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Quiz 2 :

Cultural Identity: Issues of Belonging

Quiz 2 :

Cultural Identity: Issues of Belonging

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are Chen's reason and purpose in proposing a new approach to viewing identity?
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The following is the C's reason for proposing a new approach to viewing identity :
The impact of globalization has led scholars from diverse disciplines to study the view of identity from various aspects and encourage individuals to find, negotiate, and sustain their identity. Unfortunately, abundant research seems to further confuse the concept.
• Establishing
• Authenticating
• Negotiating or Maintaining (one's own or group identity)
The importance of these concepts is to motivate individual to hold strongly onto their own ego.
This proposes as a different view on the " self and identity."
In Asian perspective , diverse group of people is described differently as "social, cultural, economical, and religious categories." This difference is to express the unique distinctiveness of identity. Thus, these are the alternative and new approach to view identity.

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sources do most non-Indians draw on to construct their image of American Indians? Do these sources present a valid representation? Why?
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The following are the sources that most Indians draw on to construct their image of American Indians :
The old west image is one in which all Indians possess, these are related cultural distinctiveness that reflects of the plain Indian culture and are apparently to be living the cinematic "Dances with Wolves" version of life.
• Stereotyping and over generalized image are always portrayed by Indians
• Indians are portrayed as living a romanticized lifestyle, idyllic in which they reside in harmony with nature, are childlike, promiscuous, oblivious to pain, and willingly connect in forms or self torture.
These sources are presented as valid representation
Based on valid stereotypes, Indians worship forces such as water, sun, light, wind, thunder, and fire. Indians are always thoughts to believe in several spirits or gods, which normally includes indication to the "great spirits".
Sometime, Indian stereotypes are propagated through false images of Indians as either noble savages or spirit guides.

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makes Taoism different from Confucianism, Hinduism, and Buddhism?
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Taoism different from Confucianism, Hinduism and Buddhism is given below :
Taoism, it is origin from Chinese. A philosopher defines Taoism as early forms come from " experience and understanding. " The philosophy of Taoism realizes " Tao" (i.e., path) as the " one thing which exists and connects many things".
The " self and identity" make the Taoism different from Confucianism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Because the Taoist method of treating the self and identity avoids the consequence of western's individualism.
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Taoism identifies the existence of the self and identity, which is different from the Confucian rational self. The Confucian self is an extension of or defied by " social relationship". In Tao, it is identical and equally co-produces with the cosmos.

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After reading about how anthropology, psychology, and sociology approach the study of identity, which do you find is more closely aligned with your personal concept of what identity is and does?
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does Sauceda maintain that there is confusion surrounding the word "ethnicity"? How does he believe the word should be defined?
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do the authors mean by the term Indian-ness ?
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is the reason behind the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)? What is the certificate's purpose?
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are some of the factors leading to the decline of cultural competency among American Indians?
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essay states that identity is "socially constructed and manifested through communication." Explain this statement and provide an example.
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are some of the difficulties encountered when researching American Indians?
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distinction does Sauceda make between the phrases "Mexican American" and "Chicano/a"?
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Explain the cultural approach to studying identity. Do you agree with this perspective? Why or why not?
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is meant by the phrase "identities are negotiated"?
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you think of any weaknesses in Chen's Taoist approach to identity? What are they?
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Explain the critical approach to studying identity. Do you agree with this perspective? Why or why not?
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does "identity" mean to you? How do you manifest your different identities?
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does one become a culturally competent tribal member?
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Contrast "tribal identity" and "Indian identity" as discussed in the essay. Why has one become more prevalent than the other?
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your opinion, which of the following is a religion and which is a philosophy? Explain your reasoning. a. Confucianism b. Buddhism c. Hinduism d. Taoism
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does Sauceda believe that the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo created the phrase "Mexican American"?
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