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Leadership and Organizational Culture - House et al. (2007) discovers that leadership and Organisational culture are closely linked together as leaders influence the culture of their organisations. Researches talk about a range of leadership definitions but it is not easy to define. (E.g. Western, 2008; Yukl, 2010). However, Cohen (2009) critically analyses definitions from Dracker (1996), Eisenhower (1969), Northouse (2004) and finally summarised the definition of leadership constitutes five elements. First of all, ask question to set direction, which means effective leaders need to listen to followers’ voice respectfully and then share the common goals and ideas with them....   [tags: Leadership Theory, Power, Culture] 1813 words
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Romanticism in European Art and Culture - Of all the movements in European art, Romanticism has by far the most difficult origins to pinpoint due to the broadness of its beginnings, artistic expressions, and time frame. Inspired by “nature, an awareness of the past, a religious spirit, and an artistic ideal” (Barron’s 6), Romanticism is one of the most significant influences on European culture. By looking at modern paintings, we can see the influence Romanticism has had throughout the generations. With Romanticism, artists have been able to take painting to different levels....   [tags: Romanticism, European Culture, art, Europe,]
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Canada's Ongoing Identity Crisis: What Are We Now? - The Dual Nation Theory took its heading starting in 1960, with the beginning of the sovereignty movement (Gorman, Robert F. 2008. 2018-2020). It truly took off, however, with the Quiet Revolution, where the idea of “maîtres chez nous” and the shift from being a distinct part of Canada to Quebec being a nation in its own right begins to take hold. Québécois nationalism defined Confederation as being an agreement between two peoples: the French and the English. “Quebec constitutes within Canada a distinct society, which includes a French-speaking majority, a unique culture and civil law tradition” (Chotalia, 1993)....   [tags: canada, dual nation theory, canadians]
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Modern Popular Culture: Katabasis - My example of a katabasis in modern popular culture is from the (2004) Sci-Fi television series Battlestar Galactica, created by David Eick and Ronald D. Moore. The basic premise of the series is that a civilization of humans is nearly, brought to extinction after a surprise attack from a cybernetic race known as the Cylons and subsequently the survivors set out on a voyage to find a fabled lost homeland. I thought this series would be a good example because of all the motifs it borrows from Greek and Roman mythology....   [tags: Pop Culture, Battlestar Galaactica] 1155 words
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The Viking Society and Culture - “We and our fathers have now lived in this fair land for nearly three hundred and fifty years and never before has such a terror been seen in Britain as we have now suffered at the hands of a pagan people. Such a voyage was not thought possible. The church of St. Cuthbert is spattered with the blood of the priests of God.” These are the words of Alcuin of York, an Anglo-Saxon scholar, describing the first recorded presence of Norsemen warriors and their attack on Lindisfarne, a holy monastic undefended island of the coast of England in 793 A.D....   [tags: pagans, attack, financial, political, culture] 2966 words
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Description of Humanism Greek Culture - During the Hellenic Age which is sometimes known as the classical period for the Greeks and is dated c.500-300 B.C. In this time period the Greek culture flourish philosophy developed, sculpturing became more sophisticated, and the greatest of them all was the birth of humanism. Humanism is described as being “any system or mode of thought or action in which human interests, values, and dignity predominate” (“Humanism n.pag.). Humanism meant making men superior over all things and that men were supreme even over the Gods....   [tags: greek culture, hellenic age, humanism]
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Ecuadorian Culture, Facts and Figures - Introduction The American continent is divided in 3 regions: North America, Central America and South America. This last region counts with many countries that have a high adult and child mortality rate. For the purpose of this paper I selected Ecuador has the country with one of the highest number in mortality rate. According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2011), the mortality rate for child under 5 years old was 23 per 1000 births and for adults the probability of dying between 15 to 60 years old was for males 162 and females 89 per 1000 births....   [tags: South America, economy, health, culture]
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Saudi Arabian Polygamists: A Canadian Social Issue - A social issue came to the attention of the Canadian government in October of 2012; some Saudi Arabians, who are practising polygamists, are withholding this crucial personal information from the Canadian government when seeking citizenship. The article “Canadian diplomats in Saudi Arabia worry about polygamist immigration applicants” (2012) focuses on the concern that Saudi Arabian polygamist are seeking Canadian citizenship. Saudi Arabian polygamists interpret their holy text, the Qur’an, as encouraging multiple marriages....   [tags: canada immigration, polygamy, multiple marriages]
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Organizational Culture and Its Performance of Organization - Introduction of Organizational Culture In general, organizational behaviour can be defined as a code of behaviour, seeks to comprehend the people behaviour as they react in organizations. Culture is part of the topic will be covered as well. Withdrawing from the studies in anthropological that concentrate on the organizational values, belief and norms regarding the way of things should be done in an exceptional organizational environment. There are many authors which has been characterized the organizational culture as extraordinary quality and technique of the organization that something to do with people (Kilman et al; 1985) and how things are done in an organizations (Deal & Kennedy, 198...   [tags: behaviour, core values, culture] 1912 words
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Cultures of Bangladesh - “Bangladesh is one of the world’s youngest nations. Historically it has been part of India and has been reborn twice, once as East Pakistan and again as Bangladesh” (“Cultures of the World: Bangladesh” 1). This has shown that even though it’s one of the youngest nations, it has been through a lot and has experienced a lot. The environment, religion, arts, leisure, and food are what make Bangladesh the wonderful place it is. Bangladesh’s outlook for the environment is unwelcoming. Severely degraded is the result of the aquatic and floodplain ecosystems....   [tags: Culture ]
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Yanks and Brits: Transatlantic Youth Cultures - In the years following the Second World War, youth around the globe started to undergo a drastic change, resulting in stylised fashions and subcultures that differed from their parent cultures dramatically. Great Britain and the United States had been the primary manufacturers during the war and that prosperity continued in the following decades, creating general economic prosperity. National optimism for the oncoming decade culminated in British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan making the optimistic claim to his fellow Conservatives that Britons “never had it so good” (BBC)....   [tags: Culture]
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Open Your Mind To Other Cultures - Education is held to the highest regard no matter what background one comes from. Without any form of education or knowledge on what shapes the world, the deeper connection between events and the human mind would lay untouched. Therefore, in order for an individual to understand his/her country, it is imperative that they study cultural literature. It allows for an individual to gain stability in their own country as well as becoming open-minded about their surroundings and other cultures. Studying of cultural literature will promote anyone to develop an open-minded....   [tags: Culture] 912 words
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The Japanese-Canadian World War II Experience - ... The Japanese Hospital began treating Japanese-Canadians in 1894, and by 1900, a larger one was built. Japanese families could pay an $8 fee per year for medical coverage, making the Japanese Hospital the first medical insurance in Canada. Akira did not have to worry about getting sick in the cold, as his father had paid the fee to cover his whole family. As the Japanese communities flourished, many clubs dedicated to Japanese sports and cultures soon emerged. In Stevenston, the Sumo wrestling club opened up, which was popular amongst young Japanese men....   [tags: internment camps, their legacy lives on]
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High and Popular Culture - The distinction between high and low culture is largely centred upon relations of class and power. Bourdieu (1984) says to understand and enjoy the high culture, such as theatre art need a certain amount of knowledge, which means high culture is for people who have educational and cultural capital. He also mentions popular culture is for the public and it mostly contains the ordinary circumstances of life. Williams (2002) also mentions industries in popular culture work to gain the favor of the majority that means popular culture is mundane....   [tags: Relations, Class, Power, Culture, Society]
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Slave Resistance Through Culture - Research Paper Slave Resistance Through Culture When slaves were brought from Africa to the United States, they were stripped of their human rights and forced into a life of oppression. The conditions of harsh labor led them to resort to different forms of resistance to help them cope with the reality of the situation. One of the ways the slaves found resistance was through their culture. Culture helped the slaves stay resilient because it was all they managed to hold on to after they had been removed from their home in Africa and were forced to develop in their new home....   [tags: music, african culture, human rights] 867 words
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The Muslim Culture - Muslim, ever wonder what this word really means. Who is classified as Muslim. Someone that is Muslim is not a terrorist, nor a bad person. They are humans. Someone that is a Muslim only has an Islamic belief. This word originated in Arabia where this whole culture developed (BBC “Islam”). Islam followers, or Muslims, were introduced to their culture from the Prophet Muhammad (BBC “Islam”). The word Islam comes up very often, but who knows what it means. It is said to be the “submission to the will of God (BBC “Islam”).” Majority of the U.S....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]
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The Femme-Butch Culture - As a member of mainstream sexuality and gender expression, the constant need for men and women to portray certain human emotions, expression and to only feel sexually towards the opposite sex is a common occurrence. What we are not used to seeing or thinking of is how genders are defined and expressed within other cultures. I have chosen to take a closer look at the subculture of lesbians and the subculture within that community; Femme-Butch culture. I will address the groups history and how this affected the Femme-Butch culture, discus what being a Femme means and feels like for self identified Femmes, followed by a discussion about the experiences of Butch women, show how ideas of masculin...   [tags: lesbians, community, culture] 2334 words
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Korean Culture Report - ... At least not in Korean, anyway. I had to continue trying.. How could I be funny in one language and culture, and not be in another language and culture. Best I could muster was slapstick and self-deprecation. Begging for laughs was clearly the only option left. Simultaneously, hearing my native Korean peers crack jokes that to me were horrendously unfunny, and generally being unable to partake in the joy of Korean TV shows and dramas, was also very discouraging. I often felt excluded and incomplete as a Korean trying to fit back in....   [tags: humor, culture shock] 1131 words
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America's Consumer Culture - America has become a consumer culture. The American people tend to find themselves buying consumer products for no particular reason. I personally believe, we are what we buy. Americans have a habit of showing themselves threw their products. The products they buy say a lot about the person’s identity. People have separated themselves apart by the merchandise they consumed. A Person’s clothes can quickly label a person and put them in a distinctive group, for example if a person wears all black and has long hair that person would likely be considered a metal-head (a person who enjoys metal music) by society....   [tags: consumer culture, materialism, USA, ] 412 words
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The Culture of Pakistan - The Culture of Pakistan I am always fascinated with other people's cultures. The New York or Californian culture always amazes me although these states are in the United States. These areas of the nation seem very different than Texas. I do not have any friends that have recently moved here from another culture so, I set out to my neighborhood Stop N Go. The clerks at this convenience store are all from other countries. One clerk whom I have talked to many times, named Sohail Shah, always spoke of Pakistan....   [tags: Culture Cultural Essays] 1077 words
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Border Culture - Traditions are passed on generation to generation in every culture. The U.S-Mexico border consists of numerous customs that have lived for hundreds of years. This essay examines Jose’ Pablo Villalobos and Juan Carlos Ramirez-Pimiento essay “Corridos and la pura verdad: Myths and Realities of the Mexican Ballad” which discusses the corrido. Chapter six, “Everyday Border Heroes” of Patricia L. Price’s book Dry Place which illustrates the reasons to the devotion to unofficial saints. Futhermore, this essay reviews five of the twenty myths that Aviva Chomsky confronts in her book “They Take Our Jobs!”....   [tags: Music, Mexican Corrido, Culture] 1463 words
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The Vietnam Counter-Culture - For some it was all about knowledge and enlightenment. For others it was the drive to show that they were not puppets under the marionette master. But for the masses, it was just what the other kids were doing. Yet, when it really all came down to it, regardless of what they were representing, the youth counter-culture of the 1970’s was quite powerful. Who would have thought that the youth who in all previous wars had heeded their parents call now rejected and abandoned their ideals and almost formed their own sect in the political spectrum....   [tags: youth counter-culture of the 70’s] 1523 words
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America's Culture Clash - The past decade can be described as a time of radical change. Some may argue the change is for the good, and some may argue it is for the bad; but overall, the dramatic changes that our society has undergone has lead to the infamous “culture clash.” We find ourselves enveloped in a divided society. A faction of our neighbors greet this futuristic, modern, and secular culture with open arms; and yet there is still a substantial group whom values the older and more traditional culture. Great tension arose from this “clash” and can be indubitably seen in politics, economics, and social aspects....   [tags: Past Decade, Radical Change, Culture]
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Weather and Culture - An old Norwegian saying states that “there is no such things as bad weather, only bad clothing.” The saying may be old, but its value is without a doubt contemporary, encompassing the Norwegians’ embrace of nature and the effect of the weather on their culture. This Norwegian culture, from clothing to food, to leisure activity to art, has always been greatly influenced by the climatic conditions, and continues to be so today. It is a society deeply rooted in traditions and mutually linked to its environment, which allows for much outdoor activity, even though the country finds itself at the fringes of the north....   [tags: Weather and Culture] 1011 words
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Accepting Culture - It is most difficult to adapt to a culture when one is forcd to live there, verses when one is only visiting. Visiting a foreign country can come as a culture shocked to many people. In most cases the culture gaps are either accepted or looked down upon, because certain people do not accept such different ways of living. It is difficult to accept a culture that an individual did not grow up in, because he or she has different views about what is socially acceptable. A custom affects the lives of each and every person differently....   [tags: culture gap, Mark Salzman, China]
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Culture - It is interesting that Raymond Williams creates a division between high class culture and lower class culture, suggesting that culture is ordinary, shared and common. If this is the case why does he emphasise a division in light of this concept. And if we all share a common culture can there be a division. It is difficult to understand the term culture. What is culture. Is it a utopian dream, is it a shared group of interests that bring a community together, or is it just simply a way of life. There are so many questions surrounding culture and its meaning....   [tags: Sociology, High and Low Class Culture] 1229 words
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Misunderstandings of a Foreigner in American Culture - I still remember the shock I got when I first moved here. What a terribly superficial culture this country has, I thought. The way people treat each other, especially in conversations. At the beginning they ask you: "How are you?" But beware. They don't really want to know how you are, and if you make the mistake of actually giving them a detailed account of your well-being, they'll shun you for weeks. On the other hand, you're required to immediately embrace all new acquaintances with the standard "Nice to meet you." Maybe you weren't even in the mood to meet somebody at this particular moment, and if she or he turns out to be just another perfectly intolerable human being, then you lied to...   [tags: American Culture]
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Mullticulturalism in Canada - Canada is renowned world wide for being a multi-cultural mosaic of people. The entire nation is built on centuries of immigration. In the world spotlight Canada is seen as a nation of peacekeepers, smiling faces, and immigration welcomers. Immigration changes more than just the amount of people in the country, it influences many different facets of the Canadian lifestyle, everything from education, to economics is altered in some way by bringing in new people. The changes that arise from immigration are speculated by some as either problematic or beneficial....   [tags: immigration, evolution, diversity, cultures]
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Children and Culture - Children and Culture As children we are automatically taught to be open-minded. We are taught not to stare at people which teaches us not to be disrespectful to one another. Also we are taught to respect and be kind to everyone regardless. As kids we are still untouched by he worlds ways of thinking and if we unattached our self’s from someone that’s of a different race it’s because we can't relate to them and we sill don't know how to handle ourselves in different situations. I believe it's still an unknown fact how some people grow up and become adults who want nothing to do with anyone that isn’t like them....   [tags: Culture Cultural Racial Essays] 1150 words
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Culture of India - It is not surprising that thinkers as diverse as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Mahatma Gandhi have found inspiration in The Bhagavad Gita, the great HINDU religious poem. At first glance, this statement must seem odd to you: after all, The Bhagavad Gita describes a momentary surcease in a vast battle in which brothers fight brothers in bloody, historical technicolor. The principal character, Arjuna, sits in a chariot in the midst of the mass of soldiers who wait -- surprisingly patiently -- as Arjuna looks into his conscience and questions his divine charioteer, Krishna....   [tags: Ancient World Culture] 386 words
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The Sale of Indian Textiles in Canada - The Sale of Indian Textiles in Canada Canada, with its economic and political stability offers a variety of business opportunities. With such a large population of immigrants, Canada is known for its acceptance of diverse cultures. English and French are Canada's official languages and there are many other languages spoken freely by diverse racial groups on Canadian soil. Many different religions are also practiced freely and peacefully in Canada. India has a population of 986.6 million people....   [tags: International Trade India Canada Culture Essays]
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Impatience and The Death of American Culture - Earth, with all of her wondrous splendor and magnificent awe, is a land of patience. It took more than 4.5 billion years for the world to evolve into its current state. Yet, it took only several hundred years for humans to deface and destroy much of that beauty. A logical question would be how can human beings, a product of nature, be so destructive to their own mother. A close examination, however, reveals the root behind the heinously destructive behavior that has so pitifully defined human history....   [tags: Dying American Culture 2014]
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Culture of Fear - Culture of Fear Culture of Fear, by Frank Furedi, is a book that looks at how widespread fear impacts Western cultures like the United States and Great Britain. Frank Furedi believed that society tends to panic too much, as we actually enjoy "an unprecedented level of safety." I admit that Frank Furedi's novel is based upon a novel concept, and an interesting one at that. However, Frank Furedi comes off to me as little more than a fear monger and an intellectual elitist. His book, to me, seems redundant more often than not....   [tags: Frank Furedi Western Culture Essays]
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The Effect of Dylan and Elvis on Culture - The Effect of Dylan and Elvis on Culture The 1950’s and 1960’s were a time of great change in the United States of America. Some people were trying to hold on to traditional values while others wanted dramatic changes. Many people from the older generations felt that their was too much change going on and that the younger generations were disrespectful. The Cold War was going on during this time as well, and many people felt very differently about the situation. The older generation felt like Americans needed to be willing to support the defense of the nation while younger people rebelled against those traditional ideas and values....   [tags: Cause Effect Music Culture] 883 words
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The History and Culture of Puerto Ricans - The History and Culture of Puerto Ricans ETHNICITY AND EMPOWERMENT IN THE MIGRATION EXPERIENCE The Puerto Rican people have a rich history of culture and ethnicity. Despite the many migrations of the Puerto Ricans, an intense spirit of ethnicity and cultural pride has followed these people wherever they have gone, whether that be migrations from rural areas to industrialized cities or from the small island of Puerto Rico to the vast mainland of the United States. However, the struggles of these people have become obscured over the passing of generations....   [tags: Culture cultural Hispanic Essays]
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The Soldiers Of The First Culture Revolution - "The Soldiers of the First Culture Revolution" The end of World War two brought upon conformity and a conservative mindset. The majority of young people's priorities were to marry, move to suburbs, and be financially successful. However, there was a young group of men who were strongly against the "American dream" that the rest of society was working for. These men were Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, and Neal Cassidy. They were a group of "struggling writers, students, hustlers, and drug addicts" (Wikipedia.com) better known as the "beats", and the founding fathers of the beat generation....   [tags: Culture Counter Beat Generation] 1002 words
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The Maasai Culture And Ecological Adaptations - Introduction The Rift Valley in East Africa has been the home of pastoralists for over three thousand years. A number of different tribes migrated to Kenya, grouped by language they include the Cushites derived from Southern Ethiopia, the Nilotes, which include the Maasai, from Southern Sudan, and the Bantu. The Maa speaking people are the group from which the Maasai originated; their expansion southward into the Great Rift Valley began about 400 years ago. The second stage of Maasai expansion involved the emergence of a central Maasai alliance as well as the expansion and differentiation out of the Central Rift Valley....   [tags: Maasai Culture cultural Essays]
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The Mass Culture Critique And Perezhilton.Com - The past two years has seen the media landscape undergo significant developments. New technology, such as the Internet, has fuelled the emergence of new media forms and schisms within the media industry. Mario Armando Lavandeira’s Hollywood celebrity gossip website, PerezHilton.com, exploits a new brand of journalism – blogging. There are innumerable media theories which could be used to analyse such a specific example of the media. This essay will explore Mass Culture Critique and its critical relation to PerezHilton.com by investigating mass communication concepts such as hegemony, aesthetic levels, economic motivation, and passive consumers....   [tags: Mass Culture Media Popular] 1835 words
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India And Its Business Culture - India and its Business Culture In today’s world, globalisation plays a more and more important role. The idea of the “global village” is becoming reality and business is done not only regional but over the whole world. A European enterprise for example nowadays usually does not only have business partnerships in Europe but also in America or Asia, depending on the branch of their business. In this world of doing business with any kinds of nations and cultures knowledge about the culture and business habits is a “must-have”....   [tags: Business Culture India International] 1710 words
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Germany's Culture - Millions of tourists visit Germany each year, whether it is for business travel, attractions, or culture. In fact, Germany had 380,334,000 tourists in 2010 ("destatis"). Diversified due to the geographic landscape of the country, Germany has a culture and customs unlike any other country in the world. Germany, which consists of five different regions, is on the European Continent. The five regions of Germany are, The North Germany Lowlands, South German Hills, Central Uplands, Alpine Foothills, and the Rhine River Valley....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]
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The Lost Inca Indian Culture - The Lost Inca Indian Culture Most historians recognize the fact that the empire of the Incas in Peru was one of the great civilizations that was lost due to the expansion of the Europeans into the New World. The Incas were once an empire boasting with riches and controlling a large portion of the west coast of South America. Until the arrival of the Spanish, the Incas did their own thing within their culture, with few outside sources affecting them. This paper focuses mainly on the role that the Spanish played in changing and eventually eliminating the culture that was the Incas....   [tags: Pre-Columbian History Culture]
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Want To Be A Canadian? - Want to be a Canadian. I have been in Vancouver for one and half year, so I have seen many Canadians. Since I was asked to write something based on my experience in Vancouver, I am going to tell you some tips to be a Canadian, if you'd like to. Eh: Put "eh " at the end of sentences, then you will sound like a Canadian no matter how a strong accent you have. However, do not overuse it, because it is sometimes irritating if you do so. An umbrella: Do not use an umbrella. Carrying an umbrella is not cool....   [tags: essays research papers] 485 words
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Negotiations in the Mexican Culture - Negotiations in the Mexican Culture Doing business in Mexico really is different. To some degree this relates to different laws and regulations or different responses to the business climate, but to a substantial degree, the culture of Mexico impacts tremendously on how you conduct business relationships and, more importantly, whether you succeed. Fundamentally, successful negotiations in Mexico require you to bear several critical topics in mind. In general, these are as follows: · A more personalized relationship between business partners or those seeking to create business relationships · A more hierarchical business and government structure · A more formalistic approach to transactions...   [tags: International Business Culture] 1038 words
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Culture, Power & Politics in the Workplace - Culture, Power & Politics in the Workplace As far back as history can be told mankind has struggled between balancing culture, power and politics. Many wars have been fought and many people have placed their lives on the line in order to stand up for what they believe in. The combinations of culture, power and politics have spilled over into the workplace. In today’s business environment individuals have much more to worry about than just completing their assigned tasks. Organizational culture, power and office politics influence day to day operations as well as govern the atmosphere within the organization....   [tags: Business Culture Employee Work Place] 1484 words
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Dimensions Of Culture, Values - Abstract We live in a world of changing global requirements. We have the ability to converse with people thousands of miles away at the blink of an eye. Although this seems and is, to most, an awesome power to be relished, it can be for some a world of confusion and frustration seeded by their own perceptions and beliefs. These barriers to cultural diversity exist because of the ways in which different cultures facilitate perceptions and beliefs regarding others and themselves. Dimensions of Culture, Values and Communication Our text describes culture as " the structure through which communication is formulated and interpreted....   [tags: Culture Diversity Values] 966 words
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Globalization of Consumer Culture - What is the "global consumer culture". This term relates to the trends of the ‘developed’ countries and the growing consumption patterns that have been formed by transnational corporations (TNCs). A TNC can be defined by as a corporation that operates in different countries or areas of the globe to be able to maximise business processes. These corporations now operate as if the world had no borders, choosing areas of the globe that are most suited to their practices. This then relates to globalisation and the growing interdependence between different peoples, regions and countries - that has come about through the growth of these corporations....   [tags: Americanisation of Consumer Culture]
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Canadian Inventions - Throughout the history of mankind, technology has been the engine of all social progress. People have made inventions that revolutionized our way of living and thinking. There have been over half of a billion patents given out throughout the World of which more than million patents were granted to Canadian inventors. Nevertheless, the National Science Literacy Survey revealed that two thirds of Canadians are not able to name even one Canadian inventor or any Canadian accomplishments. Throughout the past century and into the next millennium, the range of Canadian inventions is a reflection of Canada’s ingenuity, and innovating and inventing is one of the reason why Canada is on par with coun...   [tags: Canada, Inventions,] 2148 words
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The Harlem Drag Culture - The Harlem Drag Culture Foucault, Moraga, Fuss, hooks, Butler. These authors, along with many more, have concerned themselves with the defining of categories. In reading these authors our class has, upon every occasion of meeting, discussed the formation of categories. What we have discovered, in part, is that things are not defined by what they are, but by what they are not. Diana Fuss, in her article "Inside/Out," states "any identity is founded relationally, constituted in reference to an exterior or outside that defines the subject's own interior boundaries and corporeal surfaces" (Fuss, "Inside/Out," 234)....   [tags: History Culture Cultural Essays]
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Canadian Media - In 1968 a Broadcasting Act was passed that forever changed the face of Canadian media. The act, part of an attempt by the Trudeau administration to centralize Canadian cultural activity, replaced the Board of Broadcast Governors with the Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC). The CRTC, much more powerful than the Board of Broadcast Governors before it, did not waste time in making new Canadian content requirements. On February 12, 1970 the commission proposed an increase to the content levels, requiring television stations to broadcast at least 60 percent Canadian content (an increase from the previous minimum of 50 percent), and “30 percent for AM radio” (Edwardson, 200)....   [tags: Broadcasting Act, Laws, Media] 887 words
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A Focused Exploration of Culture and Management - A Focused Exploration of Culture and Management Yan-Jiu-Yan-Jiu – Unprofessional or Unamerican. Mike is having a hard time dealing with a working style that his Chinese partners refer to as yan-jiu-yan-jiu, which means "lets review and discuss." The Chinese were reluctant to install a new sewage disposal system, preferring to defer the work until adequate discussion and review had taken place. This style and pace of decision making did not register well with Mike's high performance, time is money driven personality; he had been raised in a culture where optimal efficiency depended on timely decision making....   [tags: China Business Chinese Culture Adaptation] 1714 words
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Southwest Airlines Corp. Culture - The topic chosen was Southwest Airlines because of its prevalent and lengthy history of successful entrepreneurship and presence in the airline industry. It has been successful in its ability to attain success in many facets of the economy. From implementing an innovative marketing structure to effectively managing its workforce, Southwest has been the pioneer in many forms of creativity and innovation in the industry. In addition, it is an excellent topic for the theme of the assignment: Assessing Corporate Culture....   [tags: Business Culture Analysis] 1762 words
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Brazil And Caribbean Culture - Within Brazil and the Caribbean lies a racial mixture of cultures. Since the 1930's the people have, overall, enthusiastically adopted the notion that racial and cultural mixture defines this regions national identity (Samba 1). This region consists of a very historic background which has shaped the beliefs and customs of celebration, music and dance. Sugar cane was brought to the "new world" by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 (Umbilical 99). The introduction of this new crop would bring about dramatic change the Caribbean....   [tags: Culture Brazil Caribbean] 1701 words
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Taoism in Chinese Culture - Taoism in Chinese Culture Taoism, known as “The Way,” can be categorized as both a Chinese philosophy and a religion. Taoists believe in accepting and yielding to the ways of life, complementing nature and being by internalizing their goals rather than worshipping a god externally. Taoism, in its metaphysical and philosophical nature, is much like Confucianism, but the ideal interests of the two religions are contrasting. Confucianism was formulated during a time of war and relies heavily upon a moral and political system that fashioned society and the Chinese empire, while Taoism correlates to a time of peace and honors spiritual and metaphysical preoccupation (Taoism 2)....   [tags: Taoism Chinese Culture Tao]
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Canadian Peacekeeping - Without different nations’ peacekeepers throughout the world, people would not be able to live in their placid daily life. In fact, they would be exposed to threats and danger, ending up living under the pressure of fear. Peacekeeping an activity of sending military troops and forces with the United Nations to ceasefire and maintain peace in the world. (The Canadian Encyclopedia) Canada is an active participant in United Nations peacekeeping missions, and known for supporting peace throughout the world....   [tags: War, Mission]
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Canadian Denial - Is Canada a third world country. This question at first glance may appear obvious; however, if you look at our environmental impact it becomes clear we are slipping from grace and into disaster. The problem is growing faster than our mindsets are changing. Unfortunately the public and the Government are in denial. Canadians seem to think if there is an abundance of something it can be wasted. This conception is dangerous and unhealthy. Canada is not doing nearly enough to improve the environment....   [tags: third world country, environment, pollution]
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Canadian Immigrants - As the west was developing, the number of immigrants migrating to Canada increased. Some hoped that they would have a new start; where some may have expected a better life than they had prior to Canada. Yet, it did not go as expectedly for most of them. The reality of farming for new settlers, different experiences that were brought upon minority racial groups, and the harsh treatment of immigrants after settling not only illustrates but exposes the unique change that was brought amongst settlers and immigrants....   [tags: farming, harsh treatment]
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Modern Rites of Passage - According to many scholars, such as Mircae Eliade, human beings can be described as creatures of religion and ritual. The appearance of ritual across the globe is one of the prevalent aspects of humanity that transcends all political, social, cultural and geographical differences. While ritual itself has many forms, one of the most regnant aspect is that of the Rite of Passage. This paper will examine rites of passage as defined by the anthropologist Victor Turner through examples of two modern Canadian rituals; the graduation from high school and the completion of undergraduate studies....   [tags: World Cultures] 1008 words
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The Mosaic of American Culture, It's No Melting Pot - The Mosaic of American Culture, It's No Melting Pot Culture is a behavior that consists of several critical elements, such as language, religion, race and ethnicity, clothing and politics. Culture is what one does in his/her daily life. In order to understand others, we must first keep in mind that every culture carries its own set of values and assumptions. Culture is an evolving, ever changing civilization, which includes several different groups people. For immigrants, America is a land of opportunity; for others it is just the best country in the world because of its economic success and/or its democratic political system....   [tags: Sociology Culture USA Essays] 603 words
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The Culture and Music of Puerto Rico - The Culture and Music of Puerto Rico In the first decade of American rule, Puerto Rican culture was influenced drastically by its status as a US possession. Although the political and economic aspects of American influence were very significant, American rule also had a great impact on Puerto Rican culture. This is expressed through the development of Puerto Rican music both on the island and in the United States. Puerto Rican music not only became an important cultural icon, but also helped to determine the new identity of the Puerto Rican both on the island and the mainland....   [tags: culture Cultural History Puerto Rican Essays]
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Understanding Culture - Culture is a strange thing. It is all around us, around everyone. It is a large part of who we are and how we think. The strange thing is that culture is so ingrained in us that often we don’t even recognize or can’t decipher its effects. We assume from the very beginning that our way of thinking about and doing things is the universal way of doing so. We so often label certain courses of action and certain thought processes as “common sense.” In one text we read in class, “Common Sense as a Cultural System,” Clifford Geertz states that this assumption is a natural inclination....   [tags: Analysis of Culture] 1678 words
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Momaday and Sears: Culture - A Story Tells it All There seems to be a central theme to Sears’ book, Momaday’s book, and the various films we have reviewed, that there are old stories told about all of these "sacred places" that show us how to understand, care for, preserve, and protect the land around them. There are two aspects that stem from this main theme: that the words of these stories are traditional and sacred, and that people value different parts of the land in different ways. Some cultures value land as a worshiping center while others use it merely for entertainment and recreation....   [tags: Momaday’s Literature Culture Essays]
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Organizational Culture - Three general types of organizational culture—constructive, passive-defensive, aggressive-defensive: The organizational cultural inventory measures 12 sets of normative beliefs or shared behavioral expectations associated with three general types of cultures, Constructive, Passive-Defensive, and Aggressive-Defensive. Constructive cultures—in which members are encouraged to interact with others and approach tasks in ways that will help them meet their higher-order satisfaction needs, are characterized by Achievement, Self-actualizing, Humanistic-Encouraging, and Affiliative norms....   [tags: Business Culture]
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Culture-Jamming and E-Literature - Culture-Jamming and E-Literature It is an act of sympathetic magic performed in the name of all who are obliged to peer at the world through peepholes owned by multinational conglomerates for whom the profit margin is the bottom line. -Mark Drey, “Empire of Signs” What is Culture-Jamming. #1 When we look for the roots of the term culture-jamming, we find that what began as billboard alteration and has come to define a host of activities which we can call media activism. Here is a look what was possibly the first billboard ever “jammed”: www.billboardliberation.com/actions/facts.pix.html....   [tags: Culture Cultural Paperes]
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The Canadian Bureaucracy - The Canadian Bureaucracy Government in itself is a large and unwieldy organization. Every day the Canadian federal government makes hundreds of decisions; that effect everything from the fonts on health pamphlets to which helicopters will be used to patrol this great nations borders. How do our elected officials deal with so many important decisions. They don’t. The members of the house of commons, the elected representatives of the Canadian people, have ridings to watch over, and re-elections to worry about....   [tags: Papers] 1546 words
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West African Culture - Brief History From the 1500s to the 1700s, African blacks, mainly from the area of West Africa (today's Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Dahomey, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon) were shipped as slaves to North America, Brazil, and the West Indies. For them, local and tribal differences, and even varying cultural backgrounds, soon melded into one common concern for the suffering they all endured. Music, songs, and dances as well as remembered traditional food, helped not only to uplift them but also quite unintentionally added immeasurably to the culture around them....   [tags: Culture West Africa] 1341 words
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Organizational Culture - Organizational Culture Organizations have personalities like individuals and like individuals, they have enduring and stable traits that help us predict their attitudes and behaviors. An organization’s culture may be hard to define but it has a major impact on the behavior of individuals in the organization. To understand one’s behavior in an organizational culture it helps to understand the dominant culture in an organization and to figure out how individuals come to learn that culture and how the culture affects them....   [tags: Business Ethics Organization Culture] 1808 words
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Amish Culture - All students should take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in America. One in particular is the Amish culture, which I would like to familiarize you with. The Amish culture consists of many unique beliefs that makes their ways unlike that of any other culture. They lead a life of simplicity and yet have very harsh ways of doing things. The Amish is perhaps the most diverse culture in the entire United States. The Amish of Pennsylvania and Ohio greatly differ with the rest of American society....   [tags: Amish Culture Cultural Essays]
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Jamaican Culture - Jamaican culture is more than just Rastafarianism and Reggae music. The Jamaican culture encompasses every aspect of life from beliefs, superstitions, and practices to art, education, and tourism. However, the most important aspect of the culture is the African roots that still exist today. Religion and music became essential parts of the slave culture for communication purposes and barrier breakers. Culture is 'the property of the individual and it's a property of societies' (Alleyne 9). Jamaica has a very diverse culture with original natives coming into contact with the Spanish and English....   [tags: Jamaica Culture Rastafarianism Essays] 1275 words
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Corporate Culture - Corporate Culture Corporate culture is the shared values and meanings that members hold in common and that are practiced by an organization’s leaders. Corporate culture is a powerful force that affects individuals in very real ways. In this paper I will explain the concept of corporate culture, apply the concept towards my employer, and analyze the validity of this concept. Research As Sackmann's Iceberg model demonstrates, culture is a series of visible and invisible characteristics that influence the behavior of members of organizations....   [tags: Definition Analysis Corporate Culture Research] 1722 words
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Creating Culture - Webster defined Culture as "….the act of developing…. the intellectual and moral faculties," especially by education; "expert care and training"; "enlightenment and excellence of taste acquired by intellectual and aesthetic training"; "the total pattern of human behavior embodied in thought, speech, action and artifacts and dependent upon man's capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations…." The intensification of research on organizational effectiveness has led to the formulation of theories about factors within an organization that can make a difference in performance....   [tags: Research Paper Definition Creation of Culture] 1536 words
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Organizational Culture - Organizational Culture Organizational culture can be defined as a system of shared beliefs and values that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members. It includes routine behaviors, norms, dominant values, and a feeling or climate conveyed. The purpose and function of this culture is to help foster internal integration, bring staff members from all levels of the organization much closer together, and enhance their performance. However, there seems to be a widely held misconception that throughout an organization or within a specific division there is only one uniform culture that exists....   [tags: Company Employee Culture Essays Papers] 1767 words
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Classification Of Cultures - Culture is a hot topic. Scholars (Fukoyama, Huntington, to mention but two) disagree about whether this is the end of history or the beginning of a particularly nasty chapter of it. What makes cultures tick and why some of them tick discernibly better than others – is the main bone of contention. We can view cultures through the prism of their attitude towards their constituents : the individuals they are comprised of. More so, we can classify them in accordance with their approach towards "humanness", the experience of being human....   [tags: Sociology Culture Cultures Essays] 1623 words
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American Culture - One could say that America has changed all other cultures around the world. America brought the world, cars, computers and the assembly line. But one of the most important things that "America has given all other cultures is music" (Crawford, 58). From the jazzy tunes of New Orleans to the soulful Native American Music, they have all changed the way others due business. Without America's additions to these cultures, music would be very different compared to the multitude of music that America has today....   [tags: World Cultures] 926 words
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Cajun Culture - Nous sommes Acadiens. (We are Acadians.) Some outsiders see us as a quaint, virtuous people, spending a great deal of time singing, dancing, praying, and visiting. (Conrad, 1978, p.14). Others see us as independent and unsophisticated. We see ourselves as fun-loving, carefree, happy, proud people who have a great love for our culture. The Acadians were French settlers of eastern Canada who were exiled from their land in the 1750?s. The Acadians are known to have settled in the southern bayou lands of Louisiana around that time....   [tags: World Cultures] 1104 words
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American Culture - Every Sunday in America, there are millions of people glued to the TV set rooting for their hometown football team. One gets pride from his or her hometown that ignites a fire inside everyone’s soul. Indeed, we are all Americans, but we are all different in little ways that help keep America a melting pot. Whether you are from the north, south, east, or west everyone is affected by his or her hometown in someway. My family originated in different parts of New England, and over the years, everyone has settled down in their own hometown all across the south....   [tags: Different Cultures in America] 795 words
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Canadian Flag - Canadian Flag Throughout Canada in the 20th Century, numerous events and decisions have formed defining moments for the people of this country. Events like Vimy Ridge, the formation of NATO, and the development of the new flag have made a huge impact on the country. In addition, the leadership of people like Lester B. Pearson and, much earlier, Sir Wilfred Laurier, has created very significant changes in the course of Canada’s history. Of these, the new flag, sometimes referred to as the “maple leaf” is not only a true symbol of Canada but shows how Canadians have learned a new way to be loyal to our land....   [tags: History] 1041 words
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Canadian GDP - The output or GDP of Canada has increased from 1995 to 1999. This means that more people became employed or productivity has risen. With the GDP on the rise, Canada is able to buy more because people will have more money from work. This would appreciate the dollar because Canadians need the U.S. dollar to purchase our goods. Demand, on the other hand, has somewhat stayed the same. There were periods when it was up and periods when it was down. When the demand for passenger cars was falling, Canadians were looking elsewhere to buy their cars....   [tags: essays research papers] 526 words
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Canadian Identity - Throughout Canada’s relatively short existence we have created quite a reputation for ourselves. Our great nation is known for many things , and I am proud to say that most are positive. Does Canada have a strong national identity. Anyone can see the answer is yes. Just take a look at the facts. For example, we are renowned for our peacekeepers and no other country is considered more peaceful. Without a doubt this is the type of identity we should work to keep. The first thing we should examine is what exactly is meant by “strong national identity”....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Canadian Birds - Canadian Birds The Branta Canadensis, better known as the Canada Goose is a magnificent bird which can be found all over North America. People from all over North America look towards the sky when the Canada Geese go honking overhead in their trademark "V" formation, and because they nest all over Canada and some of the United States many people have a chance to witness the birds migration to the nesting grounds and back to the wintering grounds. The Canada Goose is respected by so many of us because of it's dignity and courage and refusal to give up....   [tags: essays papers] 3245 words
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Canadian Confederation - In the year of 1867 the nation we know as Canada came into being. The Confederation in this year only came about after things had been overcome. Many political and economic pressures were exerted on the colonies and a federal union of the colonies seemed to be the most practical method of dealing with these pressures and conflicts. While Confederation was a solution to many of the problems, it was not a popular one for all the colonies involved. In the Maritime colonies views differed widely on the topic....   [tags: essays research papers] 3837 words
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