Essays about: "american identity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 50 essays containing the words american identity.

  1. 1. Formation Within the Nation : Migration and Marginalization in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Engelska

    Author : Emma Flodqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : Migration; Marginalization; Nationality; Mimicry; Colonial Discourse; Race; Identity; Afropolitanism; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie;

    Abstract : Migration and its consequences are often discussed in contemporary postcolonial discussions. This topic of migration is central in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. Adichie’s portrayal of the migrating subject has placed her in the center of the Afropolitan discussion about transnational Africans and their right to represent. READ MORE

  2. 2. Kneeling Heroes, Standing Heroes: the role of identity discourses in the national anthem controversy

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Jesper Olsson; [2018]
    Keywords : National Anthem Controversy; American Identity; External Threats; Patriotic Symbols; Culture Wars; Freedom; Security; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The controversy over the national anthem protests became the latest battleground in an ongoing ´Culture war´ to define American identity. Domestic debates are where the content of common identity is negotiated, in this case the arguments made in the debate also taps into established discourses on identity. READ MORE

  3. 3. 'Master of My Faith, Captain of My Soul' : Identity and Community in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Veronica Söderlund; [2017]
    Keywords : community; identity; Toni Morrison; Maya Angelou; diaspora; otherness;

    Abstract : This essay is a close reading of the novels Beloved by Toni Morrison and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou with the purpose of analyzing the impact and role of the African American community in two characters’ formation of self. The aim is to contrast and compare the two chosen characters’ experiences with their respective African American communities and discuss common ground, similarities and differences. READ MORE

  4. 4. "The price of anything is the life you exchange for it" : a study on voluntary simplicity within the United States

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Tyler Lang; [2017]
    Keywords : alternative lifestyles; modernity; voluntary simplicity; off the grid; motivations; United States; sustainability science; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : American consumption based lifestyles have a grave impact on the environment and personal wellbeing of Americans, creating unhealthy consumption patterns, unforeseen negative effects on individuals, and ultimately unsustainable lifestyles overall. Voluntary simplicity (VS), or individuals who resist consumerist tendencies seeking a higher quality of life through simplicity, is an answer to these concerns by promoting low consumption lifestyles, independence, and resilience among individuals and their lifestyles. READ MORE

  5. 5. Interpreting the uncertainty in Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Temporary Matter”

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Maarit Helena Niemi; [2017]
    Keywords : Jhumpa Lahiri; literature studies; reader-response theory;

    Abstract : An American author who is regarded as being a masterful storyteller when it comes to the struggle with immigrant identity is Jhumpa Lahiri. Those who have read her work would most likely agree with me that her texts provide the reader with an intimate and realistic insight into what it is like living between two or several cultures. READ MORE