certain culture make sense within that culture. As an outsider, certain beliefs or practices of cultures that are different from our own can easily be misunderstood or interpreted incorrectly. Although cultural relativism promotes the idea of respecting and understanding the beliefs and practices of different cultures, when does a certain practice/belief…

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