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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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Islam Culture and Beliefs - ... Different people have different views about Islam; that’s another reason why I chose this religion as my topic. I read many things about Islam online. Some of their rituals really sound interesting, and I wanted to view them in person. To do my future research, I went to a mosque with my friend who is a true Muslim. A mosque is a place of worship for Muslims, who often refer to it by its Arabic name, masjid. The word mosque in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated to Islamic worship....   [tags: Islam, Culture, Religion]
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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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Jamaican Culture - Jamaican Culture Works Cited Not Included 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)....   [tags: Jamaica Culture Rastafarianism Essays] 1275 words
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Canadian Culture - Canadian Culture Canada is one of two countries located in North America and is the second largest country in the world. It is situated just north of the United States and constitutes the northern part of the country, excluding Alaska. Over the years Canada's culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, mainly that of the French and British. Canadian culture has also been influenced by the countries' first people, the Aboriginals, as well as the newer immigrated population (Wikipedia, 2007)....   [tags: Culture Anthropology Canada Canadian] 1472 words
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Amish Culture - Amish Culture The past five weeks in my life have really had an impact on me. In such a short period of time, I have become more aware of the different cultures that exist around the world today. We tend to think that our way of life is the only way there is, or at least the only right way. It is really very ignorant to think that everyone believes and behaves the same way. People should stop being so self-centered and take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in our country alone....   [tags: Amish Culture Cultural Essays]
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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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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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Indian Culture Vs Western Cultures - A couple of years ago, I had invited my best friend Jenene, to attend an Indian wedding. I thought it might be fun for her to experience the different foods, clothing, personalities, and religious beliefs that were particular to my culture. Later on that evening she had pulled me to the side and told me that the culture that she was raised in was completely different from mine. She was raised in New York all of her life and she had never experienced such a distinct culture. At that time I told her that she did not know half the story....   [tags: World Culture] 1570 words
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Romanticism in European Art and Culture - Of all the movements in European art, Romanticism has by far the trickiest 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 biggest influences on European culture today. 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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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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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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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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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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Has Culture Enhanced or Hindered my Freedom of Choice - How has my culture enhanced or hindered my freedom of choice. First I ask myself “What is culture to me?”. My definition of culture would be common thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors that are carried from one generation to the next. Then I ask “What is freedom of choice?” When I think of the expression “freedom of choice”, I think of an individual going through life making choices as they please. I, being that individual, do make my own choices but the more I think about it the more I realize that the choices I make are actually influenced by many factors in my life....   [tags: culture, choice, ] 714 words
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Ethnic Minorities and the Preservation of Culture in the U.S. - In the current landscape of culture in the U.S.A. many ethnic minorities find it difficult to give up their native languages to speak the English language, because they feel that they are losing a part of their culture. However, what they should realize is that by accepting the English language into their lives they are not losing a part of their culture, they are gaining a new identity for themselves and their culture. The most common reason for ethnic minorities’ fear of giving up their languages is fear that they are losing a part of their heritage and identity....   [tags: Minorities, Culture, USA, ] 910 words
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How can a company develop an entrepreneurial culture? - How can a company develop an entrepreneurial culture. Corporate culture can help to bind together members of the team as they internalize the values of the particular corporate culture. Individuals entering the enterprise for the first time are initiated into the culture in various ways, sometimes through a deliberate programmed of induction, and persuaded to identify with this culture which then influences their behavior. As a consequence, all will act in the desired way regardless of and in the absence of any sanction or incentive....   [tags: Corporate Culture] 769 words
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Ancient Egyptian Culture and Its Influence on Poetry - ... The chapter is about the speaker changing into Ptah who is the “lord of life, he conceived the elements of the universe with his heart and brought them into being with his tongue”(Rothenberg 524). Activities such as dancing, music and various religious festivals or gatherings were common sources of entertainment. Especially crucial to the culture and society of ancient Egypt was beer, also known as the drink of Egypt. All social classes were allowed to consume beer, man or woman. Bread was also of cultural importance because it was one of the main components of the ancient diet and often was presented in the hieroglyphics next to beer....   [tags: Culture, Literature]
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Hernando De Soto and the Mississippian Culture - ... A surplus of corn in the chiefdoms also contributed to the increase. The Middle Mississippian period is considered the high point of the Mississippian era. This period occurred from 1200 CE to 1400 CE. The metropolis and ceremonial complex, located at Cahokia, expanded during this period. Other complex chiefdoms formed, and the development of Southeastern Ceremonial Complex art are also characteristics of this period. All of these characteristics were seen throughout the region. The Late Mississippian period lasted from 1400 CE to the time of European contact....   [tags: History, Native Culture]
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The Sociological Aspects Of The Media And Popular Culture - The media influence how people experience social life. Media such as newspaper, television and film, are important sources of information, education and entertainment. It can be used to learn more about the world and the people in it. In this regard it can be said that the media represent, interpret and endorse aspects of social experience (O’Shaughnessy and Stadler, 2005). The media are also implicated in social regulation, or in other terms, the government of society. The media are implicated in government and politics in an obvious way because modern systems of democracy are conducted through the media....   [tags: Media, Pop Culture] 1625 words
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An Ethnographic Study on Children’s Culture - ... Due to the institution’s location, the teachers and principle are extremely strict with the children on how they should act, giving them standards which may deny children from accessing their own culture. This influences these children to act in certain ways, ways in which they believe the society wants them to act. This is shown one day when I attended an assembly regarding the failing rate of the grade sixes. Throughout the assembly, the principle was educating the children on how they should behave in school which led him to his point that the cause of the failing rate (60%) was because of the “coloured” kids (Appendix, Day 6)....   [tags: Sociology, Childhood, Culture] 786 words
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Culture Clash and Dispossession and Indigenous Australians - ... Colomeda, L. A. & Wenzel, E. R. (2000) Stated in their literature review that Indigenous People have a broad knowledge of their land and their healing faith depends on the closeness with the invisible spirit, which plays its own crucial part in ensuring health, reproduction of society, culture, and the environment. Understanding these historic events helps the health care provider to acquire as much knowledge as possible on the factors that led to the process by which this healthy population was transformed into the poorest, sickest group in Australia....   [tags: Australia Indigenous History Culture]
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History and Culture of the People’s Republic of China - The People’s Republic of China is a country with one of the richest cultural backgrounds and the largest population in the world with 1,338,612,968 people. It holds “1/5 of the world’s population” (Banister 2). Located in eastern Asia, it is the fourth largest country with a total area of 9,596,960 sq km and the second largest electricity consumer and exporter after the U.S. The vast amount of natural resources make China one of the leading manufacturers of the worlds products from raw materials such as steel and iron to finished goods as toys, various machinery, textiles and electronics....   [tags: Chinese Culture, ] 1624 words
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Identity through Consumption: The Current Culture - Under the current capitalism society and material culture, people tend to form their identities through consumption, this means more than to consume products which are needed to survive, consumption can also link to self-identity formation and expression. People are imperceptibly influenced by the mass media that self-identity can be shaped and formed through consuming specific products. Therefore it can be said, fashion is an important element of identity formation. Young people are commonly feared of being seen as outdated and seek for acceptance from the peers and the society....   [tags: materialism, fashion, material culture] 1302 words
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Pueblo Dwellings: Anasazi People and Culture - ... (U.S. DOTI 2012) Much like Shamans the Pueblo society had priests within the society, whose responsibilities were to maintain religious ceremonies and tradition. Said to have special abilities of communicating with the spiritual world the Pueblo priests were bringers of good harvest and hunting through ceremonies and prayer and were regarded as powerful members of society. (U.S. DOTI 2012) Spirits known as Kachinas were deemed as ancestral spirits who were the bringers of rain, and appear as dancers in masks during summer ceremonies....   [tags: Native American Culture]
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How Is The Internet Reshaping Culture - How is the Internet reshaping what we mean by culture. During the 20th century, electricity, the telephone, the automobile, and the airplane made the world more accessible to people and transforming our society in the process. Most people had to call their local bank to check their statements. Or wait for the paper invoice in the mail. The latest score for last night's hockey game were found in the local newspaper. Then came the accessible worldwide system of interconnected networks called the Internet....   [tags: Modern Culture] 1376 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 the entire world around you....   [tags: American Culture]
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Culture - ... Many will work together; Kluckhohn outlines culture as the “social legacy the individual acquires from his group” (Kluckhohn, 1949). A collection of people cooperating in this manner will ultimately guarantee their combined survival due to the mere strength and power of such a society (Haviland, 1996). The defined ways in which a certain community will undertake this system would represent a style of culture. In certain situations, many groups will respond differently to one another, and the behaviours demonstrated will fluctuate on a universal scale....   [tags: Anthropology, Durkheim, Functionalism] 1979 words
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Transmission of the Food Culture - ... Like Sheila pointed out in her book Soul Food, blacks use all their sense to cooking, not be limited by the data measuring on the recipes. (vii) South food is not only a way slavers relied to survive, but also the spirit carrier of their wisdom, desire of freedom and their self-expression. Because of the plight that made the slavers struggle on survival and the weak power in their hand, they knew to be predicated being alive, treasured the others in the same situation, and stick together to stronger the power....   [tags: Culture ]
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Culture - ... Therefore, American culture focuses on the self and attaining independent goals whereas Indian and Thai cultures put their group’s needs and objectives in front of their own. Masculinity versus Femininity Hofstede (2001) proposed the masculinity index with a range of 0 to 100 with zero being the most feminine and 100 the most masculine to identify countries, which sharply delineated or differentiated social roles along gender lines. Despite cultures being male dominant, their masculinity index can still fluctuate between being more or less “feminine.” Bangert and Pirzada (1992) associated characteristics such as assertiveness, ambition, and competitiveness with masculine cultures and the qualities of nurturing and caring with feminine cultures....   [tags: Sociology, Hofstede] 2163 words
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Sara Smolinsky and Cultural Pluralism in Jewish-American Culture - ... Her excursion to the suburbs of New Jersey, her interactions with her coworkers at the Laundromat, and her alienating college experience all serve to highlight Sara’s failure to assimilate into American culture, which, through her relationship with Hugo, culminates with her re-alignment with the Jewish roots exemplified by her father. Consequently, with each failure to assimilate into an American national identity, Sara fashions an identity unique to the Jewish-American experience. Community is important to Sara; through seeking an individual identity, Sara eventually discovers comfort in her cultural communal identity....   [tags: Literature, American Culture] 1184 words
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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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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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Popular Culture's Impact on the Religious Guidelines of Modern Society - Popular culture’s exponential progression has no room for the backwards thinking of any religion. Today’s society justifies what is ethical by its own observations and opinions, without always relying on religious doctrines to decide for them. Seeing this type of lifestyle pressures some people to lead double lives, one to please parents, and one to fit in with what society deems as popular. These double lives result in an identity crisis, in which religious values are obscured, and the line between right and wrong slowly starts to dissipate....   [tags: religion, Pop Culture, Secular] 508 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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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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Americanization and Canadian Culture - Americanization and Canadian Culture Gaëtan Tremblay is a professor at the University in Quebec in Montreal. As a concerned Quebecois, He wrote an article which discusses the Americanization of Canada, in particular Quebec. Tremblay seems to have a strong stand point about the future of Quebec. Using statistical and literary evidence, primary and secondary sources, he attempts to support his argument that Quebec is a victim of American cultural colonization. Tremblay fears that Canadian culture is going to disappear as a result of the Canadian-American Free Trade Agreement....   [tags: Canadian Culture Essays]
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Japan cracking U.S. pop culture hegemony - ... Cosplay is a shortened word for costume play, or where a person dresses up as their favorite character. “I and others like myself are able to pour our emotions and our desires into these interests, to feel at home in a self-made space among like-minded people to whom an emotional bond is forged by these interests” quoted by Brent Allison, author of “Interviews with Adolescent Anime Fans (128). Also, “Anime conventions are held nearly every weekend somewhere in the U.S.” (Kelts, 69). Many fans seem to enjoy these events, and plan ahead in order to get discounts on the badges that is needed to attend panels at the event....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Anime] 2105 words
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The Uncertain Future of Quebec Culture - The Uncertain Future of Quebec Culture Gaetan Tremblay, a professor of communications at the University of Quebec at Montreal and deputy manager of the Group of research on cultural industries and social computerization (GRICIS), is a leading researcher for public policies in the field of communications. Tremblay is an advocate of public policy that defends against cultural imperialism by countries such as the United States . In particular, Tremblay studies the effects of the media on culture in Canada especially in a province like Quebec which is distinct from the rest of English Canada....   [tags: Canadian Culture Essays]
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The Challenge of Maintaining Quebecois Culture - The Challenge of Maintaining Quebecois Culture At first glance through Tremblay's article, "Is Quebec Culture Doomed to Become American?" he proposes that the vulnerable and threatened Quebec province is in danger of a cultural invasion by our Big Brother the United States. He fails to directly answer the question "Is Quebec Culture Doomed to Become American?" According to the statistics presented Quebec is hardly in such a bad state. The data outlined in the article assessed the degree of American influence over Canadian and Quebecois cultural industry and the demand of Quebecois programming by the Francophone people, thus allowing the readers to make their own assumptions about the apparent threat to Quebec's culture....   [tags: Canadian 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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Social life and culture, a comparison between Qatar and the United Kingdom - ... The remaining 450,000 non-citizens are mostly foreign workers and their families who come from other Arab countries and South Asia. The rights and state benefits afforded to Qatari citizens such as free health care and education are not extended to these noncitizens. Chaddock D. (2006) reports that the international Arab and Islamic communities believe that Qatar is the setter of trends in internal and external affairs. He believes that the countries rulers, based on their confidence in the populations strong roots in their Islamic values have moved to transform the country into a State compliant with the expectations offered by twenty-first century technology in a climate of peace, prosperity and political stability,....   [tags: Culture, Sociology] 1119 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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How Divorce is Affecting the American Culture - The effects of divorce on the American culture are immense. Social scientists have been studying these effects for many years now. The studies are continuing to confirm that the climbing rate of divorce in the American culture is hurting the society and also frequently devastating the lives of many American children. There are many areas in which divorce has a negative effect in the life of a child or an adult. Many of these effects also directly correlate to the effect on a society. However, there is hope....   [tags: Divorce, American Culture, USA, marriage, children]
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The Maasai Culture And Ecological Adaptations - 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....   [tags: Maasai Culture cultural Essays]
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The Effects of Globalization and the Internet on the Culture of Bhutan - Abstract The recent trend toward globalization in mass communications has had a drastic effect on the world. The amount of information available to anyone at the touch of a button is astounding. Things that are taken for granted in first world countries are hardly thought of in developing nations. Common realities like the Internet, instant international exchanges, and globalization are of no consequence in the day to day struggle to survive. This will change as more people gain access to the technology....   [tags: Culture Technology]
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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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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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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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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 and regulations · Cultural sensitivity to a perceived historical pattern of exploitation Let’s consider each in turn....   [tags: International Business Culture] 1038 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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Puerto Rico’s Culture, History, and Food - Puerto Rico better known as “Rich Port” is 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers). It sits off the coast of southern Florida. It surrounds some of the deepest waters in the entire Atlantic Ocean. Also it is a part of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico is composed of year-round mild climate, and has many white, sandy beaches and extraordinary hotels. Puerto Rico is made up of four main land regions: the coastal lowlands, the coastal valleys, the foothills, and the central mountains. The largest city and capital is San Juan, which is located in the lowlands....   [tags: Puerto Rico, culture, geography, ]
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Option Software Inc. Organizational Culture - Option Software Inc. Organizational Culture Optio Software Inc. provides software solutions that enable organizations to increase speed, accuracy, functionality and quality in their document processes. These processes include procure-to-pay, order-to-cash, manufacturing and various healthcare processes. The company was founded in 1981 as Technology Marketing, Inc. and later changed its name to Xpoint Corporation. Xpoint developed FormsXPress, one of the industry's first leading forms automation products....   [tags: Business Culture Analysis] 1481 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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Similarities in Culture of Jazz and Hip Hop Music - Jazz and Hip Hop: The Ghetto and Music as Language African-American cultural forms and developments are as vast as they are diverse. However, because of white America's consistently racist and oppressive treatment of black peoples in this country there exist certain commonalities between African-American cultures as a result of this continuous subordination. In this paper I will attempt to present some of these existing similarities within hip hop and jazz cultures. Although they are both musically and culturally quite different, each arising out of a particular historical moment with its own distinct musical and cultural practices, there exists enough similarities between that two that it seems a comparison is indeed beneficial in understanding and examining American society in general....   [tags: Music Culture]
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Review Of Culture Jam By Kalle Lasn - The advertising culture is having a devastating effect on our agendas of becoming the media's ideal of perfection, and behind all of this self-sacrifice the media and corporations are the ones succeeding, not us. In Culture Jam, by Kale Lasn, the founder of Adbusters magazine, he attempts to show the reader what our mass media has been doing subliminally. When the average American thinks of consumerism, we believe it is the promotion of the consumer's interests. What Lasn believes is that we're being told what our interests are and to buy into those false interests....   [tags: Culture Kalle Lasn] 1886 words
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To What Extent Does a Person’s Relationship With Their Family Members Influence Their Perception of Their Culture in a Post-Modern Australian Society? - ... It will take anything it can lay its paws on. When, in numbers, it will turn if pursued; but generally it is a timorous animal and gets away, if possible. Its flesh is not eaten by Europeans, but is much relished by the Queensland blacks." It is clear that in Australia’s past, Chinese people were not respected which explains some of the negative stereotypes that have been formed, cartoonist Phillip May personifies these stereotypes in his drawing, “The Mongolian Octopus” (Illustration 3) featured in the Bulletin newspaper in 1886....   [tags: Culture, Australia]
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Joyce Wieland’s “O Canada (Animation)”: An Intersection of Pop Culture, Art, and Identity - The twentieth century has witnessed many transformations in the ways we produce and respond to works of art. It has seen the rise of altogether new media, approaches, and a wealth of new interpretative frameworks. The emergence of manufactured goods, modernism, and a ubiquitous mass culture contribute to the upheaval, in the 1960’s and 70’s, of established art practices and approaches. Pop Art emerges as an important response to, extension of, or parody of what Clement Greenberg called “Ersatz culture” and “kitsch”, which, to paraphrase Greenberg, represent the omnipresent abominations of commercial and replicated art (Greenberg 9)....   [tags: Art & Culture]
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Culture in Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara - Culture in Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara In the poem “Piano and Drums” the poet Gabriel Okara depicts and contrasts two different cultures through symbolism of pianos and drums. The Poem is divided into four stanzas. The first two stanzas represent the “drum” culture and the second two stanzas show the “piano” culture. The description of the drums is in two stanzas, but is one sentence long. The first line of the first stanza: ‘When at break of day at a riverside’ Uses trochees to emphasize the deliberate broken rhythm....   [tags: Culture Symbolism Piano and Drums Essays] 1135 words
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Culture - Culture The people of Aruba come primarily from European, African, and Latin American countries and the culture of the island reflects these varied backgrounds. The language, food, religion, and celebrations on Aruba are composed of a healthy mix of these countries. Aruba is closely tied to Holland because of its long occupation and present partnership in the Netherlands kingdom. The official language is Dutch, which is seen on the street signs, official documents, and many local newspapers. However, many aspects of Aruba’s culture reveal strong influences of contributing cultures, such as the common language Papiamento....   [tags: essays papers] 846 words
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Culture - Culture Culture is everywhere around us.It is what makes us who we are.When growing up in a certain environment for so long it is hard to adapt to anything else but what we have been brought up with.This past summer I took a trip where my culture in the United States did not match up with the vacation my family and I planned.Trying to adapt to a new cultural environment takes time and patience that took me about the whole trip to figure out.This trip to Italy was a trip of a lifetime, and to make the best of it, I needed to adapt to the culture around me....   [tags: Cultural Customs Essays] 1341 words
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