Full name Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya American novelist, short-story writer, poet, nonfiction writer, and author of folklore, juvenile poetry, juvenile short stories, young adult novels, and picture books. The following entry presents commentary on Anaya's novel Bless Me, Ultima through Among the first Chicano best-sellers in American history, Bless Me, Ultima has frequently been compared to such works as Sandra Cisneros ' The House on Mango Street—both novels offer unique examinations of adolescent Hispanic-American life. Combining elements of Latino magic realism with the bildungsroman and kunstleroman traditions, Bless Me, Ultima received the Premio Quinto Sol Award for the best Chicano novel of
This is part 4 of an exploration into why some countries are poorer than others. Discrimination Sometimes there are social or cultural factors that hold back poor countries. Discrimination is one of these.
This may be a tribe, a caste, a racial category or minority language group.
I have already mentioned Cameroon, which has both French speaking and English speaking regions. All the infrastructure happens in the French speaking part. French speakers in Canada complain of the opposite.
Welsh speakers in Britain, or Catalans in Spain, have historically faced similar problems. Racial discrimination may be an issue, excluding certain groups from economic activity, either deliberately or not.
Racial minorities regularly have poorer exam results and economic prospects than the majority. Another division may be the role of women. Jeffrey Sachs talks about this in The End of Poverty: Population Closely linked to this is the population issue.
If women see staying at home and bringing up children as their chief role, they will have more children than those who work. There is nothing wrong with having lots of children, as long as you can provide for them.
What is interesting is that the countries where this has happened are often those where women do not play a role in business or society. When women are educated and given a choice, some will stay at home and look after children, and others will pursue careers or start small businesses.
This is an important factor, as some countries have seen their population double or triple without their economies keeping pace. That leaves more mouths to feed, and just not enough to go around.
This the far end of the spectrum, but culture works in subtler ways too. Some cultures believe in a greater good, in unity, in the rule of law.
They are optimistic, hopeful, ambitious and ready to pull together. Others can be paranoid, fragmented, uncertain of their place in the modern world, angry, resistant to change.
Rich countries can be overconfident and brash. Poor countries can see themselves as victims and become despondent.
Hinduism was often cited as one of the reasons why India would never develop. Because everyone accepts their place in the world, it was assumed that Hindus would lack the ambition required to innovate and do business on an international stage.
So did Korean culture change, or was the writer simply being superior? We understand each other better than ever in our globalized world, but our language and traditions are still full of little prejudices that imply we are better than others, and that our neighbours are lazy and dirty and uncouth.
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