scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 915
The Dinka Vs Australia Year 11 Society and Culture Assessment Task 2 The culture I have selected is the Dinka The Dinka have a population of approximately 2 million making them the largest ethnic group of Southern Sudan Their lifestyle is simple and primitive They base their activities and lives around the needs of their cattle Without cattle the Dinka would not have religion or culture They value their cattle not for its meat or milk but for its religious role They are usually blacked skinned and quite attractive They can also be characterized by their height it is common for the males to be 7 feet tall Song and Dance are tradition and play a huge role in the Dinka lifestyle The Dinka place a huge emphasis on Pride and honor One of the rights of passage in this culture is a fatness contest Fatness is highly valued and regarded as beauty Therefore each year this contest is held to see which young man can become the fattest over a 3-4month period During the contest they drink as much milk as possible and have no exercise To be the fattest is a great accomplishment and brings you hero status as well as great honor The young boys strive to make their families proud The tribe and the expectations of their peers influence them Each risk their lives some even die trying to be the fattest This unusual tradition in the Dinka culture is basically the opposite of our Australian culture To be fat isnt valued Teenagers are influenced by models and peers that the skinnier the better A super model has characteristics such as tall and thin This is regarded as beautiful in the eyes of our youth So instead of risking their lives trying to be fat our youths are in danger of trying to be thin Eg Anorexia and Bulimia Young girls are commonly effected by these diseases
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA