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Role of the Pharmacist in Understanding the Culture of Disability -  Collaboration among healthcare professionals between disciplines is becoming a focus of many medical educational institutions. The implementation of interprofessional programs require a multifaceted system of faculty coordinators and training, standardized assessments, clinical training sites, and administrative support. Nevertheless interprofessional education remains an essential component of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation for improving health care education.1 As the role of pharmacist expands to different areas of healthcare it is important to ensure that pharmacy students are equipped with the tools to practice in diverse settings in order to collaborate with an array of ot...   [tags: Culture of Disability] 1100 words
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Reasons Why Buffy the Vampire Slayer Is Iconic and Played a Large Role in Poplular Culture - Buffy the Vampire the television series first aired in 1997, based on its 1992 movie staring Kristy Swanson written by Joss Whedon. The Television series aired its first episode titled “Welcome to the Hellmouth” and we are introduced to a scene of misdirection, a young woman wondering the new high school with a young man who clearly has some intentions he is wanting to express. We immediately make the assumption that he is the vampire looking for blood, very quickly it is revealed that it was she, Darla, who was the danger and with this curve ball the idea of strong women and female empowerment begins....   [tags: buffy, culture, characters] 1226 words
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Stella Ting-Tommey's Toward a Theory of Conflict and Culture - Stella Ting-Tommey's "Toward a Theory of Conflict and Culture" Introduction This research report is based on the article "Toward a Theory of Conflict and Culture" taken from the book Communication, Culture, and Organizational Processes. In this article, Stella Ting-Toomey talks about culture and conflict and its relation to low- and high-context cultures. Summary Ting-Toomey starts the article by addressing conflict. Conflict is part of human nature. It stems from many things. An example of a possible conflict could stem from differences in culture....   [tags: Culture Cultural Conflict Essays]
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What Literature Teaches About Different Cultures - Our world is full of hundreds of cultures, scattered all over the place, but when we can’t travel to every country on earth, how can we find out about these cultures. We can learn a tremendous amount about a culture, just through studying their literature. First of all, we can learn a great amount about their basic culture; their everyday life. We can also learn what kind of society they live in now, and what kind they did live in hundreds of years ago. And finally we can learn about their history simply from studying their culture....   [tags: Culture] 1842 words
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A Violent Message in the Art of Popular Culture - A “Violent” Message in the Art of Popular Culture Many people believe that present-day music cause division, tension, and sometimes violence. However, it is acknowledged as art in popular culture. Art in popular culture revolves around action movies, television sitcoms, and provocative song lyrics, which have themes centered on explicit sexuality. Art in popular culture is embodied in music, dance, photography, and other artwork that embraces the ills of the world and acknowledges that they are appealing to the senses of people who live in a not so perfect world....   [tags: Pop Culture Rap Hip Hop Essays] 1670 words
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Music: The Harmony of Culture - Present in throughout the Hindu, Greek, and Judaic cultures, is the divine and meticulous use of music in various ways. Similarly between these cultures, music is symbolic of the most important and sacred concepts. The musical elements often exist to celebrate parts of the culture, to provide an element of sound to express spiritually, and to worship one or more Gods. Furthermore, music has occupied a central place in Hindu, Greek, and Judaic cultures, in which there are intrinsic musical principles, an arrangement of different instruments, and several forms and textures within all three cultures....   [tags: Musical Elements, Greek, Judaic Cultures]
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Analysis Of Current Culture in AstraZeneca, Lund, Sweden - Introduction Basically, organizational culture is the personality of the organization. It is one of those terms that are difficult to express distinctly, but everyone knows it when they sense it. For example, the culture of a large, for-profit corporation is quite different from that of a hospital, which is in turn quite different from of a university. You can tell the culture of an organization by looking at the arrangement of furniture, what they brag about, what members wear, etc. -- similar to what you can use to get a feeling about someone's personality....   [tags: Culture Image Business] 1929 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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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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Should Companies Like Matsushita Preserve Or Abandon Their Traditional Culture - Culture is a complex web of expectations acquired by people of a society that dictates human activity. "Culture is not static" (Hill, 2007). It evolves over time from the values and norms embraced by a society, that are formed because of the political and economical philosophy, social structure, religion, language and education influences to which the society is exposed (Hofstede, 2003). The word ‘tradition’ derives from the Latin word ‘trāditiō’ meaning "to hand down/over", in this way the term ‘traditional culture’ (Wikipedia, 2008) suggests conducting human activity based on the values and norms of a society that no longer exists because it has since evolved....   [tags: Corporate Culture] 1559 words
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The Rejection of Vedic Sacrificial Ritual in Indian Culture - The Rejection of Vedic Sacrificial Ritual in Indian Culture My intention in this piece is to explore the development of the concepts of brahman and atman in ancient Indian culture. I intend to examine the role of the Upanisads in Vedic society and to investigate their abandonment of Vedic sacrificial ritual. I contend that the writers of the Upanisads turned towards a mystical path away from society in order to explore a viable alternate way of living that did not involve sacrificial ritual. Although the only record we have of this shift in thought is a set of philosophical discourses, I suggest that this was not solely an intellectual move....   [tags: India Culture Religion Papers]
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United States Army’s Organizational Structure and Culture - The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief analysis of the United States Army’s organizational structure and its culture and how these two elements impact its workers, associates and affiliates. This paper will first examine the Army’s history, development and structure to highlight the origins of the Army’s culture. Secondly, a brief history of the Army’s organizational development will be followed by a close examination of its philosophy and supporting beliefs. Lastly, this paper will discuss the role of the Army’s leadership, their response to critical issues and the organizational structure of the Army....   [tags: US Army Culture]
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A Comparative Analysis of Shamanistic healers in Celtic and Native American Cultures - Many different forms of medicine are currently practiced in the world. In fact, as our text states, “in all cultures, some people have become recognized as having special abilities to treat and diagnose health problems.” (Miller 107) Without argument, phytomedicinal and supernatural healers are two forms of medical treatment that have been around for longer than any other, regardless of culture. It has been estimated that shamanism has been practiced for over ten thousand years (Tyson 3). Native American and Celtic healers are often known as shamans....   [tags: Culture ]
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America’s Culture of Violence - Mark Twain Once said, “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” Who could disagree with him. Show me another country where someone would walk into an elementary school with the intent to kill as many children as possible. In comparison to other first world countries, America proves to be the leading nation in terms of violence. We have people who murder innocent victims without cause or regret. Criminals always seem to be sad that they were caught....   [tags: america's culture of violence, decadence]
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Islam Culture and Beliefs - Islam is one of the world's greatest monotheistic religions. The followers of Islam are known as Muslims, and they believe in God, Allah. The word "Islam" is an Arabic word that means "submitting and surrendering your will to Almighty God.” The word comes from the same root as the Arabic word "salam” which means peace. Islam is the religion of about one and half billion people in the world. It is the second largest in the number of followers after Christianity. I chose this religion as a topic of my research paper because at high school in my world history class I read few things about this religion like God is one, men can have four wives, etc and those sound interesting to me, so I want to...   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]
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The Influence of Popular Culture on Society's Self-Perception - The Influence of Popular Culture on Society's Self-Perception Popular culture has an undeniable influence on how society perceives itself. When examining mass culture, one must keep in mind the equilibrium between how much we, as a society, affect the way popular culture is constructed and to what extent popular culture influences the way we view ourselves and shapes our ideologies. An aspect of popular culture that may serve to greatly exemplify this theory of society as both the affecter and the affected is the genre of magazines targeted at young women....   [tags: Sociology Research Culture Society Papers]
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Puerto Rican Music as Representation of Their History and Culture - Puerto Rican Music as Representation of Their History and Culture Puerto Rican music is an evolving art form that expresses Puerto Rican culture and identity. The development of Puerto Rican music is also a reflection of their history, both being complicated by several layers. Social, political, and economic conditions are all related to the musical expressions of Puerto Ricans (Glasser, 8). Puerto Rican migration to the United States and the culture clash experienced by migrants is another layer complicating the evolution of Puerto Rican music (Glasser, 199)....   [tags: Culture Cultural Puerto Rico Essays]
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Impact of Mass Media on Individuals, Society, and Culture - Impact of Mass Media on Individuals, Society, and Culture Mass media, over the years, has had a profound effect on American society, on its culture, and on the individuals exposed to the media. Mass media is a form of socialization, having a long-term effect on each member of American society. While mass media targets the individual in short-term intervals, the overall influence on them has been established as the consumer moves from one impressionable age category to another. The long or short- term effects of mass media are separate and distinct when its role in America is evaluated....   [tags: Mass Media Sociology Society Culture]
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1960's Counter Culture and its Saga - 1960's Counter Culture and its Saga After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, America's hope for Camelot fades and life began to look a little more complicated. Congress deemed President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" implausible as Johnson backed the country into a war that was not ours. Then, while many Americans began to realize that the War in Vietnam could not be won, there was major public outcry about ending our involvement in a war for the first time in the country's history....   [tags: Sixties Culture USA History Essays] 3689 words
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Theoretical and Researched Based Frameworks of Culture - As the main purpose of this study is to explore EFL student´s intercultural understanding when they interact with students from different cultural backgrounds by using telle-collaborative learning, it is necessary to address some core constructs about intercultural communication as follows culture, Intercultural communicative competence , community of practices, and tele-collaboration. They are going to be examined through two key sources; theoretical works and research –based works. 2.1. Culture and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]
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Convergance Culture And Trends Of Music Sharing Online - Using an illustrative case study from the Web (site, application, event, etc.), analyze and discuss the significance of what Henry Jenkins calls ‘convergence culture’. Make specific reference to two or three of the major areas of tension he identifies as shaping the contemporary media environment. Significant innovations have occurred across the business or intermediate services sectors and the domestic or consumer service sectors, across the fields of entertainment, communication, and information sharing and the website that I am using for my case study is one of them....   [tags: Culture Mp3 music peer to peer] 1445 words
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Nuclear Iconography in Post-Cold War Culture - Nuclear Iconography in Post-Cold War Culture I wish in this paper to sketch a project involving nuclear iconography and post-Cold War culture. At the heart of this project is the claim that the current historical moment forms a legitimation crisis for the scientific, military, industrial, governmental, and "cultural" institutions whose interests are configured in the design, manufacture, deployment, and "use" of nuclear weapons. Within this moment, a variety of progressive and regressive movements have been intitiated through the production and reception of nuclear weapons rhetoric....   [tags: Culture War Nuclear Iconography Essays] 1760 words
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Company Culture as an Impact on Team Building - How does a company’s culture affect the team building, group cohesion, within the company. People, being social by nature, are inclined to join groups and seek others; and this does not change in the work environment. Employees want to be part of something within the work place and the company culture can affect how they invest in groups/teams in the work place. Does the company encourage risk taking or attention to detail. Are they people or outcome focused. Do they prefer individual work or the team approach to projects....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]
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Perception is Everything: A Look into 1980s Culture and Sin City - Between the 1960s and the 1980s, the priorities of Americans shifted from a patriotic concern for the country’s welfare to a concern for self-advancement. “A 1980 study by UCLA and American Council on Education indicated that college freshmen were more interested in status, power, and money than at any time during the past 15 years. Business Management was the most popular major” (Whitley). Similarly, in the graphic novel, Sin City written by Frank Miller, wealth, power and status play an important role in the outcome of and setting of the book....   [tags: American Culture] 1761 words
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Cultural Policy: American and Chinese Culture - The Concept of Culture has come to the forefront of social sciences and social policy to address issues of human diversity in psychological processes and performance. Cultures have different moral norms of conduct and that there is no objective right or wrong, no objective good or evil. It holds for all cultures regardless of what its members perceive. Each culture in the world has a solid boundary between itself and other cultures, a boundary which can be linguistic, geographical or religious. Each culture has great internal consistency....   [tags: cultures, social policy, commercialization]
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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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Hip Hop Culture - Hip-Hop culture is often confused with the Hip-Hop genre. Hip-Hop as a culture is more than just the music, it is a way of life. Hip-Hop music as a genre has changed from being Rap to including Pop. Hip-Hop is an evolving culture, constantly changing as the older generation fades and the newer generation carries on the legacy along with incorporating it's new style. The new generation of Hip-Hop or rather Hip-Hop today focuses more on Partying, music, and Swag rather than the original elements: Deejaying, Emceeing, Graffiti, and B-Boy or break dancing....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]
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Global Culture Worldview - Global culture tied with knots unimaginable manifests such a peculiar blend of unity and diversity. Civilization seemingly thousands of miles part manifest marvelous similarities yet within five miles there will be cognizable differences. These are the factors which construct the personality of the whole culture and are carried as an eternal flow. Worldviews enable a society and related individuals to perceive and analyze an event or product in a particular way. In simple terms it can be understood like the point of view of a certain group and nationality of people....   [tags: territorial boundaries, clash, cultures]
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Media and Its Representation of Youth Culture - History of the debate Since the late nineteenth century the media has been a cornerstone of our society. It has, for long periods of time provided the public with a variety of debates. In social policy the amount of influence the media has on the public has been at the forefront of intellectual minds. One of the main groups who have gained the attention of the media since the outset of the 1950’s is youth in their various different forms. These considerations lead to three questions:- * What pressures are present in the production of media material and how do these pressures affect what eventually reaches the public via newspaper reports and other...   [tags: Youth Culture Essays] 763 words
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Who Should be Considered a Hero in Anglo-Saxon Culture and Today? - Who Should be Considered a Hero in Anglo-Saxon Culture and Today. Today, many children would consider Superman, Spiderman, Batman & Robin, and even possibly Arnold Schwarzenegger in his old film The Terminator as great superheroes. These comic strip heroes even impress adults as courageous men because we cannot get over their legendary and their supernatural skills. For example, Spiderman is well known for the spider webs that emerge from his manly wrist. On the other hand, heroes are not just defined by comic strips or cartoons....   [tags: Beawulf Hero Culture Essays] 798 words
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National Cultures and Organizational Cultures - Introduction: (Hofested, 1980) Culture consists of values, attitude , assumptions ,understandings & goals that are learned from one generation, imposed by the current generation, & passed on to succeeding generations. Culture consists in showy way of thinking, feelings & reacting, ideas & values. It is a community’s set of shared hypothesis about how the world works & what ideals are worth determined for. The essential core of culture consist of traditional values. Values form the blocks of the culture....   [tags: Indian Culture]
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Individual Culture Versus Society Culture - ... Mira just wants to become successful and after her retirement she seeks to go back where she was born in India and receive her Indian Citizenship meanwhile she became an American citizen to gain all the American benefits. When an individual is not from a societies culture there is the possibility of racism occurring. In some instances individuals can talk about others making racist comments making the other person feel as an intruder. When an individual is affected by these racist comments or by others showing they do not accept them in their society it causes them to flee back to the place they came from....   [tags: isolation, judgements, adapting, racism] 914 words
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The Culture of Ireland - The cultural landscape of Ireland has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. There have been changes In terms of the economic, political and social environment. The development in these areas have led to a change in the underlying values, basic assumptions, behaviours, norms and symbols of the nation which have ultimately led to a changing in culture. The past ten years in Ireland have seen a dramatic increase in the wealth of the nation. The beginning of the decade saw unprecedented economic growth which has been counter balanced a period of deep economic recession the result has meant that the nation has been turbulent and ever changing of the past 10 years....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1715 words
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The Importance of Culture - What is culture. The definition of culture as explained by the English Anthropologist Edward B. Taylor in his work Primitive Culture: “Culture or civilization…is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs, and other capabilities acquired by man as a member of society.” (Atafori). In addition, culture is the habits of people and is an important part of any society. Culture ties people of a community together, gives an individual a unique identity, and serves as the founding principles of one’s life....   [tags: Sociology]
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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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The Culture of Dominicans - ... The type of Dominican THE CULTURE OF THE DOMICANS 3 food she cooks is rice and stew beans, chicken, fried plantains, yellow rice and peas, salami, and spaghetti. The type of American food she prepares are ribs, rice, mashed potato and green salad, and spaghetti. She usually eats breakfast between eight and nine in the morning, lunch between eleven to one in the afternoon, dinner around five to seven in the evening, then super at nine at night....   [tags: food, health, religion] 1235 words
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The Culture of Beauty - ... The Western and Eastern cultures have different views on the topic of beauty and religion as well. In the Asian religion, in the Eastern world, beauty is to be greatly respected and reserved. This concept of great respect and reservation towards beauty is especially expressed in Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Sikhism. In these cultures, a woman’s actions and behavior more appropriately displays her beauty. Some religions however do not necessarily describe or say how to view beauty. An example of some of these religions would be Christianity, Episcopalian, and Judaism....   [tags: perception, religion, sexuality] 879 words
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The Globalization of Culture - The term “globalization” has been used more frequently in the late 20th century, and along with it is the ongoing development of trade, urbanization and the sharing of knowledge (Wikipedia). The constant rotation of the source of goods, knowledge, new ideas and the explosion of information technology and mass media has brought cultures into contact with each other. As an inevitable consequence, globalization has created an impact on culture, causing changes in three main aspects which are traditional values, human behavior and other forms of art and entertainment....   [tags: anthropology, international influence]
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The Definition of Culture - There are several meanings of culture extending from every day life explanations, cultural understandings and in terms of academics. The online dictionary(2012) defines culture in terms of everyday life, as to cultivate (plants or animals) Another dictionary definition of culture is the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellence in arts, letters, manners and scholarly pursuits ect. There are several approaches that the academics use to define culture but the most predominant are the: functionalist approach, the critical approach and the interaction approach to culture....   [tags: Religious Tradition, Societal Values, Economics] 1772 words
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The Culture of Moviegoers - Going to the movies is probably one of the most enjoyable pastimes throughout the world. From western society to the Asian countries, watching movies is pleasant for nearly anybody. I currently work at the local cinema. Therefore I have decided to study the culture of moviegoers. I looked at many different aspects within the past months. I took time for myself in small, little, breaks to study and document the actions of the people. From their attitudes entering and leaving the cinemas, to the way they behaved and even the way they clothed themselves....   [tags: scociology] 2009 words
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The Culture of Islam - Islam is more than a religion, it’s a culture, and as such has an effect on political, social, and economic aspects of life—this is especially true outside of the Western world. Followers of Islam believe in full submission to God and this submission is practiced in the secular realm (Taha, 114). Of the five pillars of Islam, one (the zakat) has a direct affect on economic policy and ethics. The culture of Islam has shaped economic and business guidelines In the Islamic World and continues to do so....   [tags: zakat, qu'ran, ramadan]
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Affect of the Internet on World Culture - Abstract As the collective world turns on their computers, it is becoming increasingly important to know why they have decided to turn them on and what drives them while they are on. There have been several theories governing modern social society that can be translated rather precisely into the world of the Internet. The personality theories developed by John Atkinson, Abraham Maslow, Joseph Veroff, and Dan McAdams helps define the different shapes that people take while on the World Wide Web....   [tags: Culture Technology] 2787 words
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The Role of Women in Chinese Culture - The Role of Women in Chinese Culture In traditional Chinese culture, women were inferior to men. They were not allowed to make any decisions concerning their families. Their only purpose in life was to stay home and take care of the households. "A woman's duties are to cook the five grains, heat the wine, look after her parents-in-law, make clothes, and that's all. ...she must follow the `three submissions.' When she is young, she must submit to her parents. After her marriage, she must submit to her husband....   [tags: World Cultures] 637 words
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Class and Culture - Introduction In various societies across the globe, culture is normally seen as an enabling or limiting factor for social, political and economic progression. Through this understanding it has been established that there is a strong relationship between class and culture. This relationship has been previously investigated by researchers such as Pierre Bourdieu who identified that class affects culture and consequently, culture affects ones life chances, income and other economic parameters (Lane 2000, p....   [tags: Sociology] 1765 words
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What is Culture? - Question One What is culture. Culture can be interpreted in multiple ways and have many different meanings to different individuals. Consequently, it is because of those facts that a definition is so hard to create. To some, culture results from consumed meanings by a social group (Lewis, 2008). Others view culture as something based on economics and servitude (Marx, as cited by Lewis, 2008). Hebdige ambiguous concept As I attempt to tease out a personal definition of culture based on my own experiences and various readings this semester, I select a few common themes that bare significance in my conceptualization of culture....   [tags: Sociology, Subcultures] 1444 words
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Class and Culture - Governments are also embroiled in the promotion of high culture, probably because a number of them are run by the ruling class who also profess the high culture. The involvement of the government is quite extensive but in the boldest of efforts, most governments in developed countries have come in to promote high culture through subsidies and increased funding of museums, operas, ballet companies, orchestras, cinemas (and such like forums) (Spring 1998, p. 79). The government influence and promotion of high culture is actually quite deep as can be seen in Britain where a fully fledged government minister runs the Arts council....   [tags: Government, Society] 1209 words
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Culture and Communication - Culture and Communication Introduction In The Silent Language, Edward Hall’s (1959) seminal examination of non-verbal communication, it is ambiguous asserted that “culture is communication and communication is culture,” (217). Though this statement is obviously lacks for broad explanatory power, Hall nevertheless aptly articulates the crucial roles that culture plays in communication research. From its role in theories of communication to its treatment as a both the independent and the dependent variable in experimental studies, culture shapes the nature of what communication researchers, and speaks to the very heart of what communication is....   [tags: Literature Analysis, Edward Hall] 1273 words
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Culture in Business - In international business the differences in culture matters. For instances, McDonald has several restaurants around the globe. The restaurant chain, literally can write a book about, how to do business in overseas countries. In the late 90s, McDonald, has decided to open some of their restaurant in India, even though India is a poor country, however, it has a flourishing middle class, of 200 million. The possibility of getting into this new customers arena was enough for the chain to go for India....   [tags: McDonald'sin India]
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Culture and the Advancement of Technology - Culture and the Advancement of Technology Once humans became settled into their environment and managed to manipulate agriculture until they were able to sustain their population, they were able to spend more time focusing on enhancing the primitive technologies that had already been developed, as well as begin to search for answers about things that were not understood. Thus came the development of religion and engineering. The more developed culture became the more answers and technologies it demanded....   [tags: Technological Cultures Essays]
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What is Culture? - Culture, what is it exactly. Many people believe that your culture defines who you are as a person, as well as in society. When in retrospect, culture is something that you have no control over. You are brought up in a certain way that your family has been brought up for generations. No amount of schooling or experience, can help shape or control who you really are as a person. Sure, in your lifetime you can see extraordinary things that might change your view or opinion on certain subjects, but overall, your culture is what defines you....   [tags: family, religion, inquiry] 784 words
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Globalization and Culture - Globalization simply defined is the intensification of global interactions. The case studies we have studied depict two of the main types of globalization. Economic Globalization, which is the production, exchange, distribution, and consumption of goods and tangible services, and Cultural Globalization, the exchange of materials and symbols that represent facts, meaning values and beliefs. When Globalization occurs it usually has a major impact on indigenous cultures. Optimists or “champions” state that the relationship between culture and globalization has positive effects as it creates a balance between nations....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade] 1211 words
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Culture and Fashion - Many pop stars, such as Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, and more, have been pictured wearing a bindi. Most people see this as a unique fashion choice, an accessory that adds depth to an outfit. However, this is a situation where someone has pushed cultural appreciation too far. In modern society, people blur the line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation; which produces negative side effects such as the perpetuation of harmful stereotypes and degradation of a sacred tradition....   [tags: Pop Stars, Celebrities, Fashion, Style]
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The Indian Culture - A culture where guests are treated as gods, family members live under the same household until death, and have the belief that gods and spirits play the significant role in determining their life all refer to the same topic, the Indian culture; a rich and diverse culture which is very unique in many ways. This culture includes the qualities of various other cultures and it results into a modern and acceptable tradition. Respecting elders, honouring heroes, cherishing love, and following traditions make up the major components of the Indian culture and its followers....   [tags: Literary Review] 1397 words
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Culture and Motivation - Culture and Motivation According to Robbins, DeCenzo, and Coulter (2011) “motivation is the process by which a person’s efforts are energized, directed, and sustained toward attaining a goal” (p. 267). Organizations are always looking for new ways to motivate employees. In a global economy it is important to understand that cultural differences can impact how an organization can motivate its employees. Geert Hofstede (as cited in Sledge, Miles, & Coppage, 2008) believed there are five dimensions of culture....   [tags: Business, Employee Motivation] 697 words
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Culture and Conflict - The possibility of the clash of civilizations, as seen by a quick glimpse of history, makes it evident that conflict is nearly inevitable. There are 5 key aspects that bring about problems in any given scenario. Historically, a niche is formed from a group of individuals with similar ways of life; through time the niche gains resources and adopts a religion or lack thereof. With these characteristics attributed to a group of people they are either viewed as friends or foes to neighboring communities, creating alliances....   [tags: Sociology]
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Culture of Philanthropy - In today’s society, we are blessed with various forms of philanthropy and different ways to achieve this philanthropic culture. When many people think of the term philanthropy, they immediately think of donating money to charities and other non-profit organizations. That is not necessarily the case because an individual can do philanthropy in a variety of different ways. For instance, they can do anything from taking part in or making an organization for the less fortunate. They can even participate in any form of community service that helps ‘people in that community’....   [tags: social issues, community service, donating]
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The Philippine Culture - When a typical Filipino thinks about the influences of the Spaniards, Religion and Christianity would immediately come to mine. Since without a doubt, the spreading of Christianity was their main priority of coming in the Philippines. However, often shadowed are the contributions of the Spaniards in other aspects in Philippine culture. Specifically, the idea that the Spaniards; particularly, the friars brought the natives the whole new world of “culture”. Hence their name culture heroes of the Filipinos....   [tags: Spanish Influence]
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Parenting and culture - The universality versus cultural specificity debate both have aspects that make sense and can be applied to childhood development. On one side, supporters of the argument for the universality of parenting suggest that certain types of parenting styles will produce the same child development outcomes in different cultures. On the other hand, the argument for cultural specificity states that different parenting practices vary from culture to culture, and that culture ultimately determines the outcomes of child development....   [tags: Parenting]
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Identity and Culture - Every person, or group of people, has an identity and a culture. An ‘identity’ is the image that one project out into the rest of the world, and ‘culture’ is the image which one has of themselves. Countries are no exception; every country over their course of history has created an identity and culture for themselves. It has been said that the worst act one could perform on another would be to strip them of their identity, and deny them of their culture. This is why, in order for a country to become a great nation, their culture and identity must be formed so that it is able to strive....   [tags: Canadian Identity, Film Industry] 1466 words
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The Caribbean Culture - The Caribbean culture has a special showcase when it comes to expressing the masculine and feminine aspect of its living society. This paper will be able to introduce the argument of dealing with males and females in a masculine and feminine environment surrounded by the Caribbean culture and lifestyle. The first notion will speak about the author, Julia Alvarez, in turn how she is able to express the feminine aspect of four girls focused on her novel, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents. The second notion will be showcasing the author, Junot Díaz, and his compilations of stories in the work of a novel called Drown to prove that even in the Caribbean culture, it is a hard task to prove t...   [tags: males, females, lifestyles]
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The Iraqi Culture - The Iraqi Culture In recent years, the Iraqi nation has endured a crisis that will forever remain in the hearts and minds of the Middle Eastern culture. However, the outcomes of the War on Iraq will not change the long-lasting and passionate traditions and memories that have been held in the country for decades. One major event that happened in Iraq’s history is that on October 3, 1932 Iraq was established as an independent nation. Iraq has always been a country in which respect and generosity have been highly valued and play an important cultural role in everyday life....   [tags: Cultural, Iraq] 644 words
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The Google Culture - Introduction Google was created in 1998 due to the need for a more efficient Search Engine. Actually Google is one of the most successful internet based companies since the booming of “dotcoms” in the late 1990s and remains a leader. This success is based on its great organisational practices and core competencies. Google´s success is not only in its technology and the functionality of its product; it´s also in its aggressive ability to get profits innovating, which is critical to their workforce because it operates in a global market....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Mbuti Culture - Mbuti Culture Introduction The Mbuti people are known as foragers because their main source of survival lies on hunting and gathering as they move from one place to another. They originated from a region in Africa called Congo. The Mbuti people even with their fairly decent population prefer to be grouped into smaller groups or bands which are mostly made up of close relatives. They live in the rainforests of central Africa, where they have lived popularly for more than 6000 years now. Different anthropologists such as Nowak and Laird (2010), and Butler (2006), recommended that these residents of jungles contain an exclusive background; position, morals and everyday life is entirely throu...   [tags: Sociology]
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A Mythical Culture - A brush of wind comes whistling through the forest, the trees quivering from the cold as wolves rush away towards safety as a low, tempting roar broke through the small patch of land. Four paws slammed against the ground, tail swatting back and forth as men come to fight the large, reptilian beast who bares not only a flaming breath, but wings to give it flight. Dragons are known in every culture and no matter where one has lived, they know about some sort of form of the mythological beast. From European to Japanese, it seems as if everyone has their own story for the creatures of scales....   [tags: dragons, mythological beasts]
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The German Culture - Many symbols and components of the American culture such as the Christmas tree, gingerbread houses, valentines, and the tooth fairy actually derive from “the heart of Europe” (Steckler, 2012). Germany is a highly populated country in Europe, composed of 16 states and is known for its’ breathtaking sceneries, oceans, and mountains (Steckler, 2012). Germany is also known for its thriving and large economy. Germany’s climate varies based on location with the mountains at cooler temperatures and warmer temperatures in the valleys....   [tags: cross-cultural similarities, immigrants]
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Culture of Japan - Culture of Japan The Japanese have been around for many years. They are a very distict population where their culture influences many aspects of our lives. A brief history of Japan will enlighten the many ideas and topics in which explains how and why these ideas play a role in their culture. Shinto is the older animist religion of traditional Japan. However, Japans’ religious status is Buddhism. This faith has been sacred for just litte over twelve hundred years. These two religions have intertwined and influenced each other and Japanese culture....   [tags: Japan] 690 words
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Essay on African American Culture - Essay on African American Culture Works Cited Missing African American culture is defined as the learned, shared and transmitted values, beliefs, norms, and life ways carried by this group of people, which guides their decisions, thinking, and actions in patterned ways. The individual in society is bound by rules of their culture. Culture of people are different in that the same events that maybe fear- inducing in one culture, maybe anger-inducing in another culture (Leininger's, 1991). The theoretical framework that I used for this paper is Leininger's Sunrise Model....   [tags: World Cultures Essays Papers] 2047 words
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The Effects that Culture Has on Others - The Effects that Culture Has on Others Through my years of growing up I have moved a lot and never realized I was exposed to so much culture until I reached my high school years at Linden. I find that in my adolescence years I was brought to accept other people for their skin color, religion, and their different opinion on things. Moving to Linden, I was the one of a few students who seemed to really know about different cultures and was able to embrace them. I saw how I was different compared to the students and quickly learned, its hard to see people not understand or embrace other cultures besides their own; when that was the way I was raised....   [tags: Cultures Cultural Diversity Language Essays] 1436 words
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Culture of the Near East - From the Near East comes the Old Babylonian account of the life and death of GILGAMESH. There was a real Gilgamesh, a king who ruled some 2700 years before Christ lived and the Romans consolidated their vast empire. The character and the exploits of this king were preserved in the form of stories that circulated for many years after the king's death. Some of these tales -- more than 600 years after Gilgamesh's rule -- were collected by a story teller and were put down in the form of an epic poem....   [tags: Ancient World Culture] 395 words
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Local Culture and College Culture - Local Culture and College Culture As the door swings open, five young males stroll into the restaurant displaying earrings, dreadlocks, and counterculture clothing, which causes several dozen flannel-clad, middle-aged men to turn their heads. The young men, all Goshen College students, sit down at a table in the corner and smile to themselves while the other customers continue to stare and chuckle at them for a few minutes. After the smirking waitress comes and kindly takes their orders, the guys recline in their seats and gaze out the window at the dawning sunlight, glad to be back for another quality breakfast at Southern Style....   [tags: Short Story Journalistic Papers] 1484 words
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Culture of Ancient China - Imagine: a collection of poems whose date of authorship has not been determined. Imagine: a Chinese thinker about whom little is known and whose authorship of the poems has been challenged. Then read statements like these: "Accept being unimportant" and "Give up learning, and put an end to your troubles." You have entered the mysterious world of The Tao Te Ching. Despite their cloudy and distant origins, the poems make many statements that may sound curiously familiar to contemporary Americans. The Tao describes the allure and artificiality of wealth as it reaffirms the value of a modest, balanced life: "Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it....   [tags: Ancient World Culture] 338 words
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Hospitality in Greek Culture through Homer - Hospitality is one of the most important and heroic facets of Greek culture that needs to be covered when examining the story line of the Odyssey. There are many settings within the Odyssey that contain both positive and negative connotations of hospitality, and it is important to explore both sides and see how they relate to each other. The most common situation or scene from the ancient Greek literature often appears to be the scenes in which the characters are in foreign lands, lost, or just plain weary....   [tags: World Cultures] 675 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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Culture - Throughout the complex yet recognised studies upon sociological phenomena, the term ‘culture’ continues to astound anthropological revisions. Whether or not a definition of ‘culture’ can be determined, or merely the exact forces which bring about such an abstract entity, the concept that culture exists can be acknowledged with focus to structural functionalism. The precise justification for culture itself began to enlighten anthropologists such as Durkheim, who in turn has encouraged studies from Malinowski and Parsons for instance....   [tags: Anthropology, Durkheim, Functionalism] 1979 words
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Culture - Hofstede (1997) defined culture as the “collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from others” (p. 6). He referred to mental programming in order to explain patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting. Cultural manifestation is identified as symbols, heroes, rituals, and values as a learned programming that is dependent on a social environment. Values represented the deepest manifestations of culture and are considered culture’s building blocks (Hofstede, 1980)....   [tags: Sociology, Hofstede] 2163 words
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Culture - When trying to decide what I wanted to do my Multicultural Symposium Project on, I thought about all the places I have always wanted to visit. Italy has always been a place I wanted to go on a vacation to see. Who wouldn’t. There is a lot of culture there including fashion and art. Of course, the food is wonderful also. Some of the most known name brands of clothing and handbags originated from Italy. It is known worldwide as a wine country. Family and food are always important in the Italian culture....   [tags: ]
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Popular Culture's Subserviance to High Culture - Popular Culture's Subserviance to High Culture For about a century, Western Culture has really been divided into two cultures, the traditional type of 'high culture' and a 'mass culture' manufactured wholesale for the market. High culture is the arts that require some form of intellect to comprehend, so therefore can only reach a tiny segment of the population, whilst levelling accusations of elitism. High culture includes ballet; the forms of operas, operettas and symphonies; types of film; certain novels; theatre and plays....   [tags: Papers] 658 words
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The Culture of a Place - The Culture of a Place The culture of a place is an integral part of its society whether that place is a remote Indian village in Sri Lanka or a highly industrialized city in Western Europe. I am an international student from Taiwan. Life in the States is very different from my home country. The culture of America fascinates me because, at first glance, it seems so different. Everything that characterizes the America---racial heterogeneity, vast territory, and an ethic of individualism--- is absent in Taiwan....   [tags: Papers] 700 words
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