History of Hmong Culture Research Paper by Margaret

History of Hmong Culture
A review of the Hmong people, an ethnic minority group who are believed to be originally from the Yellow Basin region in mainland China.
# 111834 | 1,086 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | PH
Published on Jan 31, 2009 in Anthropology (Asian) , Ethnic Studies (Asia) , Sociology (General)

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The paper discusses the subject of cultural universals pertaining to a distinct set of characteristics shared by all groups of people throughout the course of history, highlighting the Hmong people. The paper notes that cultural universals are studied in earnest by anthropologists and sociologists because these give them a glimpse into a certain society or culture's way of life, why certain ethnic groups, work and interact the way that they do. The paper highlights that studies of cultural universals also help in distinguishing certain races or ethnic groups from one another. The paper discusses the ten cultural universals which are defined and applied to the study of the Hmong people.

A. Geography
Family Life and Kinship
Food, Clothing and Shelter
Social Organization
Aesthetic Values
Verbal Messages
Interpersonal Relation
Social Roles
Social Organization

From the Paper:

"Traditional Hmong diet includes rice, chicken, fish, green vegetables, noodles and soup. Hmong clothing depends on their geographical location. The Hmong Leeg, a Hmong group who had migrated to South East Asia, wear dresses and leggings for women and baggy pants for men. The women's dresses are usually striped while the man adorn their pants with amulets on their wrists, waist, ankles and necks. The Hmong today have adapted their mode of shelter to their geographical location as well. The Hmong in the United States for example, live in modern houses in suburban neighborhoods."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kabagarama, Daisy. Breaking the Ice: A Guide to Understanding People from Other Cultures. USA: Allyn & Bacon Incorporated, 1996.
  • King, Tiffany. Upward Bound Cultures. 23 July 2001. California State University-Chico. 4 December 2007 <http://csucub.csuchico.edu/pubs/PubFld/Ezine2/hmong.html>
  • No author. Cultural Universals. Teach the Teachers. 4 December 2007 <http://www.teachtheteachers.org/projects/PWalker2/culture.htm>
  • Pfeifer, Mark, PhD. Hmong Homepage. 4 December 2007 <http://www.hmongnet.org/>

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