Personal Cultural Presentation

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The following is a slide show that was used within a "personal cultural history" presentation as a course requirement for Lit5034.

This one will a be a tough one to follow without a slidecast. Perhaps I'll do that in the near future. Oh well. ;)

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Personal Cultural Presentation

  1. 1. My Personal Family Culture by Sean Patrick Nash Monday, July 6, 2009
  2. 2. “culture:” ...the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people or other social group. Monday, July 6, 2009
  3. 3. “Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun. I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of law but an interpretative one in search of meaning.” ~Geertz (Interpretation of Cultures) Monday, July 6, 2009
  4. 4. It has often been said that the Irish... • are a poetic, passionate, family-oriented people • have a strong work ethic • are socially conscious • never back down from a fight • have strong ties to nature • have a bloody wicked sense of humor • are all Catholics... drunks... etc... Monday, July 6, 2009
  5. 5. An Irish blessing... M hands to do- AY THERE ALWAYS For your be work May your purse always hold A coin or two- May the sun always shine On your windowpane May a rainbow be certain To follow each rain- May the hand of a friend Always be near you May God fill your heart With gladness to cheer you. Monday, July 6, 2009
  6. 6. Does this heritage seem to fit me? You make the call... Monday, July 6, 2009
  7. 7. Diary of a Midwestern Boy Monday, July 6, 2009
  8. 8. I was born... In Saint Joseph, MO in 1969 and reside there to this day. Monday, July 6, 2009
  9. 9. ...to Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Carey Nash Monday, July 6, 2009
  10. 10. My Grandparents Monday, July 6, 2009
  11. 11. but before we get too carried away... Monday, July 6, 2009
  12. 12. remember... i’m just a midwestern boy Monday, July 6, 2009
  13. 13. No green here... Monday, July 6, 2009
  14. 14. ...nor here. Monday, July 6, 2009
  15. 15. We celebrate the major holidays much like everyone else around us... Monday, July 6, 2009
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  17. 17. We spent time doing normal midwestern boy things... Monday, July 6, 2009
  18. 18. TONS of time... In fact, we were allowed to run the neighborhood & woods nearby from sunup until sundown as long as we were within dad’s whistle range. Monday, July 6, 2009
  19. 19. But those woods can be... lovely dark and deep Monday, July 6, 2009
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  32. 32. is love of nature an inborn curiosity? Monday, July 6, 2009
  33. 33. a learned behavior? Monday, July 6, 2009
  34. 34. ...or directly sponsored? Monday, July 6, 2009
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  43. 43. WRESTLING? Monday, July 6, 2009
  44. 44. WRESTLING? NO... not my family. ;) Monday, July 6, 2009
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  65. 65. So... does this heritage seem to fit me? Monday, July 6, 2009

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