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  • Health Belief Model Essay

    States specifically in the population of the Hmong Families. The Hmong people are from that Mountains of Laos, but after the Vietnam war many of them came to the United States. (Estimated that around 200,000 Hmongs in America). Since moving to the United States, Hmong members are not used to the culture and making healthy choices. Many are overweight, obese, and having sleeping disorders. The health belief model was implemented to educate and teach the Hmong families all about the effects of…

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  • Critical Book Review: The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down)

    earth. Most people immigrating to America can significantly improve their standards of living, as well as pursue an education if they wish to do so. Even though the gap between the rich and poor has continued to periodically increase, the average American is seen as rich and very fortunate when compared to the average person living in central Africa or Latin America. Over a million people legally immigrate to the United States every year in search of a better life and opportunity. It is known as…

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  • Gran Torino: The Hmong Community Experience In Gran Hugnesium

    many occasions that the Hmong community experience in the Michigan. Gang activity and violence is one the major conflicts that the Hmong community experience. The Hmong gang harasses and promotes violence and theft towards the community. The Hmong also experience an absence of masculine figures. The absence of masculine figures contributes to the Hmong community being helpless and juvenile. Walt Kowalski becomes the outlet masculine figure of the Hmong Lor family. The Hmong community also…

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  • Summary Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down '

    strangers (to save their daughter) who viewed a condition with spiritual origin to the Hmong as a neurological disorder that had to be stopped rather than controlled. As a result, treating Lia’s epilepsy caused contradictory approaches between Lia’s parents and the Western doctors as to how to treat the Hmong child. Anne Fadiman, author of the book, takes an…

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  • Gran Torino Analysis

    I hope that somewhere, this resembles someone’s true story. Of the several cultural conflicts, the one scene that sticks out is Walt’s accepting the invitation to the Hmong barbeque next door was a demonstration of differences in cultures. His gesture in putting his hand on a child’s head was an unacceptable act within the Hmong, as they believe the soul resides on their head and is not…

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  • The Film Gran Torino: Walt Kowalski

    Introduction: The film Gran Torino (2008), directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski tells the story of a racist war veteran whose cold and bitter heart is thawed through his interactions with his Hmong neighbors by using classic film technique to explore the importance of family. This inspires a great change in the way he treated them, his own family and even himself. Eastwood uses the beginning and ending to highlight this change through symbolism, camera angles and dialogue.…

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  • Hmong Gender Roles

    define the roles of gender, but it impacts one culture more than others. The majority of the Hmong populations are people who lived in the hills of Laos. Large groups of Hmong people lived in poverty, had no or little education, and survived on farming. They are independent people who cared most for the survival of their family, thus; they do anything to make ends meet. The Americans recruited the Hmong people to fight in the Vietnam War and in exchange for their support, most of the population…

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  • Ethnocentrism In Hmong's Culture

    people share in a community and ethnocentric people believe that their way of living and behavior is the natural and normal way. Hmong people migrated to the United States from Laos to escape the ongoing war, and their culture and beliefs collided with American cultural in several ways. Hmong’s and American’s beliefs differ about medicine, authority and raising children. The Hmong have struggled throughout history to preserve their unique culture fighting especially against Chinese dominance.…

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  • Analysis Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is the tragic story of a young Hmong girl named Lia who suffers from epilepsy and who was the victim of a cultural collision and misunderstanding between her Hmong parents and her American doctors in Merced, California. The story follows Lia’s family, the Lees, as they navigate the American culture and system while maintaining strong ties with their traditions, practices, and rituals. The author, Anne Fadiman, uses the battle between the doctors of Merced…

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  • How To Write A Reflective Essay On Green Bay Culture

    Throughout the years I’ve always found it easier to look at a culture and notice its unique features compared to fully understanding my own. Growing up in a rural community of Green Bay, Wisconsin presented me with minimal experiences of other cultures making this particular assignment incredibly intriguing for me. My parents grew up very poor and neither of them had much when they moved to Green Bay, both of them had to work extremely hard to get to where they are today. Because of this they…

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