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Cultural Culture And American Culture

- Being born and raised in America, I have grown to love my country, and my nationality. I am apart of many cultures, I am ethnically Swedish and am Christian. I am very nerdy, and am quite the hipster. All of these are different cultures that I could have chosen to write this paper on. But if I had to pick a culture that I think is the most prevalent in my everyday life, it would be the American culture. I feel like all of these sub-cultures I am apart of are only possible because I am a part of the American culture....   [tags: Culture, United States, American culture]

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The Decay of the American Culture

- Anxiety and affluence are terms that are often applied to the post war decades in an attempt to define them. The newfound wealth that Americans enjoyed after World War II wrought changes on the American social landscape that many may not have been able to predict. The push for heavy consumerism that accompanied the sudden upswing of the U.S. economy gave way to concerns about the decay of moral character in the American home. Increasingly filled with anxieties over the ever-present threat of Communism, which most Americans were aware was an issue they themselves could do little about, the population instead turned towards new distractions, such as television, to attempt to reclaim some sense...   [tags: American Culture]

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Hispanic American Culture Dance

- Hispanic American community are rooted from their origins in Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and other Spanish speaking countries that have come together and form a culture in the United State of America. The culture is built in different categories; for instance, religion, social custom, health practices their privacy, and birth. They come from a comprehensive familiar culture that has been called the second in America. Because of their pride and affection they feel unsafe to give up their past. Their notoriety in the United State has been their resistance to assimilate; their guarded image of Hispanic-American culture has been the tongue of flame....   [tags: Hispanic, American, Culture, Dancing, ]

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Contemporary American Culture and Materialism

- Throughout the semester we have covered many different topics during our study of contemporary American culture. We studied topics relating to our everyday lives such as, relationships, life habits, work, and school. The various readings, films, and discussions during class have helped me reflect upon my life. I would like to elaborate and focus on the aspects of this class that directly influence the way I see the world today. Before I took this course my mental image of materialism, happiness, and love were entirely different....   [tags: contemporary American culture, culture, USA, mater]

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American Culture's Infatuation with Fast Food

- Near the core of American culture that dearly loves liberty, lies its love for fast food and all that it offers. The fast food industry was initially created as a moneymaking enterprise that marketed itself as a time effective source of food, but over the years it has strayed from its marketing promise to save Americans’ time. Many Americans are regulars at one, or more, of the numerous fast food restaurants in the United States, because they want to save valuable time that otherwise would be squandered in the kitchen....   [tags: American Culture, Health Risk, Marketing]

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The Effects Of Popular Culture On American Culture

- In Stuart Hall’s “What is This “Black” in Black Popular Culture?” the historical implication of popular culture in the U.S is examined and the influence that blackness has in it is deconstructed. According to the text, the departure of European concepts of culture after WWII sparked a hegemonic shift as the United States emerged as a world power. Due to this, the U.S. became the epicenter of global culture production. However, since America has always had a large ethnic population due to slavery, the true face of American popular culture was black American vernacular traditions....   [tags: Black people, African American, Popular culture]

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How Divorce is Affecting the American Culture

- The effects of divorce on the American culture are immense. Social scientists have been studying these effects for many years now. The studies are continuing to confirm that the climbing rate of divorce in the American culture is hurting the society and also frequently devastating the lives of many American children. There are many areas in which divorce has a negative effect in the life of a child or an adult. Many of these effects also directly correlate to the effect on a society. However, there is hope....   [tags: Divorce, American Culture, USA, marriage, children]

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Sara Smolinsky and Cultural Pluralism in Jewish-American Culture

- George Schuyler’s article “The Negro Art Hokum” argues that the notion of African-American culture as separate from national American culture is nonsense. To Schuyler, all seemingly distinct elements of African-American culture and artistic endeavors from such are influenced by the dominant white American culture, and therefore, only American. The merit of Schuyler’s argument stems from the fact that it is practically impossible for one culture to exist within the confines of another without absorbing certain characteristics....   [tags: Literature, American Culture]

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Challenging the Modernity of American Culture: The Howl by Allen Ginsberg

- In the poem Howl, Allen Ginsberg challenges the modernity of American culture, which enforces the “best minds” (1) to give up their freedom to conform to the desired sense of normality. Ginsberg states “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked/ dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix” (9). His expression of Moloch The angry fix is what all of these “best minds” look for after being stripped of their freedom to conform to the new American culture after World War II....   [tags: american culture, freedom]

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Impatience and The Death of American Culture

- Earth, with all of her wondrous splendor and magnificent awe, is a land of patience. It took more than 4.5 billion years for the world to evolve into its current state. Yet, it took only several hundred years for humans to deface and destroy much of that beauty. A logical question would be how can human beings, a product of nature, be so destructive to their own mother. A close examination, however, reveals the root behind the heinously destructive behavior that has so pitifully defined human history....   [tags: Dying American Culture 2014]

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Misunderstandings of a Foreigner in American Culture

- I still remember the shock I got when I first moved here. What a terribly superficial culture this country has, I thought. The way people treat each other, especially in conversations. At the beginning they ask you: "How are you?" But beware. They don't really want to know how you are, and if you make the mistake of actually giving them a detailed account of your well-being, they'll shun you for weeks. On the other hand, you're required to immediately embrace all new acquaintances with the standard "Nice to meet you." Maybe you weren't even in the mood to meet somebody at this particular moment, and if she or he turns out to be just another perfectly intolerable human being, then you lied to...   [tags: American Culture]

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Evil Eye and Curanderismo in the Mexican-American Culture

- Curanderismo or traditional folk healing in Mexican culture is a very ancient belief system. Curanderismo comes from the word curar which literally means to heal. The founding fathers (predecessors) are considered Don Pedrito Jaramillo, Teresita, and Niño Fidencio. These people were not all from the same time period (era) the common belief shared was to rid the patient as he or she is called of an illness whose roots come from evil or evil doing done (performed) by someone else. This system of belief is not to be confused with brujeria or witchcraft as that is an entirely other belief system with its own credos....   [tags: Mexican-American culture, traditional folk healing]

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American Culture and Patriotism after World War Two

- As a result of the war, America felt a new patriotism. As the wealth of the country increased the people were inclined to celebrate their success. They also celebrated having a much easier life than in comparison to the hardship and compromises of the war years. This was evident in the products that were designed to save Americans time and effort. There was advertising particularly aimed at women in the home household products. The consumerist beliefs were perpetuated by the mass media, radio, television, cinema and print media....   [tags: American Culture, World War II, USA, patriotism, ]

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Consumption in American Culture at the End of History

- Consumption in American Culture at the End of History In the novel Brave New World , the denizens of Aldous Huxley’s dystopia live in a rigidly structured consumer culture. From young ages, they are conditioned to hate the outdoors so that as adults they will prefer activities that require large amounts of manufactured products and long trips that utilize the maximum amount of infrastructure. That is what keeps the world humming, and there are important similarities between Huxley’s vision of social control through pleasure and the rigid policing of tastes, activities, and consumption in our own 21st century culture....   [tags: American History Culture Cultural Papers]

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Baseball and American Popular Culture

- Baseball is an integral part of American pop culture. Many Americans grow up with baseball, playing it before they can even count all the bases. It is glorified, taught, and fed to us. When we play baseball, we find a respect for the game. The respect we gain from playing it has turned the game into a tradition of American culture. It has formed itself into the business of professional baseball, namely major league baseball. Professional players have become recognized all over the world. They are sought out and admired by fans....   [tags: Baseball Sports Athletics American Culture Essays]

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The Numbing of the American Mind: Culture as Anesthetic

- ENLIGHTENED SURRENDER How many essays have been written about American culture. How many books dedicated to the intense scrutiny of every aspect of our modern society. Countless thoughts, countless theories—many of them lost in the very chaos that the authors spent 300 pages explaining. There are always solutions, which their creators seem entirely convinced will solve this mess, but the truth is that these ideas are often impractical and unrealistic. But no one writes an entire book complaining without offering us something at the conclusion....   [tags: Thomas de Zengotita American Culture]

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Permanent Impact Of The Counter-Culture On Today's American Society

- "What is not illusionary is the reality of a new culture of opposition. It grows out of the disintegration of the old forms, vinyl and aerosol institutions that carry all the inane and destructive values of privatism; competition, commercialism, profitability and elitism…It's not a "youth thing" by now but a generational event; chronological age is the only current phase". The previous quote was written by Andrew Kopkind in Rolling Stone on the Woodstock festival observing that a new culture was immersing from the roots of the adult American life (1960's 198)....   [tags: American Culture]

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Music and the American Culture

- Music has played a vital role in human culture and evidence based on archaeological sites can date it back to prehistoric times. It can be traced through almost all civilizations in one form or another. As time has progressed so has the music and the influences it has on people. Music is an important part of popular culture throughout the world, but it is especially popular in the United States. The music industry here is, and has been, a multi-million dollar business that continues to play an important role in American popular culture....   [tags: Culture ]

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Canadian Culture vs American Culture

- Although Canada and the United States share the same continent, they are divided by their unique ideas and views. After WWI ,Canada broke its ties with Britain and new independent nation was born with a unique culture. This new culture developed through the Canadian citizens. As a Canadian citizen, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie helped achieve autonomy from Britain and solidify national unity at home. Canadian inventor ,Fredrick Banting ,maintained his culture as Canadian and contributed to the world through his invention of insulin....   [tags: Culture ]

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Shopping For American Culture

- When James J. Farrell, professor of history, American studies, and American conversations at St. Olaf College wrote his article “Shopping for American Culture,” there were more malls than high schools within the United States. Malls were also generating more than 46.6 billion dollars in sales tax, which is “almost half of all state tax revenue.”1 Farrell recognizes these statements in the introduction of his article. In fact, he uses these statistics and determines that because of the population going to malls, shopping centers accurately reflect American culture....   [tags: Culture]

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Assimilating into American Culture

- Immigration and assimilation is a divisive topic that has been heavily debated in America ever since we became a country. There are two stories that explore the assimilation issue from different viewpoints’; in Mary Pipher’s story; “The Beautiful Laughing Sisters – An Arrival Story”; provides the viewpoint of immigrants leaving a hostile home for America. Elizabeth Wong details her journey to break with her culture and become Americanized in, “The Struggle to be an all American girl.” and (McWhorter, 2010 pp522-529)....   [tags: Culture ]

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The Impact Of Pop Culture On American Culture

- A site of contestation is a figurative or literal place where there has been struggle or a challenge for control. Pop culture studies our attitude towards topics that are mainstream. Much of the time, we are in a context of conflicting ideas. For example, though we may remember the late 60s in the USA as the time of the hippies of Woodstock, the Civil Rights movement and feminism, President Nixon was elected by “the silent majority” – the good, hard-working, patriotic Americans. Here, the site of contestation was the presidential election, and thus figurative....   [tags: Popular culture, Culture, High culture]

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Assimilation Of The American Culture

- Assimilation on self-identity Since the creation of the United States of America, the country has been a place that attracts immigrants from all around the world. As a result, The United States became a culturally and ethnically diverse country. This is due to the large-scale migration from many culturally, racially, and ethnically different countries throughout the history of the United States. The recent generations of culturally diverse immigrants see themselves assimilating to the American culture differently than the immigrants who came to the US two or three hundred years ago....   [tags: United States, Race, Culture, The Culture]

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The Culture Of The American Culture

- Counseling the Culturally Diverse The American culture is considered the cultural ‘melting pot’ of the world. Culture can be described as one’s values, beliefs and traditions, which are shared by a group of individuals. There are numerous different cultures, which means as a counselors one must be aware of diversity and have an open mind to culture differences. It is imperative to also be familiar with the various cultural groups such as the African American, Hispanic and the Lesbian- Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community....   [tags: African American, Family, Racism, Race]

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Canadian Culture And Canadian American Culture

- Introduction As a born and raised Canadian, I do not see many dissimilarities between the American and Canadian cultures. This may be a direct result of American pop-culture (television, books, and magazines) making its way to Canadian citizens. Now studying this case, I feel rather guilty for not taking responsibility of researching and learning more about my Canadian culture, and just adopting what I’ve been exposed to over the last several years. I now understand the motives behind the U.S.-Canadian magazine dispute, and the efforts of the Canadian Governmental Committee to help Canadians adopt and understand a sense of their own culture....   [tags: Culture, Canada]

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The American Culture Needs No Excuse

- American culture needs no excuse to gather in small or large groups for nearly any occasions. It could be a simple gathering of friends to discuss books, watch a movie or even just relax and enjoy ones company. Although, the American culture is formed on informal encounters, we tend to be time conscientious; therefore appointments are expected to be kept and timely. For that reason, if I were invited to a gathering, my promptness would be expected. Furthermore, time is of the essence. Thus, once I arrived I would eat and chat and leave rather quickly....   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication]

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Cultural Assumptions Of The American Culture

- Cultural assumptions create values, in which the values guide the academic focuses in American University. Cultural assumptions are the beliefs of various cultures perspective of the world, and different cultures have different views of nature. Universities in the United States focus on helping students to perform better in their future career. The mission of Seattle University is that “Seattle University is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world” (Mission, 2016)....   [tags: Culture, Education, Learning, University]

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Chinese Culture And American Culture

- As a professor who teaches American History in China through the Fulbright Program, and as a fourth generation Chinese-American, people always ask me, where can I feel the influence of Chinese culture and American culture respectively. It is a question difficult to answer. It is difficult that one needs to summarize his experience, that one does not know when he acts in Chinese or American ways, especially that one needs to reflect upon many questions which people seldom do. In short, I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Family, Hawaii]

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The On The American Culture

- Like many less-informed Saudis, after high school I adopted an already existing paranoia of studying. In 2007, studying in America was kind of a no-no after the events of 9/11. I was exposed to the American culture because of many factors. Therefore, I was unusual in that I had an immediate desire to achieve a goal, as many young people around my age had no such constructive aim. Saudis in 2007, did not want to go abroad, so I was one of few people. In fact, studying abroad it was only for the aristocratic members....   [tags: Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Study abroad, United States]

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Asian American Culture And Culture

- Culture is one of the major stresses for Asian children due to facing their heritage culture and host culture because most of the time a child sometime cannot balance both culture but they often need to fight to keep both culture to connect with the family and the outside world. According to William Ming Liu; “Asian Americans is often related to the interchangeable use of race, ethnic identity, and culture to describe this community. For the purposes of this research study, we define culture to be the “customs, norms, practices, and social institutions, including psychological processes ....   [tags: Education, Culture, Entrance examination, Race]

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American Culture

- America has been known to be a successful and free country. Through popular music, art, film and literature, we can discern that American identity is defined as being based on freedoms within the country, helping others and treating everyone as equals. One means of experiencing American culture is, the movie, The Blind Side, shows what it means to be an American by telling a story of helping others and treating everyone as equals. The movie is about a seventeen year old African-American boy, named Michael Ohr, who is homeless and has drifted in and out of the school system for years....   [tags: Culture ]

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The Media And Asian American Culture

- Media is something that is essential in a person 's life today. It can be in forms such as books, film, music, and others. The media can play an important role in where it can show society how they should view certain images and it changes over time. Previously before, the Asian image created by the media had been different from what it is today. Many media scholars had argued that the Asian and Asian American image in popular culture were often negative and demeaning. Ever since the beginning, when Asians first started to migrate to the United States, the mainstream media had symbolically destroyed the image of Asians and Asian Americans....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Views of American Culture

- “Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day” (Rohn1). Viewing pop culture it is common to see people who are being judged. These people are judged and put down in harsh ways, most frequently these stars are doing simple things that the average person would do.Is it so abnormal for a young woman in her twenties to drink. The legal drinking age is twenty-one. Is it so bad that people lose control of things occasionally under stress....   [tags: pop culture, egoism, relativism]

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The Racism Of African American Culture

- Baldwin was successful in telling readers of The New York Times about the disrespect of African American culture by using pathos, ethos, and logos. In Baldwin 's article If Black English Isn 't A Language Then Tell Me What Is. starting off by telling the readers about French speaking people. He is explaining how different dialects doesn 't mean people aren 't speaking the same language. Going deeper about language saying that it ties into the culture. Give an example of Black Culture and how their expression of English is different....   [tags: African American, Jazz]

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The Evolution of American Culture

- The American culture has changed so much in the last10 years. People’s moral values are below normal standards, and the older generation is outraged and distributed by the way things are being handling in today’s society. In Chapter 1, Wilson defined popular culture as “the culture of everyone in a society, and the customs and practices handed down from generation to generation” (Wilson, 2001). In order to understand American culture, one must have knowledge of the history and the tradition of the country....   [tags: American History, Sociology, Cultural]

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Reflection On The Latin American Culture

- Reflection Two Learning about other cultures really helps me understand other races and its help me put myself in their shoes. The Latin American Culture has a lot of differences from my own culture and my life. While learning about African Americans in the US I realized how horrible it is to discriminate against race and how much racism is still around. Learning about Caucasian Americans, not everyone has lived a perfect life and you can push your self to change. Then finally, substance abuse is something every one needs to learn and practice safe drug/alcohol use....   [tags: Black people, African American, United States]

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Mexican American Culture : Mexico

- Mexican-American Culture Mexico underwent a number of challenges during the second half of the 20th century. Some of them were related to politics and economics, but the others were directly linked with the social and cultural problems. These problems had many causes, such as religion, defensive attitude of some people toward the neighbor American culture and contradictions that the younger inhabitants of the country could not overlook. It caused still more problems on the personal level and on the level of a community....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Mexico, Mexican American]

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African American And Caucasian American Culture

- While thinking back on my observations in the Middle School particularly, I realized there were three different cultures. There were the students that were of Hispanic culture, the African American and the Caucasian American culture. These cultures were then subdivided into whether they were underprivileged or well-off students. It was interesting to see that the students weren 't focused on the culture as much as they were more focused on hanging around with the individuals that had the same financial background as they did....   [tags: Education, Culture, Learning styles]

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African And African American Culture

- African students inhabit a unique space within the Black population. While some Africans choose to recognize the differences with African and African American cultures in many aspect so their lives, some decide to fully assimilate into the American culture. My research aims to understand whether or not African students have found that they are effortlessly able to switch between their identity as a black person in America and their identity as an African person. I also hope to understand how the positive and negative stereotypes that are associated with these two categories play a role in the lives of these students....   [tags: Black people, African American, African diaspora]

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Slavery And The American Culture

- Slavery was an institution which everyone expected to end but they did not know how it. Thus it expanded and laid its roots deep into the American culture. George Mason may have subconsciously touched an important point which I believe was the primary reason why slavery got completely embedded into American history. Mason “bragged about how Virginia and Maryland had banned the ‘infernal traffic’ of human beings. However, he worried that if South Carolina and Georgia were allowed to import slaves, then the greed of those states would want them to get slaves as well” (Page 10)....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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Sports As A Fundamental Aspect Of American Culture

- The phrase “More than just a game” is used often (to describe the passion someone has for a particular sport) so when you hear it, it may go in one ear and out the other. From the outside looking in, some may not view sport as beneficial beyond exercise purposes or pure entertainment purposes. It provides significant incentives that last far longer than just the duration of your participation. Sports serves as a fundamental aspect of American culture and their values are significant when it comes to their effect on economics, politics, mass media, relationships, and public influence....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Society, Sports culture]

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Media 's Influence On American Culture

- Media plays an extremely important role in shaping aspects of North American culture. Mediums such as magazines, television, radio, and film portray stereotypes of men and women while reproducing predominant culture and society. As such, the media has become an important factor in gender inequality; the types of occupations males and females choose, and their relative incomes. Today, in North American popular culture there is unequal gender portrayal with stereotypes pertaining to women as homemakers, dependent on men, or as objects of male attention....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Popular culture, Culture]

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Japanese Americans And Japanese American Culture

- Japanese-Americans (JA) have an extensive history in the United States. Immigrating in the late 1800s and early 1900s, there were roughly 800,000 Japanese-Americans during the 2000 census. It is estimated that there are more than that, however, and that many of those who identify as Asian typically identify as two or more races (Tanabe, 2000.). The Japanese-American culture has evolved through the decades since their arrival. While some families have remained steadfast in their cultural beliefs, others have experienced varying levels of acculturation....   [tags: Health care, Culture, Patient]

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Anglo Protestant Culture And American Culture

- As Huntington said, Anglo-Protestant culture is founded in hard work and moralism. It is hard to deny the strong notions of Anglo-Protestant ideas in American culture. Americans are, despite the stereotype of being lazy, hard workers. Studies have shown that Americans not only have the longest work day, but they also, take the lest vacation days and retire late. Furthermore, Americans care about morals and the morals of their leaders in ways that other developed counties seem indifferent. According to pew research, more than half of Americans would be less likely to vote for an Atheist president, whereas, there are a number of Atheist leaders in Europe....   [tags: United States, Mexican American]

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Cultural Relativism : American Culture And Values

- Over the years, American culture and values have constantly evolved. This evolution has been aided by the invention of new technologies, gaining new knowledge and discovering new things, and the transmission of foreign items and social practices (D. Kendall 56-57). Immigration can also be a driving force in the evolution of a society for all of the information and practices we have gained from other cultures. America is often called a melting pot because for hundreds of years people from all over the world have come to seek the American Dream....   [tags: Culture, Cultural relativism, Morality]

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American Culture And Its Effects On American Society

- Americans describe America by our love of liberty, our efforts to reach out with the hands of democracy, and our extensive freedoms of religion, speech, and just about everything else. This is the view that our country wants to promote and the view that our country want all other countries to aspire to be. Our television shows are better, our food is better, our music is better, our lives are better, our pop culture is better, our country is better. Unfortunately, when the pushing of our popular media and culture comes to the shoving of American ideas down the throats of foreign countries that is when American pop culture starts being seen in a more negative light....   [tags: Popular culture, Culture, High culture, Youth]

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Exposing Muslim Youth to American Culture

- Every second of every day, the Muslim American youth is exposed to fashion, music, and entertainment. The American culture glorifies Hollywood and all of this special kingdom’s “stars”; immersed in this environment, Muslim Americans intuitively start to follow these trends as they yearn for popularity and acceptance. When one walks toward Hollywood, Hollywood runs toward this individual, sucking him or her into the utopian paradise through magazines, reality shows, and celebrity news like a high-powered vacuum....   [tags: culture, entertainment, social networking]

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Culture Appropriation Of African American Culture

- Culture Appropriation of African American Culture Have you ever taken offense when you saw someone dressed in traditional garments from your culture. In America, this happens quite often. Some people may not recognize it and some refuse to acknowledge that it even exists. Cultural appropriation is a situation in which a dominant culture steals aspects of a minority culture’s, such as hair, clothing styles, and music. “Cultural appropriation refers to picking and choosing elements of a culture by a member of another culture without permission” (O’Reilly)....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Jazz]

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The American Culture

- Culture is defined as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time. What is American culture. Is it a grab bag of different cultures or something completely different. People within the American society have different ways of defining American culture. John Adams was the son of a farmer, who would become the second President of the United States. His wife, Abigail Adams was the daughter of a wealthy Congregational minister. In 1774, he was elected a delegate in the First Continental Congress and thus begun his journey away from his family....   [tags: United States]

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The American Culture

- Have you ever noticed the different policies and influences that have affected you and the generations before you. The American culture and influences have changed greatly over time. I believe that the policies and influences of American culture have changed since John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton John F. Kennedy or as many people called him “Jack” was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts in a large and wealthy family with 9 other brothers and sisters. Growing up John was very sick and was in the the hospital for a long period of time....   [tags: republicans, kennedy, clinton]

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The, American, And American Culture

- “American” Me. Descending from minority-driven ancestries, it’s hard to truly call myself an American, ethnically at least. Scratch that. I’m going to dispel the notion that being an American is a way of describing someone. No one is truly American, not even natural born citizens. We are all descendants of either Natives, Africans, Asians, or Europeans, and even those ethnic groups were derived from even earlier ancestors. The point is: the suggestion that an American identity exists, is a myth....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Americas]

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The American And Native American Culture

- If you have been living in the Coastal Virginia area for any amount of time, you have heard the cheer of, “Hail to the Redskins.” Recently, controversy has been swirling over schools, universities, and professional sports with team names and mascots related to Native Americans heritage. Such team names as the Redskins, Seminoles, Braves, Indians, and Apaches are now facing criticism over team names and they represent the Native American culture. Differing world-views are apparent with the controversial use of Native American names and logos; however, each of the opposing views is a result of spate culture realities created by both history and tradition....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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American Culture And The Slave Culture

- As we look back on American Culture, each individual has a different point of view. What I took from the readings and lectures was that there are multiple American Cultures throughout history. The autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Harriet Jacobs are proof of this notion. American Cultures are created through the slave culture and popular culture proving there is more than one American Culture. People can argue though that these cultures make one American Culture instead of many making this decision very difficult. American Culture was greatly impacted by the slave culture....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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A Brief Note On Asian Culture And American Culture

- I came from Viet Nam to United States, and my life has been affected by the Asian culture a lot. It has changed for the better since I moved to America. I have had a chance to experience so many things that I have not ever done before, especially English and American culture. Living in a culture that was very different from my own could be an exciting and challenging experience. I have had to learn different cultural practices and tried to adapt to them. American culture has influenced my thinking and behavior while living in this land of freedom and opportunity....   [tags: Family, Culture, Sociology, Asia]

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The Culture Of Mexican American Culture

- The culture I was born and raised on was that of Mexican-American culture. My parents were born and raised in Mexico, and when they came to America and had kids, they instilled a hybrid of their culture, and American culture, in us. They were each raised in the Mexican culture, but wanted us to be raised as Americans also, and added this to our upbringing. We were raised as a nuclear family. This wasn’t typical in my culture. Due to the belief of not using contraceptives because of religious reasons, families tend to have more than two children....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Roman Catholic Church]

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The American Culture And Latino Culture

- “Ya de viejo uno no serve. Uno ya pierde la razón de viver. Es muy importante que nos cuides. Nunca nos dejes,” are the words my mother says to me every day. Little does she know, that I never plan to leave her side; I do plan to cater both my parents as they age. They both have sacrificed and invested enough time and money to get where I am now. However my parents don’t understand the purpose of my job title. Let me take you back to kindergarten. A time where we all entered to the first steps of building an education....   [tags: Family, Mother, Nursing home, Parent]

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Haitian Culture And American Culture

- The two cultures that I identify myself with Haitian culture and American culture. The American culture is more dominant and I identify myself most with this culture. Although I was born in Haiti and Haitian culture was once my dominant culture, it is now my co-culture. Nonetheless, a combination of these two cultures would be Haitian-American culture. People who are part of the Haitian-American culture, like myself, are either born in Haiti and moved to the U.S. and have assimilate to the American culture or were born in the U.S....   [tags: Haiti, Haitian Creole language, Dominican Republic]

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Mexican American Culture And Culture

- The family is the fundamental base to learn patterns associated with behavior in society. Mexican-Americans are the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. The Mexican-American culture is mostly based on traditions and values that are passed on for generations. This is one of the main cultures in which parents teach their children the same ideals, values, norms and social roles they were taught while growing up. For Mexican-American family is essential and fundamental to their culture....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Gender role]

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Filipino American Culture : Filipino Americans

- Popular culture has given people the opportunity for people to have a chance to shine, and many have had their lives changed. For example, when American Idol had launched in 2002, the winner, Kelly Clarkson, had her chance to shine for the entire time she was competing and eventually won the competition. Her success provided her with the ability perform not only nationwide, but also worldwide. But how exactly does popular culture enable Filipino Americans to have a chance at success. In order to answer that question, one must look for the means which drive them to popular culture....   [tags: Filipino American, Philippines, Hip hop music]

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Mexican Culture And American Culture

- Introduction Culture is customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group. It includes behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, values, and norms that is shared by a group of people to sustain their lives. Mexican culture is influenced by their familial ties, gender, religion, location and social class, among other factors....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient, Family]

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American Culture And Mexican Culture

- Rebecca Block and Lynda Hoffman-Jeep. “Fashioning National Identity: Frida Kahlo in ‘Gringolandia’.” Woman 's Art Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Autumn, 1998 - Winter, 1999), pp. 8-12 Block and Hoffman-Jeep’s journal article served as the inspiration for the thesis concerning Frida Kahlo’s fashion and persona as opposed to the one crafter by mass media, imperialist magazine producers. Due to the in depth analysis of photos taken of Frida through the 1930s, and analysis of her paintings which portray Frida between America and Mexico shows the influential imaginary wall between American culture and Mexican Culture; and the divergence in historic paths....   [tags: Mexico City, Mexico, Diego Rivera, Mask]

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American Culture And Japanese Culture

- The Nerd Are stereotypes true. Yes, because if it weren’t true it wouldn’t be a stereotype. However, stereotypes are generalizations that are usually taken from facts. Therefore, the only problem with stereotypes are that they are not true for all cases. Not all Asians are short, nerdy, bad at sports, bad at driving, know how to do kung fu, and have small eyes. Not all African Americans are good at basketball, use drugs, or have a large appetite for watermelon and fried chicken. Not all Americans are fat, racist, undereducated, or arrogant....   [tags: Educational years, High school, Human]

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The, Individualism, And The American Of American Culture

- The Unites States was established as a result of a struggle between autonomy and autocracy, and from this fight for freedom emerged a new idea that became vital to the American identity- individualism. According to Robert Bellah, “Individualism lies at the very core of American culture”, and it is absolutely basic to the American identity. Americans value and preserve the individual, and condemn anything that would undermine or violate the rights of the individual. Even though, as Bellah points out, individuality is the foundation of our aspirations, it is also the root of some of our greatest difficulties as individuals and a society....   [tags: Individualism, Individual, Individual rights]

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America 's Influence On American Culture

- From the United States to Hispanic countries like Spain, the countries share their love for the same sports even though they are oceans apart. While they have their similar interests, sports interests differ in each of the countries as well. Without sports in the world, our cultures we know and love would be completely different and dull. They help shape our cultures and the people within them. Sports like soccer, football, and baseball are sports that we know and love in Hispanic and American countries....   [tags: United States, American football, Mexico]

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American vs. Japanese Culture

- Psychological anthropology is the study of individuals and their personalities and identities, within particular cultural contexts. In this paper I will identify two different cultures in the world which are the American and Japanese. Then, I will examine their traditions through various life cycles. Based on the behaviors, customs, and beliefs of each of the two cultures, I will discuss how personalities and identities are formed and shaped within the two different cultures. Finally, I will be giving two specific examples for each of the selected cultures....   [tags: Culture]

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The Conflict Theory Of African American Culture

- Stereotypes about the African American culture have existed since dispersal of African descent, dating back to the colonial era. They have evolved from slavery, to black face shows, to the modern drug lords and welfare queens. But one stereo typed that has remained constant is that African Americans are inferior to white people in every aspect of life. Through this very stereo type black people are forced to combat prejudice and discrimination in their everyday routine. The stereotype that’s blacks are inferior to whites originated during the colonial era....   [tags: Race, Black people, African American]

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The Impact Of Swing Dance On American Culture

- Brooke Whitby Britta Peterson Dance History May 4 ,2016 . Swing Dance Influences History is constant . The universe is forever creating history that effects the present and the future . I would like to focus on one aspect of history that has and will forever influence America today . Swing dance is a crucial element in the develop-ment of American culture . Swing dance is a style that could only have developed in America during the 1920 's and have the impact that it did . Without swing dance in America , American culture would be different in every aspect ....   [tags: Jazz, African American, Swing, Swing music]

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American Culture During The War II

- World War II brought upon many changes to the American people. Besides the soldiers who had to face the devastating first hand effects of violence and cruelty of war, Americans in the Home front were faced with new cultural and societal changes that left them unsure for the future of American culture. These changes in American values frightened White American males, as these changes put women and minorities in a position of social power that had previously been suppressed by the White Male populace in America....   [tags: United States, Racism, Hawaii, White American]

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Influence of Jazz on American Culture

- Influence of Jazz on American Culture Now a days, many believe that jazz is not that important of music genre, but with our history, jazz plays a big role. “Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but it is a gift that America has given to the world.”, quoted by Ahmad Alaadeen. Jazz in the 1920’s opened the eyes of whites and invited them into African American culture; it evolved Americans to where we are today since it brought a change to the music scene, an acceptance of African Americans, and a change of lifestyles....   [tags: music, african americans, genres]

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Racial Relations And African American Culture

- August Wilson’s famous 1983 stage play Fences explores African-American lifestyle in the 1950s. It tells the story of racial relations and African-American culture during that era. The main character in Fences is Troy, a mid-age African American man struggling to take care of his household. In August Wilson’s plays, the characters are developed to reflect the struggle of African American people, especially black males. These men are struggling for a power that is out of reach to them because the power is held by others....   [tags: African American, White people, Black people, Race]

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Asian and American Culture in an American Society

- The United States of America is a ‘melting pot’ of diverse cultures. Though primarily Western in nature, due to the large-scale immigration of variant ethnicities from other countries, as well as differing birth and death rates of natives, settlers and immigrants, the ‘white’ American culture has taken on the hues of a rainbow. Within this society, the Asian-Americans, are often perceived to be at the highest stratum due to high income and good education. These people have almost successfully integrated themselves into society thus resulting in a blurring of lines....   [tags: western, large-scale immigration]

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Women Of Native American Culture

- Women in Native American culture had a very prominent role in intercultural relationships; they held far more power and influence than their European counterparts. Europeans have long used treaties written and signed by men to govern how relationships, trade and land are developed. Indians have sought to develop kinship ties to to develop those same traits and since many Indian cultures are matrilineal, women maintain a high status. Women have been revered in Native American culture, perhaps this is most evident among the Cherokee Nation....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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Resistance To The Modernity of American Culture

- In the poem Howl, Allen Ginsberg challenges the political modernity of American culture that enforces the “best minds” to give up their freedom to gain the desired sense of normalcy that is glorified. He states “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked/dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix” (Ginsberg 9). That angry fix that he describes is what all of these “best minds” look for after being striped of their freedom to conform to the new American culture after World War II....   [tags: literary analysis, howl, allen ginsberg]

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The Effects of MTV on American Culture

- ... With death-defying stunts and crazy antics, Knoxville and his crew fashioned the ideology that pop culture was no longer satisfied with live TV shows and music videos. Shows such as Jackass promote instability in subscriber’s minds (which happen to be early teens to young adults) by portraying idiotic acts of pure suicidal dangerousness. This instability has become increasingly evident in today’s culture in the show Ridiculousness, also an MTV sponsored production mimicking America’s Funniest Videos....   [tags: reality TV, promotion of iappropriate content]

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Consumerism Is A Tenet Of The American Culture

- Consumerism stands as a tenet of the American culture. Our common desire to possess the newest or most popular products drives our daily lives. We strive to have the possessions of those to whom we compare ourselves – friends, family, neighbors, associates – in the hope that we may feel a semblance of fulfillment. Yet, this path of obsession over objects merges our individual identities with the objects we covet. In the novel A Mercy, the character Jacob Vaark epitomizes this modern materialist trend....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The Effects Of Advertising On American Culture

- No one can escape advertisements. Whether sitting down in front of a television, a computer screen or driving on the highway. Most are harmless ploys by a company promoting their products. But some try specifically to target a group of people, weather that be a race or a gender, leaving them feeling alienated or offended. The problem is that advertisements are so prevalent in today’s culture that stereotypes can easily be broadcasted to millions worldwide. Over all, advertisements are a perfect vehicle to reinforce stereotypes in American culture....   [tags: Gender, Male, Super Bowl, Female]

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The Influence on the Beatles on American Culture

- The Beatles were more than their music. They influenced the lives of millions of people unlike any musicians before them. They were the first and most popular band in one of the most important music movements in American history, the British Invasion. The year 1964 was the year both the British Invasion and “Beatlemania” came to America and forever changed the landscape of music in the United States by introducing the genre of pop, as it is today. The Beatles changed the rules of music....   [tags: The British Invasion]

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The Effects of Divorce in American Culture

- The effects of divorce on the American culture are immense. Social scientists have been studying these effects for many years now. The studies are continuing to confirm that the climbing rate of divorce in the American culture is hurting the society and also frequently devastating the lives of many American children. More often than not people decide to get a divorce before they really think about the effects of divorce. People usually decide to get a divorce based on emotion rather than logic which can hinder their long term happiness....   [tags: child and family studies]

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The Importance of Nursing in American Culture

- The Importance of Nursing in American Culture Nursing is a field of work that so many people find themselves fascinated with, as well as harboring a degree of respect. We look to nurses with a sense of admiration and reverence, and look to them for security in times of need. What makes nursing such a desirable and enthralling field to other people. Despite the fact that doctors are normally under the spotlight, nursing is of profound importance in American culture. Nurses provide comfort and security, as well as a knowledge of medical aid....   [tags: healthcare, nurses, comfort, security]

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The Effects Of Food On American Culture

- The Fuel to the Body They love to eat. They have to eat. Eating just makes them feel good. Who. Americans. The urge to consume food must be satisfied every single day, in fact a few times a day. American food brands and products are patronized by its consumers. Although America has a cultural mix of cuisines they are Americanized. Food in American represents a culture, in which can reflect the lifestyle and socioeconomic status of one. Here one is inundated by food. Food is profoundly in American’s culture it is like a social essential necessity....   [tags: Fast food, Restaurant, Eating, Food]

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