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Essay On Grenadian Culture

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Whether you belong to a certain race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, geographical region or you identify with a certain sex you belong to a particular culture. Culture as define by Shiraev and Levy (2013), “Is a set of attitudes, behaviors, and symbols shared by a large group of people and usually communicated from one generation to the next” (p. ). In other words, we are a product of what has been handed down to us from the generations before. However, culture is evolving and it changes all the time. Hence the reason, no one group has a unique culture, since we are all influenced by each other’s way of life. As a result of this influence, we form relationships with people we know little about and share our values and beliefs with each other. Thereby creating a cross-cultural mix. In this cross-cultural mix, there will be cultural difficulties encountered by different members in these groups. For example, a young lady from Nigeria found it a little difficult to acculturate in Grenada because of the communication barrier that exist. She found it very difficult to gather information from her lecturers because of the manner in which they speak and pronounce their words. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that culture is a set of attitudes, behaviors, and symbols shared by large groups of people and usually communicated from one generation to the next.
  • Explains that in this cross-cultural mix, there will be cultural difficulties encountered by different members in these groups. a young lady from nigeria found it difficult to acculturate in grenada because of the communication barrier.
  • Explains that in the grenadian culture, everyone is greeted the same way, but in nigeria, one's age and social status demands respect. whenever you meet an elderly man or woman, you must greet them in a particular way.
  • Explains the barriers encountered by the young lady from nigeria, because of the manner in which grenadians speak, our unfamiliar accent, and our cultural differences.

In the Grenadian culture, everyone is greeted the same way however, in the Nigerian culture their greetings are very symbolic. Because in the Nigerian culture, one’s age and social status demands respect. Whenever you meet an elderly man or woman, you must greet them in a particular way; you extend your hands to them and bow your heads. Also, you must take time to ask about their health and well-being. Because, rushing a greeting is considered as being rude. Unlike the Grenadian culture, there is no set way in which we should greet anyone, furthermore, greeting people is a matter of choice. One can choose to greet or not to greet anyone, either way it can be considered as being

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