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How does a culture repair the damage done by a colonial influence over the course of hundreds of years? How much damage has been done to the national pride and sense of self when all their traditions are misplaced once it is taken over by an outside influence? Can it ever truly become whoale again? When a culture fights against those outside influences what do they lose or end up gaining ? Is a culture ever really the same after it meets the “devolved” world? Or has the world melded into a society without any traditions or meaning? When looking at the Mexican culture through the works of Dawn in Food Talk, Food Talks , and both the movies we watched in class “ Y tu mama tambiem” and “Ramos de fuego” you can see a distinct contrast between a Mexican culture that has fought against colonial influence and one that has fallen to it along time ago. Juchitan and Mexico City couldn’t be farter apart culturally wise but they are in the same country with the same government trying to supply them both and their needs. The way they see the world I think is the part that can be described the best and compared and contrasted successfully. In Juchitan the entire day revolves around work, from before the sun even rises
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENG 211 taught by Professor Rice during the Spring '08 term at Oregon State.

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