Australia's collective desire of nationalism as well as patriotism lead to its formation as a federation and this willingness to unify the divided colonies was a reflection of an ulterior, racist purpose. Federation is the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate colonies or states. Before Australia's eventual federation on January 1 of 1901, there had been years of debate, since the idea was first introduced in Sydney during an inter-colonial conference until its implementation almost twenty years later, on whether or not Australia should federate. Prior to 1901 the country was divided into 6 separate, self-governing colonies, each ultimately under Britain's rule and numerous politicians had been pushing for Australia to federate and after being initially rejected during a conference in Melbourne in 1899 it was later given Royal Assent on 9 July, 1900. There were a number of reasons that opposed the idea to federate. Fears of smaller colonies being overpowered, patriotic feelings towards a particular colony, the cost of running a central parliament would be too high, as well as rising hostilities between colonies. However the grounds in favour of the idea for a federal government took precedence, almost all revolving around a very prejudicial concept. Australia had a very strong sense of nationalist pride, the desire to become a unified nation. They wished to evolve from their origin as second class convicts and uphold the British way of life. This is reflected in their motives to federate: to create a unified immigration legislation to restrict the entry of non-Europeans and creating tariff barriers to protect Australian from foreign contest. Furthermore, supporters of federation reasoned that it was part of ones patriotic duty to keep the nation "snowy" white and that it was vital to maintain the purity of their race. "The Mongolian Octopus - His Grip on Australia," a cartoon published by Bulletin Magazine in 1886 was a mode of...
...of him as the elevator slowly ascends. (Complex compound) Instead of being an individual and continuing facing the elevator doors, this man joins these random people in unison by facing the opposite direction of the door. What is it that distinguishes us apart from each other? Society norms seem to be helping people in creating their identity. Daring to be different is what makes a human an individual. Andres Martin, author of “On Teenagers and Tattoos” and Brent Staples, author of “Black Men and Public Space” both describe experiences with identity in their short essays. These authors explain that identity is created from the social norm. Once identity is created, a person can choose to follow the norm or become an individual and create their own unique path.
In the short essay, “Black Men and Public Space”, Staples talks about being identified as a criminal his whole life because of his skin color. Throughout his life, Staples was continuously stereo typed. He first starts by explaining couple different scenarios. He was simply taking a night time stroll. During his walk, he encountered a woman who from a distant seemed to be scared. After a few quick glances, the woman began to pace herself quickly. This woman soon began to run. She was running away from Staples who did not mean to harm anyone. This woman stereo typed Staples...
...To what extent are the ‘self’ and ‘identity’ separate from society?
The concept of self and identity has become increasingly important in social science in recent years. There are many competing concepts about them. The term ‘identity’ can be basically understood as how we understand ourselves. It generally entails how to category people into groups by differentiate them according to their characteristics. This essay will focus on the correlations of self and identity, and society. It will stress on if self and identity are separate from society with scholars’ support, particular on Mead and Goffman.
George Herbert Mead is widely considered as the founding father of theoretical thinking concerned with the self and identity. There are two main innovations in Mead’s work: the social nature of self and the importance of symbolic communication in terms of language (Crossley, 2005). He rejected that self is an isolated thing that embed in individuals’ head from previous concepts. In contrast, he pointed out that the sense of self is a social thing that arises through social interaction (Elliott, 2007). He emphasises on the individuals have the sense of who they are through the feedback they receive from others. All these processes depend on the language that all people agree and understand in the same meaning....
...Self IdentityInfluenced by Love
After the study and discussion of a handful of the great literary works of the nineteenth century it is apparent that love is a powerful and recurring theme. Within many of these texts an idea of self identityinfluenced by love of another is presented through the characters and plot. Whether this concept is unintended or deliberately placed by the author, self discovery is an underlying message. In The Symposium, Plato presents various intellectual perspectives on the subject of love. The speech given by Aristophanes focuses on a search for wholeness culminating with the discovery of a soul mate. This idea is articulated by George Eliot in Silas Marner. Silas leads a lonely existence, cut off from the world, until Eppie is brought into his life. Whether it is the love for a beloved, family member or friend; love brings about the discovery of self-hood and personal identity.
The comic poet, Aristophanes, discusses the idea that love is essential to becoming whole. This speech establishes a myth which suggests that lovers were once physically joined together. According to Aristophanes, human beings were originally spherical, with two heads that faced in opposite directions, four legs, four arms, and two sets of genitals. The god Zeus, in a rage, severed the union of lovers into two pieces. These halves of men immediately sought out their counterparts and...
...The development of our identity is strongly influenced by socialisation. The environment and people around us form our lifestyles and create who we are and the values that we grow up to learn and accept. Family, peers and location are the some of the socialisation factors that influence an individual’s identity. There have been two particular theories which show the impact that socialisation has on identity. Jean Piaget based a theory around the cognitive development of a child up to adulthood. Abraham Maslow based a theory more-so on the various needs that a child gains through their journey to adulthood, however on Maslow’s theory a person can progress and regress through the stages. Both of these theories are based on the ‘nurture’ side of development because socialisation impacts ones identity.
Family influences on the development of identity. It is the most important factor in an infants and a child’s life. Family provides an infant/child with food, clothing, health services, a place to sleep, love and a sense of security. When an infant lacks these, their developmental process is altered. Maslow’s theory backs this statement, as an infant cannot progress if they aren’t provided with these physical necessities. Infants learn from their parents the things that society deems as acceptable and not acceptable. They learn how to behave i.e....
...D2 – Evaluate factors that influenced the effectiveness of each interaction.
In this piece of coursework I will be analysing and evaluating the factors that influence the effectiveness of each interaction in relation to the one to one set at a GP’s for a patient that has really bad back pains and is complaining about how sharp the pain is.
I based the one to one interaction on a patient with back problems and they’ve come to the GP’s for something to be given to them. I thought of this because it’s something I went through and I thought it would be nice to let people know what process I went through and how hard it was.
The first factor, I thought that influenced the one to one interaction was the patient and doctor taking turns while talking and not interrupting. Turn taking is a major factor that involves our everyday lifestyle and it’s helpful because you know you will get a turn at having your own say. Turn taking helps out a lot especially if you are with younger children or at a GP. For example, the patient came to her doctor and she told her doctor what was wrong with her and how much she’s in pain, the doctor listened to her while she was talking and didn’t ask questions until she finished talking then, the doctor answered all her questions and asked her own questions trying to figure out what was wrong about that patient and...
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A person’s gender identity is determined by multiple factors. There are biological factors, such as the person anatomic sex, and factors that are determined by the way a person acts or feels inside. There are traits that some attribute to being more masculine or feminine because throughout history it has been viewed as such.
Biological gender identity is determined before a person is even born. The ovum always has an X chromosome so the sex is determined by the sperm. If the sex chromosome in the sperm is a Y then the baby will develop as a boy, if the sex chromosome in the sperm is an X then the baby will develop as a girl. The development process of an embryo turning into one gender or the other takes time. Around the seventh week the chromosomes have made their mark on the embryo as one sex or the other with the sex organs having been partially developed. There are some situations where a genetic malformation or other chemical issue will cause the embryo to form an abnormal sexual structure and may become a hermaphrodite.
Gender identity is begins to develop at a young age suggesting that the person is genetically programmed to identify with their biological sex. Many children have discovered there atomic sex by the time of eighteen months and most children have a firm sense of gender identity by...
...Whatfactors led Britain to declare war on Germany in August 1914?
On the 4th August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany, on the side of France and Russia. There were many factors that contributed to the war; some commentators believed it was a stockpiling of issues that ultimately led to it. Initially it was Austria-Hungary who declared war on Serbia, on the 28th July, after receiving an unsatisfactory responsefrom Serbia to the ultimatum they had issued her. This was triggered by the assassination of Franz Ferdinand- heir to the Austria-Hungary throne- on 28th June 1914. It instigated a remarkable sequence of events, between July and early August, described as an archetypal case of “one thing led to another”- also referred to as the treaty alliance system. The British Governments decision for war arrived 5 days later, on 4th August, and was based on many different factors and principles. These included, ensuring the maintenance of peace and the European balance of power, defending the neutrality and independence of Belgium and honouring Britain’s alliances. The German involvement in the war, as an ally of Austria-Hungary, played a large part in Britain’s involvement as she was concerned about the rise of Germany as a naval and economic power, in particular their threat of colonial ascendency. These factors will be discussed in more detail and...
...To what extent did nationalism threaten peace in Europe from 1870 to 1914 ?
From 1870, two big powers, Italy and Germany, were established after their unifications. At the same time, it aroused nationalism in Europe. So, it did a large extent of nationalism threatening peace in Europe until 1914, because they tried to gain national glory.
Nationalism is the movement for national unity, independence and advancement. Nationalists tried to gain national glory and to unify with the people in same race.
There is few doubts to say that nationalistic movements did bring unrests and conflicts among European powers. There were many nationalistic movements in the period of 1870-1914, including the Pan-German movements, Pan-Slavs movement, Greater Serbian movement, the revenge by France and the Young Turks movement. These all intensified the conflicts among the powers and suspicions rose gradually.
What kind of nationalism were these so called movements based on?
First, the Pan-German Movement did bring to the deterioration of the relations between Germany and Russia, which advocated the Pan-Slavs Movement. The Germans tried to unify with the German-speaking in the Balkans, which would bring national glory as well. Their conflicts deepened the roots of hostility. They were the two mainly rival powers leading to and in the First World War in 1914.Rather...