A New Perspective Project: Greek Culture in America (Stereotypes &…
A New Perspective Project: Greek Culture in America
Stereotypes & Prior Knowledge
Patriotic to Greece instead of America
Family Oriented; huge families
Cook a ton, never stop eating
Very loud & rowdy
Want to Know
What role does traditional food play in their culture?
Are they as rowdy & wild as presumed?
How important is religion?
What is it like to be a Greek- American?
How does being of Greek heritage affect daily life?
What are their major traditions?
Greek Americans have a large community among themselves that practices many different traditions and customs unique to the Greek culture.
Professor Dimitris Alexandrakis. I will interview him about his experience as a Greek American. He grew up in Greek and then moved here and has been living and teaching in America for 20+ years.
. “Greek Americans.” Countries and Their Cultures, www.everyculture.com/multi/Du-Ha/Greek-Americans.html. I will use this as a source for background information of traditions, customs, and historical reference to build my lens on Greek culture.
Constantine Boardman-Katsoudas. Will interview and attend an event with him. Has grown up in America but has strong ties to his Greek heritage as well as has traveled there.