Jessica, Jessica, Jessica:
What is ethnicity? How is an ethnic 'attachment' created? What is ethnic,
and what isn't? Your own arguement argues against the statement you maed
that there is no american ethnicity...especially after listing some of our
more durable - and exportable - cultural icons.
To frame this general question another way: Desrice the ethnic matrix of an
american indian of the souixian group. What behavior, belief system,
religious tradition, and so on, defines a souixian? Please then, describe
whether a french-canadian living in Quebec has an ethnicity. If so, how
would you define it? I am, of course, attempting to lead you towards
establishing a system for defining ethnicity which will, in fact, allow me to
define the ethnicity of being amercian.