The Importance Of Western Culture

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Australasia, and is not restricted to the continent of Europe. Where Western Culture and Indian culture come at a cross roads is further explain by Naor, Linderman, Schroeder in their idea that “non-significant difference between Eastern and Western countries for the dimensions of institutional collectivism, in-group collectivism, assertiveness, uncertainty avoidance, and humane orientation can be attributed to their strong link to people’s behavior and work-related attitude” (Naor et al, 2010, p. 194). Political pluralism, prominent subcultures, or even counter cultures such as the New Age movements are all Tendencies that have come to define modern Western societies. This results in the process of human migration and globalization. A current…show more content…
What are people referring to when they talk about Western culture? One can understand that understanding of Western Culture can point towards various traditions, customs, values, and different belief systems that made their origin from Europe and are based on European culture. An obvious example of a country that is stricken with Western culture is in the culture of America. Western culture can encompass a variety of cultures such as the Spanish, French and British cultures. Westerns complex is so inherently diverse and complex because of its adaptability to encompass so much on a global scale and exist throughout the various cultures that are existent in countries around the world. Some of the central feature of Western culture can be understood as including the understanding the importance of capitalism, modern technology, human rights, individualism, and democracy to name some important features. Western culture is best known as being individualistic because of its emphasis on personal achievement an individual’s maintain unique identities. In Western culture there is a value placed on…show more content…
But what about the negative influences that Westernism infiltrates onto Indian culture? Western culture started maintaining dominance in India in the 19th century when the British enforced their powerful colony throughout the borders of the Indian nation. Harmeet Sandhu conveys the idea of Western cultural dominance as an example in India’s history when “The imperialist conquest of India transformed Britain into a global superpower, enhancing the empire’s influence to unprecedented new heights” (Sandhu, 2014, p.1). Western culture conveys and promotes the ideas and values of advanced civilization across people of India. An example of Western impact on Indian society are pursuit of wealth and power of Western media. India is a country rich in its heritage and culture, but it is apparent that there is a diminishment of Indian culture throughout many places of India, especially at the urban societies of India. The effect of western culture is also exhibited in Indian customs, tradition, and social and moral behavior. Western culture has brought with it into the border of India the ideas and actions of individualism as opposed to the collectivist attitudes of Indian
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