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By Gene Weingarten

GENE WEINGARTEN IS THE O. HENRY of yank JOURNALISM

Simply the simplest storyteller round, Weingarten describes the area as you think that it truly is prior to revealing the way it really isin narratives which are through turns hilarious, heartwarming, and provocative, yet consistently memorable.

Millions of individuals be aware of the name piece approximately violinist Joshua Bell, which initially all started as a stunt: What might take place in case you placed a world-class musician outdoors a Washington, D.C., subway station to play for spare swap? may someone even discover? the reply used to be no. Weingartens tale went viral, turning into a extensively referenced lesson approximately existence lived too speedy. different vintage storiesthe one in regards to the nice Zucchini, a wildly renowned yet in my opinion unsuitable youngsters entertainer; the quest for the professional Armpit of the US; a profile of the common American nonvoterall of them demonstrate as a lot approximately their readers as they do their matters.

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The man insists that he is not a Ndebele but a Ngoni, but the woman does not pay him back. (Mitchell, 1956: 39–40) In this situation, the Lozi woman insisted that a Ngoni was for practical purposes ‘the same’ as a Ndebele and could therefore be dealt with in the standardised way, whereas the man insisted that he was certainly not Ndebele. He challenged the validity of her taxonomic extension including the Ngoni in the same general category as the Ndebele. Similarly, London Brahmins might feel offended if they were to be treated, by native English people, in the same standardised way as black Londoners of Jamaican origin.

Similarly, London Brahmins might feel offended if they were to be treated, by native English people, in the same standardised way as black Londoners of Jamaican origin. In such a situation the Brahmins would be challenging the English taxonomic category of ‘immigrant’ or ‘minority’, insisting that there were socially relevant differences between kinds of immigrants. In other interethnic situations where identity is negotiated, the issue may rather be whether or not to make ethnic identity relevant.

Unlike the transhumant Sami of the mountain tundra of northern Scandinavia, the Sami of the Norwegian Arctic coast are not reindeer herders. Like the Norwegians who live in the same area, they obtain their livelihood from fishing and marginal agriculture. The two populations have been in contact for many centuries. They occupy the same economic niche, they live in the same kinds of houses, wear the same kind of clothing and practise the same Protestant religion. Upon arriving in one of these mixed communities, Eidheim (1969, 1971) looked in vain for cultural traits distinguishing Sami from Norwegians.

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