compare and contrast how each of the authors or subjects you selected respond to challenges and changes to his/her respective cultural identity.

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compare and contrast how each of the authors or subjects you selected respond to challenges and changes to his/her respective cultural identity.

Using at least two (2) narratives (choose from The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Hester Street Farewell to Manzanar and Miss Navajo) as examples compare and contrast how each of the authors or subjects you selected respond to challenges and changes to his/her respective cultural identity.

 

This semester we read several accounts that revealed how cultural identity is socially constructed. It develops in response to social and historical forces and intersects with other ethnic and racial identities social class and gender.

Using at least two (2) narratives (choose from The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Hester Street Farewell to Manzanar and Miss Navajo) as examples compare and contrast how each of the authors or subjects you selected respond to challenges and changes to his/her respective cultural identity.

How did their responses vary according to the specific social/historical context of their experiences? In what ways did ideas about race and ethnicity the impact of social class and ideals about masculinity and femininity affect their experiences and understanding of themselves in relation to other characters individuals or groups in the narrative?