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Afghanistan VS America: Culture

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Transcript of Afghanistan VS America: Culture

Children in America
Thesis:
Family practices differ between Afghan and American families from infancy to adulthood, resulting in extended differences between cultures
Teenagers
Teens in
Afghanistan
No formal schooling
Work to support family
Prayer
Family dinners
Value education
Desire security and peace
VS
Adulthood
VS
Adulthood
in Afghanistan

A few months after puberty
No formal schooling
Travel abroad to get an
education
Don't interact with children's
games
Mental/physical health isn't
taken care of
Had to grow beard or were fined

Adulthood
in America

Teens in America
Formal schooling
Social media
Religion is not a big part of life (for some)
Some have jobs
Usually save money for self
Materialistic desires
http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=f5c391b9-601d-46f1-a66c-8b717c0c2ad9%40sessionmgr111&vid=2&hid=121
Adult education in Afghanistan
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890856710009354
Mental health
Sources
A majority of students
attend college
Get married to who ever they
want
Have high paying jobs
Interact with their children
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV%20Shows/The%20National/ID/2439278127/
Sources
Afghan Teens:
http://eds.a.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=1&sid=4e261b7b-b2e7-495f-9045-bf7164cb06b0%40sessionmgr4002&hid=4110&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#db=f5h&AN=6036867
Values"
http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/detail/detail?vid=6&sid=bdb5d17f-1dac-45fc-93ac-c73191498e20%40sessionmgr198&hid=108&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWRzLWxpdmU%3d#db=n5h&AN=P6S304745016614
https://raziasrayofhope.org/women-and-girls-in-afghanistan.html
Culture & Customs
America VS Afghanistan
http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=f5c391b9-601d-46f1-a66c-8b717c0c2ad9%40sessionmgr111&vid=2&hid=121
Adult education in Afghanistan
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890856710009354
Mental health
Women
http://www.trustineducation.org/resources/life-as-an-afghan-woman/
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/7798/Afghanistan/226137/Daily-life-and-social-customs
Sources
Photo credits:
https://www.google.com/search?q=teens+in+america&biw=1366&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=0DwXVdDoOsuagwTh3oLIDg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#tbm=isch&q=teens+in+america+partying&imgdii=_&imgrc=ajfuO2Uw8GYQWM%253A%3BKahdXJZlyvkpaM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fassets.nydailynews.com%252Fpolopoly_fs%252F1.1067642!%252Fimg%252FhttpImage%252Fimage.jpg_gen%252Fderivatives%252Farticle_970%252Fyouth26n-2-web.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.nydailynews.com%252Flife-style%252Fhealth%252Fhard-partying-young-americans-highest-death-rate-high-income-country-study-article-1.1067644%3B970%3B700
https://www.google.com/search?q=afghan+teenagers&rlz=1CAACAG_enUS633&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=633&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Cl8VVcGvA5SNoQTv3oGoDQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#imgdii=_&imgrc=5OGqmtuLRU_RvM%253A%3B5M2-fLqUpStEDM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.unhcr.org%252Fthumb1%252F4be181466.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.unhcr.org%252Fprint%252F4be182076.html%3B800%3B452
https://www.google.com/search?q=american+teenagers&biw=1366&bih=587&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IGIVVeCEF4_eoATaoYKIDg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#tbm=isch&q=teenagers&imgdii=_&imgrc=Bn5HbQSiQnkGyM%253A%3B7s4uOMok9Rf-xM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.ttuhub.net%252Fthehub%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2014%252F04%252FiStock_000018170994_Medium.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.ttuhub.net%252F2014%252F04%252Flubbock-educators-administrators-concerned-about-sexting-among-teenagers%252F%3B1698%3B1131
http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/45b0fb3/2147483647/resize/652x%3E/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2Fba%2F59%2Fa99c05104f5dbd1bdbf8f573c84d%2F140807-selectivity-editorial.jpg
http://america.aljazeera.com/content/dam/ajam/images/articles_2014/afghan_diplomas_013014.jpg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0168e65f0ca2970c-pi
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/04/30/151535879/a-glimpse-of-daily-life-in-afghanistan
Children
V.S.
Children In Afghanistan
they pray multiple times a day
chores are to be done before they play
very little education (especially girls)
play for hours with siblings/friends
spending time with family is VERY important
schooling begins at 5-6 years old
very little responsibilities
sports/arts consume a lot of time
family may/may not be an important aspect
http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/afghanistan/day-in-life

http://www.timeforkids.com/destination/usa/day-in-life
http://babich11.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Afghanistan,+Lindsay+H.
http://www.incirlik.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123252875
Sources:
Kite Runner
Connection
“There are alot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood” (225).
“There was a brotherhood between people who had fed from the same breast, a kinship that not even that time could break” (45).

Stipulations for Girls
All encompassing burqa
No work outside home
No education
Forced into marriage
Abused physically, emotionally, psychologically, and sexually
Kite Runner Connection
“That night, I waited until Baba fell asleep, and then folded a blanket. I used it as a prayer rug. Bowing my head to the ground, I recited half- forgotten verses from the Koran- verses the mullah had made us commit to memory in Kabul…” (154).
“He’s staying right here with us, where he belongs. This is his home and we’re his family. Don’t you ever ask me that question again” (90).

Kite Runner
Connection
"You'll study several years to earn a degree, then you'll get a chatti job like mine, one you could just as easily land today, on the small chance that your degree might someday help you get...discovered." He took a deep breath and sipped his tea. Grunted something about medical school, law school, and "real work"" (134).
"I want you to go khastegari. I want you to ask General Taheri for his daughters hand" (161).

Women
many women die in pregnancy
85% have no education and are illiterate
Average of 6 births per women
life expectancy is 51.
lack of security - kidnapping and rape
marry older men they don’t know
hidden and isolated

http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/04/30/151535879/a-glimpse-of-daily-life-in-afghanistan
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