Culture of Ireland

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Ireland This paper will investigate the culture of Ireland by taking a look at the five characteristics. Each characteristic will be allotted its own subsections. The first section will encompass the history to illuminate the connection of a country’s struggle and their learned culture. I will communicate the key aspects that connect an individual culture to the region of the world it inhabits in the second section. In the third section, the language and art of the land are discussed to draw lines to the symbols a culture is founded upon. The fourth section of the essay is dedicated to the characteristic of culture being made up of many components. This is illustrated by the ethnicity/racial, weather, terrain, and military breakdown of the island. The final section is commentary on the dynamic characteristic that interacting cultures learn, develop, and transform due to their shared contact and friction. Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving. Culture is the systems of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people…Culture in its broadest sense of cultivated behavior; a totality of a person’s learned, accumulated experience which is socially transmitted, or more briefly, behavior through social learning (http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/choudhury/culture.html). Culture has five basic characteristics: It is learned, shared, based on symbols, integrated, and dynamic (http://home.eartlink.net/~youngturck/Chapter8.htm). CULTURE IS LEARNE... ... middle of paper ... ...nguage and art to interpret a better of understanding of Ireland’s symbols. The fourth section of the essay focused on the ethnicity/racial, weather, terrain, and military elements of the country. The last section gave insight to a few of the culture’s contributions to the world. Works Cited Choudhury, Ifte. “Culture.” Cultural Definition. Texas A&M University. Web. 11 Jan. 2014. http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/choudhury/culture.html. Youngturck. “Characteristics of Culture.” The Characteristics of Culture. Earthlink. Web. 12 Jan. 2014. http://home.eartlink.net/~youngturck/Chapter8.htm. “Background on the Irish Language.” Irish & the Gaeltacht. Udaras na Gaelachta. Web. 13 Jan. 2014. http://www.udara.ie/en/an-ghaeilige-an-ghaeltacht/stair-na-gaeilge/. “Ethnicity/Race.” Ireland. Fact Monster. Web. 14 Jan. 2014. http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0107648.html.
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