Talk:Culture of the United States
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This single book gets an exposition that is almost twice as long as the main body of the section on regional variation itself (of which Fischer's theory is a subsection). There are quite literally thousands of books discussing regional culture variation in the United States, and hundreds that are much more recent than 1989. I've never read the book and know little about the subject, but I must ask: is this guy's theory (which sounds kind of facile anyway) really that important? And if it is, there should at least be some explanation of why it deserves special attention and an exposition of such great length. Is his idea a now a general consensus among U.S. ethnographers/ social historians? Also, the name Paul Berinde appears at the very start of this subsection but is never mentioned again. Who is he? Someone who knows about the topic could maybe clean it up or add some explanation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:07, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
- I agree, both with your argument that undue weight is placed on Fischer's theory, and that is sounds kind of facile. I also agree that if it is that important, there should be some explanation of why it is. Mmyers1976 (talk) 21:36, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Cut and pasted form article:
White Americans (non-Hispanic/Latino and Hispanic/Latino) are the racial majority, with a 72% share of the U.S. population, according to the 2010 US Census. Hispanic and Latino Americans comprise 15% of the population, making up the largest ethnic minority. Black Americans are the largest racial minority, comprising nearly 13% of the population. The White, non-Hispanic or Latino population comprises 63% of the nation's total.
71 per cent minus 15 Hispanics equals 57 per cent of non-Hispanic whites, not 63 per cent. Unfortunately Wiki is full of this type of errors that destroy its credibility!
As part of the series "Culture of the United States," we have the heading "Mythology and Folklore," made up of the subheadings "Mythology" and "Folklore." This is all well and lovely, except that both "Mythology" and "Folklore" lead to the exact same article. I'm assuming this is a hold-over from a previous time when there were two separate articles; in any case, the series' taxonomy should be updated to reflect the fact that there is, at present, no relevant distinction between the two subheadings under discussion.
Also, my apologies if this article talk page is not the relevant place to note critiques regarding the organization of an article series. If any individual now reading knows the correct location where this organizational discrepancy ought to be noted, please alert the relevant site moderators to the aforementioned situation.
Cheers, Anonymous Crane Cite error: There are
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- This has something to do with imbedded macros leading up to (eventually) Template:Culture of region and the use of the "mythtopics = ". But I couldn't figure out the connection. It might be redundant everyplace? Student7 (talk) 20:48, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
Merge "Race and ancestry" and "race relations"
It seems to me that these two sections/subsections should be merged somehow. Maybe placing the Race and ancestry down under sociology. As noted, the info in "Race and ancestry" is rather outdated though still on the right track. Student7 (talk) 20:48, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
Alongside the UK and Japan shouldn't we mention the fact the US is often regarded as a "cultural superpower"? Quite a significant amount of articles suggest this (including Wikipedia pages). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:07, 16 October 2013 (UTC)