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  A Discursive-Semiotic Approach to Translating Cultural Aspects in Persuasive Advertisements
The cultural identity of a specific group or society is an image referring to external as well as internal characteristics of that group.
However, a culture must be located in time and space to "anchor" it in terms of its past, future and place and to indicate or compare changes that took place within that culture.
Afrikaans and the Afrikaner culture were acts of defiance and against the British rulers, and created cultural unity; until 1948 it was the language of the oppressed, and not the oppressor as it was later held.
ilze.org /semio/011.htm   (1873 words)

  
 Cultural Identity
Students who want to change cultural identities generally also want to change their linguistic identification badge; such a shift before a critical level of first language competence has been achieved may result in 'semilingualism'[2] --full competence in no language.
The minority culture first learned by many limited English speakers in the United States is comparable to the 'Low' (L) variety of a language as it is described by Ferguson, and the dominant American culture to the 'High' (H) variety of a national language.
A major hazard in teaching a second culture is that students may reject parts of their native culture without knowing or accepting comparable parts of the second, or that they will find themselves repeatedly facing cultural interference as the rules or values of one conflict with the other in a single situation or domain.
www.ncela.gwu.edu /pubs/classics/culture/identity.htm   (831 words)

  
 (Cultural Identity - Anita Roy - English 290 Electronic Journal)
Cultural identity is a state of mind and heart.
If cultural identity talk bores you, fret not, the beauty of the web is such that you can exit right now.
My cultural identity is a charming ratatouille, a fruit created from the passion of my parents and the geographies that we happened upon.
www.goddessunplugged.com /anita   (884 words)

  
 Cultural Identity
Participants examine their own unique cultural identities, share these with other participants and through dialogue questions, understand what they can learn about and from each other.
Using the same principals as outlined in the Cultural Identity workshop, this workshop examines the corporate identity, the elements contained within it and how participants understand what is means in the workplace.
Exercises aid participants in indentifying their view of the corporate identity and how it is impacting their role in the corporation or organization.
www.onlinecreativeconcepts.com /culturalidentity.html   (219 words)

  
 Oregon Cultural Trust : Our Cultural Coalitions
The Oregon Cultural Trust designates approximately one third of the funds it distributes annually to Cultural Participation Grants to cultural coalitions in Oregon's 36 counties and 9 federally recognized tribes for cultural activities and priorities, and local programs that increase access to cultural resources and opportunities.
The program is intended to increase public participation in all that is culture, through a balance of preservation of the past and investment in the future.
It encourages people to actively participate in and enjoy the cultural resources in their communities and fosters the development of a unique cultural identity.
coalitions.culturaltrust.org   (212 words)

  
  Cultural Identity: Cultural Diversity Activities, Multicultural Education Articles
Contains an archive of ERIC Digests which include several articles relating to cultural identity, including Hispanic-American Students and Learning Style and Implementing an Anti-Bias Curriculum in Early Childhood.
Includes multicultural education articles covering topics such as culture in the classroom and the special education process.
Many research-based articles for parents on diversity and children’s cultural identity covering promoting racial and cultural awareness, sensitivity to differences, and celebrating diversity.
www.cfw.tufts.edu /topic/4/135.htm   (249 words)

  
  Mexico City Declaration on Cultural Policies, World Conference on Cultural Policies Mexico City, 26 July - 6 August ...
Cultural identity is a treasure that vitalizes mankind's possibilities of self-fulfilment by moving every people and every group to seek nurture in its past, to welcome contributions from outside that are compatible with its own characteristics, and so to continue the process of its own creation.
Culture is dialogue, the exchange of ideas and experience and the appreciation of other values and traditions; it withers and dies in isolation.
Cultural democracy is based on the broadest possible participation by the individual and society in the creation of cultural goods, in decision-making concerning cultural life and in the dissemination and enjoyment of culture.
www.unesco.org /culture/laws/mexico/html_eng/page1.shtml   (2612 words)

  
 Cultural Identity
The call for an autonomous cultural identity is to be found in all former colonies and is closely related to slavery.
In post-colonial societies such as Jamaica, the question of cultural identity is of profound relevance for the restructuring of the establishment and the monitoring of the decolonisation process.
Acculturation, the cultural assimilation to the dominant cultural norm, enforced the emergence of a subordinate social system, reflecting the cultural dominance of a particular social class or ethnic group.
www.univie.ac.at /theaterethnologie/gte_papers.cultural.html   (2266 words)

  
 Social Report 2003 : Cultural Identity
A strong national culture or identity, and strength in artistic endeavours, can be a source of economic strength and higher material standards of living.
People participate in cultural activities for a wide variety of reasons: for enjoyment and entertainment; for personal growth and development; as a means of expression; to learn new skills and to meet new people; and to pass on cultural traditions.
The Maori language forms part of the broader cultural identity and heritage of New Zealand and in 1987 was granted the status of an official language of New Zealand.
socialreport.msd.govt.nz /2003/cultural-identity/cultural-identity.shtml   (2780 words)

  
 Cultural Identity and Asian Modernization
Modern nation-states in the West and in Asia have from time to time cloaked themselves in the mantle of national cultural identity at the very moment that they were destroying genuine traditional culture in the effort to centralize and enhance state power.
Here "cultural identity" is a useful synonym for tradition, especially since "identity" does not have the pejorative implication in modern social science that tradition does.
To say that a person has a strong sense of identity is to say that that person has integrity, coherence and continuity so that he or she is able to maintain a consistent life pattern with overall purposes and meanings.
www2.kokugakuin.ac.jp /ijcc/wp/cimac/bellah.html   (3262 words)

  
 Cultural identity - WikEd
Cultural identity has beome a heated topic for both educators and policy makers.
McKay and Wong (1996)investigate the identities that associated with academic, particularly their English language development of four Chinese high school students immigrated to the U.S. The researchers identified four social contexts where the focal students were situated: colonialist/racialized discourses on immigrants, Chinese cultural nationalist discourses, social and academic school discourses, and gender discourses.
However, the fact that educators and parents failed to recognize the negotiation of students aggravated the literacy situation of the focal children that led to students’ confrontation and verbal spar with the teacher at school, and the lack of communication between parents and teachers that contributed to their children’s marginalization.
wik.ed.uiuc.edu /index.php?title=Cultural_identity&printable=yes   (724 words)

  
 Multicultural Psychotherapy Microskills
For those clients who are already aware of their cultural identity, it may be necessary to help reframe and redefine this perception into a positive, accepted, empowered self-image.
A client's cultural identity can have a strong effect on what he or she believes to be the cause of problems.
At other times, such as when presenting concerns revolve around cultural factors or when the focus of treatment is the client's interpersonal relationships, differences between client and psychotherapist cultural identities may have a strong impact on the psychotherapy experience.
www2.hawaii.edu /~jharris/sbpi-prac-multicultural.html   (1856 words)

  
 Cultural Citizenship and the Creation of European Identity
Cultural citizenship and European identity are considered two contemporary and circulating discourses on the relationship between cultural identity and citizenship.
Cultural citizenship is the oxymoron that some American anthropologists use to describe chicano's claims and ideas on citizenship, in certain towns of certain states of the United States (Rosaldo 1994a, 1994b, 1994c).
As cultural citizenship is to a country built upon civil, political and social citizenship, European identity amounts to a surprise in a continent that is said to have come back from too many experiences of the drama of too much "identity".
www.sociology.org /content/vol002.003/delgado.html   (7240 words)

  
 National identity and the politics of multiculturalism
To the degree that the culture of nationalism is rigidly exclusive and defines its membership in terms of narrowly based common culture, nationalism tends to be xenophobic, authoritarian, and expansionist'' (44).
The new nationalism also posits national identity against the ability of different groups to articulate and affirm their histories, languages, cultural identities, and traditions through the shifting and complex relations in which people imagine and construct national and postnational social formations'' (50).
More important is his theoretical indifference to counter-narratives of difference, diaspora, and cultural identity that explore how diverse groups are constructed within an insurgent multiculturalism, which engage the issue both of what holds us together as a nation and of what constitutes our differences from each other.
www.sil.org /~radneyr/humanities/politics/NatIdent.htm   (911 words)

  
 Cultural Identity and Ideology
If this is correct, the pairing of ‘cultural identity and ideology’ might seem an odd one, yoking together the new preoccupation with the old.  In fact, however, there is a certain continuity between the contemporary discussion of identity and past work in Cultural Studies, which took theorising and analysing ideology as its central concern.
Distinctive features of the new cultural politics of difference are to trash the monolithic and homogenous in the name of diversity, multiplicity and heterogeneity; to reject the abstract, general and universal in light of the concrete, specific, and particular; and to historicise, contextualise, and pluralise by highlighting the contingent, provisional, variable, tentative, shifting, and changing.
Cultural identity…is a matter of “becoming” as well as of “being”.  It belongs to the future as much as to the past.  It is not something which already exists, transcending place, time, history and culture.  Cultural identities come from somewhere, have histories.  But, like everything which is historical, they undergo constant transformation.
myweb.lsbu.ac.uk /philip-hammond/1999b.html   (3581 words)

  
 Hall, Stuart
Cultural identities...Far from being eternally fixed in some essentialised past, they are subject to the continuous 'play' of history, culture and power.
Cultural identities are the points of identification, the unstable points of identification or suture, which are made, within the discourses of history and culture.
The cultural politics of difference means living with incommensurability through new ethical and democratic frameworks, within a culture that both recognises difference and is commited to resolving its antagomisms.
www.eng.fju.edu.tw /Literary_Criticism/postcolonism/Hall.html   (1211 words)

  
 Cultural Identity - Social Report 2006
Culture refers to the customs, practices, languages, values and world views that define social groups such as those based on nationality, ethnicity, region or common interests.
Cultural identity is an important contributor to people’s wellbeing.
A strong national culture or identity, and strength in creative endeavours, can be a source of economic strength and higher material standards of living.
www.socialreport.msd.govt.nz /cultural-identity   (649 words)

  
 Mohanty: "The Epistemic Status of Cultural Identity. . ."
She comes to this knowledge by discovering or understanding features of the social and cultural arrangements of her world that define her sense of self, the choices she is taught to have, the range of personal capacities she is expected to exploit and exercise.
Alice's gendered identity is theoretically constructed, to be sure, insofar as she elaborates and consolidates it in the context of the consciousness-raising group and the alternative descriptions of the world she encounters and debates there.
The collective identity Alice consciously forges through reexamination of the accepted cultural meanings and values, the given definition of her personal and political interests, is then as much her discovery as it is a construction.
clogic.eserver.org /3-1&2/mohanty.html   (13984 words)

  
 MyJewishLearning.com - Culture: The Emergence of a Jewish Cultural Identity
Culture is "a legitimate form of Jewishness" and "the path to community leads through cultural institutions as well as religious ones," he says.
In a June 2000 report to UJA Federation of New York's Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, a moving picture was presented by social psychologist Bethamie Horowitz, entitled Connections and Journeys: Assessing Critical Opportunities for Enhancing Jewish Identity, of how being Jewish evolved over the course of the lifetimes of New York-area Jews.
The evidence is that Jewish cultural identity does not lead to assimilation or "bagels and lox" type of Jews.
www.myjewishlearning.com /culture/About_Jewish_Culture/JewishCulturalIdentity.htm   (722 words)

  
 Cultural cloning or hybrid cultures?
To raise the issue of culture today is to position oneself at the crossroads of two forces, globalization and the persistence of national identity, that are both contradictory and intertwined.
Although cultures remain anchored in their national contexts, it is increasingly hard to believe that the traditional concepts of identity, people and nation are inviolable.
A cloned culture is an aborted culture, because when a culture ceases to be interdependent, it ceases to be a culture.
www.unesco.org /courier/2000_04/uk/edito.htm   (529 words)

  
 MyJewishLearning.com - Culture: The Emergence of a Jewish Cultural Identity
Culture is "a legitimate form of Jewishness" and "the path to community leads through cultural institutions as well as religious ones," he says.
In a June 2000 report to UJA Federation of New York's Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal, a moving picture was presented by social psychologist Bethamie Horowitz, entitled Connections and Journeys: Assessing Critical Opportunities for Enhancing Jewish Identity, of how being Jewish evolved over the course of the lifetimes of New York-area Jews.
The evidence is that Jewish cultural identity does not lead to assimilation or "bagels and lox" type of Jews.
myjewishlearning.com /culture/About_Jewish_Culture/JewishCulturalIdentity.htm   (722 words)

  
 CULTURAL IDENTITY AND ETHNOCENTRISM
Cultural identity is sometimes closely related to the term “ethnocentrism”.
We all are born into a human culture, and it is the culture that shapes our self-awareness and understanding of other individuals.
All cultures are subject to external influences, but cultural xenophobia is often narrowly directed, for instance at foreign loan words in a national language.
www.webspawner.com /users/langandcultural   (1828 words)

  
 Overview of Cultural Identity in the United States
Culture cannot exist in isolation any more than an economy or a social and political life can exist outside of culture.(2) There needs to be a balance between a society’s own identity and roots and external influences; an intermixing of ideas, images, values, modes of social and political organization, objects, techniques, and know-how.
National identities are not things we are born with, but they are formed and transformed “within and in relation to representation”.(5) Through national identity, we form a national culture.
Cultural identification in the United States is not something that is simple to discuss.
ematusov.soe.udel.edu /final.paper.pub/_pwfsfp/000000be.htm   (1030 words)

  
 A Cultural Identity between Europe and the Mediterranean
This paper was presented at an international conference entitled, "Between Europe and the Mediterranean: Youth, Towns, Culture", held in Rome as part of the IX edition of the Biennial Exhibition of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, in June, 1999.
From a cultural point of view, whether we choose to join the European Union or not is essentially beside the point.
On the cultural level, the homologation of the new generations has produced a profound detachment from the Mediterranean roots of the culture of the South.
www.geocities.com /inizjamed/cultural_identity.htm   (1577 words)

  
 South Korea Cultural Identity
National self-image is, on one level, unambiguously defined by the convergence of territorial, ethnic, linguistic, and cultural identities.
Problems of cultural identity are closely connected to the tragedy of Korea's division into two hostile states.
The literature of Korean cultural distinction is strikingly similar to Japanese attempts to prove the "uniqueness" of their own cultural heritage, although "proof" of Japan's uniqueness is usually drawn from examples of Western countries (the significant "other" for modernized Japanese).
www.country-studies.com /south-korea/cultural-identity.html   (1932 words)

  
 Thoughts on Cultural Identity
Cultural identity may be clearer to some people than it may be to others.
We learn a whole new set of culturally and linguistically defined rules and value systems with the result that our own perception of the culturally induced life experience is expanded.
Crossing Cultures encourages all discussion on cultural identity and invites its readers to write with their reflections and input on this topic.
www.digitrends.com /crossingcultures/iden.htm   (647 words)

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