Cultural Identity

17 Sep

lost boys

During the video you watched today,one of the Sudanese refugees compared having cultural identity to having land. Without either, where would we be? Who would we be?

Leave a comment about what you value about your own cultural identity? Also, explain how you would react to living in a new society that has a vastly different culture than your own. How would you assimilate or acculturate? 


3 Responses to “Cultural Identity”

  1. SALAD (@Salamorvar) September 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    If I moved to Sudan suddenly I’d be really unused to the language, landscape, clothing, social etiquette, the lack of electricity and resources. We are really spoiled here; everything is at our disposal. Living in a third world country after living in Canada would likely end up being a huge attitude adjustment.

  2. khylam September 18, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    I like dressing casually. I like eating a multitude of different foods. I’m fluent in English and I’m learning Spanish. I don’t believe in a religion but my family members are devout Muslims. Living in a different society would be weird because almost everything will be different assuming it’s not the US. I’ll learn a new language if I need to, eat the food served there (unless it’s deep fried everything), dress differently, learn different things, etc.

  3. Sarah September 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I value many things in my South African culture, like the foods we ate, our cultural attire and the variety of languages we spoke, however i never really learned much about my culture. My family used to travel a lot before my brother and I were born so I was influenced by many cultures and ideas from any different places. Being from South Africa, I sort of understand what it was like for the lost boys to come all the way to the U.S. from Sudan. Coming to Canada I was surprised with the differences and slightly overwhelmed, but I aborted Canadian culture and slowly started to fit in. It must have been very scary for the lost boys because they don’t know English and come from a completely different culture.

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