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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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Gloalization and Its Effect on Non- Western Cultures - ... According to Word Press, “The message surrounding the Obentō is that the world is constructed very precisely and the role of any Japanese citizen is to be carried out with similar precision”. The meal further signified the mother’s responsibility for preparing food and sustaining the children, and the child’s main duty was education. The proliferation of fast food has caused many significant changes in the Japanese culture; obesity rates have ascended from 3 percent to 10 percent since the introduction of fast food, and until the last decade the Japanese did not eat red meat in large quantities....   [tags: outsourcing, trade, economy, mcdonalds] 768 words
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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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Native Western Cultures of Mauritius and Andaman Islands Changed by Globalization - ... The result is that at a particular point of time in human history, genetic and linguistic parallels may not match (Abbi 2009). The Jarawa people, along with its neighbors on the Andaman Islands have been highly susceptible to the diseases brought to the island by Westerners; this has been evident since the island's colonization by the government of Bengal in 1789. Mauritius is another ecologically sensitive and isolated environment that has been impacted by globalization. Like the Andaman Islands Mauritius provides increasingly attractive travel and tourism opportunities....   [tags: isolated, economics, influences] 1105 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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Eating Dirt and Other Non- Food Items - ... In most societies around the world eating feces is abnormal due to the health concerns behind it. Piazza (2002: 235) explains a variety of picas that mentally handicapped girls are consuming such as: car keys, rocks, sticks, rubber gloves, batteries, plastic, fabric, soap, feces and dirt. All of these items are inedible objects which are considered wrong to eat by western society. If these items were not considered abnormal to eat then these people would not have been selected for the experiment....   [tags: pica disease, abnormal behavior, culture] 1117 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 Study of Women across Cultures - ... Though out the world, lesbian relations stretches upon a number of societies and social categories. Researches have stated that being lesbian was acceptable in a a number of cultures before the colonization of the Western World. The colonization of lands has been connected to the increasing prejudices against women. In the United States by the nineteenth century lesbianism was deem an illness, in need of a cure. Women were put into mental asylums, where remedies such as psychotherapy were used to “treat” lesbians....   [tags: empowerment, lebians, feminism, tradition] 1020 words
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Variations in Animation in Different Cultures - ... Anime was and still is more than simply entertainment in the Japanese culture. It not only entertains, but brings up deep, touchy social issues, such as human rights and morality, and causes young adults to seriously think about these issues, even if they don’t realize they are doing so. Serious social issues were also present in the stories from this time. Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy, wrote that the civil rights movement taking place in the United States was a big influence on the animations focus on “robot rights”....   [tags: anime, entertainment, chidren] 1798 words
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Individualist vs Collectivist Cultures - ... Power Distance Index (PDI) This dimension expresses the accepted and expected distribution of power. In cultures with low power distance, people expect to take part in the process of decision-making. The decisions of leaders are more democratic and power and responsibility is shared among people. Decisions of the boss can be questioned and discussed. Cultures with high power distance accept a hierarchical order in which everybody has a place that needs no further justification. People accept centralized decisions of their leaders and tend not to question or discuss them....   [tags: cultural dimensions, behaviors, members] 688 words
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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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Eastern and Western Parallels - ... The theory of being oneself, ontology, is portrayed as all things together in a relational or interrelated manner. In order for balance, one must “regulate” each of their relations (Chan [1963]: 86). Each stage of the relationship cycle is necessary to gain a state of “clear character” (Chan [1963]: 86). Learning and perfectibility are cardinal values in Confucian thought, with an emphasis put on always becoming a better being. Confucianism suggests value to be intrinsic in the world and humankind to naturally gravitate toward goodness....   [tags: westerners, eastern culture, ethnocentric]
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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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Development of Western Classical Music - ... From the sacred polyphony a new secular music came about, the motet. As new text was added to older music using this method, sacred music found new uses in secular music. Motets became complex as they were written in isorhythm, which was where the same rhythm was used but with different melodies. The words were used to show the emotion rather than the music itself. The Renaissance era saw a resurgence of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, which influenced the mental concepts, sciences and arts of the time....   [tags: Melody, Harmony, Rhythm]
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Eastern vs. Western Religion - ... This created tolerance and acceptance between religions. A great example of this is Hinduism because, it accepts any belief that has a different philosophy on how to reach salvation, as long as it does not divert from the core beliefs. In addition, as these religions grew and became more accepting they merged together as well. This began to create blended religions such as the well-known Zen Buddhism. A religion that developed through Buddhism and it mixed with Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto....   [tags: religion, world, conflict] 787 words
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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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Tradition Healing versus Western Medicine - In recent years the popularization of traditional medicine and healing rapidly grew due to its holistic approach. More and more people are choosing an alternative medical interventions as opposed to Western medicine. The tension that exists between traditional healing and Western medicine is an issue that deserves attention as it is crucial to the optimization of the best health care choices available to every human being. Western medical interventions and approaches are totally granted from a Western viewpoint, which is primarily scientific and rational; while the traditional healing is based on spiritual origins, and some might consider it as being absurd....   [tags: spiritual, scientific, health care] 591 words
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The Western Concept of Childhood Is Not Really the Norm - Modernity and globalization have modified how children and the concept of childhood is viewed in society – that is children and youth that once contributed to “household economies” are now viewed as financially invaluable (Zelsier, 1995, cited in Orellana, 2009, p. 17). However, Orellana’s (2009) work Translating Childhoods: Immigrant Youth, Language, and Culture, and Fong’s (2004) study Only Hope: Coming of Age under China’s One-Child Policy, challenge the normative views of the Western world by presenting the stories of children that may not have the typical childhood that most children are perceived to have, such as relaxing and playing with friends endlessly....   [tags: childhood outside of the First World]
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International Law Threatens Western Countries - ... Since the period of post World War II, human rights in the United Nations Charter exists due to the fact that domestic laws and political processes in Europe were inadequate to protect mass-scale discrimination and the subsequent Holocaust at that time (Cali, 2010:284). Subsequently, The Human Rights Commission was set up in 1946. It works with the United Nations and the draft of declaration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (Cali, 2010:285)....   [tags: criminolgy, violations, human rights] 1251 words
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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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Comparing the cultures of the United States and Japan - ... In typical day to day social interactions, people in the U.S. tend to be less formal and polite and are more physical than the Japanese (AngloINFO, 2014). In America we shake hands or even sometimes hug when we greet each other. As for work life, most Americans keep it separate from their personal lives. Promotions are usually based on merit rather than seniority, and it is not uncommon for people to change what company they work for several times (Alisasis, 2013). Another big difference between the two countries is their positions on gun control and ownership....   [tags: culture, hunting, communication]
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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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Maori Body in Paul Gauguin´s Western Eves - ... Through the paintings produced while living in Martinique, it is clear that Gauguin broke away from the Impressionistic style and began to use a bolder, flat brush stroke, defining and contouring the elements, as well as broad areas of contrasting colors. Upon leaving Martinique, and briefly returning to Paris, Gauguin decided to work in Pont-Aven, Brittany. Martinique had heightened his interest in folk cultures, and by European standards, Brittany was “savage,” and “primitive.” It was different from Peru and Martinique, however, they all had a rich oral tradition based on pagan and Christian beliefs....   [tags: feminie, gentleness, passivity, sexuality, purist] 1381 words
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Rasheed Araeen: New Internationalism - ... The real objective is to give up distinctions between different peoples and cultures, but most importantly it is to do so while relinquishing any link to hegemony. What good does acknowledgment do if art institutions and curatorial processes continue to omit important contributions from history. It does no good because it keeps everyone on unequal ground, attaches cultures to binary labels, and is a form of exclusion. Araeen illustrates the idea of internationalism through the 1994 global exhibition ‘Magiciens de la terre’ in which artists from around the globe were exhibited....   [tags: influence and dominance of western culture]
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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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Spiritual Perspectives on Healing of Three Non-Mainstream Religions and Christianity - ... Similar with Vodun and Christianity, Rastas believe in a God called Jah and pray to him. Rasta is a culture that believes in everyting natural, including food sources and medicine. Western medicine is considered unacceptable because it is man made. Healing The spiritual perspective on healing with Rastas is that God punishes a person for their sins of present and past days by causing illness. However, if a cure is to be provided it will be done by Gods will. When it comes to healing, Rastas take a holistic approach....   [tags: health diversity, vodun, rastafari, taoism]
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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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Cultural Challenges with the Indian Culture in Relation to Business in Kenya - Table of contents 1.0 Thesis statement 1.1 Case study 1.2 Introduction 1.3 Meeting and greeting Kenya Culture 1.4 Business Meetings in Kenya Culture 1.5 Disrespect 1.6 Timeliness 1.7 Friendliness 1.8 Language Barrier 1.9 Written Communication 2.0 Office Dynamics 2.1 Cultural Signals 2.2 Religion 2.3 Conception of Authority 2.4 Non-Verbal behaviour 2.5 Trust 2.6 Conclusion 2.7 Recommendation 2.8 References 1.0 Thesis statement I am going to discuss about the cultural challenges with the Indian culture in relation to business in Kenya....   [tags: conflict between cultures at the trading table] 3009 words
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Great Civilization and Empires - ... The Babylonians related more with the Scientific Revolution and the development of the Calender to a near precise perfection. “Mathematics and astronomy excelled as the legacy of ancient Babylonia with their tablets showing evidence of calculations and multiplications for algebraic problems and studies of the heavens (eclipses of the moon).” (Salisbury & Sherman, 2011, p, 33). The Babylonian army weaken with other empires taken control over the empire, but the empires who conquered the empire took on the traditions of the Babylonian people....   [tags: western world, ancient times] 1151 words
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Taking a Look at Capoeira and Belly Dancing - ... Capoeira was then seen as, “boundless, undirected, or uncontrolled violence.” Because of the retaliation, the art form became illegal in Brazil. Capoeira continued to be prohibited even after slavery was abolished in 1888. Anyone that was found practicing the art form suffered extreme consequences. Most of the repercussions of being caught included slashes to the achilles tendon, knee or throat. A man known as Mestre Bimba came along to fight for the restoration of his passion. After years of trying to convince the authorities that capoeira has a great cultural value, the ban was finally lifted....   [tags: dancing styles and cultures] 1148 words
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A Comparsion of the Bhagavad Gita vs The Gospels - ... In Hinduism, with Krishna, readers see a large emphasis on the concept of dharma. Both holy books also have certain teachings they wish for readers to understand and accept. The one idea readers should take out from understanding these two texts is realizing that there is no difference in the teachings between Jesus and Krishna, if one really looks behind the meanings. One of the messages is to basically love God more than anything and put him before everything. The verse of Matthew 22:37 states that: “Thou shalt love The Lord Thy God with all Thy heart, with all Thy soul, and with all Thy might.” Likewise, the Gita says, “Keep your mind on me, be my devotee, sacrificing, bow to me- you...   [tags: cultures, religion, morlaity, spirituality] 1170 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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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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Comparing Creation Stories - ... Humans are also completely obedient to the god or gods. They were either made or promised to worship and follow the will of their creators. It should be noted that when one creation story arose, the older ones did not die out. Having said that, as time goes on the creation stories happen to make particular shifts. The initial change to be noticed is humans’ relationship with nature. Where the Atra-hasis, Genesis, and Popol Vuh describe how one should “rule the earth”, the Rig Veda only describes what is on the earth and the Yijing how we can take advantage of what we need....   [tags: The Rig Veda and the Yijing, cultures]
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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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