avoidance. After further research, he developed the fifth dimension known as long-term/short-term orientation (Hofstede, 2001). The following section will discuss five of the dimensions to identify the cultural differences between the United States, India, and Thailand. Power Distance The power distance index “is the extent to which the less powerful members of organizations and institutions accept and expect that power is distributed unequally” (Itim International, 2009). It is a fundamental structure
Education in Pakistan Pakistan is a post-colonial nation-state. Since 1947 this large Muslim nation has not been able to introduce a liberal democratic model of civic education in its schools that could have promoted democratic values, tolerance, gender equality and civic participation skills. Several factors are responsible for impeding the progress in civic education: a garrison culture, the Cold War exigencies, religious extremism, and feudalism. Introduction Like most post-colonial nation-states
was published in 2010. Kandasamy’s poems are well-versed by a wisdom of gender relations that suggest being a female in a largely patriarchal culture is another form of being a part of minor social group. “You don’t have to be a Dalit—by being a woman the caste is in you,” she says (Stancati, n. pag.). Kandasamy realizes that a politically alert poet has to be transparent to herself so as to be a dependable voice of dissent and resistance. In the title poem of her... ... middle of paper ...
A FEMINIST STUDY OF THE VOICE OF DISSENT IN WHERE SHALL WE GO THIS SUMMER? Women have long been silenced in history and literature.The female voice, for centuries, has largely gone unheard, unattended, or grossly misinterpreted across the world, so how could it be any different in literature, which in itself is the mirror of society? Feminism, a collection of movements and ideologies, that emerged in the 19th century sought to redefine this attitude.
differentiate between sex and gender (2002). Gender is a term that is related to social beliefs of what and how the sex of a person should be represented or identified with. Gender identity is regulated by the person and is the sense of what type of man or woman they are, therefore, how they should act in a given situation. Gender discourses are the attributes given to men and women, such as men are aggressive, women are nurturing. Gender discourses generate gender ideologies that shape the behaviors
Economic experts have noticed a trend in certain industries in recent years – there is an increasing number of businesses hiring workers in foreign lands, especially India and other Asian nations, to perform work that has traditionally been done by Americans. This trend had been particularly noticeable in the field of information technology, where most analysts believe salaries have been negatively impacted by this practice, known as “offshoring” (“Offshoring Eats”). Since information technology
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first memoir “written by a Jewish woman from the Indian community of Cochin” (Irene Eber). Situated within the context of Cochin Jews, Daniel attempts to interlink a series of personal lived histories with the larger national histories. Using the case study of Cochin Jews, the writer examines the hitherto socio-cultural historical representations and their underlying political agenda. Through her memoir Daniel critically addresses questions like, who benefits from claiming authentic representations of
people can be grouped based on income, the level of education, or their position in their workplace. Inequality shown as such is easy to identify and falls nicely into categories. However, understanding such inequalities in the context of race and gender is not so simple. The median income of a white male full time worker in 2002 was near 41,000 dollars, a black male full time worker under 32,000, and a Hispanic male full time worker around 25,000 (Race: Fact File). These numbers also drop significantly
Violence Towards Women in Tibet Introduction: Due to gender discrimination, there is more violence against Tibetan women than men by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Unconsented and forceful acts of violence have been committed against Tibetan women, specifically targeted at Buddhist nuns, since the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950. While Tibetan women non-violently protest the Chinese government, they are physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by troops and within prisons. The