Pakistan Case Study

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The United States has become a melting pot of sorts. It is a country where most people are immigrants, coming from different countries and different ethnic groups, with different languages, educational backgrounds, customs, values, and religions. As a result, multiculturalism or diversity of two or more cultures in a country or some region exists. A diverse society affects the culture of a community. It leads to exposure to new practices or traditions and hopefully, society’s acceptance of things they are not accustomed to. Wearing the abaya and hijab - her daily attire in and out of the house - Amina a Pakistani woman, married and with two college-aged sons, came to the interview. Personal space was not an issue to her hence she sat within close proximity. According to her, she came to the US when she was a young kid and lived in Florida with her parents even when she attended the…show more content…
This aligns with the Pakistani culture where women’s role revolves around homemaking and childrearing and demonstrates a masculine culture where men are regarded highly than women and there is a differentiated gender roles. Whereas before, Pakistan was considered a feminine culture due to its emphasis on harmony and family culture, there has been a shift to being more goal-oriented because of education, significant growth in middle class and more global awareness. This shift is also happening in the Philippines for previously cited reasons. Cultural diversity allows for richness and variety producing culturally vibrant and varied communities. Understanding this diversity contributes to the development of cultural awareness. While similarities with other people are shared, it is in understanding and working on the differences that we understand what every culture has in common. As the famed American writer wrote: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is
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