In many ways this is the trickiest of the three subjects we have been thinking about because culture has been, and rightfully can be, defined in different ways. Some think of museums and symphonies when they hear the word, usually upper class. Others think of things that need to be modified by the word “pop,” lower class manifestations of culture. I am thinking of culture in a third way here. Here I am thinking of culture more in a way of practices and beliefs and stories that shape ethnic communities. So, for example,
All cultures cherish and recognize that they are connected to a particular past.
when I was growing up my great-grandmother spoke only Italian. She lived with my grandmother and when I would go to visit her I would see handmade noodles handing in the kitchen. On Sundays the … Read More »