Anthropology-Culture and Globalization

1572 WordsApr 20, 20117 Pages
ANTH101 Cultural Identities in a Globalized World All throughout our readings, lectures, videos, and textbook we learn the effects of globalization on the different nations we studied. I often felt sad for these nations because we were encouraging them to practice our traditions and therefore their personal identities and culture were lost. Other than to improve healthcare and poverty through medical care and education I could not find positive improvements. In fact it appeared in most cases we were trying to force our beliefs and practices on these third world countries. Furthermore it appeared we weren’t doing this for the good of the group but to increase our own wealth, power, religious converts, prestige, and…show more content…
Here they are in the United States being treated as second class citizens because of their Mexican descent. Separated from the “white” kids, treated with disdain, seated in the back of the buses and classrooms. It is very hbard on the children even though their parents value and see education as the key. Oftentimes the parents are uneducated and this briding of Spanish and Engilsh fall in their young laps. Overcrowded housing, travelling, poor nuturition, and hard labor figure heavily in their experiences. Teased and ostracized they must transcend many difficulties here in the United States to try and better themselves. There life expectancies are onlyu 49 years and they are at high risk for diabetes, hypertension and alcoholism along with many other health issues as a result of their hard lives. They live in extremely hard living conditions, socially ostracized, medically disadvantaged, substandard living, sanitation problems, poor diets, and exposed to high rates of infection. Another interesting case study was the Kohistani tribe of Thull located north of Dir on the border of Pakistan. Although throughout their history they practiced violence through fighting between descent groups these fights were somewhat controlled and mediated. This was a group that traditionally kept to themselves without any contact of the neigboring towns such as Afghanistan and Dir. They practiced their
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