Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "Cultural"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Ethical Values of Cultural Competence - Cultural Competence Cultural Competence is a substantiated body of knowledge based of cultural “values held by a particular cultural group and the ability to cohesively adapt to individualized skills that fit the cultural context, thus, increasing relationships between employees, managements, and stakeholders, including patience and research subjects. Cultural competency is critical to reducing disparities and improving access to high-quality services, respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse working conditions and individualized characteristics....   [tags: ethics, industry, prejudice]
:: 3 Works Cited
520 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Importance of Studying Cultural Literature - Education is held to the highest regard no matter what location one lives in. Without any form of education or knowledge on what shapes the world, the deeper connection between events and the human mind would lay untouched. In order for an individual to understand his/her country, it is imperative that they study cultural literature. It allows for an individual to gain stability in their own country as well as becoming open-minded about their surroundings and other cultures. Studying of cultural literature will promote an individual to become open-minded....   [tags: Culture ] 874 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Cultural Problem, an Economic Crisis - In the past two years, Western society has experienced what many of its leaders have called the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. At the very least, it has been the worst period of instability that our younger generations have ever seen in their lifetimes. But unlike other financial crises that have largely been triggered by external forces, such as the oil embargoes of the 1970’s, this latest one was a product of our own internal policies and practices; even more so, of our cultural outlooks on the very notion of finance, credit, and debt itself....   [tags: Economics Finance ]
:: 7 Works Cited
1110 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Teaching Cultural Diversity in the Classroom - ... She went to a restaurant after school to eat with her. However, this time when she went to the restaurant with her friend it was a very different experience because there are usually other White people eating wherever she goes except for that occasion. She was confused when she saw the menu-there of Mexican dishes were in Spanish. This might be what it must feel like to be of another race. So she just ended up ordering what the people ordered the most. While she was ordering she said that this impacted her because she felt like she was out of her comfort zone since she was the only white girl there eating....   [tags: student, class, workshop] 607 words
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Cultural Capital and Success in School - Every society has different ways in which they function and rank the individuals who are within that system. Historically these are based on birth (for an example the Chiefly system in Samoa, Monarch system in England). In New Zealand people are ranked according to their income like the other economically developed nations, which is known as the Capitalist Economic System. Poverty directly impacts on the economic status of an individual. The Socio Economic Class is a crucial concept to understand how the socioeconomic status can impact on the education achievement of a student....   [tags: socioeconomic class, poverty]
:: 2 Works Cited
1453 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Cross Cultural Misunderstanding in the Workplace - In many workplaces now days friendly touching employees is a common act, but many people for cultural or religious reasons dont welcome this and may find it offensive. Being aware of the cultural differences of the employees and understanding thier retuals can eliminate cross cultural misunderstanding in the workplace, ("Safe Work Australia 2013, para .1). Non verbal communication such as touching discrourages employees even though it is a normal gesture for the employee or supervisor. In this essay i will be looking at the touching issue and ways this can be prevented in the workplace if one is not confortable with it such as , Facial expression, Body gesture, Eye contact and Posture....   [tags: Touching, Handshakes, Non-Verbal] 533 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Historical and Cultural Aspects in The Plague - The Plague (French, La Peste) is a novel written by Albert Camus that is about an epidemic of bubonic plague. The Plague is set in a small Mediterranean town in North Africa called Oran. Dr. Bernard Rieux, one of the main characters, describes it as an ugly town. Oran’s inhabitants are boring people who appear to live, for the most part, habitual lives. The main focus of the town is money. “…everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits. Our citizens work hard, but solely with the object of getting rich....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1305 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Effects of Cultural Values on the Family - The Effects of Cultural Values on the Family Over the last 10 decades, the culture in America has experienced a major shift in values and morals. The family has gone from a state of economic destitution during the Great Depression to a state of wealth and prosperity during the classic 50s. Major changes occurred in the family from Pre-World War II (WWII) to Post WWII. Women, including many mothers, started to work outside the home and many children were more inclined to move away from home sooner....   [tags: homemaker, working father, morals, values]
:: 9 Works Cited
1877 words
(5.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Cultural Conflicts in the Workplace - Cross-cultural conflict can arise at any time in the workplace and sometimes we are not aware it has even developed until it has become a major issue with another worker or client. Sometimes issues can be resolved simply by talking to each other but at other times mediation needs to be used to come to a reasonable truce and understanding. Even if we speak the same language and follow the same religion there can be conflict because we are all individuals with different thoughts and ideas. There are many issues that may contribute to cross-cultural conflict....   [tags: mediation, religion, communication]
:: 4 Works Cited
833 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cultural Consequences of the Cold War - The Cold War became a principal influence on many features of American society for much of the second half of the 20th century. It rose owing to antagonist values amid the United States, demonstrating democracy and capitalism, and the Soviet Union, signifying communism and totalitarianism. Being the two principal world powers after WWII, controversy amid the Americans and Soviets became a worldwide conflict. The Cold War varied from most wars because it was as a great deal of a propaganda war than a war with military involvements....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Soviet Union] 598 words
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Cultural Environment of the UK - When it comes to doing business cross culturally, there are various factors to consider in order make sure everything runs smoothly and as effectively as possible. Understanding cultural differences is the first step to having a successful international business venture. Two pioneers of the field, Geert Hofstede and Richard Gesteland created their own sets of factors/dimensions explaining how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. During both of their comprehensive studies, the United Kingdom was one of the countries whose cultural value were investigated, and will now be examined further....   [tags: International Business, Hofstede, Gesteland]
:: 3 Works Cited
1105 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Industries – Theory Assignment - Cultural Industries – Theory Assignment The dominant traditions have an important role to many economies in terms of assessing change and continuity that involves the growth of prosperity and employment in the cultural industries. The process to determine the best solution may be complicated and tiresome as controversy surrounds these traditions. Profit generating and control may be the main reasons of these approaches, but they also carry an important characteristic in how society understands “the relationships between culture, society and economy.” (Hesmondhalgh, 2007, p.6) Many compare and contrast on whether political economy or cultural studies approaches are more useful towards th...   [tags: Culture] 692 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Quest For Cultural Capital - Banking firms on Wall Street are powerful. This immense amount of power privileges them the ability to control certain resources within society as well as the behavior of specific individuals (Bourdieu and Eagleton 1994, 270). One of the dominant Wall Street ideologies, the “culture of smartness,” represents the “symbolic power” that these banking firms possess (Ho 2009, 40, Bourdieu and Eagleton 1994, 266). Not based on the inherent ability nor “natural aptitudes” of individuals, the “culture of smartness” is a socially constructed concept that allows banking firms to define what is legitimate and valuable (Bourdieu 1986, 243, Ho 2009, 40, Bourdieu and Eagleton 1994, 269)....   [tags: banking, investment banks, wall street]
:: 4 Works Cited
1493 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Cultural Safety in Clinical Practice - In the perspective of cultural safety, culture is broadly defined to include ethnicity, customs, tradition, beliefs and values as well as socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual beliefs, ethnic/immigration status, values and disabilities (NCNZ, 2011). Culture is about ways of doing things and it can be learned and changed (Jarvis, 2012). Ethnicity on the other hand a is a form of identification or belonging to a social group bonded by common history and cultural tradition hence, people of the same ethnicity may share a common language, religion, food, dress, and have a common sense of identity....   [tags: nursing, healthcare professionals]
:: 12 Works Cited
1652 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Buliding Cultural Competence for Employees - Summary: With the current change in demographics throughout the workforce, organizations are feeling the effects of a larger percentage of baby boomers retiring and a large percentage of millennial new entrants. The words used to describe millennial employees, “spoiled, trophy kids, ambitious”, seem to be as everlasting as the constructive and negative perspectives attached to them. Many can debate on the entitlement of these employees within an organization, how these employees can be groomed and managed to better fit the organization, the positive and negative attributes they bring into the workplace, and how the preceding can benefit or derail the effectiveness of an organization....   [tags: diversity, millenials, managers] 2039 words
(5.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Observation and Analysis of a Cultural Scene - Clifford Geertz once said: “Cultural analysis is intrinsically incomplete. And, worse than that, the more deeply it goes the less complete it is.” I recently spent a short amount of time at a busy 5-way traffic circle near my residence. While sitting in one spot for about 25 minutes, I observed many people doing many different things (mainly driving). Observing the various people made me think of what their particular cultures may have been, and from there, I began thinking of culture in and of itself....   [tags: Ethnographic Observation Essay]
:: 1 Works Cited
1101 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Learning Disabilities as a Cultural Construct - While perceptions of learning disabilities (LD) may vary according to country, culture, and teachers, it is often necessary to diagnose students in order to receive funding for services. It can be helpful to recognize those learning disabilities that students may have in order to provide extra assistance when necessary. It would be advantageous, too, if wide recognition of LD could take away the stigma that is often present. However, since LD is a multi-faceted topic, labeling often carries a negative connotation and can lead to ostracizing of students....   [tags: Education]
:: 4 Works Cited
1271 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Beat Generation: A Cultural Revolution - The Beat Generation: A Cultural Revolution In the 1950's, society's prudish view on art was drastically altered. If not for this era, art (literature, music, and fashion) would not be as exceptional as it is today. Prior to the beat generation, the conformists of America censored everything; freedom of expression was unheard of. The Beat Generation, blooming in the 1950's, inspired a group of people whose unparalleled creativity shaped the worlds definition of art today. It sparked an interest in people and encouraged uniqueness and the idea of being open to new experiences....   [tags: beat poetry, drugs, inmorality]
:: 11 Works Cited
1432 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Life Outcomes of The Cultural Revolution - “How did the disruption of the educational system during the Cultural Revolution affect the life outcomes of people who were getting their educations in the period 1966-75?” By using this as a topic to question, I will be reviewing the impact of the lack of education had on people as they got older and began looking for jobs in China. Although it may seem clear to many on why missing an education would make it harder for one to obtain a job, I still think it needs to be looked into as why this education was stopped, and following with the affects it had on people....   [tags: Chinese history, education]
:: 8 Works Cited
2018 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Cultural and Racial Diversity in Education - White savior mentality” is the perception of some white pre-service teachers, that they are going to be able to come into a classroom and save the “helpless” students of color from dropping out of school. Several pre-service teachers believe that they can help a child of color succeed in school because they, as a white teacher, are helping that student learn. As we all know, all children learn in different ways and sometimes it takes some extra help from a tutor or a teacher for the student to reach their full potential or understanding of the concept or lesson, but the pre- service teachers that Sherry Marx interviewed seemed to think otherwise....   [tags: Sherry Marx, Revealing the Impossible] 1909 words
(5.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Kingdom of Cambodia Cultural Profile - Cambodia is officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia is situated in the southern Asia, in the southern part of the Indonesian Peninsula, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. In Cambodia the dominant religion is Buddhism and it is very important in the culture, religion is an important factor and influences in a high degree on the culture. Besides he Cambodian culture is known to be traditional and based on honouring their ancestors and living life with honesty, humility and kindness....   [tags: Southeastern developing countries] 1991 words
(5.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Native Americans and Cultural Assimilation - ... The Great Spirit communicates with humans through intermediaries that reside in nature, which makes Native Americans to live harmoniously with the earth. Everything on earth is considered a spiritual being that needs to be respected to keep the world in balance. Unlike the Christian God, the Great Spirit does not punish people for behaving bad or not believing in Him; the life out of balance with the earth and the community is the only punishment one can bring on him/herself. Consequently, such little tension or anxiety over salvation allowed Native Americans to focus on this-world....   [tags: white culture, history, conflicts] 1945 words
(5.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
An Analysis of Cultural Communication - During the first day of The International Communications course, Professor Harsin proposed the question: “How would you define International Communication?” Heads swayed and hesitant hands began to rise in attempts to tackle the question. After delving into the nooks and crannies of this question throughout the course, another question arises today: What evidence can we condense to create a blueprint for how communication has been infiltrating continents globally. It can be reiterated that given the diversification of political, socio-economic context, cultural issues have apparently been treated as the questionable point of global debate....   [tags: Economy, Modernization, Globalization, ] 1104 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Protectionism in the European Union - Since the 1980s the European Union (EU) is pursuing a more liberal trade policy in its multilateral trade negotiations. This liberal approach is the result of the change in company preferences in favour of free trade. The change in business preferences also made politicians to support trade liberalisation. (Young, 2007) While the EU is a lead supporter when it comes to traditional trade policy, it is rather reluctant regarding the liberalisation in other trade areas. The European audiovisual industry is a good example to demonstrate the EU’s protectionist approach....   [tags: national film industry] 2260 words
(6.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Use of Cultural Reinforcement in Advertising - The Super Bowl, America’s most viewed telecast. But why do people watch the Super Bowl. Who are these people watching the Super Bowl. And what makes the Super Bowl unique when compared to other events being telecast on national television. Is it the because we enjoy watching professional athletes collide with one another on a major stage for the entire world population to observe, or is it how a major company such as Nike is willing to spend millions of dollars for an entertaining, thirty-second ad that is advertising their $115 typical “performance” sneaker....   [tags: Commercials] 931 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Cultural Message of Snow White - The Cultural Message of Snow White For hundreds of years children have been enchanted by fairy tales. The beautiful princesses, handsome rescuers, and happily-ever-after endings lent themselves to contentment and a feeling that all was right with the world. During the last century, many of these classics were brought to life on the big screen in animated motion pictures. Walt Disney animated the Grimm Brother’s tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, during the Great Depression, grossing eight million, the most money made by any film up to that time (History Channel, 2011)....   [tags: fairy tales, Walt Disney, happiness]
:: 1 Works Cited
1046 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Hegemony in The United States - ‘This is in your best interest’ is a saying people always hear, but is it always true. Is it truly worth it to work under stressful conditions for minimum wage. Will staying at home to take care of the kids and cook dinner really benefit you. It is difficult to completely back the claim that these tasks people subject themselves to are really to support themselves. Rather, it is the few in charge, with power, that are the beneficiaries and reap the rewards. These privileged few get what they desire not through force, but through Antonio Gramsci’s idea of hegemony....   [tags: dominance, power, feminism, capitalism]
:: 6 Works Cited
1782 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Modernist Renouncement of Cultural Heritage - The coming of the twentieth century spurred an unprecedented metamorphosis that redefined society to many of those who inhabited it. Facets of the transformation included technological and scientific advancements that began to undermine the foundation of which many laid their belief structures upon, utterly annihilating the traditional perspective towards life. Scientists such as Darwin, who attenuated once concrete interpretations of the Bible with his evolutionary theories, or Freud, who depicted human individuality as being driven by primitive, sexual desires, illustrated that the world was not as it seemed....   [tags: Hemingway, Dos Passos]
:: 8 Works Cited
1388 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Technical and Cultural Events in College - College days are among the best days of our life — the friends we make, the time we spend hanging out in the canteen, sharing everything from class notes to class gossip and full of exciting events. During which a student learns new things and comes across several experiences. College festivals offer a chance to do all this and much more to a fresher who is willing to hop on to the festival bandwagon. Every student should experience this organization process at least once during the course of their undergraduate studies....   [tags: importance of socialization in higher education] 721 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Examination of Cultural Diversity in America - ... This act was only the beginning as our nation is still trying to eliminate discrimination completely. These important historical events have influenced past and current African Americans. Asian Americans also have a distinctive culture including significant historical events. Asian Americans originate from many different countries, so they each have a different history. Two prominent countries Asian American’s immigrated from were China and Japan. Both Chinese and Japanese immigrants, usually male laborers, made the choice to move to America....   [tags: traditions, african, asian] 2053 words
(5.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Cultural Dimensions of Hofstede - I. Introduction This essay aimed to evaluate and critique the paper written by Geoffrey Williams and John Zinkin. It was divided into seven parts. First of all, I would brief introduce what the essay is about, followed by giving the description of the paper being evaluated. Then, theory and literature would be evaluated, with highlighting the theoretical frameworks used by the authors in developing the paper. Research design and approach would come to the fourth part, in which I would explore the research design and methods and discuss the benefits and limitations....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
:: 10 Works Cited
2239 words
(6.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Blinding and Dangerous Cultural Narratives - Cultural narratives blind even the seemingly most objective people, scientists, to even basic truths of biology and nature. I always believed that scientific facts are the purest, most unbiased statements of truths. But even biological phenomenons are subject to the grotesquely distorting lenses of prejudices. Stereotypical male-female roles narratives colored how scientists described the biological process of fertilization for hundreds of years. With such cultural biases, it's hard for scientists to describe what they see in non-biased language....   [tags: culture, bias, norms] 587 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Cultural Imperatives of Psychologists - Most inhabitants of the Space Coast do not consider “snow birds”, people that live somewhere else and come to the beach when their home becomes too cold, as residents. I have always wondered what makes members of a group, such as Space Coast residents, disconnect themselves from outsiders. Even psychologists use cultural imperatives to keep unwanted or unqualified people out of the psychological community. The research in the psychological field covers a vast array of disciplines and takes a post-graduate education....   [tags: Psychology]
:: 4 Works Cited
1584 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication - When communicating, only a small percent of the exchange is verbal. The larger part of the message is made up of body language or movements, known as nonverbal communication. The reason for people using nonverbal communication is to enhance the message they are sending to the receiver. One way nonverbal communication differs is through cultural differences. Cultural differences have a significant impact on nonverbal communication as cultures differ greatly in their nonverbal interpretations and responses....   [tags: Communication ]
:: 9 Works Cited
1615 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Power of Cultural Diversity - ... There are quite a few barriers of effective communication. Barriers are significant to diversity in many ways; it can be used to explain problems that occur between men and women of different cultures, ages, races, ethnic groups and moral values. Barrier one is the idea and belief that sends incorrect information; also there is misunderstanding between perceptions of one’s behavior and the way you actually behave. Barrier two signifies stereotypes that limits individual contributions to a group....   [tags: effective interpersonal relations]
:: 5 Works Cited
1479 words
(4.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Ethical Relativism and Cultural Relativism - In explaining Cultural Relativism, it is useful to compare and contrast it with Ethical Relativism. Cultural Relativism is a theory about morality focused on the concept that matters of custom and ethics are not universal in nature but rather are culture specific. Each culture evolves its own unique moral code, separate and apart from any other. Ethical Relativism is also a theory of morality with a view of ethics similarly engaged in understanding how morality comes to be culturally defined. However, the formulation is quite different in that from a wide range of human habits, individual opinions drive the culture toward distinguishing normal “good” habits from abnormal “bad” habits....   [tags: moral codes, opinions, habits] 714 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Issue with Cultural Capital - When thinking of our family, and our background, most would argue to say that what we get from them are positive things such as a sense of comfort and pride. In countries like the United States, having a family to lean on is never a bad thing. However, what most of us do not usually see is that, sometimes the very own people who brought us up, and had the utmost influence on our lives, are the very own people who have set barriers for us. Such is the case presented when Lee Bryant, a contributor to the History Learning Site, says, “people who are working class have themselves to blame for the failure of their children in education” (par.1)....   [tags: family matters]
:: 5 Works Cited
774 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Cultural Significance of The Hours - In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references while intertwining the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours into a piece of queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to create the illusion that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: Homosexual Literature] 1909 words
(5.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Oil and Texas: A Cultural History - Oil and Texas: A Cultural History "Soon the 4-inch drill pipe…shot skyward. After the mud, water, and pipe were blown out, gas followed, but only for a short time. Then the well was very quiet. We ventured back, after our wild scramble for safety, to find things in a terrible mess...We started shoveling the mud away-when, without warning, a lot of heavy mud shot out of the well with the report of a cannon…In a very short time oil was going up through the top of the derricks, and rocks were being shot hundreds of feet into the air....   [tags: Energy ]
:: 9 Works Cited
1615 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Cultural Aspects of the Navajo Indians - Culture gives definition to a group of people’s way of life. Culture defines people; It is who the people are. The Navajo Indians are a group located in the southwestern part of the United States with a distinct culture. They originated there sometime between the year “1200 and 1500” (Craats 4). Unlike the beginning of their residence in the United States, different aspects of the culture have changed, but the Navajo people still remain a culturally rich group of people. To this day, their political organization, economy, social organization, and religious beliefs are the four major elements that make them who they are as a whole....   [tags: Native American, Culture, Indian tribe]
:: 8 Works Cited
2384 words
(6.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Cultural Influences of Cellular Phones - The cellular phone is here to stay in today’s culture due to the idea of always being connected and convenience through the functionality of the cell phone. The technology of cellular phones was initially invented so that people could use a phone without the physical restriction of being tied to a land line. But modern use of the cell phone has developed to become way more than just making and receiving phone calls. The cell phones of today are small computers capable of looking up anything that has ever been known, anywhere....   [tags: communicate, addiction, connected] 594 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Cultural Sensitivity in Social Work - It is imperative that social workers become knowledgeable about their clients’ cultures and are culturally sensitive. In learning about their clients’ cultures, social workers need to be aware of how powerful and significant culture is in relating to clients’ behavior, values, and beliefs. Becoming culturally competent requires the ability to integrate awareness, knowledge, and skills while maintaining a positive working relationship with the client (Sue and Zane, 1987). Today, the concerns regarding cultural competency continue to accentuate the importance of preparing social workers for a diversified society....   [tags: Social Work] 1537 words
(4.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cultural Anthropologist as a Career - In a world filled with every possible career imaginable, one may be a bit skeptical to choose one within the field of anthropology; however, for those who are intellectually oriented, it can be a rewarding and stimulating career, the benefits quite worth the years spent learning the information and necessary skills required by this multifarious field. Typically, when considering a career in a field as intellectually strenuous as this, one must be aware of the varying opportunities in the anthropological job market and how to make use of said opportunities....   [tags: Anthropology]
:: 11 Works Cited
906 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cultural Impact on International Trade - Introduction Cultural impact on international trade is the effects and repercussions of doing business in diverse communities. Cultural impact on international trade mainly occurs when businesses are organized in an international structure. Managing international cultures means handling both national and organizational cultures. Organizational cultures are manageable while national cultures are given facts for management. One of the most renowned beverage companies in the world is Coca-Cola. It has branches and network all over the world making it serve different people from diverse communities and practicing different cultures....   [tags: Language, Time, Pace]
:: 1 Works Cited
2033 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Cultural Studies: The Semiotic Method - In regards to cultural studies, the semiotic method allows for analysis through different levels of interpreting an image. Semiotics being the study of signs and signification, it directly relates to how one approaches such an analysis because it is one of the tools used for understanding and interpreting social constructs and how meaning is relayed to others. “Within semiotic theory a signifying system such as language is understood as an ordering of signs that constructs meaning within itself through a series of conceptual and phonic differences” (‘Semiotics’ 2004, in The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies)....   [tags: interpreting an image]
:: 2 Works Cited
673 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Hip-Hop as a Cultural Movement - Hip-Hop is a cultural movement that emerged from the dilapidated South Bronx, New York in the early 1970’s. The area’s mostly African American and Puerto Rican residents originated this uniquely American musical genre and culture that over the past four decades has developed into a global sensation impacting the formation of youth culture around the world. The South Bronx was a whirlpool of political, social, and economic upheaval in the years leading up to the inception of Hip-Hop. The early part of the 1970’s found many African American and Hispanic communities desperately seeking relief from the poverty, drug, and crime epidemics engulfing the gang dominated neighborhoods....   [tags: Hip-Hop Culture ]
:: 9 Works Cited
1580 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Cultural Awareness in Military Intervention - “Revenge was also held of more account than self-preservation.” -- Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War The United States (US) must realize cultural awareness across the operational environment in Iraq in order to solidify regional security and further American interests in the Middle East. Ethnicity is a critical contextual factor in Iraq which is contributing to the great difficulties in the nation’s socio-cultural and political situation and directly impacting the outcome of the United States’ military and diplomatic initiatives we have undertaken....   [tags: Iraq and US] 1326 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Changes in the Tribals - with Special Reference to Khedbrahma Taluka of Sabarkantha District, North Gujarat. Background: There are tribal societies all over the world. They live as nomadic tribes or settle down in the remote areas. Their main vocation is raising cattle, cultivating land and trading in forest produce....   [tags: Dungari Garasiya, tribal culture, Sabarkantha]
:: 3 Works Cited
1896 words
(5.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Cultural and Unified Coherent Identity - Learning journey is widely shaped by an individual’s sense of identity. However to understand how this identity shapes the learning journey, it is paramount to examine the various structures and themes associated with the term ‘identity’ such as gender, cultural and social. For these themes are constantly changing consequently affecting personal identity within the learning journey. This essay will mainly focus on the theme of cultural identity while reflecting on how my own experiences of learning have been shaped and changed my sense of identity....   [tags: Transformation, Turning Point, Life] 1379 words
(3.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cultural Diversity and Racial Privilege - In Henry Lewis Gates’ article, The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start, he reveals the advantages to having multiculturalism in the curriculum of America’s schools. He would argue that in order to create true diversity and understanding of cultural differences, the nation must provide its students with a wide array of opportunities to understand other cultures besides their own. Peggy McIntosh takes on a similar situation when she takes into consideration how she was taught diversity in schools as a child....   [tags: Henry Lewis Gates' article analysis] 572 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Diversity in Health Care - The 21st century is the era of technology and modernization. Through extremely efficient and rapid communication systems, businesses are being conducted across the globe from one single point of command and coordination. Through strong and reliable networks, it is very easy for a person to be in one corner of the world in the morning and in the other corner in the evening. Processes are becoming more and more effective and efficient and the world is coming closer as if it were a global village. This phenomenon is called globalization....   [tags: Health Care] 1926 words
(5.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Cultural Disparities in Ancient China - In the three and a half centuries between the end of the Han dynasty and the beginning of the Sui dynasty, China once again found itself in a period of disunity. This period of martial wu was characterized by chaos, division, and warfare between the north and the south. This era, like that of the Eastern Zhao, cherished unity because of its constant state of chaos. Disunity among the Chinese people fostered a diversity of voices and opinions. In 618, the Tang Dynasty came to power and the fusion of Han and Hu ensued....   [tags: Dynasties, Culture Adaptation, Ancient History]
:: 9 Works Cited
2818 words
(8.1 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Cultural Studies and Semiotic Methods - In regards to cultural studies, the semiotic method allows for analysis through different levels of interpreting an image. Semiotics being the study of signs and signification, it directly relates to how one approaches such an analysis because it is one of the tools used for understanding and interpreting social constructs and how meaning is relayed to others. “Within semiotic theory a signifying system such as language is understood as an ordering of signs that constructs meaning within itself through a series of conceptual and phonic differences” (‘Semiotics’ 2004, in The Sage Dictionary of Cultural Studies)....   [tags: Signs, Significations, Language, Interpretation]
:: 2 Works Cited
1223 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Significance of Cultural Heritage - Cultural heritages Limitations and Opportunities There are some limitations and opportunities for cultural heritages in Hamilton Square. The limitations are: • The legal names are limited. The impacts are subjected to national and local planning policies and documents. The historical buildings and monuments and surrounding environment are specific, especially the settings of listed buildings such as Hamilton Square and Birkenhead Park Conservation Areas ( Appendix 4, 2008). • Unspecified Heritage Assets....   [tags: Archaeology, Hamilton, heritages]
:: 6 Works Cited
1328 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Movement: The Hippie Movement - By the early 1960’s, America experienced a cultural movement of seismic proportions; primarily within it’s youth. Appropriately deemed the counterculture, this social metamorphosis was based upon a transition from strict long-held American values to a widespread antiestablishment attitude. The hippie movement, as it was commonly called, began as a youth movement in 1960’s America. College-aged men and women throughout the United States adopted an entirely new belief system and way of life; this cultural phenomenon would soon become known as the hippie movement....   [tags: mainstream society, sexual promiscuity]
:: 22 Works Cited
1476 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Canada as a Cultural Mosaic - In my opinion, the heart of the Canadian matrix lies in the nationalist view that Canada is a ‘Cultural Mosaic’. The term Cultural Mosaic stems from the idea that Canada, as a country is made stronger with each immigrant. This is due to the fact that they generate a culturally diverse society that which Canadians can learn from. As a country we have coined this term because we feel as though we are so ‘different’ from the United States in the sense that we do not instill a “melting pot” environment— where immigrants, no matter their past, are American and should believe in said American values (i.e....   [tags: Aboriginals, immigrants] 1059 words
(3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Concept of Cultural Relativism - Miner stated that “looking from far and above, from our high places of safety in the developed civilization, it is easy to see all the crudity and irrelevance of magic. But without its power and guidance early man could not have mastered his practical difficulties as he has done, nor could man have advanced to higher stages of civilization” (1956, p.507). This tells us that if we can see and understands everything that happens around us then we can move up but if we don’t then we can never advance in our life....   [tags: developed civilization, safety] 698 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cultural Competence and the Disabled - We are born into our ethnicity, race, gender, and culture. They are a part of who we are when we enter this world. One of the few diversities that may be acquired later on in our lives is disability. All of us, regardless of where we come from, what we believe, or who we are, can be afflicted with some form of disability in our life time through disease, accident, or other conditions that render us incapable of caring for ourselves in the same way that was possible before. This knowledge creates fear and is one of the primary reasons for the prejudice and stigma our society places on the disabled....   [tags: Emotional Needs, Human Family]
:: 5 Works Cited
882 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cultural Capital and Social Reproduction - Class is something that is often defined by ones income, job, and family background, the area in which they live or indeed the schools or universities they have chosen to attended. This criteria is used to label people as a certain class and is something that can be seen in education through the likes of theories such as cultural capital. In this essay I am going to compare and contrast differences between middle and working class experiences of education focusing on two main theories; Cultural capital and social reproduction....   [tags: education studies]
:: 7 Works Cited
1185 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Diversity in New York - ... On nearly every block in New York a pedestrian will walk past at least one Cultural establishment, whether is be a restaurant, clothing store, or foundation for the betterment of a certain culture. Although many of these organizations are found throughout the country they are most prevalent and recognized in New York. On any given street you are likely to find a Chinese restaurant or maybe even a halal cart, as a New Yorker, these things are expected, and even taken for granted. New York's culture in one of its own because it is based on that of nearly every heritage and culture world wide....   [tags: immigration patterns]
:: 6 Works Cited
1644 words
(4.7 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Body Modification for Cultural Adaptation? - How should I look like to have the ideal body. An increasing number of women ask themselves this question many times in their lives. Deborah Sullivan’s essay, “Social Bodies: Tightening the Bonds of Beauty”, discloses the different cultural traditions that require various methods of body modifications. Women should undergo such modifications to obtain social acceptance. Similarly, “Pressures to Conform” by Celia Milne discusses the effects of media and society on women, and how women view their physical appearance....   [tags: Gender Studies]
:: 1 Works Cited
1291 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Differences and Interpersonal Relationships - In life we sometimes experience cultural differences. In The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan shows how mother daughter relationships are affected by these cultural differences. Therefore each of the mothers and daughters has a different view on their Chinese culture. Lindo Jong is the mother of Waverly. Lindo believes that her daughter should be the best of the best at something like all the other Chinese girls she knows of. Lindo also believes that Waverly should marry a Chinese man and is in a constant argument with her about marrying an American man....   [tags: Literary Themes] 614 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
America is a Cultural Mosaic - The United States is a country with a diverse existing population today; this country is known as a melting pot of different cultures, each one unique in its own respect. Culture; differentiate one societal group from another by identification beliefs, behaviors, language, traditions, Art, fashion styles, food, religion, politics, and economic systems. Through lifelong, ever changing processes of learning, creativity, and sharing culture shapes our patterns of behavior as well thinking. The Culture’s significance is so intense that it touches almost every aspect of who and what we are....   [tags: America, culture, USA, ] 941 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cultural Differences in Facial Expressiveness - “One cannot not communicate“, (Watzlawick et al. 1967) because every behaviour, even if it is silent and may occur below the level of consciousness, reveals information about oneself. It remains doubtful, though, how far the disclosed information matches the way it got received. Even if non verbal communication is performed advisedly, may the sender always rest assured that his message reached the receiver correctly. In the light of intercultural differences it is highly dubiously. However, according to Charles Darwin (1872/1998), regarding facial expressions it is not: “[...] the same state of mind is expressed throughout the world with remarkable uniformity“ In his work The Expression of...   [tags: expresions, verbal, communication, culture]
:: 12 Works Cited
1839 words
(5.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Cultural Sensitivity in High School - Issues in Instructional Design: Cultural Sensitivity In order to conduct a proper learner analysis the population for whom the instruction will be created must be identified. Diverse cultures and backgrounds must be taken into consideration and curriculum developers need to be sensitive to those issues in their learning environment. Instructional Setting Chowchilla Union High School is located in the Central Valley of California. It was established in 1916 with just fourteen students and has now grown to approximately 1,000 students....   [tags: Case Study, Instructional Design]
:: 3 Works Cited
1037 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Influence on Learning Style - Having deaf parents is something I never thought had a huge impact in my life, till I realized it effected and influenced every aspect of it. While trying to assess my own personal learning style, I had a hard time not getting angry with the single minded exam I was face with. I took a quiz to determine if I was an audio learner or a visual learner. I could not help fighting off their influence and getting overwhelmingly confused. How could learning happen only by one of two means; audibly or visually....   [tags: Audio Learner, Visual Learner, Deaf]
:: 2 Works Cited
1547 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Addressing Cultural Diversity in Healthcare - Culturally Competent Assessment The purpose of the assessment is to address the competence of different cultures. As a number of Haitian immigrants in to the United States, it continues to grow at a steady rate (DeSilva, Gonzales-Eastep, Grey, & Nicolas, 2006). It is very important that mental health providers become better informed, and develop the skill sets necessary to combine the providers’ and clients’ cultural backgrounds into the treatment (DeSilva, Gonzales-Eastep, Grey & Nicolas, 2006)....   [tags: culturally competent assessment]
:: 4 Works Cited
658 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Elvis’ Cultural Impact on Americans - There is no doubt that Elvis Presley’s impact on American society has revolutionized the world of music and movies, which eventually earned him the name . From truck driver to Rock and Roll icon, Presley’s charismatic attitude and dance moves became forever remembered in American history. His record-breaking career set a higher bar to many more musicians. Talented in both vocals and acting, his image alone speaks for its self. Elvis’ audience consisted of all races, ages, and gender; his style of music combined gospel, country, blues, and Rock and Roll....   [tags: Elvis, culture, USA, ] 700 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Disney's Approach to Cultural Difference - Disney’s approach to cultural difference is deeply rooted in its need to appeal to an American audience. The film Mulan (1998), while celebrated for its vast improvement of stereotypical depictions of other cultures, is not different in its paternalistic approach to Chinese culture. Mulan contains orientalism which is depicted through the stereotypical depictions of both the Chinese and the Huns, the view of Chinese traditions and cultural norms as restrictive to Mulan, and the constant bombardment of American culture within the film all of which is to better appeal to an American audience....   [tags: film mulan, orientalism, chinese]
:: 6 Works Cited
1268 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Romans and Greeks Cultural Adaptation - The Romans adoption of the Greek culture allowed for them to improve upon their own beliefs and make the Greek culture more profitable for the Roman Empire. This cultural exchange, then helped the Romans advance in their community to become one of the greatest empires of that time. We know the Romans for their beautiful art, their outstanding architecture, even for their form of government but none of this would have happened if it wasn’t for the adaptation of the Greek culture, because their art and their architecture was an establishment from the Greeks that the Romans took....   [tags: roman empire, culture, rome]
:: 2 Works Cited
1197 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Cultural Context of Language - ... English is the only emphasized language taught to all Zimbabwe children in school. English is seen as a power language, and if their children can communicate and comprehend English they will have that inherent power themselves. (ethnologue. 2014) (Zim Diaspora, 2014) There is some controversy on the official languages being just English, Shona and the Ndebele languages right now. The people has requested that an amendment to the constitution be put in place by the parliamentary body in which a new charter of adopting the main sixteen tribal languages as the official languages of Zimbabwe....   [tags: sociological analysis]
:: 14 Works Cited
895 words
(2.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cultural Puree in Colonial America - ... A major question that has continually been around is the preservation of African food traditions through slavery. Lisa Shiflett says it has been preserved in her journal article, West African food traditions in Virginia foodways: A historical analysis of origins and survivals in the quote that says, “…this study concludes that West African food traditions did survive slavery and have affected foodways across cultural lines in Virginia…” (Shiflett 2). In the time of African American slaves, there were two extremely important aspects of their everyday lives: religion and food....   [tags: living, slave, colony, crops]
:: 6 Works Cited
648 words
(1.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Cultural Expression of Music - Societies consist of several diverse elements, which are significant in the advancement of social notions. One of those key elements is media. In today’s society we approach countless varieties of media that are constantly influencing the way individuals live their lives. Consuming media on a daily basis has an immense effect on the way people view things within society. A source of media that tends to dominate our daily lives is music. Music is currently presented within every aspect of our lives and has become a commodity more than a cultural aspect....   [tags: sexuality, sexuality, stereotypes] 1628 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Cultural Geography: The Cuban People - ... After 1980, another 400,000 Cubans settled in Miami, leaving Cuba for economic reasons as well as to escape the communist government. Migration from Cuba was voluntary, many Cubans left the island illegally, as the communist government in place forbid people from leaving the country without permission. After 1995, Cubans who were residing in Mexico began to cross the border. Those who did not have family in Miami, resided closer to the border in states like Texas, Nevada and California. The migration field seems to be channelized, as Cuban’s immigrate towards Miami, as that is where the largest population of Cuban Americans resides....   [tags: spanish, key west, catholicism]
:: 3 Works Cited
648 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cultural Canon Project - Israel - At night there is silence in this land of history, and its people sleep patiently. They know of the multitude of nights before, dark but bright red lights of fire and war besieging the earth and sky. They know of burials, the indescribable weight of carrying their children taken from them as casualties of war. They know of hate and its bond with history, of the land and of their people; eternal minds with the rejection of outsiders permeating through generations. But in the morning, as the herald of illumination bears her gift to the world, light burns away the temporaries of war and suffering and the fragility of life, purifying into a new crystalline memory of the oldest civilizations on e...   [tags: Culture ]
:: 6 Works Cited
1648 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
King Kong: A Cultural Snapshot - Classic stories remain a classic because they convey a message which appeals to people of multiple generations despite changes in society. King Kong was released in print in 1932, a year prior to its release in Hollywood, as a part of the film’s advance marketing. The public of this generation easily accepted the story’s racist, colonialist, and sexist themes. Today, literary critics such as Cynthia Erb view the novel and film as representation of the early 30s and thus a resource to understand the cultural context of the times....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
:: 3 Works Cited
964 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dawkins, Kozol, and Cultural Evolution - Clinton Richard Dawkins was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1941. Born into an upper –middle class, Christian naturalist family, Dawkins had an interest in Biology and unanswered philosophical questions regarding: Where did we come from. What is life all about. among others. His interest in Biology flourished under the guidance of his Biology teacher later in his education. He received his B.A. degree in Biology from Oxford University in 1996. He received M.A. and D.Phil. in 1996. During the acquisition of his education, Dawkins worked as a Biologist in Britain, but in 1972, he had to give up his research due to power shortages....   [tags: Biography, Evolution of Life]
:: 11 Works Cited
2320 words
(6.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Promiscuity As A Cultural Norm - The Norm of Promiscuity Human beings commonly accept the notion that when in a relationship, both people should be faithful. Monogamy can be defined as “the state or practice of having only one sexual partner during a period of time” (Merriam-Webster.com. n.d.). Promiscuity is on the complete opposite spectrum of monogamy. Promiscuity can be defined as having more than one sexual partner at one time. People like to believe that humans are among the few creatures to remain monogamous in a life time....   [tags: Relationships, Marriage, Monogamy]
:: 8 Works Cited
1126 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Reviewing School and Cultural Influences - Students who exhibit inappropriate, disruptive behaviors may do so for various reasons. The variety of explanations for problem behavior can cause confusion as to what specific interventions are best suitable for the individual student. There are frequent assumptions that knowing the cause of problematic behavior will assist with the best way to handle it. However, finding an effective intervention does not necessarily indicate the origin of cause for troublesome behavior. In fact, multiple causal factors are interrelated with the most common causal factors being family, school, biological, and culture....   [tags: Social Issues, Behaviors]
:: 4 Works Cited
1846 words
(5.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Language in a Cultural Context - There are many languages that people can use at their disposal, and English is certainly one of the most important languages of them all. The story By Any Other Name by Santha Rau shows just how vital the English language is. The story revolves around an Indian girl and her sister and showcases just how crucial English is in the education system and displays its vast positives such as developing a form of communication between others and a future of having a successful job; as well as minimal negatives such as diminishing a person’s cultural heritage....   [tags: culture, people, english]
:: 3 Works Cited
986 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Cultural"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5    Next >>