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Binge Eating in Non-Western Cultures - Literature regarding eating disorders in non-Western cultures in general is scarce. Very few studies address disordered eating in cultures outside of the Western and Westernized world. This could be because of the perceived lack of eating disorders in non-industrialized countries or even because there is an overwhelming amount of concern over eating disorders in Western society. However, there have been several studies done on binge eating and dietary restraint in non-western citizens and in non-Caucasian women in the United States....   [tags: binge eating, eating disorders, non-western, cultu] 1032 words
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The Body in Western and Non Western Cultures - How do people view the body. The answer varies from location, religion and culture. How western cultures view the body and how the body is treated (our body and others) are different from how non western cultures view and treat bodies. We can see the differences in the western and non western bodies in such works as Anne Fadiman’s account of a Hmong child in America and in articles like Genital Surgeries: Gendering Bodies. Along with the many differences between western and non western thoughts there are also several similarities....   [tags: Beauty ]
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The Dewey Decimal Classification: Western and Non-Western Cultures - Introduction DDC: From West to East This paper is examining how the Dewey Decimal Classification System (DDC) has been adapted and translated in both Western and non-Western Nations and the problems that have arisen during this process. In this paper we will first examine what the DDC is which includes looking into its history specifically into how Mr. Custer helped the DDC become an international classification system. Next we will focus on the problems that arise during the process of adapting and translating the DDC from one culture to another....   [tags: libraries, information, organization, classes]
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Analysis of Three Non-Western Cultures on Diversity Leadership - INTRODUCTION Globalization, and the need for an improved economic integration, has led to increased cultural diversity of organisations’ fundamental values and also among individual employees of an organization. Globalization can be defined as a process by which national and regional economies, cultures and societies become integrated through a world network of trade, communications, transportation and immigration (Beck, 2000). For organisations to succeed in the increasingly competitive global stage there must be diversity leadership; a change is necessary from the traditional leadership values and norms....   [tags: Globalization, Management Styles]
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Differences in Relationships Between Western and Non-Western Cultures - Differences in Relationships Between Western and Non-Western Cultures Most of the research on interpersonal attraction has been carried out in Western societies, especially the United Kingdom and United States. This limitation is very important as it argues that the behaviour and communication need to be understood within the context in which they occur, and this context considerably differs from one culture to another. Therefore we can readily accept that there are large differences in interpersonal relationships between cultures....   [tags: Papers] 891 words
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Western Feminism is Promoting Colonialism in the Third World - Chandra Mohanty argues in her essay “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses” that many Western feminists write about women in the Third World as if they were a homogenous mass. She argues in her essay that the Western feminists need to see the variety among women in the Third World. While at times she falls into the same generalization trap that she accuses the Western women of making, she ultimately proves that the feminist believe that Third World societies oppress all women elevates the Western world view as the superior one again and is similar to the colonialism of previous times....   [tags: under western eyes, chandra mohanty]
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The Traditions of Western and Chinese Cultures - ABSTRACT: In European atomic theory, Euclid's geometry and Aristotle's logic complement each other and are generally acknowledged sources of Western science. In China, the book Zhou Yi is the source of Chinese science because it system contains a unity of philosophic, logical and mathematical thinking. These two systems form the core of the scientific models of the Western and Chinese cultural traditions. In political and ideological arenas, the Western is a contract model based on the individual, but the Chinese is an entirety one base on 'human administration.' In Western societies, the inner general tensile stress of contracts causes losses and breaks of action standards and values, but i...   [tags: World History Essays]
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The Extent to Which Relationships Have been Shown to be Different in Wester and Non-Western Culture - The Extent to Which Relationships Have been Shown to be Different in Wester and Non-Western Culture Relationships can differ hugely from one person to the next, this can be due to numerous factors; one of these being culture. In a Western culture, ideals are inflicted on individuals which lead to a certain type of relationship present for the majority, as is the case in non-Western cultures. Obvious differences between cultures may include religion, which in turn could lead to arranged marriage, hence affecting the formation of a relationship....   [tags: Papers] 723 words
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Environmental Change and "Bounded" Cultures - Environmental Change and "Bounded" Cultures Viewing “‘cultures’ as shared, bounded wholes, relating to single, static environments” is a deceptive perspective in global environmental science today. As “global environmental problems have local environmental impacts,” the way that scientists think of local indigenous communities affects the relevancy of any international aid a global scientific community can offer (209). Ultimately, “environmentally benign beliefs translate into environmentally benign practice,” and unless scientists overcome predispositions about the inertness of culture, any valuable international relationship towards a “common future” will be lost (215, 222)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 402 words
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Globalization in the Beauty Industry: The Western Influence on the Perception of Beauty - My mother didn’t let me wear makeup. No matter how many times I wrote “blue eye shadow” on my Christmas wish list, no matter how many “pretty pleases” I could say before I needed to take a gasp of air, no matter how much I begged and pleaded, she just wouldn’t budge on the issue. Granted I was eight at the time and I probably would have used that eye shadow once and then immediately forgot about it, but it still hurt knowing I wouldn’t be able to look like the beautiful models in my Mother’s latest issue of InStyle....   [tags: makeup, physical ideals, skincare, culture]
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Kopano Matlwa's Coconut: How Western Cultures Influence African Culture - Introduction We live in the world that has change significantly, looking at the fact that post-apartheid has influenced young, black females to adopt Western styles. When looking at the world as a whole it is important to know your identity as it refers to the distinct personality of an individual. Most young, black females have neglected their identity as they move around the world because they are affected by many circumstances which change their way of living, language and cultural rituals. On the other hand, Western people use their power to influence African people to adopt their styles and view their culture as non-important....   [tags: Coconut Essays]
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The Cradle of Western Civilization - Most people in today western society think that their ancestors made up their current cultures and traditions by themselves. Unfortunately for them, they were incorrect. Most of western societies are based upon Greek culture and ideas that were passed down to the Romans, to Europe, and then to Americas. The people in western society would still be sharing the same characteristics with the ancient world. “There is no doubt that Greece has been the largest single source of the elements that compose modern European civilization” (Martin Bernal)....   [tags: Culture]
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Native American Cultures, Tribes, and Religion - Even though there are numerous Native American tribes and cultures, they all are mostly derivatives of other tribes. For instance, in the southwest there are large number of Pueblo and Apache people including, the Acoma Pueblo tribe, Apache Chiricahua, Jemez Pueblo, and Apache Western. In this section, largely populated groups in certain regions (northwest, southwest, The Great Plains, northeast, and southeast) religious ideas, practices, and impact on American culture will be discussed. First, the northwestern region, which includes the areas from: the northwestern coast from Oregon to Washington, the Rocky Mountains, and the Cascades Mountains consist of mainly Paiute, Shoshone, and Blackf...   [tags: Native American Studies]
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The Origins of Occidentalism - To answer the question posed it necessary to first consider the development of, and what constitutes the West. Once this is achieved, we are than able to discuss occidentalism. However, the concept of orientalism, and what constitutes the orient, will first be considered as, arguably, orientalism provoked occidentalism. Thereafter, the four key features of occidentalism, identified by Buruma and Margalit (2004) will be discussed. Contemporary notions of ociddentalism, more specifically Islamic extremism will also be studied; of must importance here is if, or how, Buruma’s and Margalit’s (2004) theory of occidentalism aids our understanding of the perspective of those in resistance to the we...   [tags: Hostility, Western Modernism]
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Is There One Science, Western Science? - 1. Introduction The period known as the Renaissance, brought with it a paradigm shift on perceptions of causality and to how phenomenon was viewed. It was this European Enlightenment that radically departed from the traditional religious metaphysical views of cause to one which relied on rationality and the empirical as the foundation of cause. This approach was more useful to practical everyday life than the traditional metaphysical way of thinking. The empirical way of explaining phenomena, events and observations expressed in quantitative measurement, offered more readily acceptable explanation of cause than the traditional metaphysical way of thinking employed up to this time....   [tags: renaissance, enuropean enlightment]
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World Leadership: Divided Between Cultures, Not Between Countries - World leadership: divided between cultures, not between countries Since the end of World War II, the United States of America has emerged as the newest form of empire, and has been in conflict with various types of nations, despite the fact it has never been in the position of actually defending its geographical territories. Many do not contest the fact that America is a new form of empire; yet, its actions and policy towards exercising world leadership are questioned and criticized. Charles Krauthammer (2003) argues that America has the right to this leadership because it is the only superpower with the ability to maintain peace and extend democracy in its purest form....   [tags: International Politics ]
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Pre-Industrial Visual Cultures - Pre-Industrial Visual Cultures I remember my father's futile attempts at trying to get me interested in Eastern philosophy. He got me cartoon versions of Zen philosophy and the teachings of Chinese philosophers, and would try to draw parallels between their ideas and what was going on in our lives. Unfortunately, I was more preoccupied with my telephone-marathons and other such pressing issues. The effect of his words on me was like water rolling off a duck's back. As I got older and less oblivious to the world, old ways and ideas were no longer applicable and I found myself left with nothing to hold onto....   [tags: Culture Cultural Papers]
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Globalism, The Unstoppable Force of Western Culture on the World - Author Michael Schuman said it best, “Globalization is very much alive and well.” He would be correct in this assumption, as many countries are accepting the western cultural influence as their own. As the authors, Foer and Appaih, strive to identify globalization with single references, as they lacks the overall annotation; globalism, and its unstoppable force. Appiah’s meaning for globalization is more specific than Schumans and on a personal, family, and religious level with acceptance and how others perceive them....   [tags: economics, globalization, sociology]
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Western Music vs. Indigenous Music - Introduction: Defining ‘reconciliation’ alone can be a cumbersome task. It has been defined as many things such as “a collection of lived practices – a culture, a cultural project, a sea-change in the psyche of a nation and a product of the imagination of the ‘lunar left’ (Rigney & Hemming, 2011).” The main idea one should keep in mind when reading this paper, is the discrepancies between Indigenous and Western worlds and the way in which they conceptualise music. When understanding music as a tool for reconciliation, it can be defined under any of the headings stated above....   [tags: Music ]
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Strategies of a Non-Native Translator - Strategies of a Non-Native Translator Non-native speakers of the target language are strongly discouraged from translating literature. I believe this is a very sensible recommendation, for regardless of individual abilities, it is often the case that the texts translated by such translators do not flow well. To be more exact, when I read translated works by non-native speakers, including my own, I often detect a matter-of-fact, straightforward tone, rather too serious, if not downright annoying to read, instead of the subtleties and elegance of the flow exhibited by many native translators....   [tags: Free Essays Online] 3170 words
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Acupuncture As An Alternative Medicine In The Western Culture - Debora Cytrynowicz Acupuncture as an Alternative Medicine ( in the Western Culture) Alternative medicine is a very general term whose definition can be very controversial. Basically, it is many holistic techniques for preventing and treating illnesses. Acupuncture, and many other therapies, have long been a part of Asian cultures and have recently been integrated into the Western culture. Since Acupuncture is such an important tradition in China, it has gained much respect from other cultures....   [tags: essays research papers] 1654 words
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Marriage in the Western European Society - Marriage in the Western European Society Without exception marriage is a human social construct. The animal kingdom does appear to have a number of species that appear to mate for life but the term marriage implies a formal commitment requiring ceremony, social obligations and rights. There are also very many cultural differences around the world in what is perceived to be “marriage”. However, without exception all cultures do have an understanding of the term, have obligations and benefits to marriage, most especially for men....   [tags: Papers] 468 words
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Diversity in Western vs Eastern Transformational Leadership - B.M. Bass developed a study in 1985 on leadership in the western world which focused on western leaders and how they influenced their subordinates. What he found was that leaders across organizations shared similar attributes. He referred to this style as “transformational leadership”. Through this style, leaders “inspire followers to transcend self-interest for the good of the organization and can have an extraordinary effect on their followers” (Robbins & Judges, 2012:188). Bass discovered that cultures that used this leadership style placed importance on the development of individual’s work performance within organizations....   [tags: Confucian Ideology, Motivational Skills]
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Africa's Influence on Western Art - Africa's Influence on Western Art During the mid 19th century up until the Great War of 1914, European countries began to heavily colonize and come into contact with African nations. This was called "new imperialism". During this contact, European culture was influenced by Africa. The influence of the African people can be seen in the European society of the time. In the 19th and 20th centuries, modern artists embraced African art for its lack of pretension or formal qualities. In the latter part of the 19th century, the "scramble for Africa," consolidated at the Berlin Conference, divided the terrain of the African continent among the numerous European contenders....   [tags: Papers] 1851 words
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The Christopher Columbus Controversy: Western Civilization vs. Primitivism, Michael Berliner - The controversy of whether or not Christopher Columbus should continue to be acknowledged by a federal holiday proves that his legacy has not escaped the scrutiny of history. Arguments born of both sides of the controversy stem from issues such as genocide, racism, multiculturalism, geographical land rights, and the superiority of certain cultures over others. In The Christopher Columbus Controversy: Western Civilization vs. Primitivism, Michael Berliner, Ph.D. declares that recognition of Columbus Day is well-deserved, claiming that Western civilization is superior to all other cultures and Columbus personifies this truth....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays] 877 words
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Cultural Appropriation and Its Effects On Other Cultures - Cultural Appropriation and Its Effects On Other Cultures This past Halloween I dressed up as a China Doll; in my black traditional Asian dress, white painted face, rosy pink cheeks, black eyeliner, and my hair held up in a bun with chopsticks. I originally thought that this costume would be rather attractive and fun. However, I began to question myself after a young lady approached me and asked, "Are you suppose to be an Asian person?" I immediately replied, "No, I am a beautiful China Doll"....   [tags: Papers] 3733 words
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What Christians can do in a world of cultures in conflict? - What Christians can do in a world of cultures in conflict. The main topic of this book is “worldview”. What’s “worldview”. It’s not easy to find completed answer. There is a story like that. King of Siam was surprise about story of Dutch ambassador that in winter elephant could walk on river. It’s hard for King of Siam living in the tropics to believe. The King’s worldview could not allow him to accept this. The aim of this book is to help reader will gain a better understanding of his own worldview....   [tags: Religion] 1310 words
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Human Rights in a Confucian Society - I. Introduction Though the modern concept of human rights is originated from the Western world, it is believed to be a universal principle regardless of cultures. Meanwhile, people particularly concern the compatibility of human rights and Confucianism, which has a long history and still exerts influences in East Asia. It also poses a question to whether a traditional thinking still has its values in the modern context. This essay will evaluate whether the core values of Confucianism and human rights are conceptually incompatible, so that human rights cannot be found in a Confucian society....   [tags: Western World, Confucianism]
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Greek Accomplishment and Foundation of the Western World - Greek Accomplishment and Foundation of the Western World Most people today think that our ancestors made up our current cultures and traditions by themselves. However, most of western society is based upon Greek culture and ideas that were passed to the Romans and then passed on to Europe, and then Americas. We still share characteristics with the ancient world. The most important aspect that made Greek ideas so appealing was the idea that humans were able to reason: the highest value that a human could ascribe to....   [tags: History World American Historical Papers] 1931 words
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Eating Disorders Among Different Cultures: Annotated Bibliography - 1.Simpson, K. (2002). Anorexia nervosa and culture. Journal Of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 9(1), 65-71. This article describes how unrealistic standards of attractiveness set by Western society are internalized by women from a variety of cultural backgrounds and translated into fat-phobia and body dissatisfaction and then discusses alternative cultural influences for food refusal such as issues of control, acculturation, and religious asceticism. The author claims that there is a need for culturally sensitive questionnaires and diagnostic criteria and suggests that the notion of anorexia as a culture bound syndrome is no longer valid as the illness as been identified in a number of...   [tags: Annotated Bibliography] 1762 words
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Modernity and The Age of Enlightenment - When talking about the concept of modernity, most people will probably think such concept is related to the contemporary era they live in where many advanced technology present in everyday life. In this so-called modern era, people from different regions and cultural backgrounds share many similar characteristics, such as their daily technology or civilization, general knowledge and science, and even the way they dressed. In fact, many characteristics or values that are different with those shared contemporary characteristics or values are often labelled as “traditional” or “alternative”....   [tags: colonialism, non european countries, technology]
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare - I. INTRODUCTION “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” With this statement, William Shakespeare’s character, Helena, depicts Hermia in the play A Midsummer Night's Dream. I, conversely, will use this statement to introduce the country of Luxembourg. The Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook affirms that Luxembourg is located in Western Europe and is geographically landlocked, as it is bordered by the countries France, Belgium, and Germany (The World Factbook). The Encyclopedia of the Nations states that Luxembourg is one of the smallest nations in the world with an area of 2,586 sq km, which is slightly smaller than Rhode Island- the smallest state in size of the United States of...   [tags: Western Europe, Roman Catholics, economy]
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Healing Techniques: Ethnomedicine - According to Erickson (2008) ethnomedicine entails the study of the healing techniques and medical systems of a particular cultural group, comparisons of said systems between cultures, and the increasing prevalence of multiple-system approaches. She goes on to describe the role of medical anthropologists as studying the interaction that occurs between culture and health, and the use this information to understand and improve health related issues. Moreover, she defines culture as the set of beliefs, perceptions of the world and values that are shared within a society, which are utilized in experience interpretation and behaviour generation....   [tags: cultures, biomedical treatment]
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Egyptian Society: Traditional Middle Eastern Values Blended with Western Beliefs - Egyptian Society: Traditional Middle Eastern Values Blended with Western Beliefs Amongst the turbid and dysfunction that is the Middle East lies the nation of Egypt. Egypt, a major country of the Middle East, is habitually considered stereotypical of Middle Eastern civilization, but further research guides one to the conclusion that Egypt is far from a generic Middle Eastern country. Egypt has a strong tradition of nationalism that has been formed during its history, giving it a national unity that is often non-existent in other Middle Eastern nations (1)....   [tags: Culture]
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Islam Culture Versus Islam Religion & The Western Perception of Islam - Islam Culture Versus Islam Religion & The Western Perception of Islam Throughout this course we have learned several different aspects of Islam as a culture and as a religion we have also been able to put to rest several myths that have plagued Islam in the eyes of the Western World. In this paper I will discuss the significant difference of Islam as a religion versus Islam as a culture as seen through the eyes of a Malay Muslim. I will then go on to discuss how the Western world views Islam and how it is progressively changing for the better....   [tags: Papers] 1964 words
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The Good The Bad And The Ugly - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Western films are the major defining genre of the American film industry, a eulogy to the early days of the expansive American frontier. They are one of the oldest, most enduring and flexible genres and one of the most characteristically American genres in their mythic origins - they focus on the West - in North America. Western films have also been called the horse opera, the oater (quickly-made, short western films which became as common place as oats for horses), or the cowboy picture....   [tags: Western Films Movies] 1767 words
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Defining Tonality - Tonality Over the years there have been many ideas of tonality and how it shaped Western Music culture. According to an article over tonality by Danlee Mitchell and Jack Logan, tonality is a term used to describe the arrangement of the dominant and subdominant above and below the tonic. Another definition for tonality is that it refers to systematic arrangements of pitch phenomena and relations between them. With all the technical terms and confusions it is no wonder why many students have a hard time understanding the meaning of tonality....   [tags: Western Music Influence] 1040 words
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Speculative Desires and an Unchanging Western Hostility - The article “US Policy Toward Political Islam” by Stephen Zunes is a thoroughly researched topic. His depictions of a greedy, judgmental America are accurate and to the point. While there is a good chunk of useful suggestions that may have created less hostility from our Eastern counterparts, it is not logical or possible to say that following these sanctions out would have changed the outcome of the last ten years. What can be said of these ideas, is that following a more honest approach to politics through US policies would have given America a much needed transparency....   [tags: Article Analysis]
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Problems In Intercultural Communication - Problems In Intercultural Communication Humans have been communicating since four million years. On the other hand, the birth of culture is estimated to have taken place about 35,000 years ago. Today, both culture and communication have evolved considerably and have become interdependent of one another, to the point that communication is considered to be a product of culture. Thus, our own culture has a deep impact on our thoughts and behaviors. Since each culture has its distinct aspects, intercultural communication can be the cause of conflict and disorder....   [tags: Communications Cultures Foreign Essays] 1552 words
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Benjamin Harshav's Language in Time of Revolution: Hebrew and Yiddish - Benjamin Harshav’s “Language in Time of Revolution” teaches the reader that social factors, historical factors, willpower, and accidents of history brought back and revived the Hebrew and Yiddish language. This was important because it created the base for a new, secular Jewish society and culture to emerge again with their own language and a new social identity. This new social identity meant that there was a nationalistic movement toward having a common language, literature, and cultural heritage....   [tags: teachers, readers, cultures]
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The Western Blindness to Non-Western Philosophies - The Western Blindness to Non-Western Philosophies Western philosophers still tend to think that philosophy, in a sense that they can take with professional interest, does not exist in non-Western traditions. To persuade them otherwise would require them to make an effort that they prefer to evade. I attempt to begin to persuade them by closely paraphrasing a few arguments by the early Chinese philosopher Chuang Tzu and a few by the Indian skeptic and mystic Shriharsha (about 1150 CE). One of Chuang Tzu's arguments has some resemblance to Plato's Third-Man argument, another with the impossibility of distinguishing between waking reality and dream, and a third with the impossibility of object...   [tags: Philosophy China Culture Papers] 4289 words
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Western Indians - In the late nineteenth century the expansion to the west increased the American culture. Since population was growing they needed to satisfy demands equally for every person. The idea of Manifest Destiny was used as a justification for the expansion and westward movement. Natives Americans were against the thought Americans had about the West. As a result Americans put a number of policies that helped remove the Natives Americans of the West. Americans were trying to destroy the culture Natives had....   [tags: Native American Indian History] 913 words
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The Difference Between Western Society Attitudes to Puberty and Religious Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Puberty - The Difference Between Western Society Attitudes to Puberty and Religious Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Puberty For our Theatre In Education (T.I.E.) piece we decided to tackle the issue of puberty and the different changes boys and girls go through during this, sometimes difficult, stages of their lives. We decided to do in this in an effort to teach younger pupils in the school a little more about puberty and set aside the fact from the fiction. We aimed to do this by performing a series of our own short sketches-each with a different theme and issue to tackle, for example, pubic hair, periods and hormones....   [tags: Papers] 1079 words
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Level of Development within the Dominican Republic - 1.0 Introduction The following report examines the extent of development within the Dominican Republic in relation to economic, social and political development. It shall also examine some of the problems that are preventing further development within the Dominican Republic. 1.1 Location The Dominican Republic is located in the Caribbean, between Cuba and Puerto Rico on the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti to the west. With an extension of 48,442 square kilometres, the Dominican Republic is the second largest country in the Antilles....   [tags: World Cultures] 4785 words
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The Effects of Western Colonisation on Aborigines - For over 200 years Aborigines have endured a long history of suffering due to the adverse effects of western colonisation; in its attempt for cultural assimilation and to which has caused catastrophic consequences within individuals and the community as a whole. The extent and persistence of suppression inflicted upon the indigenous communities have severely disrupted the culture, which has not only made it susceptible to trauma, but can also trigger other catastrophic symptoms, which then lead to the transmission and intergenerational transmission of such behaviours or maladaptive coping strategies amongst its members....   [tags: Aborigines vs Western Culture]
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Ethnocentricity and Non-Aboriginal Australians - History has shown that Non-Aboriginal Australia most defiantly was ethnocentric in regards to Aboriginal people. Looking at the obviously poor and unjust treatment of Aboriginal people early in the countries history and whether or not attitudes and policies have really changed. There have been changes in public opinion and in political opinion with the acceptance and the welfare of aboriginal people over the past one hundred years but has there been enough change to say that there is no longer any ethnocentrism....   [tags: Non-Aboriginal, Australia, ]
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Indian Culture Vs Western Cultures - A couple of years ago, I had invited my best friend Jenene, to attend an Indian wedding. I thought it might be fun for her to experience the different foods, clothing, personalities, and religious beliefs that were particular to my culture. Later on that evening she had pulled me to the side and told me that the culture that she was raised in was completely different from mine. She was raised in New York all of her life and she had never experienced such a distinct culture. At that time I told her that she did not know half the story....   [tags: World Culture] 1570 words
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Marriage in Western Cultures - Marriage, and specifically in western cultures is a topic that has greatly changed over the course of time. From the 16th century all the way to nowadays, numerous aspects of marriage, and the reasoning behind it have evolved. Historically, marriage was less about emotions compatibility and more about other socioeconomic benefits. These unions of two people were based upon functions like controlling wealth, sexual relations and building networks. The division of labour is also something that has greatly changed over the course of the last centuries....   [tags: emotions, socioeconomic benefit, happiness] 655 words
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Religious Conflict in 20th Century Non-western Literature - Religious Conflict in 20th Century Non-western Literature Religion is essential to every human being. Not only does it serve as a foundation for one to form his/her own set of values and integrity, but it also acts as a source of conflict for many people. Internal religious conflict can be seen in the form of one’s personal struggle with his/her belief. However, personal struggles are mostly influenced by external factors, which cause disturbances to one’s faith and loyalty to their beliefs. On the other hand, external conflict is the concept of which chaos and upheavals occur in society from clash of beliefs....   [tags: Religion]
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National Cultures and Organizational Cultures - Introduction: (Hofested, 1980) Culture consists of values, attitude , assumptions ,understandings & goals that are learned from one generation, imposed by the current generation, & passed on to succeeding generations. Culture consists in showy way of thinking, feelings & reacting, ideas & values. It is a community’s set of shared hypothesis about how the world works & what ideals are worth determined for. The essential core of culture consist of traditional values. Values form the blocks of the culture....   [tags: Indian Culture]
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The Use of Coining in Southeastern Asian Cultures - In Southeastern Asian cultures, coining is a common home remedy used to relieve colds, headaches, and pain. Coining involve using a coin with balm oil to rub repeatedly on skin causing bruising (Nguyen, 1985). In Western medicine, coining is not view as a health benefit, but as health care providers, it is important to interject different beliefs from patients in which we are caring for. According to my grandma, coining is an effective home treatment that has been passed on for many generations....   [tags: western medicine, balm oil, skin]
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Europe and Western Asia cultures, Islamic World, and African Societies and Kingdoms - This paper will cover and explain chapters 7, 8, and 9. Over the past chapters that have been covered, they have all touched on the main focus of these three chapters. Chapter 7 covers Europe and Western Asia cultures such as the Byzantine Empire. Chapter 8 deals with the Islamic world, which will go over their origins and the expansion of their religion. Chapter 9 focuses on African Societies and Kingdoms which will cover the different cultures and the importance of certain societies that had an impact throughout African history....   [tags: Byzantine Empire, African history, Islam, Persia] 1432 words
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Western Media Bias: Conflicts in the Western World - In our evolving world, we have noticed a change in what kind of material is now being reported in the media and recently, how that material is distributed. Although political bias is supposed to be close to nonexistent in what is being distributed by the media and by the government, the Western opinion of the Arab world and particularly the Arab Spring differs dramatically depending on the relationship it has with the country. For example, Dabashi demonstrates how President Obama often makes the comparison between Israeli children and his own children; but never with Palestinian children when talking about the conflict between Israel and Palestine....   [tags: media evolution, palestine, western politics]
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Dineh and Walbiri Cultures: A Comparison of Art - Art originally in earlier cultures had a different purpose. Currently people create art for an aesthetic purpose for others to view in galleries, theaters, or museums creating distance for the audience. Initially art was created for purposes other than aesthetics, and people participated and interacted with the art and artist. This intertwined relationship between humans and art is especially seen in the Dineh and Wilbiri cultures. These two groups created drypaintings. People in both these groups directly interacted with the paintings instead of viewing them from a distance....   [tags: Contagion, culture, arts] 1207 words
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