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Shamiso butawo

  1. 1. Me as an African; What it means to be hybrid; KEY CONCEPTS Identity and representation Shamiso Butawo
  2. 2. ME AS A BRITON; <ul><li>For me personally the british culture is so rich and diverse in its own domain, once l used to be an outsider looking in and my thoughts and opinions on the culture were bias now that i am an insider looking out l have a better understanding. British culture is more based on democracy and the rights of an individual………… </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV. And the most British thing of all? Suspicion of anything foreign. Oh and......Only in Britain... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in Britain... do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can Buy cigarettes at the front. Only in Britain... do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a DIET coke. Only in Britain... do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters. Only in Britain... do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds on the Drive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage. Only in Britain... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place. Only in Britain... are there disabled parking places in front of a Skating rink.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Me as an african <ul><li>l spent 15years of my life in Africa, the weather was grant the people were reasonably nice and the culture if full on in comparison. However with the migration to England being an African here is so very different. Even thou l still speak my mother tongue fluently sometimes it feels like its my second language because am surrounded by various ethnicities…….. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Theories; (me as a hybrid) <ul><li>Jahari window; my public self is undoubtedly British due to the way l walk, talk, dress and think sometimes, private self is African mostly because most private time is spent with family. </li></ul><ul><li>Being hybrid comes with a lot of advantages however sometimes it can lead to gate keeping especially when my knowledge of other aspects of the British culture is limited. It makes you feel like you have nothing to offer especially in interactions with peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Goffman talks about performance and roles (african/british), the scripts we (representation) use, how these are delivered and interpreted. He also goes on to say signs and signifiers are used in projecting the front……. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>To get further clarification on the topic in question l also interviewed fellow hybrid students in the college and these were their responses </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>