Are culture and ethnicity twin horses on the cart that carries your our identity?
Is the term Latino for Latin American a cultural or an ethnic label?
How do the connotations of Hispanic and Irish differ with respect to culture and ethnic background?
|etymology||Latin, cultus, cult: to grow or respect||Greek, eqnos, heathen nations|
|1420. tilling the soil for growing food||1470. Bible: gentile, pagan, heathen|
|1483. reverential homage, to revere||1664. non-Judeo Christians|
|1510. education or training||1884. referring to a race or nation|
|inclusive, respectful||exclusive, demeaning|
Select references from several chapters in Octavio Paz and give examples of each of these two related, but distinct concepts:
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Note: despite the persistence of people to identify "racial characteristics," there is only one human race. Biologically speaking race means the capacity or ability of any two members of a representative population to produce viable offspring.
|meaning origins and genetic descent||meaning the environment, conditions|
|Culture||altered land areas||language,|
|Ethnicity||blood type,||food preparation|
Because the terms may overlap, place examples from the texts into the appropriate square above that is closest to the meaning of these terms and the habit, trait, or behavior the authors are describing.
What is a cultural hearth?
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