[Darkwood-SCA] OT: A Q&A on americas search for cultural identity

Hendy Lund-Appleton naadhira at naadhira.net
Mon Sep 27 09:31:34 PDT 2004

One of my best friends has just started grad school back in Tennessee, and 
is doing some research on "American's search for cultural identity." She's 
gathering raw data right now and would appreciate it if you'd take a few 
moments to help her out by completing the attached questionnaire.

This is legit - I promise!  If you're worried about your info being abused 
or sent astray, just reply to me and I'll strip out your headers and 
forward it to her from my account.


- Naadirah

>Thank you for taking the time to fill in this questionnaire.
>I am researching Americans' search for cultural identity. This information 
>will be presented to a class on multicultural education in a panel 
>discussion. It will not be used for published articles and is completely 
>1.where do you live?
>2.What color is your skin?
>3.Are you:
>4.When a form requires you to fill out race which box do you check?
>White, non hispanic
>5.Do you consider race a :
>skin color
>an ethnicity
>a geographical distinction
>6.When people ask "what are you?"
>is your reply typically
>country cultural specific? (ie Italian, Japanese)
>Location based? (Californian, New Yorker)
>do you say "I dont know--generic American"
>7.What is your ethnic/cultural heritage?
>8.Do you identify with that heritage? (if no skip to #12)
>10. Did your family have any influence?
>11.How long have you identified with it
>All my life
>after a specific age
>what age
>after a specific event
>what event
>12.What is your religion?
>13.Are you involved in a church culture?
>14.Would you consider yourself a sports kind of person? (if no skip to #17)
>15. Do you watch sports
>on TV
>16.Do you play sports?
>17. How long have you been a member of the SCA?
>18. What attracted you to the SCA?
>19. Who is your persona?
>20. What ethnic/culture  is your persona?
>21. What lead you to choose a persona from that time period?
>22. What lead you to choose a person from that geographical area?
>23. Did you have an interest in that particular culture/ethnicity before 
>you started to research your persona?
>24. Since establishing a persona, has that ethnicity/culture been 
>incorporated into your every day life?
>25. Which do you identify more with:
>your ethnic heritage
>your persona's ethnic heritage
>26. Have you become involved with aspects of that heritage you might not 
>have before?
>27. Do you participate in other reenactment groups?
>28. What time period?
>29. What culture/race/ethnicity is that persona?
>Thank you please forward your answers to laura at medeiroscreative.com

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We know that all endeavor is art
when rendered with conviction.
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