Choose and analyze a cultural object or photograph, and why that object or picture – as a cultural artifact – represents an important aspect of your culture.
Include in your analysis:
Brief description of the culture(s) in which you were raised. Include descriptions of your family culture, your ethnic and/or religious cultures, and any other cultural influences that have formed the unique individual you are.
A brief description of the current culture(s) you belong to. How are these cultures different from those in which you were raised? You should use the object/photograph you choose for this assignment to explore the forms and meanings of cultures in your own life; the cultural influences that have formed you; what you have learned about cultural diversity and the diverse cultural influences that have helped to shape who you are.
Finally, use what you see in the photograph as a way to summarize the dominant values or beliefs that are a part of your personal world-view as a result of cultural influences that have formed you.
* Please also include in your paper an image(s) of your object photograph in your paper.