I need this essay to be agreeing they should be born into deaf culture. Bring up points like how many kids are already born in deaf families and how it effects them growing up. Also bring up points about the schools deaf kids go to comprend to regular schools, just cover points of how growing up deaf in normal life is hard and how they will be more successful in deaf culture.
My exhibit: https://www.glbthistory.org/50-years-of-pride
After you have immersed yourself in the content of the exhibit, please write a 750-1000-word, post-exploration reflection in which you:
Give a brief description of the exhibit (250 words)
Reflect on elements of the exhibit that were new (to you), fascinating, thought-provoking, etc. (500 words)
Articulate your biggest take-aways from visiting the exhibit and from learning about the cultural groups/movements represented in the exhibit (250 words)
To identify important elements of the history of a particular group or culture
To reflect on the complex ways in which history is acknowledged and passed on
While reading, I was interested most by the discussions of the material-semiotic relationships of blood and its presence as a laboring commodity. I found the connections between blood’s status as an indicator of corruption (what the reading calls negative valuation) and as a racial allegory to be a convincing argument for the pervasiveness and continuation of anti-Blackness. Biocapital is founded on laboring commodities such as blood- it creates the idea that not only are laborers producers, but their bodies are as well. Because blood is “‘an object outside of us,'” but also an extension of the laborer, it is expected to fill both roles of laborer and commodity. Bio/necrocapital is the ultimate form of commodification of laborer- it does not require a physical laborer to continue producing and is both inherently valuable and the producer of value.
I think that the arguments related to the metaphysical and capitalist significance of blood are also interesting to think about in the context of eggs. I have looked into egg donation before as the compensation can be quite high (into the tens of thousands of dollars). I think that while blood and the idea of “corrupted blood” can be seen as negative valuation, eggs are an example of positive valuation. Most websites explicitly list that Asian, Indian, and Jewish egg donors are in high demand and might be compensated more. I believe this to be an overt example of meaning-making and bio-ontologization, especially the bio-ontologization of “Jewish.” Asian, Indian, and Jewish people have all been subject to the model minority myth- the belief that they are intrinsically “smarter,” more hard-working, better at STEM subjects, etc. The fact that eggs from these groups are in high-demand demonstrates a belief that their eggs will somehow contain genetic material that possesses these traits and can produce children who will be more intelligent and hard-working. There is also an unstated negative valuation- while eggs from Black, Latino, or Indigenous egg-producing people are not prohibited, they are “low-demand.” Eggs go even further than blood as a laboring commodity- it is an infinitely replicating laboring commodity that can produce not only value but more laborers who can produce this commodity in addition to labor and value. There are also feminist and queer implications- the commodification of reproductive organs and the heteronormative implications of eggs as a site of reproduction between a man and woman. There is a lot to write about here, but I don’t want to make this discussion post too long so I would be really interested if anyone has thoughts they’d like to share on this!
No matter where we are in the lifespan, loss, death and dying are difficult experiences. Cultures vary as to how they process and experience these events. Share an Internet resource that describes another culture’s approach to death, dying, mourning, grief or bereavement. Please share how they may experience this with respect to one of the following: death of a child (natural causes or accident), death of a spouse, terminal illness in a child or adult, or the elderly. Please cite your resource(s).
Option 3: Cultural Adaptation in Movies
View one of the following movies.
Discuss the cultural elements and issues that are present in the film.
In your essay:
Give a brief summary of the film
State three (3) cultural elements/issues expressed in the film (for example: race, gender, religion, class, etc.) that we have covered in the textbook.
Discuss the each of the three (3) cultural elements/issues seen in the film
Provide a complete analysis and critique of these elements
Explain any stereotypes found in the film
Explain any elements of prejudice found in the film
Explain the impact of the film in describing the cultural elements presented
Provide examples from the film and your textbook to support your points
Provide a concluding paragraph summing up your thoughts on the film and cultural issues/elements presented.
All papers must include references to the content of the class, using the vocabulary from the course. Full credit will not be given to those who do not connect the material to the film content.
Prepare your paper in APA format (title page, 3 pages of text, reference page)
If you do not own one of these movies, consider Redbox, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or other video rental services.
Patch Adams (Great for those in health related careers)
Eat, Love, Pray
City of God
Farewell, My Concubine
Karate Kid 2
Boys N da Hood
Memoirs of a Geisha
Lost in Translation
The Laramie Project
The Crying Game
Remember the Titans
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Maria Full of Grace
Empire of the Sun
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Rabit Proof Fence
Joy Luck Club
The Killing Fields
The Bird Cage
Last of the Mohicans
Since your textbook does not cover Buddhism’s Holy Days and Festivals, research them and select one that most intrigues you. You will notice the dates of these celebration days change from year to year because Buddhists follow the lunar calendar and not the solar calendar.
Write a 2-3 page narrative on your chosen Holy Day or Festival. You will have to do a little research first to understand the event and explain what occurs. Then, pretend you and a friend attended this festival celebration or Holy Day service. Tell me what you saw, heard, touched, even smelled and tasted! This narrative should be written in first person “I, me, my, we” so I can experience the celebration through your eyes. Use paragraphs. You may also include dialogue/conversation as if you talked with others at the event. THIS WILL BE FUN!
Include a catchy title and one small picture as a visual.
Please include an MLA formatted Works Cited page for sources consulted.
Here is an EXAMPLE FESTIVAL NARRATIVE PAPER to inspire you. Since this example paper is on the Songkran Festival, you must choose a different holy day/festival. (Note: The Works Cited page on the student example is incomplete. Please fully cite your sources MLA style. This requires more than a website address.)
How is ‘happiness’ described in Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story — ‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas’? What connections do you see between the short story and the idea of ‘happiness’ in the chapter from Sara Ahmed’s book? Who are the people who walk away from Omelas? What do you think of their departure? (min 350 words) To help you think about this question, I am including a quote from Ahmed’s The Promise of Happiness about the freedom to be unhappy:
“The political will to be affected by unhappiness could be rewritten as a political freedom. We would radicalize freedom as the freedom to be unhappy. The freedom to be unhappy is not about being wretched or sad, although it might involve freedom to express such feelings. The freedom to be unhappy would be the freedom to be affected by what is unhappy, and to live a life that might affect others unhappily. The freedom to be unhappy would be the freedom to live a life that deviates from the paths of happiness, wherever that deviation takes us. It would thus mean the freedom to cause unhappiness by acts of deviation.”
Unit 5 Discussion #1: Race, Caste, Class: A Reflection
11 unread reply.11 reply. What role, would you say, race, caste, and social class played in the society you grew up in? How might you compare this to the role it played in this unit’s readings?
Unit 5 Discussion #2: Race, Caste, Class and the Supplemental Text
11 unread reply.11 reply.
What role do race, caste, and social class play in the supplemental text? How might you compare this to the role it plays in the supplemental readings?
BOOK- One World, Many Cultures Edition: 10th ISBN: 9780134425726 Author: Hirschberg Publisher: Pearson
Hirschberg, Stuart and Hirschberg, Terry. One World, Many Cultures. 10th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2018.
Assigned readings –
Helena Norberg-Hodge’s “Learning from Ladakh” (p. 139)
Jose Antonio Burciaga’s “My Ecumenical Father” (pg. 144)
Chitra Divskaruni’s “Live Free and Starve” (pg. 147)
Julia Cooke’s “Amigos” (p. 151)
Peter Hessler’s “The Restaurant Owner” (p. 171)
Lucy (This is the supplemental text I do not have this book but if you can find it that would be great!)
1. ISBN: 9780374527358
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
EACH DISCUSSION IS 3-6 WELL STRUCTURED SENTENCES.
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS! USE ASSIGNED READINGS ONLY!
Give the orgin of the food and why it is eaten in that region. What makes it an ethnic dish? How does it fit in with the other culture.
Answer questions below:
1.Describe the restaurant you have chose in depth an what type of dishes they serve etc in depth (at least a paragraph)
2. what cultural does this food represent
3. reflecting on what you learn/ ate from the restaurant what did you learn or experince that is different from what you knew before
4.what is the name of the restaurant and what did you specifically eat?
5. how is it similar of different from american food
6. describe the decor of the restaurant
7. if they were playing music describe the music being played
Reference for question 1: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/08/08/487821049/who-gets-to-be-hapa
Reference for question 2: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2021/1/19/22224830/ethnically-ambiguous-mixed-race-hawaii
and the pdf uploaded in the “files section”.