Biryani and Its Historical Significacne in Social Equalities

In: Social Issues

Submitted By tamin123
Words 1687
Pages 7
In the South Asian culture, a predominant dish that is admired by many is Biryani. The flavoured

rice is mixed with meat, fish, or vegetables and is known as a staple dish or enjoyed during special

occasions and gatherings. The rice being the base of the biryani preparation is important in

understanding the value that it holds to this community. Given this, there are several social implications

associated with the preparations and sharing of the dish. In a multicultural country like Canada, Biryani

has become a symbolic identity linked to the South Asian ethnic group. More specifically, it can be tied

to ideologies of gender roles and expectations. Immigrants of South Asian descent often struggle to

integrate into the norms of the Western lifestyle, and continue to uphold to the male dominated

structure. This means that women are often accustomed to doing the household chores including

cleaning and cooking. It's more than just a food, it's an identity. it provides for impacts on

social,historical,and political grounds in north American communities and also around

the world. Food is a highly significant cultural symbol of ethnicity, and an important

means for constructing ethnic identities (Brenda L. Beagan, 2012)-. Biryani and rice

both play a vital role, and bring people together whether it be preparing, eating, or

purchasing the preparation of ingredients for it. The different ideologies that govern

biryani and plays a vital role in the communities which prepare it, is gender. ‘It could be

paid or unpaid (voluntary)’ (Jennifer Brady, 2012), but the female gender roles in the

south Asian communities in Canada have an identity defined by the food they cook, and

this is seen in various traditional dishes worldwide. This paper will explore in a narrower scope,

the implications that the…...

Similar Documents

Corporate Social Responsibility: Historical Development

...Corporate Social Responsibility: Historical Development, Concepts and Practices Historical Development of CSR Carroll (2008, pp. 19-46) relates that despite the provision of schemes prior to the 1950’s to improve workers’ conditons, it is difficult to conclude that the development of social programs by organzations for their workforce was solely as a result of the altruistic nature of the company. The establishment of these social welfare schemes served the dual purpose of reducing social ills which in turn increased efficiency in the workplace. Wren (2005), management hitosrian, cites two cases which depict debates sparked by the question of limted charter powers and the concept of management as a trustee of the stockholders’ property working together to create the 19th century legal basis for corporate philanthropy. In the first case, the company wanted to compensate employees due to job loss. Based on court rulings which would not be aligned with the concepts of CSR, the directors of the company should be more concerned with spending the company’s money solely for the purposes of business and that it should not be used for charity. In the second case however, the court’s decision would be more in line with CSR’s concept of social good where the purchase of land for a school, church and other social institutions would benefit the community in general. These cases highlight the ambiguity that is inherent in CSR’s definition in an attempt to distinguish between......

Words: 1279 - Pages: 6


...Equality Jade Millet Rodarte August 8, 2013 ETH/125 Joyce Hosier Equalities Women and gay/lesbians have come a long way in the world today. History was totally against them and did not give them many choices in life. That is why so many people kept things a secret. Woman did not have many rights and privileges back in early history. Women were thought of as weak and could not perform the work requiring labor. The women were to stay at home and do domestic chores and take care of the family. The men ruled the house and they had to obey what was being told to them. In early history women did not finish their education, so it was important for them to marry a man that could provide for them and their children. Many of the women had to quit school so they could help their mothers take care of the home and her siblings because most of the time the mother had to go and help the father on the farm. It was not until 1963 when the Equal Pay Act was passed, which required women be paid the same amount of wages that men received for doing the same type of work. Before that many women did not work outside of the home. It was thought that you were going against your husband and that was frowned upon by many. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not allow discrimination against women if there were more than a certain amount of employees. This act made sure that women could work in certain places such as factories. In the beginning most of the women who did have jobs......

Words: 1006 - Pages: 5


...women in the 1800’s. Throughout history, the fate of women has been greatly centered on domestic work. Women remained indoors, producing clothing, preparing and preserving food, and doing other, what would be called today, “house work”. Society has generally figured that women should be responsible for work in the home over anything else. Such a strongly embedded mindset has affected the activities in which women have been able to participate. Education and work outside of the home have been areas that many women have been unable to access in society because social norms have dictated that women should focus on domestic work. However, these women have deviated outside the norms of society. Through their dedication and determination, they have changed the way women are perceived – making them all incredible and extraordinary women who shaped America. Over the years women have been pushing for the same equality as men. Women are typically looked down upon and are ignored when it comes to standing up for their rights. In the 1960s an organization called the National Organization for Women was established. This main focus of the organization is to eliminate discrimination in the workplace, secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women, and end all forms of violence towards women. Betty Friedan wrote NOWs official mission statement which says, “…to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now,......

Words: 709 - Pages: 3

Assess the View That the Main Role of Education Is to Promote Social Equality. Pdf

...Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Page 1 of 1 Learnt behaviour as a child This states that the perpetrator of domestic violence is one who has learnt such behaviour when he or she was a child. It can happen that the abuser is one who comes from a violent home. Extra-marital affairs These are an increasing factor in marital conflicts which lead to domestic violence. Extramarital affairs are frequent and the lack of trust, doubtful and suspicious attitudes lead to disputes which can lead to physical abuse/beating of partners. Marital/conjugal responsibilities are neglected/avoided due to extra marital affairs. These again lead to disputes, domestic violence and sometimes separation/divorce. Children may suffer due to separation/divorce of parents due to neglect by either parent who is more concerned about their affair. Personality pattern/Nature of the partner (quarrelsome/dominant role) The personality pattern of certain people (as defined by their innate tendencies and the impact of environment (parents, family, relatives /socialisation) might have been shaped in such a fashion that a partner assumes a leading/dominant role in a marital/conjugal relationship. This can lead to clashes between partners who are of different schools of thought, ways and patterns of upbringing and education. Non-adjustment, Non-acceptance and Non-understanding of a relationship in conflict can lead to domestic violence. Irresponsible/Careless partners Partners who...

Words: 399 - Pages: 2


...principles of equity, equality, and need are most relevant in the context of distributive justice, but might play a role in a variety of social justice issues.[4] These principles all appeal to the notion of desert, the idea that fair treatment is a matter of giving people what they deserve. In general, people deserve to be rewarded for their effort and productivity, punished for their transgressions, treated as equal persons, and have their basic needs met. However, because these principles may come into conflict, it is often difficult to achieve all of these goals simultaneously. According to the principle of equity, a fair economic system is one that distributes goods to individuals in proportion to their input. While input typically comes in the form of productivity, ability or talent might also play a role. People who produce more or better products...either by working harder, or by being more talented, this argument goes, should be paid more for their efforts than should people who produce less. Note that this sort of distribution may not succeed in meeting the needs of all members of society. In addition, the idea that justice requires the unequal treatment of unequals is in tension with the principle of equality. This principle of egalitarianism suggests that the fairest allocation is one that distributes benefits and burdens equally among all parties. If there are profits of $100,000, and 10 people in the company, the principle of equality would suggest that......

Words: 397 - Pages: 2


...freedom into the word liberty. Whereas the concept of freedom ignores the concept of obligations, the concept of liberty implies potential obligations. The word freedom ignores interactions with other humans, the word liberty acknowledges those interactions. The word liberty describes specific freedoms of action without obligations toward others, but recognizes that obligations might exist. The concept of boundaries introduces obligations toward other people. The concept of freedom implies unrestricted movement and actions regardless of boundaries, but the concept of liberty implies restrictions on actions because of boundaries. Liberty acknowledges possible boundaries and merely is freedom from fiat boundaries. In relation to the quote “Equality is the sole of liberty; there is, in fact no liberty without it” (Frances Wright) It is clear to understand that as liberty implies certain obligations of society, i.e The Rule of Law, Taxation. Bestowing unequal obligations onto any group in society i.e Slavery, completely destroys any chance of liberty for those that are oppressed or impeded by inequality. Within society, there are various factors that contribute to the development of prejudice and discrimination from birth. When discussing prejudice and discrimination it is important to understand their meanings. According to the text (Shapiro & Neuberg, 2007) prejudice refers to negative attitudes towards others while discrimination refers to negative behaviours towards......

Words: 2479 - Pages: 10


...Is the idea of Equality "empty" According to the Oxford Dictionary equality is defined "as the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities" (Hawker, 2008). It has been said the term equality has settled that parts of people's conditions ( if any) should be the same for all and fixing a measure of people's condition in this respect still does not give an ideal of equality of condition fully determinate. The matter of having equality flourishes because of the rights that every single human being obtains. The same question arises if a person dismisses or downgrades the equality of condition views and takes some rational equality ideal to capture the core morally required egalitarian aspiration. Between whom should equality, of whatever kind of it is deemed morally required, obtained? ( Greenawalt, 1983). It is wrong to claim equality in a state that no such word actually exists in. Research has shown that from the early years until now, it is inaccurate that one lives in an equal society. This is all because of the law which has deliberately divided people shows the inequality. At the bottom of the hierarchy system, there are those who are still discriminated against their sexual orientation, gender, and racial discrimination is still rising. Above all the discrimination, women are still fighting for equality. Finally, racial discrimination seems to have taken the trophy as people are segregated against, thus being the reason for segregation......

Words: 1163 - Pages: 5


...A Pursuit To Equality One may ask, “What exactly is homosexuality?” It is simply a romantic and/or sexual attraction between members of the same sex or gender. Seeing two friends, of the same gender, walking down the street together used to be the only visible acceptability, but now to see a couple of the same gender holding hands is slowly becoming more accustomed and ordinary. Same-sex relationships are becoming more common and socially acceptable than a decade ago, and with the ever increasing desire to put discrimination behind us, it is clear that homosexual marriages are growing in acceptance as they grow in number. Touching on the subjects of television, film, and laws, it has come apparent just how acceptable and worldwide these relationships are becoming. The most influential source of media is television. Although people call television the idiot box, it could play a key role effortlessly. In the past, media has led society to believe that same-sex relationships are not acceptable. Achieved by displaying strictly heterosexual relationships on almost every television show, and leaving no room for possibility of homosexuality. Even though most television shows are American, they are still televised nationally including Canada, influencing minds in positive ways. The first reality show to cast a homosexual character on national television was MTV's 1992 "The Real World", which follows the lives of 7 strangers, with different backgrounds, personalities,......

Words: 2142 - Pages: 9

Social Justice and Equality: Racial Profiling

...Social Justice and Equality: Racial Profiling Galina Shlikht, Nicole Gordon and Becky Overstreet City University of Seattle Author’s Note Galina Shilkht, Student, City University Nicole Gordon, Student, City University Becky Overstreet, Student, City University Social Justice and Equality Team Outline (All) Conflict and Solutions 1. Faulty communication Sometimes criticism can be given inappropriately. This can result in hurting the feelings of group members leaving them feeling devalued. When this happens, we as a team believe the first thing that must be done is to be honest and let the group know how you feel. So we must acknowledge the conflict. The next appropriate step would be to discuss the conflict with all of the team members. After this, we should try and understand the situation and reach an agreement. One of the agreements could be that criticism be given appropriately and constructively. 2. Time management With work, kids, and living in different time zones it can be a challenge to find the time that works best for the three of us to discuss the details, questions, and/or concerns about our essay together. Our solution to this is to set up exact times and day, sort of like an online appointment, for when the three of us can be available via Facebook group message. 3. Personality clashes We all have our own way of doing things. Our styles of working might be different and sometimes this can cause a conflict with each......

Words: 4053 - Pages: 17

How, and Why, Have Conservatives Objected to Social Equality?

...Traditional conservatives have objected to social equality on the grounds that society is organic and naturally hierarchical. Social equality is therefore undesirable and unachievable, as power, status and property are always unequally distributed. Conservatives agree with liberals in accepting natural inequality among individuals; some are born with talents and skills that are denied to others. Hierarchy is an inevitable feature of an organic society, not merely a consequence of individual differences. Pre-democratic conservatives such as Burke embraced the idea of ‘natural aristocracy’ (the idea that talent and leadership are innate qualities that cannot be acquired through effort or self-advancement). Society is composed of a collection of different groups, bodies and institutions, each with its own role and purpose, just as the body is composed of a collection of different and 'unequal' organs. One Nation conservatives have further argued that the natural inequality of wealth and social position is justified by a corresponding inequality of social responsibilities, as the wealthy and prosperous have a social duty to look after the less well-off- noblesse oblige. Thus conservatives are often associated with the idea of paternalism. Conservatives have also objected to social equality because of the emphasis they put on authority. Unlike the liberals who believe that authority is established by the individuals for their own benefits, conservatives’ belief that......

Words: 383 - Pages: 2

Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Individual Rights in Health and Social Care

...Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Individual Rights in Health and Social Care Task 2: Promoting Equality, Diversity and Rights Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice: The Equality Act is a legislation that every private, public and voluntary organisation must follow and not discriminate against employees and people that use their services. The Act brings together any past equality laws, making them easier to follow, more effective and simpler to understand. There are nine characteristics that the equality act protects, these are age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Everyone will fit into these categories meaning that everyone is protected by the Equality Act. This act prevents discrimination as it gives everyone equal rights without any favouritism or making it unfair by giving people more rights than others. It is also a legal framework so if people were to go against this act they would be breaking the law; it also gives any that has been discriminated against a leg to stand on as they know that they don’t have to put up with that kind of behaviour and that what the other individual is doing is against the law. Legislations, such as The Mental Capacity Act, are a group of laws that are put together by the government. If the legislation is not being followed in any way, it is classed as breaking the law. As legislations are an extremely......

Words: 2347 - Pages: 10

Women's Equality

...If I were to teach a class that dealt with the twentieth century in America, I would choose to make my focus the women’s struggle for social equality. Comprising fifty-percent of the population, women are by far the largest “minority” in the United States. Through them I could relate the most important social, political and economic trends of the century. Their achievements, as well as their missteps, tell us a story of America that we most often hear of in snatches, or read about in digressions. How many times have you heard “All men are equal”. It’s a quote from the American Constitution. In today’s society it has been taken literally. Yes all men are created equal but are women created equal as well?  Of course not, most would probably say yes but women are a minority in this country. Men are the rulers over America, being very forgetful that because of women they live. Although women are the creators of life, women are still not being treated equally when it comes to jobs, salary, or other aspects. Is it fair that women still don’t receive the respect and the same things men have the right too. Obvious biological differences made women the first minority group. Disadvantages resulting from their smaller frames and lighter weights, combined with their reproductive destinies as mothers, relegated them to a second class status. As more women became educated, however, they began to assume a more prominent role on the national stage. By about the turn of the......

Words: 1125 - Pages: 5

Cambridge Technicals, Health and Social Care. Unit 2. Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care. P1. Explain the Concepts of Equality, Diversity and Rights in Relation to Health and Social Care.

...P1. Explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care. Equality Equality in all aspects of society has become an important focus to ensure that all members of civilisation has equal rights and opportunities. Under the Equality Act 2010, by law all organisations must have an equal opportunities policy available to every employee and serviced user to protect them from discrimination in the workplace and wider society. This is to ensure that all employees and service users have to same, fair choices and opportunities. In a health and social care setting, according to the Equality Act 2010 and Equal Opportunities policy, all individuals must receive the same high quality service irrespective of age, race, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. Diversity The term “diversity” is used to describe the differences between individuals, groups of people and communities. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political viewpoints. In its positive sense, “diversity” means that all individuals are respected and valued regardless of their differences. Health and social care professionals need to be aware of the service user’s differences and ensure that they do not obstruct the way that they are cared for by the health and social care service. Rights All individuals possess basic human rights, and not under......

Words: 392 - Pages: 2

Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Right in Health and Social Care P1 Explain the Concepts of Equality, Diversity and Rights in Relation to Health and Social Care

...P1 Explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care Abuse – This can be where any action can cause harm or injuries to another person. It is not all physical abuse there is mental abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, substance abuse, elder abuse and psychological abuse. Linking this to a health and social care setting someone who has a different religion or is a different coloured skin who works in a care home could receive racial abuse from service users or even other colleagues. Beliefs – A belief is something someone believes in whether it be fiction or non-fiction. It is where people believe in things and have confidence in things in which they do believe in. This can be anything from God to ghosts. An example of this would be if someone believed in God and was a Christian, they would have the right to believe in this because everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs. Covert Discrimination – Covert discrimination means where people discriminate against someone sneakily behind their backs without the target necessarily knowing. This would be if someone with a different colour skin or if someone is homosexual, then they might be discriminated against by someone not paying them attention in class but speaking to the other students and giving them attention. Difference – This is the differences in people. People can be different because of their age, colour of their skin, their gender, their religion or their......

Words: 1756 - Pages: 8


...Joshua Wu Equal in the Twentieth Century The late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century became the rising point of equality and social reform and protest. After many Nationalist movements of reform and revolts, this resulted in several unified countries. It then led to the next big social issue, equality. The female equality movement, especially the suffrage movement, gained traction throughout the world gaining massive support from many. Many female activists and authors were very vocal about the injustice they faced and how the societies they lived in needed to change. Some of these activists/authors were: Virginia Woolf, Alexandra Kollontai, Constance Markievicz, and Sylvia Pankhurst. Though in different forms and different pursuits these four authors pursued the same ultimate goal, equality. Virginia Woolf was an author during the turn of the century and in her piece, “A Room of One’s Own” she draws meaning from the injustice between the sexes in the time and in the industry of literature and art. In her piece, after referring to Shakespeare, she says, “A highly gifted girl who had tried to use her gift for poetry would have been so thwarted and hindered by other people…No girl could have walked to London and stood at a stage door and forced her way into the presence of actor-managers without doing herself a violence and suffering an anguish…for chastity may be a fetish invented…” (298). Prior to this quote Woolf spoke about the history of Shakespeare and......

Words: 1458 - Pages: 6

Station 19 8.6 | Women's Scoop Neck Asymmetrical Long Sleeve Sweater | Watch movie