Between cultures: developing self-identity in a world of by H. Ned Seelye

By H. Ned Seelye

During this textual content, the authors know the stresses universal to those that move or survive cultural obstacles. They define a relaxed, fit approach to coexist with members from varied backgrounds, and supply suggestion on resolving clashes in cultures and values.

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In fact, most (97 percent) of the nucleotide molecules in our DNA are inactive sequences of amino acids that lack activating codes (Sagan and Druyan, 1992). ) Mutations increase the genetic diversity of the species, and this may give our descendants a better shot at survival as physical conditions on earth change. Perhaps there are genes in the population that confer resistance to increased radiation caused by falling ozone levels. Genetically speaking, healthy populations are diverse, heterogeneous populations.

One felt more strongly the pull of his first culture; the other had settled into the rhythms of a second. Malinche, alienated through no fault of her own from her natal Aztec culture, as well as from the Mayan culture she was forced to adopt, threw her hat in with the newcomers. The multicultural perspectives of Jerónimo, Gonzalo, and Malinche were put to the service of opposing cultures on the eve of a historic cataclysm. Their multicultural skills altered the course of world history. The Pull of the Anchors The pull exerted by each culture, sometimes stronger in one direction, sometimes in another, affects all who have to manageconsciously or unconsciouslythe codes of two or more distinct cultures.

Victor Pereda (1995) traces his Sephardic Jewish ancestry into 15th-century Spain, where coercive Christian "conversions" mixed hundreds of thousands of Arabic, Jewish, and Christian families. The challenge of functionally integrating the multicultural issues of coherence and identity at both the personal and community levels is ancient. This challenge reaches as far back into the past as our double-stranded deoxyribonucleic ribbons tie us to our multicultural ancestors. And they challenge us in the present as well.

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