The Changing Perception of America's National Identity with Regard to Ethnic Diversity

The Changing Perception of America's National Identity with Regard to Ethnic Diversity

by Pet Er

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The Changing Perception of America's National Identity with Regard to Ethnic Diversity by Pet Er

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: 'Fortunately, the time has long passed when people liked to regard the United States as some kind of melting pot, taking men and women from every part of the world and converting them into standardized, homogenized Americans. We are, I think, much more mature and wise today. Just as we welcome a world of diversity, so we glory in an America of diversity - an America all the richer for the many different and distinctive strands of which it is woven.' (Hubert H. Humphrey) This term paper deals with the reasons for the challenging task of defining America's national identity and will introduce several historical concepts of defining this terminology. The aim of the following pages is to answer the question if the terms melting pot or salad bowl are truly reflecting a multicultural American society, if the myth of the American Dream includes all the various ethnicities living in the USA and if there is a unique national identity that is shared by the whole population of the U.S.

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ISBN-13: 9783656262862
Publisher: GRIN Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Sold by: CIANDO
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 23
File size: 73 KB

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