Defining Culture

Culture | noun | cul·ture 1.  the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also: the characteristic features of everyday existence (such as diversions or a way of life) shared by people in a place or time (Merriam Webster) 2. a common set of values and norms, including …

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Week 11: Anti Oppressive Social Work

Reading these chapters resonated with me deeply because I am frustrated by this mainstream social work practice that so many of my peers seem to stick to. I feel like I came to the SSW (and Urban Planning) to overhaul our capitalist society that privileges white, heterosexual men and challenge how we accept our structural oppression …

Final Project

I am interested in creating a photovoice project for this assignment. I have many friends from different cultures and I want to better understand what "culture" means to them. We have discussed at length about what culture can be defined as to different people, and how culture is so many different things. I hope to …

Stolen Generation

My first reaction in response to this film and the websites: "Why do I know nothing about this?" I know nothing and my ignorance is pathetic. This was as recent as the 1970s! That was only FORTY years ago! My mom was entering college as this was ending! In Australia - a place I have …