The general topic in the introduction of the journal “Counting niqabs and burqas in Denmark: Methodological Aspects of Quantifying Rare and Elusive Religious Sub-cultures,” Warburg, Johansen, & Ostergaard ( 2013) is the proposing ban of face-wearing clothes such as niqabs and burqas.
The proposing is a result of cultural differences, which is showcased in the journal by “For many people in the West, the sight of a woman who wears the niqab is provocative and gives rise to objections and condemnations of various kinds, from concern about the women´s supposed oppression to issues of identification and public safety” (p .33).
This quote explains who the Conservative Party in Denmark wants to ban niqabs and why it is a common topic in many European countries. The diverse cultural understandings of this particular clothing are the reason behind this “popular” topic in Western politics.
What the story is about: what goes through an athletes mind while competing.
What the story is really about: “A tennis match, is life in miniature”.
The story will follow a tennis player’s thoughts during a match. It will present a couple of conflict in terms of how the player has to handle the match (the opponent, his own game, his mind etc.). The problem solving from the player during the match will be reflected on afterward and compared to human nature and everyday situations.
The story will have an introduction meant to catch the audience´s attention. The story is supposed to stand out by being told in a present setting (in action) where the story is told by a first-person narrator. This will hopefully show the authenticness of the story and make it easier for the audience to experience the presented feelings. At the end, there will be a reflection to sum-up the story.
The goal of the story is the give the audience a feeling and clearer understanding of how sports can be related to life in general. Another goal is to make it intense and persuading the feelings of the audience by using audio elements such as music and sound effects. The ultimate goal is to get the audience to reflect on how crazy and beautiful sports are at the same time.
(culture of sports and the language of sports/athletes).
Story: Own experience (gives credibility)
What goes through my mind during matches (starting the match, losing/winning a big point, during/between points, changeovers), superstitions (bottles, balls, numbers), tactics.
This can for some be relatable when playing sports or taking an exam.
Sound effects: Tennis ball, scream/celebration. Background music to affect feelings.
Talk about how you are alone and the tennis court, how a match is not played on time (human biological effect of protecting what you have is not possible as you can not defend a lead).
How physicality plays a big role in tennis and how it alongside experience (reactions/active decision making) has evolved because of for example technology.
End the storytelling so the audience can reflect: Maybe they think about how technology plays an impact on sports, how tennis is compared to other sports or just now know what goes on in the mind of an athlete while competing= Different (maybe bigger joy) while watching sports.
- Talk about for how long and how many matches I have played: “Every match is different, just as every day in life is different”.
- Describe the system of a tennis match: How it is different from other sports and what it creates/includes. Use different types of sound effects (clock).
- Present a match: Tell as if recording while playing the match. Use different types of sound effects (a bouncing tennis ball, scream/celebration), maybe over background music.
- Reflect on the match compared to tennis, sports and even life in general, “Every match is a life in miniature”. Possibly include background music.
Compose an essay with information about myself with a special focus on identity, race, and culture. Use music and see how it gives the essay a deeper meaning/understanding. Practice using my voice in a way that suits the story.
- Use of different music such as Danish, Indian and African (maybe find a mix of the three in the end).
- What it is about: “Explain” where I am from (cultural, racial and language identity) –> tell my family story (both sides) –> influences on for example food and music.
- What it is really about: Mix of races and cultures –> “home is family”.
- A lot of music editing (matching with voice and storytelling).
Music: København (Ukendt Kunstner), Chaiyya Chaiyya, and Roger Milla/A Kele Nta (MHD).
Food to mention: Risengrød, butter chicken, and ugali.
Comparing my response on the reading for today with Qiyu´s.
- Qiyu had more focus on racial discrimination problems as a result of an act from the US environment and the government whereas I looked on it from the narrator´s point of view.
- Both against the discrimination that immigrations face; an example we both used is Tadeu Velloso´s fight to find his own identity
A reason why an individual can have a unique perspective in his/hers response to the issues of identity and culture can be their own experiences and cultural backgrounds.
This can be used to explain why there was a difference between me and Qiyu´s response to today´s reading. Due to my non-existing experiences with how Americans face other cultures and I am not able to speak about this.
In one today presentations, I came across, as in Qiyu´s response; how Americans seem to be more afraid or against immigrants and refugees. The group stated that European people are more welcoming to refugees than people in the US. This has made me more interested in the difference between how Americans and Europeans look at immigrants and refugees. Is there a misconception within the American population that Europeans are more welcoming to different cultures or is it true?
Hello, fellow Dons!
My name is Romeo and I´m a Managment major here at the University of San Francisco. I play on the Mens´ Tennis Team which was the leading factor for me to join USF alongside its great location and high academic standard.
I´m from Denmark, a small country in Northern Europe with only 6 million inhabitants.
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