Re: Ethnicity, Identities and more

karl h schwerin (schwerin@UNM.EDU)
Mon, 25 Sep 1995 11:47:56 -0600

On Wed, 20 Sep 1995, Nils Zurawski wrote:

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> I find this subject highly interesting, esspecially when it comes to
> glaobal-society, a world labour-market and the possibilities of new
> communication media like the Internet. I do not think that ethnicity will
> stop here - Some Usenetgroups give a good example how vivid it can be, even
> when here is only language left and the written word.
Since I am interested in reconstructing my European genealogy, I have
subscribed to the germanica-l discussion list. Though the range of
topics is probably as great as on anthro-l, one of the concerns has been
with how German-Americans don't get the same respect as Irish-, Italian-
or even Polish-Americans. There has also been quite a flurry about
celebrations of "German" ethnicity or "German" holidays in various
cities, as well as considerable satisfaction that Cincinnati is putting
up street signs indicating where streets formerly bore German names
(changed during the anti-Kraut hysteria of WW I).

> For my Ph.D. am interested in just that. The possibilities of ethnic and
> other groups (with a special focus on "third world" countries) on the
> Internet (which shall stand for new communication media of all kinds and
> the complexity of a global society in general).
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> Nils

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