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Culture Shock - One of the biggest hindrances to people living in a new culture is the initial culture-shock that people experience, as well as the culture-stress that occurs as time progresses. When a person enters a new culture, there are many noticeable differences from his/her own culture. These differences have been labelled culture-shock and culture-stress. It is the initial differences, which is called culture-shock, that often cause worry, fear, and sometimes withdrawl. However, these can be easily overcome through preparation and changes in attitude....   [tags: Sociology]
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Organizational Culture - ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE INTRODUCTION Organizational culture today is no longer an irrelevant aspect to become an element of great strategic importance. The development process of the organizational culture allows members to perform certain behaviors and restrict them to perform others. An open work and human culture promotes participation and a proper behaviour from each of the members of the organization, if members commit and are responsable, is because culture allows it, this is a strength that profiles organizations to achieve excellence and reach success....   [tags: business, strategic planning]
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Culture Of An Organization - The term Organisational culture is not readily defined. It is a loose term and has a different meaning in different situations. I understand the term as; the way an organisation is run. Take the word itself, organisation. Picture it as an organ in the body. Each one provides a different service, it works in different ways, has different shapes and structures, and needs different vitamins and minerals in order to be successful in doing its job. This is the same for an organisation in business. Each organisation will need a different structure or ‘culture’ to suit itself and the people working in it, in order to be successful....   [tags: Organizational Behavior] 990 words
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Corporate Culture - The culture within an organization can make or break how productive and how responsive the business operates. Organizational culture is the set of shared, taken-for-granted implicit assumptions that a group holds and that determines how it perceives, thins about, and reacts to its various environments, (Kinicki, A. and Kreitner, R., 2009).With that being said it becomes important to set values that you want everyone to work by. This will help when new employees are added to the team and will also help ensure that the behaviors within the organization are acceptable and beneficial to the overall outcome of the business....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Organizational Culture - Edgar Schein, a famous theorists dealing with organizational culture, provides the following definition for the term: "A pattern of shared basic assumptions that the group learned as it solved its problems that has worked well enough to be considered valid and is passed on to new members as the correct way to perceive, think, and feel in relation to those problems." (organizationalculture101) However, organizational culture is more than sharing assumptions used by a group to solve problems; it is the combination of the points of view, ineffectual processes, education, backgrounds of all the staff which are part of an organization way of doing things....   [tags: business] 735 words
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Primate Culture - It has been believed that culture is unique to humans and no other groups of animals have culture, but recent evidence refutes this ideology. Before getting into the meat of the argument, it is important to first address the issues regarding the ambiguity of the term, “culture.” What is culture. Many scientists may argue that culture is the way of life for a group of individuals, this definition includes the values, beliefs and traditions of the group (Sapolsky, 2006). Other scientists may argue that culture is the transmission of habits and information by social means (Sapolsky, 2006)....   [tags: social learning, tools]
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High Culture - In a capitalist society, money is power and the culture classes are based on financial earnings. High culture, or capital “C” culture “forces on what we usually think of as high-end creative production” (O’Brien, Szeman 4). When asked in tutorial what is the stereotype of ‘high culture’ vs. ‘low culture,’ it was established that the mind automatically goes to such activities as: going to the opera or a theatre production, holding memberships and habitually attending country clubs and the social aspects that are included, watching equestrian races, drinking wine, and watching National Geographic....   [tags: Contemporary Life, Capitalism]
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Human Culture - Culture Culture is a learned behaviour made up with a shared set of; values, norms and beliefs which are governed by a sense of tradition and shared history that gives us a common identity. Since human beings are virtually identical biologically, as individuals our different characteristics can be explained and expressed through our human behaviour through symbolic representation. Our perception of the World around us can also influence our culture. For example; what we perceive or interpret as good or bad reflects on our morals, values and what we are willing to accept, allow and stand up against....   [tags: Social Studies] 1690 words
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The Culture of Cyprus - The Culture of Cyprus Cypriots are very proud of their cultural heritage, which stretches back more than 9000 years. Cyprus has many traditions and customs. Cypriot culture is reflected in the rich folk art of the island. Age-old crafts, handed down from one generation to another, are faithfully carried on to this day by skilful hands and nimble fingers, fashioning handcrafts, both decorative and useful, that would grace any home. It is probably no surprise with a history so long, that Cyprus is remarkably rich in culture....   [tags: Papers] 377 words
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Organizational Culture - Organizational culture refers to how the various types of things are performed in the organisation. In other words it can be said that how the work is executed, and whether that work is satisfactory or unsatisfactory.” Organisation culture includes different types of values, beliefs, opinions, traditions, rituals, Policies, beliefs, notion” (Mullins, 2005 p 891 ) In many ways organisational culture helps to the organisation to achieve their goal and to formulate strategies and propaganda so that proper and effective decision making process should work in favour of the organisation....   [tags: Business Management]
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Rape Culture - It is six o’clock in the evening, a special news segment on world affairs is on the television. The journalist is doing a piece on inhumane practices that occur in third world countries, one of these travesties being rape. The voices of women who have been stolen from their homes and have been taken advantage of against their own will infiltrate the air. These personal stories have an incredulously powerful impact on those listening and make one think “How could such an outrageous thing happen?” Truth be told, these horrors are not just happening in far-off places, but they are happening right now in the United States of America....   [tags: sexual assault, violence]
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Canadian Culture - Each and every one of the world's many nations is unique in its own way. No two nations are the same in terms of the way they live. Whether it is driving on the right or left side of the road, pronouncing words a certain way or using hand gestures to communicate different meanings, each nation of the world has something that allows it to stand out. This uniqueness can come from certain religions, cultural practices, geography, history or from a multitude of other reasons. Despite this, a unique nation usually gains its originality and identity from its people....   [tags: identity, immigration, Canada, aboriginals]
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Greek Culture - Imagine hundreds of huge muscular men, with sweat dripping down their brown, leathery backs, as they test their strengths and skills. Thousands of years ago, the Greeks started a series of competitions that they are now famous for creating, called the Olympics. At these events Greek food , customs, courtesies, and history showed off some of the best that Greek culture and region has to offer. To start, food is an extremely important part of Greek culture, as well as the region, because it affects everyday life....   [tags: Original Olympics, Customs and Greetings]
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Portuguese Culture - Portugal, a beautiful country that has Latin roots like most language is one of the major languages of the world the sixth most spoken worldwide in fact (The Portuguese Language). As a child born in the Azores, and then immigrating here, I have been able to keep my culture alive despite the difference of culture here. Mostly because of my parents traditional ways being etched deeply into me to not forget where I came from. Throughout my life I seemed to be affected by the culture from outside the household but my Portuguese culture seemed to stick with me regardless....   [tags: Diversity Essays]
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the culture of disbelief - Page 2 THE CULTURE OF DISBELIEF The culture of disbelief is a book written to people who are very interested in religious beliefs, liberty and all the influence that religion cause into the public square. Carter argues that religion should not be present in politics, education, and so on. . Moreover, Carter is not about one’s person beliefs, he makes demands of its adherents, and wishes some kind of hope for their lives. The preface of this book shows perfectly with it’s titles what is The Culture of Disbelief going to talk about (e.g....   [tags: essays research papers] 766 words
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Rape Culture - According to Marshall University, Rape Culture is defined as “an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in media and popular culture.” In American society, it is not hard to find examples of rape culture. In popular movies, music, and current events there is an undeniable notion of victim blaming, and sympathizing with male perpetrators. People have begun to use the term rape as a casual adjective. For example “I just raped him in that game,” could be used to describe two people playing a game and one winning easily against the other....   [tags: sexual violence, Todd Akin, Robin Thicke, women]
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India's Culture - Culture is a society that shares similar beliefs, traditions, religions, food, art, language and even human thought. Each country has a culture that is different from one another, whether it’s big or small. It makes the global outlook a diverse place with many different areas to discover and learn. Known to be one of the most defined countries, as well as being one of the oldest cultural country in the world, is India. With 1,220,800,359 people that reside in its country, India offers many areas of its culture to explore....   [tags: Religion, Society, Geography, Foods]
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Culture and Race - Culture and Race Anthropologists have always had their discrepancies with the word culture and its background significance. There have been numerous definitions that have filtered through the field, yet not one that everyone can accept or agree with. Franz Boas, an anthropologist in the early 20th Century, and his students, had a difficult time figuring out the objective of what culture is. Culture is about learning and shared ideas about behaviour. Although Boas and his students had a slightly different idea in mind....   [tags: Anthropology Sociology Essays]
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Concept of Culture - Anthropology introduces culture as a means to perpetuate human existence, because without culture, we would not exist. Individuals are created biologically, while persons are created by social society. Anthropologists firmly believe that our existence is dependent on culture, because culture shapes the social roles people fill on a day to day basis. Without these social roles, people would not know how to express emotions or respond to any given circumstance because we understand everything through culture....   [tags: essays research papers] 314 words
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What Is Culture - "Culture", as a word, belongs to group of words that do not have just one definition and meaning. Many researchers have tried to define culture and each one of them what simply did was just an addition of something more to the previous definition. None of these definitions best describes what culture really is, because as it has been said "culture is not one of life's luxuries: it's life itself" (Definition of"). By this, one can understand that, since life is implemented with culture as well, culture covers all aspects a human might come upon during his life, from language, politics, economic systems, to traditions, behavior, religion, even up to fashion and food....   [tags: Sociology] 746 words
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Definition of Culture - With a diverse population existing in the United States today, our country is a melting pot of different cultures, each one unique in its own respect. Culture, distinguishing one societal group from another, includes beliefs, behaviors, language, traditions, art, fashion styles, food, religion, politics, and economic systems. Through lifelong and ever changing processes of learning, creativity, and sharing, culture shapes our patterns of behavior and thinking. A culture?s significance is so profound that it touches almost every aspect of who and what we are....   [tags: Papers Definition Cultural Descriptive Essays]
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Culture and Identity - Culture and Identity Culture and identity could have many different definitions. Culture to me is what made you the person that you are today. The background and history of a person that is the reason of who they are and what they stand for. Identity to me is the certain characteristics that belong to a person that makes them different from everyone else on this planet. The world with no culture or a lack of identity would be a rather boring place. Identity and culture are what makes this world an interesting place, there is a distinct relationship between identity and culture and one without the other they could not exists....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 1143 words
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Culture In Australia - CULTURE GOVERNMENT/ HISTORY There are different views in concern to the subject of Australia’s culture and the relations to the government and history. Many claim that Australia’s blend of global influences-the cross-fertilisation of cultures by the dominant political powers of Great Britain, the United States, and emerging neighbours in Asia. Others argue that separate and distinct Australian cultures have existed for a long time, as an example, Aborigines. Aboriginal cultures dating back thousands of years took many forms, with over 100 separate languages, and with widespread social networks making it necessary for Aboriginal people to be multilingual to communicate....   [tags: Australian History Government] 1389 words
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media and culture - media and culture A sign system is representation through communication which in turn leads to a shared meaning or understanding. We hold mental representations that classify and organise the world (whether fact or fiction), people, objects and events into meaningful categories so that we can meaningfully comprehend the world. The media use sign systems through newspapers, magazines, television,internet, and the radio etc. The conceptual map of meaning and language are the basis of representation....   [tags: essays papers] 2243 words
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The Hmong Culture - The Hmong Culture The Hmong Culture of South Asia is a very interesting ethnic group. Between 300,000 to 600,000 Hmong live in Southeast Asian countries, such as Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. About 8 million more live in the southern provinces of China. Since the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Hmong refugees from Southeast Asia have settled in Australia, France, Canada, and the United States. The largest Hmong refugee community lives in the United States with a population of about 110,000....   [tags: essays research papers] 1128 words
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Culture of Trinidad - Culture of Trinidad According to the encyclopedia, culture is defined as “The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought [www.wikipedia.com].” In Trinidad these particular aspects are very distinct to the people's daily lives on the island. The diversity of actual cultures and ethnicities on the island has melted together over the centuries to create a Trinidadian culture of its own. There are influences from almost every part of the world including, India, China, the United States, Lebanon, Spain, Britian, Africa, and cultures native the Caribbean....   [tags: Anthropology Cultural]
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Culture and Music - As defined in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, culture is “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.” These customary beliefs could also be described as a set of morals or values commonly practiced by a group. Social forms are understood as being the institutions in which interaction and socialization between people take place, such as at school, church, or work. The material traits within a culture would include clothing, food, and art to name a few....   [tags: essays research papers] 568 words
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The Visual Culture - The Visual Culture Over the past few decades, enhancements in the visual fields have greatly improved, giving weight on the importance of visual material in text. Something that is more visually stimulating can usually make a text more convincing or credible. The term “seeing is believing” proves this fact. As humans, we tend to believe something if we can actually see it, which is why Jay David Bolter has referred to this phenomenon of the changed role of text and graphics as the “visual culture” in his book Writing Space....   [tags: Technology Internet Essays]
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The Club Culture - The Club Culture The club culture-hundreds of thousands of young people across the country, covered in sweat and rhythmically throbbing to a beat- has long been filled with stigmas and stereotypes; the idea that hip-hop music is only for people of African descent, or solely for the "impoverished youth" as Dale Kleinschmidt, an ex-DJ and amateur break dancer from Dallas, puts it, has been a common view associated with the hip-hop scene by the masses. Dale got interested in break dancing because, as he says, "he wanted to look cool." In the beginning, the idea of being able to break dance was funny to him- he had already been involved in the dance scene, but he had never been a b-boy, he jus...   [tags: Hip Hop Dancing Cultural Essays] 1355 words
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The Argument Culture - On any given night when watching the news, there are bound to be a number of stories involving arguments. Usually there are two sides to each point of contention, and both sides seem unable to compromise. But there are also a large number of times when the media examines stories which are not argumentative, sometimes regarding fact, possibly human interest. This mix represents the multiple ways we view the world. Without a doubt, the argument culture to which Deborah Tannen refers in The Argument Culture exists, but it is nevertheless countered by a distinct interest in goodness and compromise rather than strictly confrontation....   [tags: Deborah Tannen] 414 words
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The Olmec Culture - The Olmecs were farmers, traders, artists… innovators. The Olmec culture first emerged in the Isthmus region of Tehuantepec. The site of San Lorenzo, which sits on the Coatzacoalcos River, sheds the most light on this mysterious culture. During this time period, The Initail Formative, food surplus sparked an increase in population and career specialization. With the increase of specialization and sedentism came the environment for complex culture. The Olmec people were farmers, “using ground-stone tools to clear the rainforest along the rivers by using a slash-and-burn farming technique” (Evans 2004:135)....   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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Culture and Music - Culture and Music George Gershwin once said, “True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.” Over the years, no form of art has attached itself to humanity more than music. Music has been creating and destroying cultures in the Twentieth Century at a very rapid rate. Fads come and go, but true music and the heart behind it never dies. The story of subcultures in and through modern music has to start in the 1920’s America....   [tags: Papers] 914 words
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American Culture - Every Sunday in America, there are millions of people glued to the TV set rooting for their hometown football team. One gets pride from his or her hometown that ignites a fire inside everyone’s soul. Indeed, we are all Americans, but we are all different in little ways that help keep America a melting pot. Whether you are from the north, south, east, or west everyone is affected by his or her hometown in someway. My family originated in different parts of New England, and over the years, everyone has settled down in their own hometown all across the south....   [tags: Different Cultures in America] 795 words
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Culture - Culture Dominica’s culture is very unique as it has changed hands between European countries such as Spain, Great Britain, and France, who brought African’s as slaves to work the fields. As a result of this combination of different cultures, Dominica contains characteristics that combine to make what is called Creole. This Creole is the mixing of these cultures in language, music, art, food, architecture, religion, dance, dress, and sports. France has had the most noticeable affect on Dominica, which is seen through the majority of Dominicans practicing Roman Catholicism, the French based patois, and the French place names....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1066 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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Defining Culture - Defining Culture Anthropologists define the term culture in a variety of ways, but there are certain shared features of the definition that virtually all anthropologists agree on. Culture is a shared, socially transmitted knowledge and behavior. The key features of this definition of culture are as follows. 1) Culture is shared among the members of that particular society or group. Thus, people share a common cultural identity, meaning that they recognize themselves and their culture's traditions as distinct from other people and other traditions....   [tags: Essays Papers] 432 words
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Popular Culture - Popular Culture According To Critics Popular Culture Is: · Superficial · Formula Based · Mass Produced For Cheapness · Standardised Using examples explore the strengths and weaknesses of this argument. Culture has never been given a specific meaning; there are many different things that people perceive culture as. The difference between high culture and popular culture is frequently a matter of taste or judgement....   [tags: Papers] 404 words
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Business Culture - Business Culture Business culture is the overall running of the company there are many types of business culture and the type of business culture resembles the type of management. There are four main types of business culture, they are: Power Culture ============= This is the centralisation of power. This type of culture is usually found in small organisations where control rests with a single individual or a small group of people. The company spreads out from the single central figure....   [tags: Papers] 543 words
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Culture Shock - Culture Shock 1 Definition of Culture Culture as the most complex terms has countless different definitions ranging from complicated phrases to the simple statement describing culture as "the way we do things around here". The widely used definition of culture is that of Meads (1951), "A body of learned behaviour, a collection of beliefs, habits and traditions, shared by a group of people and successively learned by people who enter the society"(Joynt and Warner, 1996, P....   [tags: Papers] 3441 words
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Corporate Culture - Corporate Culture Introduction How one chooses to dress, the physical distance one keeps from others, speech patterns, where one looks while talking, and similar factors are taken into consideration when identifying what composes a certain culture. In order to distinguish right from wrong, culture provides the individual with boundaries of acceptable behavior. According to one definition, "culture is the set of learned behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, values, and ideals that are characteristic of a particular society or population" (Ember & Ember, 402)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Organizational Culture - Introduction The concept of organizational cultures was first raised in 1970s, and soon became a fashionable topic. Organizational culture is the shared beliefs, values and behaviours of the group. Theorists of organizations believe that organizational culture represents the pattern of behaviours, values, and beliefs of an organization. Hence, studies around organizational culture have been seen as great helpful and essential for understanding organizations and their behaviours. Additionally, organizational culture has been considered to be an important determinant of organizational success....   [tags: behaviours values beliefs organization]
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Organisation culture - Organisation culture Organisation culture can be defined as the collection of relatively uniform and enduring beliefs, values, customs, traditions and practices which are shared by an organisation’s members and which are transmitted from one generation of employees to the next. One view in the field of organisation culture is the culture metaphor. A metaphor is a word or phrase applied to an object or action which it does not literally denote.1 Metaphor can be powerful means of communicating ideas and are in common use in many organisations....   [tags: Business and Management Studies]
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Deaf Culture - Deaf Culture I may not be considered part of the hearing culture due to my severe to profound hearing loss, but some people might be surprised to hear that I am not considered a part of the Deaf culture. A majority of the Deaf culture is very critical of those who assimilate with hearing people and accept hearing culture as their majority culture. I believe that every hearing impaired and deaf person is an individual and needs to do what is best for them instead of being worried about following the rules of the Deaf culture....   [tags: Hearing Loss Essays]
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Understanding Culture - Culture, is defined by Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, as "the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon man's capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations." People learn about culture through interaction rather than through the memorization of a text. To become fluent in any one culture you have to experience it and become involved. There are many ways that a culture can be shared among people without them being fluent in it such as through: food, customs, clothing, language, beliefs, and behaviors....   [tags: Sociology] 836 words
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Computer Culture - Computer Culture I registered for this capstone course simply because its description in the English Department course guide intrigued me. I never imagined that the central issues of the course would intersect so often and so dynamically with the postmodern ideas of truth and representation in which I was already immersed. I first articulated (for myself) the differences between oral and literate culture in a post to our class listserv on November 15, 2001. The major difference between oral and literate cultures is the primacy of the word itself....   [tags: Technology Internet Essays] 1596 words
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Organizational Culture - Organizational culture Culture is something that encompasses all of us. It helps us to understand how things are created, acknowledged, developed and managed. In this context, culture helps to define and understand an organisation and how it works and manages. Organizational culture is a shared value system derived over time that guides members as they solve problems, adapts to the external environment, and manage relationship (Schein in Wooten and Crane 2003, Vol. 21(6), p.276). Organisational culture is about how things get done subtly without people watching so that the organisation runs smoothly....   [tags: Analysis] 1245 words
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Global Culture - Global Culture Modern technology has extended human life and levels of comfort. But it also has destroyed thousands of cultures. Today the world's people speak about 6,000 languages, a good measure of diversity; by the year 2100 the number of languages could drop to 3,000 as traditional cultures change. According to convergence theory, modernization will bring Western and non-Western countries together by breaking down cultural barriers to produce a global society. Countering this view is divergence theory, which emphasizes the growing separation between Western and non-Western cultures....   [tags: Anthropology] 481 words
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Iroquois Culture - Iroquois Culture In order to fully understand and appreciate a culture different from one’s own, one must first have a grasp on ethnocentrism and how it can change thoughts and viewpoints. Ethnocentrism is a term used when someone is judging a culture’s ethics or way of life based upon his or her own belief structure or cultural values. Granted, being ethnocentric is not necessarily something to be ashamed of; everyone does it as a part of human nature. What one must realize, however, is that it can change one’s viewpoint to the point where another culture’s practices may seem barbaric....   [tags: essays papers] 858 words
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Culture Schock - Culture in ancient times was defined as “the sum total of the equipment of the human individual, which enables him to be attuned to his immediate environment on the historical past on the other”. It reflects in effect what humans have added to Nature. It comprises the spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features of a society and includes, in addition to the arts and letters, the value systems, traditions, modes of life and beliefs of the society. It also absorbs from other cultures and undergoes changes with time, sometimes beneficial, sometimes regressive....   [tags: essays research papers] 1186 words
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America's Culture - America’s Culture America is cultural diversity. It is not home to one race or one culture. The building of American history was done through Irish, Black, Japanese, Korean, and many other cultures combined. The people of these various backgrounds came together for a common cause. To attempt create the society that they believed was better than there original origin’s way of life. Many of these founders undertook great hardships and some even death to create something that some people many times overlook or take for granted....   [tags: Cultural Society Multiculturalism Essays]
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family culture - Often times when we hear the word culture, we think of the differences of different countries. That statement may be true; however, there are different cultures within the same country, even within the same city. No matter what culture we call our own, there are distinct differences between that of other cultures around us. One of the major differences occurs in the realm of family; family affection to be more specific. When talking about family affection, we should consider many different aspects....   [tags: essays research, family values] 1739 words
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Minority Culture - Minority Culture These days there are a lot of people from different cultures living in the same community in areas all around England. In some cases there is a larger group of people from one culture than the people from other cultures. This leads to the expression 'Minority Culture', which basically means a culture of which there is a minority. In this essay I will be talking about the problems faced by minority cultures in being an integral part of society. Minority cultures are faced with many difficulties in becoming an integral part of society....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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Brazilian Culture - By living in the United States of America, most of us are daily witnesses to the differences of cultures. From European to Mexican to Swedish cultures, you name it, Americans see it all, hear it all, and even taste it all. But we don’t always get a close look into other cultures—sometimes they just cross our paths. However, it is still important for us to learn about be knowledgeable about other cultures. Once such culture that has much to be learned from is the culture in Brazil. Brazilian culture is perhaps one of the most interesting cultures to learn about because it is so rich and diverse....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]
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Culture Relativism - Culture Relativism Culture Relativism is a contradictory theory for the explanation of the way we ought to live because the roots of the theory don’t give any explanation for what is right and wrong but instead only a means for right and wrong to be judged. By no fathom of the imagination can one contend that his or her own self ideas are correct there are certain bias that come with all judgments on the correct way to live, but if culture relativism stood true than it must be able to give some sort of universal truth....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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Southern Culture - Southern Culture What is Southern Culture. Southern culture is made up of three main things. The South is known for its hospitality, language and food. Southern culture is like no other culture in the world. Southern hospitality is the best in the world. People that live in the South are very nice and are always willing to help another person in any way they can. If someone is from out of town and needs directions to a certain place southerners will make sure he or she knows how to get there before he or she leaves them....   [tags: essays research papers] 382 words
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Chinese Culture - Socialization ------ American Born Chinese Children under Chinese Culture According to the American Heritage Dictionary, socialization is “the process of learning interpersonal and interactional skills that are in conformity with the values of one's society” (American Heritage). It is a process of learning culture. During socialization, children will acquire attitudes, norms, values, behaviors, personalities, etc. within agencies of socialization, which were described as “Agencies of socialization are structured groups or contexts within which significant processes of socialization occur.” according to the sociology terminology (Gidden 1)....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 1206 words
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Corporate Culture - Corporate Culture Utilising the video case study of ‘Egg Finance’ (Slave Nation, Channel 4), critically examine the extent to which corporate culture is used as an effective tool for the achievement of organizational goals. Corporate Culture is widely used in many organisations and has a variety of definitions. It has been defined by Koozes, Caldwell & Posner cited by Moorhead/Griffin, (1989:494) as: “a set of shared, enduring beliefs communicated through a variety of symbolic media, creating meaning in people’s work lives.” The argument to be taken in this essay will identify the usefulness and necessity for corporate culture to gain organizational success....   [tags: Business Company Goals Essays]
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Deaf Culture - Deaf Culture In mainstream American society, we tend to approach deafness as a defect. Helen Keller is alleged to have said, "Blindness cuts people off from things; deafness cuts people off from people." (rnib.org) This seems a very accurate description of what Keller's world must have been. We as hearing people tend to pity deaf people, or, if they succeed in the hearing world, admire them for overcoming a severe handicap. We tend to look at signing as an inferior substitute for "real" communication....   [tags: Deaf Sign Language Cultural Essays]
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Consumer Culture - “What is consumer culture?” In the late 19th, early 20th century a new phenomenon arose. Along with the development of industrial advances and urbanization of the emerging American culture was the growth and subsequent domination of the “consumer culture”. Consumer culture is a term that goes hand and hand with the American way of life today, but in those days it was a new and unique experience. Along with the development of the mail order catalog, advertising became a focal point of American mass media....   [tags: Consumerism ] 825 words
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rave culture - Rave Culture What is a rave. Raving is a highly subjective experience. One person's best rave is another person's worst. Any attempt to analyze rave culture must recognize the highly personal factor of the experience. Author Daniel Martin defines a rave as “a long period of constant energetic and stylistic dancing exhibited by a large group of people in a hot, crowded facility providing continuous loud House music and an accompanying strobe lit psychedelic light show” . Since the beginning of this culture there has been much controversy on the legality of what goes on in the scene....   [tags: essays research papers] 1106 words
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Visual Culture - Symbols and images have a more than significant impact on one?s views of the world. Since childhood, a person?s brain uses representation of images into meanings to make sense of their world. These images then go on to being either the truth or falsehood and base a person?s views of the world for the rest of their life. All this can be explained through the idea of representation of everyday cultural mediums; such as advertisements and the television. Representation is the way a person interprets symbols and images of a culture and the way these images explain why the world is the way it is....   [tags: essays research papers] 764 words
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World Culture - Africa Africa is a continent of natural resources both living and non living. These resources affect how African countries deal with other countries and how it works internally. One example of this is diamonds. Sierra Leone is a country in Africa that has gone through various political regimes and has gone through great conflict. Various war factions want to have control over the diamond mines and they force workers to perform this backbreaking work. These diamonds that these factions control are called conflict diamonds because of the atrocities these groups inflict to control diamonds and make money....   [tags: essays research papers] 1118 words
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Anasazi Culture - Long before the coming of the so-called "civilized" Europeans, North America was inhabited by traveling bands of ancient people. Nomadic tribes, these early ancestors of Southwest Native Americans traveled the land in search of food from the thriving herds of large animals. But possibly as early as A.D. 900, as the wandering herds began to diminish, these people began to settle down and developed societies and cultures around what is called the Four Corners area of the southwest, in southern Utah and Colorado, and northern Arizona and New Mexico....   [tags: Native American Indians] 1417 words
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Japanese culture - Japanese culture The small island country of Japan is rich in a culture that has developed over thousands of years. It is very difficult to analyze another culture without some knowledge of that culture first. During my two year residency in Japan, my eyes were opened to the culture of Japan and its people and I grew to love it as much as my own. (The ideas expressed in this essay mainly consist of my own knowledge and observations of Japan). The Japanese are a very traditional people....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Sumerian Culture - While researching Sumerian culture I learned many interesting things that I was not aware of before. Many little known facts about Sumer will change the way that people feel about other ancient societies. Many advances that are not attributed to Sumeria, often were pioneered by this advanced culture long before others. Most people don't even know much about the origan of the Sumerian culture. The people who originally lived in Sumer in 4000 BC were not really Sumerians. Sumers original inhabitants were in fact Ubaidians....   [tags: essays research papers] 1014 words
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Chinese Culture - Chinese Culture Last week, I watched a programme about China and Chinese culture. It was really an amazing program about an amazing country, China. Throughout this program, I could envision Chinavividly, with its people and culture. China, located in East Asia is the third largest country in the world in terms of area and the most populous nation, with a population of more than 1 billion, or nearly one-forth of the world's total population. After 1949, traditional Chinese culture was replaced by a new intended to serve the masses and help build socialism....   [tags: Papers] 586 words
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60s Culture - The article “From counterculture to Sixties Culture” clearly demonstrates that the hippie movement was not just founded on pure rebellion from what their parents had prescribed. The article reveals that the 60s culture was a product of many factors including the youths reaction to the Vietnam War, the outpouring of self expression on college campuses around the continent, the constantly dynamic civil rights, and especially the rejection of the counterculture by the mainstream society. The war in Vietnam had a major impact of the youth’s view of government....   [tags: essays research papers] 615 words
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Culture Difference - Culture Difference The first culture difference that many Japanese find in America is their greeting customs. Although the greeting is one of the simplest human communications, both countries have different methods of greeting each other. Three differences include introduction, self-introduction, and departure. In addition, the main reason for the difference is that Americans use verbal greetings and the Japanese use nonverbal greetings. First, the order of introduction in the U.S. is the reverse of the Japanese way....   [tags: Essays Papers] 619 words
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Roma Culture - Roma Culture Romas, or Gypsy, have traveled all over the world starting from India, which is considered their origin however not proven, and ending up as far as Spain where their customs have influenced and changed modern day societies. These diasporas were not deliberate but rather forced on them due to their beliefs. Stereotypes have been created to make Romas look like thieves, which is where the phrase, “I’ve been gypped,” comes from. Gypsies were and still are easy to point out due to their dark skin and jet black hair making it easier to discriminate....   [tags: essays research papers] 648 words
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India's Culture - India's Culture India's cuisine is as rich and diverse as her people. The spectrum of Indian cuisine can be said to lie between two dietary extremes: vegetarianism and meat-eating. India is well-known for its tradition of vegetarianism which has a history spanning more than two millennia. However, this was not always the case. During the Vedic period (1500-500 BC), the priestly castes sacrificed animals to appease and gain boons from the gods, after which the flesh was consumed....   [tags: Papers] 443 words
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Chinese Culture - Throughout China's encased history it has developed much differently than western parts of the world. Chinese culture varies greatly compared to ours. These great differences between eastern culture and western culture make China a very interesting place. Some of the vast differences include literature, social structure, and government. The greatest difference is Chinese philosophy and way of thinking. China has developed a strict system of tradition that has given China great advantages and disadvantages....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 817 words
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Saloon Culture - Saloon Culture Royal Melendy writes about a rising social culture taking place at the turn of the twentieth century. He depicts this culture as the ambiance emitted in early Chicago saloons. “Saloons served many roles for the working-class during this period of American history, and were labeled as the poor man’s social clubs” (summary of saloon culture, pg. 76). Saloons were described as part of the neighborhood. An institution recognized and familiar to its people. Many laws restricted their services; however, they continued to exist....   [tags: essays research papers] 1462 words
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Culture Prevails - In The Age of Innocence, Wharton makes significant commentary criticizing the society of New York. Society plays a major role in the lives of the novel's characters. Most people, in the New York society Wharton portrays, believe they have a duty to follow the rules and conventions upheld by its members. Wharton shows society to be caught up in hypocrisy and unable to face reality. The old New York culture pervades the lives of the individuals in the story and few are able to take their lives into their own hands....   [tags: European Literature] 1060 words
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