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Cultural and ethnic factors that influence the population in California. Cultural impacts on food choices of Californians. California restaurants, their foundations, history and style of cuisines and other cultural contributions
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Mr. Daniel Homsey, City Administrator's Office Clean and green summit 2010
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Humans eat for several different reasons other than for energy or building tissue Why do you eat?
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1. Individuals that eat for pleasure 2. There are people who eat as a remedy against boredom 3. Some persons employ food as a substitute for sex/love 4. One category is made up of those using food as reward
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5. There are people eating as a remedy against stress 6. Some individuals eat as a remedy against frustration
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It would appear that food plays a much large role in our lives than the original definition implies In addition to being more than just fuel for our bodies, food has also had an impact on the development of societies and cultures (more on that later)
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How would you define culture? What about American Culture? California Culture? San Francisco Culture? SFSU Culture?
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Culture Buzz words? Preppy Redneck Goth Foodie Druggie Gangster Hip Hop
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Culture is defined as: The values, beliefs, attitudes and practices accepted by members of a group or community It is learned, not inherited and is passed from generation to generation through language acquisition and socialization It can also be seen as “the way we do things around here”
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But what happens when one culture is forced upon, or embedded, in another culture? Irish to the United States Formation of Jewish State in 1945 Roman Conquest Conquistadors in South America American Indians
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Formally known as Acculturation, it is best described as the adaptation process that a group of people goes through when immersed into another culture Often times the level of Acculturation grows more and more complete with each passing generation….
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However the level of acculturation, and speed at which it occurs can be dependant on several factors: Voluntary vs. Forced Culture Clash Proximity to the “Home Land” Age of the population when the process begins Geographic Location
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Normally thought to be between two different groups of people However, it can also occur inside the same population Can you think of any examples?
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Are you an American Jew, or a Jewish American? Are you a American Chinese or a Chinese
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