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Unformatted text preview: When I asked why Isaiah felt it was alright to treat his grandmother as such, she explained that, while living with his other grandparents (Buddhist), the grandfather regularly beat the wives for small wrongs committed and declared openly his intention to bestow his entire livelihood upon Isaiah, the only male born to the family. From this, I understood that early in his life, Isaiah was taught that he was better than the women, regardless of seniority. I was amazed that, even in America, a sort of caste system and sexual inferiority within the family still existed! It was definitely an eye opener. Now the question is, how do we allow Isaiah to retain some of his cultural inheritance while still helping him adjust to a Mormon household? Is it entirely right to force him out of most of his cultural activities, or are we simply deeming our culture as better than his? Interesting to think about. Are we ETHNOCENTRIC?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ANTHR 101 taught by Professor Crandall during the Fall '08 term at BYU - ID.
- Fall '08