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Ethnographic Interview on Sports in American Culture - ... How are sports a part of the culture in America. What do you think about the amount of money spent on spectator sports. I started off the interview by asking how sports have affected his life. Sports are an important part of most American’s lives, including Andrews. Andrew is a big sports fan and played soccer on his high school team. “Sports have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Starting from when my dad first taught me how to throw, kick and hit a ball.” “It was a way for me to bond with my family and friends as I was growing up.” From this interview I learned that athletics/sports were a way that Andrew bonded with his dad/family....   [tags: professional athletes, payment] 694 words
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An Interview With a Korean-American on Cultural Differences - An Interview With a Korean-American on Cultural Differences In this interview Ben Bagley asks Theresa Han about the difference between Korean and American culture. Theresa is a teenager who recently moved to the United States so she has an excellent perspective for understanding the differences and similarities between these countries. [BAGLEY] This is Ben Bagley, and I'm going to interview Theresa Han about Korea. Could you introduce yourself. [HAN] My name is Theresa Han, I'm from South Korea, I'm 18 years old, and I'm a freshman in College....   [tags: Interview Essays Culture Korea] 1307 words
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Polish Culture: An Interview with Wieslawa Chris Prilenski - I had decided to interview a woman who grew up in Poland, her name was Wieslawa Chris Prilenski. I was able to construct a family tree from the information that she gave me on her ancestry. She also had answered several questions that I had asked in order to gain a better perspective of her Polish culture. I had learned the various ways that Chris addresses her family members. After obtaining all the answers to my questions from Chris, I found several sources and I compared what the sources stated about Polish culture to Chris’ answers about her culture.
 I had gathered information about Chris’ family, she gave me a lot of information about her family tree....   [tags: government, Catholisism]
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The Desire to Stay an Only Child - Summary Introduction Personal Statement As humans, the older people become, and the more experiences people go through, they tend to overall find a sense of comfort in their lifestyle. Often times, with that comfort in place, people see no reason to think about how different their lives may have been had it not been for certain events. For instance, take a second to think about your life now and imagine how differently it would have been if you have eradicated or altered something else. These were some of the same thoughts that floated in my head as i prepared for this assignment....   [tags: interview, family, culture, sibling] 2405 words
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Study Arabic as a Second Language - ... In the beginning of the interview, Brian explained why he studies Arabic by telling his experience in the Middle East in the US military. He found the aspects of Arabic are entirely different from other languages he knew, for example, English and German. The language and the culture are inseparable, and it is difficult to learn Arabic without understanding the culture; therefore, he decided to study Arabic because, "You learn two things at once." However, Jim, who is energetic and speaking fast, has not been to Arab world, but he attended military college for one year and left it for a personal reason....   [tags: language, culture, interview, experience] 665 words
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How To Conduct a Job Interview - Conducting a job interview is the most widely used selection tool. It has proved most reliable and the employers rely on it in preference to any other tool. It is a process designed to predict future job performance by candidate's oral responses to oral inquiries. For having a better comprehension of Job interviewing it is proper will to go through the definitions of interview and job interview. An interview as defined is a conversation between two people (the interviewer and the interviewees) where the interviewer put questions to the interviewees to get information from him....   [tags: Conducting a Job Interview] 1939 words
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Interview With a Person of a Different Race - Introduction The purpose of this assignment was to interview someone who is more than 30 years of age and who is of a different race than oneself. Research on the person being interviewed ethnic background had to be conduct, in addition to, materials covered in class and previous experiences were compiled into 7-10 open ended questions that were discussed during the interview. Below you would see the seven interview questions that were discussed, the answers given, and a biographical piece that bring everything together....   [tags: Race and Culture in America]
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Interview with My Great Granmother - ... During the time period between Leonora’s birth and child years before she assisted her parents in the farms, her parents did most of the work to provide for their six children. Some of the leading crops that were needed to be cultivated in the fields were rice, tomatoes, bitter melons, and malunggay (a very popular vegetable that many people use their leaves from a tree that are commonly used for soups and as herbs). This required more time and effort to go out and farm these crops, which meant longer hours of working along with little pay....   [tags: Filipino guerrillas, Filippino culture] 1501 words
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Interview With a Human Resources Manger - How well a business manages its assets and resources predicates its overall success. Companies that spend financial resources foolishly are apt to find themselves in bankruptcy. Companies that work capital equipment resources beyond the machine’s capabilities or for other than intended purposes are apt to experience downtime and/or lose the equipment to failure. The same premise holds true for a company’s human assets. However, unlike other company assets, which depreciate over time, human assets appreciate over time when managed properly....   [tags: Interview Essays]
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Interview with a County Sheriff - The subject for my interview was County Sheriff Ron Bowman. I chose Sheriff Bowman because of his years of experience in law enforcement and because he is a positive and well regarded member of our community. He has worked for the County Sheriff’s Office since 1990 and was elected Sheriff in 2002. Not only is he our county Sheriff he is a member of the Board of Directors of the State Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, the co-chair of the State Drug Endangered Children Board, a member of the State Crime Lab Advisory Board and is the co-chair of the County Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence....   [tags: Interview Essay]
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Interview with a Social Worker - Background Information Captain Rob Geis agreed to be interviewed and share his experiences with the next generation of Social Workers. Native to Ohio, he graduated High School in 1979, he continued his education at Ohio State University from 1982-1986, completing his Masters in Social Work. For the past 24 years, he has served as a Social Worker in the United States Army. In his current position he is responsible for the Department of Social Work Services. Previous positions have included: two assignments as a Division Social Worker, Medical Inpatient Social Worker, Chief of Social Work, Division Chief of Mental Health, Clinical Director of Army Substance Abuse Program, Combat Operation Str...   [tags: Interview Essays]
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Interview With Chief Nursing Officer - An interview was conducted with the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at an acute care facility. This discussion revolved around the following: her style of management, style of communication, decision-making skills, technical skills and delegating skills. Before sharing specific responses to each of these, the CNO wanted to clarify that because she was new to the organization and following someone who had been in this position for over 20 years, during the first year and transition phase, there were certain situations in which she was consciously adjusting her leadership style to fit the culture of the organization....   [tags: Interview Essays]
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The Trickster in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire - The Trickster in Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire      Vampires today, particularly after Anne Rice's five-book series, the Vampire Chronicles, are portrayed in quite a different light than the vampires of ages past. Gone is the garlic and cross that offers protection, gone is the vampire's fear of all light and gone is their distant, in-human nature. (Whyte 2) In fact, most vampires are portrayed as both beast and man, struggling to retain their humanity as the lust for blood seems to never diminish and eternal as they are, their inner conflict spans to infinity....   [tags: Interview with the Vampire Essays]
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The Analogous Delusional Characters of The Wog and The Interview - The Interview by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and The Wog by Khushwant Singh are two stories with a lot in common. Some of the things they are similar in are the setting, the Indian tradition, and the character’s personalities. The settings of the stories are held in India, and they describe Indian culture as well as help you image the basic Indian rituals. Indian traditions are different than American traditions especially when it comes to getting married. For example in The Interview, the main character describes his wife and then states,” My wife is not beautiful at all....   [tags: Characters, Interview, Wog, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, ] 748 words
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How to Answer Any Interview Question - How to Answer Any Interview Question Don't be rattled by your next job interview. It's possible to answer any question that comes your way. How. By preparing and knowing how to direct the conversation to the topics you want to cover. To start, take a tip from consultants who coach executives and politicians on how to handle media interviews. These trainers say you can deliver the message you want to an employer, regardless of the question you're asked. "Most people don't realize that their purpose isn't to sit there and hope the right questions will be asked," says Aileen Pincus, president of the Pincus Group, a media interview-training firm in Silver Spring, Md....   [tags: Interview Skills Guide] 1072 words
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21st Century Teaching and Learning Culture - For reforming a school culture, it is important to point out the characteristics that the superintendent would like the principal to address in order to create a 21st century teaching and learning culture. From the description of the superintendent, first, the students in this high school have limited goals, objectives, and aspirations. Second, it seems that there are a lot of full-time teachers and they teach until they retired. Third, there is a high rate of single mothers need assistance in living their life differently....   [tags: culture reform, class environment]
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The In Depth Interview Method - This paper aims to provide the best practice to implement effectively one of the most common methods of data collection: the in depth interview. Having already discussed the diversity of research methods to collect data, given the nature and insights of the in depth interview in the previous part (In depth interview: An important method of qualitative data collection), this guideline focuses on evolving a practical consideration in preparing, implementing and applying the in depth interview method....   [tags: preparing, implementing, applying] 887 words
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Summary of Interview, Reflection of Interview and Critical Research of Keith Richardson - Introduction This paper will summarize my Interview with Keith Richardson the Chief of Police of Guthrie, KY. The interview will show some of Keith’s back ground of why I picked him for my interview. It will look at the Critical analysis and reflection of the interview. It will go over the critical research and vision of the solutions used. The Person I Interviewed and what I was Interviewing About My Interviewee is Keith Richardson the Chief of Police which has been in law enforcement for 18 years....   [tags: Chief of Police of Guthrie, KY]
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Interview With Pakistani - Interview With Pakistani Ethnology is the part of anthropology that focuses on the cultures of the world; its written results are published in ethnographies. While conducting my first ethnology I learned more about my friend Mohammed than I have learned about him in the seven years I have been acquainted with him. Moe works at a convenience store and gas station that I have been frequenting since before I was even old enough to have a car to fill up with gas. Moe is originally from Pakistan, he was born in the city of Karachi, but has been in this country for 20 years....   [tags: essays papers] 1589 words
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Interview with a Couple - ... Jodi has clear point of view regarding her religion “Jehovah God”. She likes to teach others about the consequences of eternal life after death. She is the Jehovah witness and they who are Jehovah’s witnesses’ belief in preaching their religion’s practices to others. In the leading case, Jodi has open views about her religion that she particularly and personally experienced with. She tries to persuade others by describing a major incidence in her life in the form of her sister Tonya’s death caused by brain cancer....   [tags: cultural and religious diversity] 1853 words
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Campus Culture: How Culture Affects How Students Interact - What is culture. According to Kottak cultures are traditions and customs, transmitted through learning, that form and guide the beliefs and behavior of the people exposed to them. With this definition given when it comes to campus culture I feel that an anthropologist would define it as the way we interact with other people through the environment that we share. When it comes down to campus culture it has to do with the way we interact, behave and follow certain things that are brought forth through the culture of the campus....   [tags: culture, relationships, ] 1280 words
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Relocation and its Effects on Culture - Relocation and its Effects on Culture part 2 This ethnography paper is concentrated on the cultural differences a Jamaican man, coming from Jamaica, has to endure or thrive in order to belong into the culture of the United States. The person I interviewed is a close friend of mine and his name is Travis. Originally he didn’t want me to include his name but had a change of heart while I was editing the original paper. Travis is a pure bred Jamaican. His parents are Jamaican, his parent’s parents are Jamaican, and so forth....   [tags: Jamaica, United States, American culture]
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Leadership and Organizational Culture - House et al. (2007) discovers that leadership and Organisational culture are closely linked together as leaders influence the culture of their organisations. Researches talk about a range of leadership definitions but it is not easy to define. (E.g. Western, 2008; Yukl, 2010). However, Cohen (2009) critically analyses definitions from Dracker (1996), Eisenhower (1969), Northouse (2004) and finally summarised the definition of leadership constitutes five elements. First of all, ask question to set direction, which means effective leaders need to listen to followers’ voice respectfully and then share the common goals and ideas with them....   [tags: Leadership Theory, Power, Culture] 1813 words
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Cross Cultural Interview: Interview of an African-American Woman - ... “Success to me is, raising two educated and well mannered law abiding children”. When I asked the subject did she think of her parents as successful. She said “yes indeed”. “My mom worked really hard putting herself through school, while raising my sister and me”. “My father was a proud officer in the military”. “Although my parents were separated they both played a major role in our lives”. The question was asked how important is education in your family. “It’s very important to my family”....   [tags: Family, Beliefs, Prejudice] 935 words
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An Icebreaking Interview with a Mainland China Visitor - I have had prejudice with Mainland China visitors like many Hong Kong people have. There are news about them behave improperly during their visits every weeks. They have done a lot of uncivilised behaviours such as ignoring the rules in anywhere and peeing in public. After an interview with a mainland china visitor, Mr. Lee, I realise that it may be a stereotyping and must be stopped in order to have less conflicts within Chinese and a harmonious society. Before having the interview, I have asked some Hong Kong teenagers their opinions towards mainland Chinese....   [tags: stereotypes over other cultures] 960 words
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Views on Leadership: An Interview with a Principal - Views on Leadership: An Interview with a Principal Every leader brings to the table a set of beliefs, theories and practices. The leader from Dearington Elementary School, Mr. R, took time to explain what he brings to the table at his school. This is his first year as the Principal of Dearington. Previously, he was a 2nd/3rd grade teacher for 5 years at Dearington, followed with two years as an assistant principal at an elementary school in the same school system. While teaching he coached at the middle school and has done various of leadership tasks at his church....   [tags: visionary paper, leaders, beliefs, theories]
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Psychopathy and Culture: Culture-Bound Syndrome - Psychopathy and Culture Culture-bound syndrome is the amalgamation of some somatic symptoms i.e. body pain or disturbed function of any organ and psychiatric symptoms such as alterations of the experiences and behaviors which are considered to be perceptible diseases in the specific culture. A list of most common culture-bound syndrome is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) and some of them are discussed below. Brain Fag: Brain Fag is classified as a culture-bound syndrome which is associated with white collar people in West Africa....   [tags: brain fag, mental disorders]
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Interview with the Poet of the Piano, Chopin - Interviewer: Good day Ms. Brown and 1303 Music Appreciation Class. I will be giving an interview with Frederic Chopin also called the “Poet of the Piano”. I read that you come from a musical family. Is that true. Chopin: My family was not wealthy, but we had a strong appreciation for music. My mother could hold her own on the piano and my father played the violin and flute. I was even told that when I was a baby, when my mother would sing, I would be moved to tears. At what age did you pick up your first musical instrument and what was it....   [tags: personal narrative] 590 words
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Cultural Diversity in America - This assignment increased my understanding of diversity as I interviewed Amara Bello. Since America is known as a “melting pot of cultures,” this interview allowed me to get to know another person who attends the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but who is from a different country. Through this assignment, I was pushed out of my comfort zone to meet and converse with someone who is not like me in some ways, but with whom I also share some commonalities. As I culminated my interview with Amara, I walked away knowing that there are many advantages in being a part of a diverse culture....   [tags: interview assignment] 1006 words
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Zia's Profile: Personal Interview - ... Tenzin is an international student from India. For Tenzin, Zia did more than just help him with his studies. Pakistan use to be a part of India, and many Pakistani’s have elders that where from India. Because of that the countries have some similarities but are different. From this connection, he helped Tenzin feel more comfortable in a place where he felt uncomfortable. Tenzin is really impressed by his nature and has taken some notes on how Zia interacts with others, so that he can also interact better with others....   [tags: international student, Pakistani civil service]
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Culture: A Panoramic View of Some Horrific and Barbaric Practices - Once upon a time, lived a woman who used to celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking a turkey, however her tradition was always to remove the wings and rear-end of the turkey. When she was asked why she did so, she replied “it is our family tradition, my mother and her mother did it so I am doing it too”. Being curious people sought to find out why she did it. Further Investigation soon found out that the tradition was started by her great grandmother, and luckily enough she was still alive so they asked her the same question, she replied “I never had a big enough pot so it was only sensible for me to cut of the wings and rear-end, so it could fit!”....   [tags: culture competence, prejudice, bias]
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Anatomy of an Interview - According to Professor G.J. of Texas Tech University, "a productive interview is much like a good conversation, questions are asked to elicit more than a yes or no answer" ("Interviewing"). In an interview there are certain criteria to be addressed. This criteria includes, the purpose, the collection of data or evidence, and the concluding thoughts on the subject. The "Interview with the Luddite," between Kevin Kelly and Kirkpatrick Sale demonstrate the basic principles of interviewing. Kevin Kelly is the author of Out of Control: The Rise of Neo-biological Civilization (1994)....   [tags: Interviewing Job Workforce Essays]
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Interview With a Friend - Interview with A Friend When thinking of people I could possibly interview, and then deciding that most of them wouldn’t be very interesting, I decided to interview a friend of mine. N.H. At first glance he seems like any other 15 year old but once you get to know him, you’ll soon realize that, that isn’t the case. Firstly he’s moved around and experienced more things then most people his age, even most people in general, and has developed a unique personality because of this. N. was born in 1985, in Finland but moved shortly afterwards to England and then again moved after only a few years to Malawi in Africa....   [tags: essays research papers] 1089 words
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Sex and Sexuality: Interviews - Interviewing the seven individuals that agreed to participate was very interesting. I had expected everyone to feel uncomfortable and not provide very in depth answers. At first it seemed that my prediction was right. Answers were short, vague, and it had made them feel uncomfortable. However, as the interview progressed they felt more comfortable with the questions, and after asking all the questions, many of them decided to go back to previous questions so that they were able to elaborate more because they were now thinking more in depth on the topic and questions that they never really thought about before....   [tags: interview, students, teachers, parents]
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Russia's Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette Analysis - Russia is notoriously known for their very stern and powerful behavior. Russians behave in a manor complete opposite of easterners for example. Russians rely on a very firm, almost bone crushing of a handshake while maintaining direct eye contact at all times. This customary type of handshake can almost make or break the trust between a Russian and a new found expatriate. The only difference with this handshake is when done so with women, the handshake is then less firm due to the different type of masculinity in women....   [tags: russians, russian culture, business meetings]
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Face to Face Interview: A Bosnian Immigrant - A girl from Sarajevo Bosnia settled in Florida along with her family after escaping Bosnia as war refugees. Since her aunt lived in Florida, she helped facilitate the proper paper work for acceptance into America. In the interview we discussed, gender roles, spiritual beliefs, food, in addition to the benefits and disadvantages of being part of this cultural group. It was a fascinating experience to learn about her family, history and culture. Family and Culture The male in Bosnian culture is considered the provider....   [tags: Eastern Europe, War, Muslim] 598 words
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Interview with Dr. Hasebe-Ludt on Research - I am the graduate research assistant to Dr. Hasebe-Ludt, a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge. While she is my supervisor, we have never had a formal discussion about research. I have worked with a sociocultural/cognitive psychology researcher and a cognitive neuropsychologist researcher, so I had some prior knowledge of quantitative research. The turn-around rate of their research was incredibly short (a few months to just under a year, depending on funding and ethics approval) and was rigid and controlled as a result of the quantitative nature of it....   [tags: research, inquiry, nature, agenda] 1321 words
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Interview a Manager - The manager interviewed for this assignment was Chief Warrant 3 Linwood Bowers, the Chief of the Personnel Support Directorate of the White House Communications Agency (WHCA). Chief Bowers has held his present position for four years. The focus of the interview was the unique challenges of good communication. One of the unique challenges Chief Bowers has had to face is the different language that permeates throughout the organizational culture of the Agency. WHCA is a joint command with individuals of all DOD services present....   [tags: essays research papers] 584 words
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Interview And Death - "Everyday life seems unbelievably minuscule when faced with the prospects of death and dying." These are the words of Dr. David Avery. David is thirty years old, unmarried, a successful doctor, and has recently been confronted with the knowledge that he is suffering from a terminal form of acute leukemia. The living room in which Dr. Avery and I sit in his Monterey home is beautifully decorated with portraits of angels. On nearly every wall these images of ethereal beauty give one a sense of safety and calm....   [tags: essays research papers] 727 words
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The Information Systems Used by Comerica Bank - ... Lastly, the changes that would be required in order to implement their system in a culture very different from the United States. In the first part of our interview we began discussing one type of information system Comerica Bank uses which is online bill pay support. Online bill pay is an electronic payment service that allows you to set up a secure online account to make one time or recurring bill payments. The source of funds for the payments is usually a checking account, however, some bill pay services also work with credit cards....   [tags: implementation, online, interview] 1119 words
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Punjabi Culture and Health Care - RR was interviewed at Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, California (R.R, personal communication, April 3, 2014). During the interview, RR provided information regarding his ethnic background, the Punjabi culture. He was more than willing to answer any questions asked and provided a vast amount of insight regarding his cultural heritage. This paper will discuss the domains of his culture and provide information regarding the overall communication experience during the interview. This will allow the reader to grasp a greater understanding pertaining to cultural differences and opposing views regarding healthcare practices, nutrition, and numerous other important aspects of daily life....   [tags: indian doctors, language, communication] 1384 words
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Rita: An Elder of Color - ... Rita left her children and husband to pursue a better life and be able to provide financial stability for her family. “The risk of facing an unknown country, foreign language, and foreign culture are often seen as greater than the risk of remaining in one’s homeland” (Gelfand, 2003, p.43) Rita migrated to the U.S. in 1972. Rita reported she had a cousin that lived here. According to Rita she landed in the U.S. on a Saturday and by Monday she was already working in a factory that made wall nails....   [tags: ethnography, personal interview]
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The Argument Culture: Rhetorical Analysis - The Argument Culture: Rhetorical Analysis An old adage says, “In quarreling, the truth is always lost,” (Bolander, 1987). The truth is often considered subjective; it depends on circumstances, time, and many other variables. We understand that what is truth to one may not be truth to another, and after reading Dr. Tannen’s work, I realized that she has done exactly what she said exacerbates the argumentative culture we live in today. She has looked at only two sides. Due to this, I would call into question Dr....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Hip Hop as a Culture - The three assigned articles all dealt with hip hop as a culture in the era of the 70s. It was the time of emceeing, graffiti, break-dancing, and deejaying. It was also a time when hip hop culture was primarily thought of as African American. The first article examines how graffiti was seen in the 1970s. Graffiti was seen as a commonplace thing on the streets of New York. This is portrayed in “The Politics of Graffiti” by Craig Castleman where he explains the timeline of the rules and regulations Mayor John V....   [tags: Graffiti, DJs, Puerto Ricans]
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Overview of African-American Culture - Being a resident of South Carolina, African-American Culture was chosen as part of the applied learning project for the Intercultural Nursing class, because African-Americans make up more than a quarter of this state’s population. According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, the total population for South Carolina (S.C.) is 4,625,364, with 27.9% being of African-American descent. The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding and sensitivity to issues and cultural variances or phenomena that are unique to the African-American Culture....   [tags: Black History]
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Summary of Jonathan Kozol's, On Being a Teacher, and Botstein's Interview, Why High School Must Go - The trivialization of high school in the present educational organization for teens has been posited in the public; however, it is one vital issue that is being debated. Is it really right for high schools to be abolished from the teen’s system of education. This question has been a vital issue in the present age educational structure. According to research carried out by many educational researchers lately, it was discovered that the two-year high schooling scheme is irrelevant and obsolete in the learning structure for teen’s, and should be abolished from their system of education or scheme of learning....   [tags: teaching, teens, secondary education] 1428 words
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The Importance of a Library: An Interview with the Asotin County Librarian - The Importance of a Library I had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Ashby. She has been the director of the Asotin County Library since February of 2001. She oversees just about everything that goes on in the library. She is in charge of budgets, facilities, personnel, collections, technology, programs, services, and public relations. She gave me a lot of great information on the history and current events of the library. Before the original library was built in 1913, books were sent from an Episcopal congregation in Vermont to the Episcopal Church in Clarkston....   [tags: construction, meeting, history]
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Outside Global Flow Interview: My Philippine Friend - ... She adapts American culture quicker than she images because all of her friends in Crescent City are Americans. She enjoyed her life in the U.S, and had no problem to fit in this society and being friends with different ethnic people. Differently, her mother had a little bit “homesick” at the very beginning. Faye described that her mother always on the phone or skype with her aunts and uncles after they came here, but Faye just rarely contacts her cousins or friends on facebook. During the interviewed, Faye stated that the migration had strongly influenced her everyday life....   [tags: Student, Immigration] 627 words
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Creating a Culture of Excellence Withing an Organization - Culture of Excellence High standards of care are expected by patients and families regarding any type of health care. Creating a culture of excellence within an organization is needed to increase patient satisfaction and improve patient outcomes. This paper will examine a hospital that is creating a culture of excellence within the organization to ensure theses outcome. Committees within the organization have been implemented to examine all aspects of the hospital, and its operations to receive input to create change....   [tags: creating change, healthy work environment]
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Getting to Know a Bit More about Justin Bieber - ... Transcript 1 – Interview Interviewer -  Hello everybody (s) and welcome to another edition of asking questions (s) I will be joined today by the apparently famous – Justin Beiber -  Thanks so much im really happy to – Interviewer –  I WAS NOT DONE SPEAKING (2.0) DONT YOU NEVER INTRUPT ME AG – Justin Beiber – Geez sorry Interviewer – (sighs) (1.5) are we gonna have a problem  Justin Beiber – What  Interviewer – Dont you what me were live right now, if this shit carries on I will pimp slap you (1.0) we clear Justin beiber – yeh sorry Interviewer –  (sighs) Lets (s) just start over ok Justin beiber –  sure Interviewer – Hello everybody (s) and welcome to another edition of asking questions...   [tags: interview transcript] 536 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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Culture is the Totality of Socially Transmitted Behavior, Arts, and Beliefs - ... She is basically an Indian Muslim. She told me that when she was only 12 years old her father came to America in search of better livelihood. At first, her father worked at a petrol pump. Later on, owing to his excellent English communication skills he managed to get a job in a superstore as a counter person. After 2 years when going through all proceeding regarding obtaining American visa successfully, he called all his family members to be permanently settled in America. As a result she, her mother and a younger brother left India for good and came to India lock, stock and barrel....   [tags: ethics, religion, background] 1099 words
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Analysis Of The Drag Ball Culture in New York City - Glamorous, fabulous, revolutionary, drag. There is a general accord about things our society labels as extrinsic. The subjects looked down upon are subcultures that have proven that if anything interrupts the conventions of society they are to be shunned. Jennie Livingston’s documentary, Paris is Burning, shows how a group of individuals bound by this common rejection, construct a subculture that has its own rules and standards. The documentary chronicles the lives of African American gay, and transgender within the drag ball culture in New York City in the mid – to – late eighties; a culture where they can create their own real identity and be themselves or anyone they want to be; a culture...   [tags: gender identiy, subscultures]
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Business Description: Steps to Building an Organizational Culture - ... Another important aspect to consider about this up and coming company is the organizational culture that it intends to create. The culture that we wish to define is one in that employers and employees treat each other with respect. This means that name calling, gossip, and violence will not be tolerated. Further, we strive to ensure that our clients and employees are provided a positive environment that they enjoy working together. Another component to our company’s culture will be preserving confidentiality....   [tags: providing website templates, mantainance]
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Interview and Discussion: The Three Stages of Adulthood - In this paper, three individual interviews of persons form each stage of adulthood—Emerging Adulthood, Middle Adulthood, and Late Adulthood—will be presented and discussed. The first interviewee’s name is Brandi who is an 18-year-old girl. As a high school student, she is interested in this project. She comes from a single parent family. And as a child rise by her mother, she has so much to say about being an adult. The second interviewee’s name is Meredith who is a 31-year-old woman. As a master in a university, she is busy in rising up her 11-year-old daughter and working....   [tags: psychology, health]
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Questions to Zappos, a Company - Questions on Zappos 1. What are the steps in the selection process at Zappos. Does this seem like a complete selection process. There are several steps in the selection process at Zappos. Initially applicants need to fill out an application online on the company’s website. Then, the first step in the process is a phone interview with potential employees. Applicants will be asked a series of questions by a recruiter on their skills and experience. After the phone interview about half of the applicants will be selected for a second interview....   [tags: Employment, Selection, Interview] 786 words
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Mental Disorders: Self Construction in Schizophrenia - ... According to Meehan and MacLachlan (2008), the analysis of the interviews centered on the “participants’ constructions of self in talk through the use of discursive devices and subject positioning” (p. 135). When analyzing the interviews they used Harré’s discursive model of self which lays out a “method for identifying subject positions” (Meehan & MacLachlan, 2008, p. 132). Meehan and MacLachlan (2008) stated that they “[needed] to look at both dialogical relation and subject positions” (p....   [tags: article analysis, interview, patients] 1111 words
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Technology and its Impact on American Culture - Technology and its Impact on American Culture As an amateur reporter for the school newspaper, I have had the opportunity to interview quite a variety of people on many different topics. One of my favorite questions to ask is, "What do you think has had the most influence on American culture?" Why do I like asking this particular question. The answer is simple: the variety and range of responses. While some answers are more interesting than others, I must say that I've learned quite a bit from all of them....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1322 words
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The Culture of the Lincoln Electric Company - ... High employee performance and productivity over the many years of the company’s existence is also another indicator of a strong culture. 3. The Incentive Management Plan The company’s people-driven values and assumptions about employees are that productivity and employee performance are the means the means to achieve customer satisfaction. It is against this philosophical background that the company values the equitable treatment of all its employees as evidenced by its incentive management plan which has been part of its compensation schemes since the early days of the organization....   [tags: multimedia financial companies] 642 words
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Taking a Look at the ZAPPOS Culture - 1.) Zappos is an open system for every corporation needs to acquire various inputs such as interdependent technical, boundary spanning, and managerial subsystems. For Zappos encourage the corporation managers to interact with the environment which includes input and outputs of hiring the right people. The hiring process done in two parts the first interview done by management and peers in that department needing a new recruit, so they can to check their ability, experience, and a team fit. After the initial interview, Human Resources checks to see if the candidate will be the perfect cultural fit at Zappos....   [tags: business analysis]
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The Importance of Nursing in American Culture - The Importance of Nursing in American Culture Nursing is a field of work that so many people find themselves fascinated with, as well as harboring a degree of respect. We look to nurses with a sense of admiration and reverence, and look to them for security in times of need. What makes nursing such a desirable and enthralling field to other people. Despite the fact that doctors are normally under the spotlight, nursing is of profound importance in American culture. Nurses provide comfort and security, as well as a knowledge of medical aid....   [tags: healthcare, nurses, comfort, security]
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The Prevelance of Diabetes in the Hispanic Culture - ... A phenomenon known as the Latino or Epidemiological Paradox contradicts this trend. This paradox shows that Latinos tend to have health outcomes that paradoxically are comparable to, or in some cases better than, those of their Caucasian counterparts, even though Hispanics have lower average income and education (Abraído-Lanza,, Chao, Florez, 2005).. Regardless of the Latino Paradox, one area where Mexican Americans fare worse than the dominant Caucasian culture is diabetes. Diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose, due to inadequate insulin production, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both....   [tags: colonial rule, migration, health] 1454 words
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The Turkish Culture Is Like No Other - ... There are several social courtesies and norms in Turkey. Some of these are similar to those we have in the United States of America. Many people use hand gestures when speaking and it is extremely impolite and rude to lay your feet on someone’s desk or table. You should also be careful to not point the sole of your foot or shoe towards others. Public displays of affection are not tolerated in rural areas. Hospitality is a large part of the Turkish culture. Friends, relatives, and neighbors visit frequently, and unexpectedly....   [tags: hospitality, gestures, families]
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To Stop the Rape Culture - ... Another terrifying point that Williams brings up is that college campus rape rates have hardly changed at all in the past 20 years, which also comes back to people not reporting it when it happens. He suggests that this could be because we have been brought up to believe that people who claim to have been raped are simply making it up for attention, when its only 2-8% that truly are. College students, according to Williams, believe that up to 50% of reported rape cases are false. Christina Hoff Sommers’ research article, “Researching the ‘Rape Culture’ of America” focuses on reasons why this has continued as well, citing reasons such as rape being “Normal Male Behavior” (Sommers) and us...   [tags: feminism, crimes, change, victims] 854 words
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Anthropological Study of Gay Culture - Around the world, anthropologists study different cultures and traditions from various nations. Relating back to our Anthropology class projects, our group decided to pick a field site that has to do with gay people. After putting much thought and decision, we came to the decision of making our field site a gay bar/lounge. We visited the bar at least 5 times until we knew exactly every important detail for our project. During our 5 visits we did case studies, surveys, structured interviews, direct observation and participant observations....   [tags: Anthropology Class Project] 2349 words
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Human Resources in Popular Culture - Popular culture has shown many different portrayals of human resources (HR) over the years, however HR is rarely shown in a positive light. They go from being shown, or treated, as if they are evil and sadistic in some representations, to being depicted as overly friendly pushovers. There are many examples of these alternating stereotypes in the media, whether it be television shows, movies, or even comic strips. One of the more extremely negative depictions of human resources in the media is the comic strip, Dilbert, written and illustrated by Scott Adams....   [tags: stereotypes and portrayals]
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Marketing and Company Culture - This paper explores the various aspects of marketing and company culture and how both are interrelated within a functioning organization. Specifically, focus will be placed on the definition of company culture, the definition of marketing, how company culture and marketing are related, implementing both effectively, and finally a discussion of companies with excellent cultures. First, in order to have a complete understanding the relationship between marketing and company culture, one must know how company culture is defined....   [tags: Analysis, Deshpande and Webste] 1053 words
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Italian Culture and Society - ... There is basis on which the Italian culture can be viewed as a single group of people. That basis would be there diverse ways of living from all other cultures and their patriotism for their country. Some aspects of Italian culture may pertain to other cultures but the uniqueness of this exact culture give it its own ability to strive as just one group. With closely knit communities, families, old loyalties to hometowns, and a striving economy people of the Italian culture are a single group of people that have survived using the same techniques as their cultural ancestors before them....   [tags: diverse ethnic groups]
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Culture Background Affects Communication - ... However, cultural differences also imply different ways to communicate. The first key learning point for the students is the understanding of other party culture based on communication schemes. Our objective is here to remind to students that they must not neglect the process of the negotiation - here communication - to only focus on the content. The two different cultures in this case might be defined as low context and high context ones based on Edward Hall theories. A high context culture is a culture in which the message contains a very little explicit verbal part....   [tags: context, message, negotiation] 768 words
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Italian Culture and Change - ... This face-to-face interview with an actual visitor to the country we were researching definitely helped to bring alive the information we had collected and brought our total vision together. Italy geography is greatly varied as the country covers 301,238 kilometers. The major sections of Italy’s terrain are the mountainous regions of the Alps and Apennines. Mountains in the northern and central parts of the country. In between these areas lies the Padan plain, which is an area that has been use for farming for millennia by the Italian people....   [tags: industrialization of manufacturing & agriculture] 2046 words
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Organizational Culture of Google - ... They have also made their company’s core values public. The company founders still do busy work, including keeping the cereal fresh in the cafeteria. Google is constantly getting feedback from employees and even has their own tool called Google-O-Meter to gauge the popularity of employee suggestions. In addition, they have “culture clubs”, which are groups of employees who come together to talk about culture issues within their country or office and how to improve things. Google is a special place to work because the way they design their office spaces and groups is that you feel like you’re still working at a startup but within a major company....   [tags: employees, structure, management] 618 words
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The United States Culture - ... The power and authority to do things is also decentralized and distributed among employees. The gap of salary between employee classes is bot wide unlike in countries with high power distance. This also promotes consultative relationships between superior and employees which lead to employee satisfaction and better productivity. 2. Individualism US has a very high score of 91 in individualism which is one among the reasons for their success. The society is loosely-knit in which the expectation is that people look after themselves and their immediate families only and should not rely (too much) on authorities for support....   [tags: multicultural societies, diverse population] 1214 words
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Understanding The Somali Culture - Somali people have encountered many challenges in the past into the present. These challenges have made them grow as a culture and become stronger as individuals and as a whole. It is important to analyze the culture, the gender roles, and the family roles when working with the Somali community. To understand the Somali culture it is crucial to know what has happened to them in the past. According to Castel and Kurata throughout history the Somali people have been subjected to harsh oppression by dictators (2004)....   [tags: cultural differences, discrimination] 1901 words
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The Social Aspects of Prejudice - ... It was not until I arrived at orientation that I was notified Autistic children can have aggressive outbursts. Although I was told I would be trained to handle this, I still felt a bit hesitant because I never had deal with children who had violent problems, and in fact they might harm me. So I declined the job offer even though the pay was sufficient. Therefore, one of the theories that best describes my prejudice is Culture Theory. According to researches, “The Culture Theory explains how even though extreme prejudice may be found in some people, some prejudice is found in everyone” (Origins of Prejudice, 2011)....   [tags: culture theory, group culture]
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Organizational Culture SWOT Analysis - Strengths (look internally at the organization): The organizational culture of my current employ would be a family culture. It is a family owned and operated store that has been in business 82 years, started by the Grandfather (who has now passed, but is still influential) now run by the son and training their sons. This family culture is one where we strive to grow successful by staying small. It is a culture where we take care of our customers like they were part of our family and we (in idea) take care of our employees....   [tags: Business Analysis] 770 words
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Gender Stereotypes in Culture - 1. Describe our cultural gender stereotypes, objectification, and media portrayals of women and how these lead to violence against women. Gender is the psychological characteristics and social categories that are created by human culture. Doing gender is the concept that humans express their gender when they interact with one another; it is done every day without thinking about it. Messages about how a male or female is supposed to act come from countless places. According to Helen M. Eigenberg in Woman Battering in the United States, “Gender construction starts with assignment to a sex category on the basis of what the genitalia look like at birth....   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Indivdual Cultural Framework - ... Religious zeal combined with mental illness created the unique environment in which Jamie grew up. One of the values and expectations instilled in Jamie was to appear perfect and portray success. This led to a very isolated upbringing, in which she was restricted from reaching out for social supports. It was not until after her mother suffered a stroke and was institutionalized that Jamie was able to seek support outside of her immediate family. The way in which I responded to my chaotic home life was to insert myself into a community where I could build relationships with surrogate mothers and fathers to help provide the support I needed....   [tags: videotaped interview, thoughts, actions]
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