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The Dimensions of Cultural Context

- The Dimensions of Cultural Context “The cultural context in which human communication occurs is perhaps the most defining influence on human interaction. Culture provides the overall framework in which humans learn to organize their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in relation to their environment” (1). By going through the five dimensions of the cultural context of Brazil, a lot is revealed about the interesting culture, and gives a better understanding of how Brazilians live. The first dimension in the cultural context is whether the culture is individualistic or collectivistic....   [tags: Cultural Context Culture Essays]

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Cultural Context : Focusing On The Possibilities

- Cultural Context: Focusing on the Possibilities Volunteers in a non-profit often feel like sheep seeking a Shepard; hoping for someone to uncover the possibilities within them. I have an incredible group of three talented young women striving to make a difference in the world around them. Talent and heart have not been enough to ignite passion that brings a consistent level of service to our program participants. Berger and Luckman (1966) define social constructionism as a reality that’s created to make meaning of things....   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication]

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The World of Importance: Context in The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich

- What do you believe the most important element of a piece of literature is. Is it the characters. The plot. The use of imagery. These are all-important elements and add to the overall piece to give the reader some understanding of the story. One thing many readers pass over though is the underlying context of a story. Context is defined as anything beyond the specific words of a literary work that may be relevant to understanding of the story's meaning. Context can include but is not limited to: culture, economics, and history....   [tags: literature, cultural context, plot]

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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]

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Missions Of Cross Cultural Context

- Missions In Cross-Cultural Context Christian faith has the ability to expand across cultural frontiers in a serial manner the statement simply means there is no fixed centre for faith. The above assertion authenticates the significant role of migration in the shaping of world Christianity as each new point in the Christian circumference means a new potential Christian centre. According to Hanciles he says, “Christianity is a migratory religion” This is talking about the exodus of the people, through any means i.e....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Bible, Holy Spirit]

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The Importance of Context in Understanding Literature

- From the onset of the twentieth century there has been an ongoing debate on context and text. Literary theorists all over the world propounded many theories that either divorced the two or made their bond stronger. From the 1920s there came a wave of critical theories, the New Critics pleaded for critical monism. The New Criticism took the poem as a work of art, a structure having an independent existence. They completely divorced the work of art from the biographical, sociological context; removed the piece of literature from time and space and made the work an independent, autonomous and self-contained entity....   [tags: Cultural Context of a Literary Text]

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The Universe in a Cultural Context by Gumerman and Warburton

- In the Essay written by Gumerman, George J. and Warburton, Miranda 'The Universe in a Cultural Context: An Essay', in Fountain, John W. and Sinclair, Rolf M (eds.) Current Studies in Archaeastronomy : Conversations Across Time and Space, Durham NC.; Carolina Academic Press 2005 pp 15-24, the authors Gumerman and Warburton have presented a paper promoting the value of Archaeoastronomical studies being integrated into the disciplines of Archaeology and Anthropology and explore the failure to utilize the results of mutual research to further advance the integration of the disciplines....   [tags: Critical Review, Archaeoastronomy]

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Historical And Cultural Context Surrounding The Text

- Martin Arhin The Beefeater Historical: Historical and cultural context surrounding the text. New Historicist: Literature and history as equals: history is a text subject to interpretation. Kanagaki Robun’s “Beef Eater” serves to criticize the western ideals during the Meiji Restoration by portraying a satirical comic view of the new epidemic of beef eating that is infesting Japan. The short story responds to the growing relationship between Japan and the western world and the conflicts between modernization and traditional values....   [tags: Japan, Samurai, Empire of Japan, Boshin War]

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Historical, Sociopolitical, Cultural Context of Ephesians

- Introduction Analysis of biblical writings has helped us to better understand the challenges and mysteries of scripture. In studying Ephesians 1: 15-23, research will help us draw out the bigger picture of what the writer intends to convey in his message. This passage is a prayer of thanksgiving and intercession in which Paul expresses gratitude to God upon hearing of the Ephesians “faith in the Lord Jesus and love toward all the saints” (1: 15 NRSV). This leads Paul to pray intensively that the Ephesians will gain an expanded awareness of the extraordinary and unsurpassed power of God manifested on their behalf....   [tags: colossians, bible, apostle paul, ]

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Historical-Cultural Context of Animal Farm

- Historical/Cultural Context of Animal Farm The Russian Revolution: In 1917, two revolutions were involved in Russia, which terminated centuries of imperial ruling. The Russian revolution was made up of two revolutions, which the first one was in February, and the second one was in October.These revolutions started political, and social changes that lead to the creation of the Soviet Union. By March of 1917, Russia who became civil turned into turmoil, which caused constant food shortages.This turned into a revolt against Czar.By the year of 1917 lots of Russian citizens lost faith in their leader Czar Nicholas II....   [tags: George Orwell novel analysis]

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The Cultural Context Of Our Society

- During this course, many societal issues regarding sexuality were discussed in great detail. Through class discussions and assignments, I was encouraged to thoroughly examine in what ways people are perpetuating stereotypes in our society, and how this proves to be damaging. Certain topics led to a shift in my thinking, while others offered support to reinforce my current standpoints on specific issues. Analyzing concepts by looking into the historical context of our society served to be very enlightening....   [tags: Sexual orientation, Homosexuality, Bisexuality]

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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]

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Indigenous Psychology : The Cultural Context Of A Native Culture

- Indigenous psychology is concerned with creating and implementing culturally specific practices, concepts and tools for the study, and assessment of human functioning within the context of a native culture. For many non-western countries the inceptions of indigenous psychology are guided by a desire to develop appropriate solutions to psychological and social concerns that are more in sync with its socio-cultural realities and ideologies. As Sinha (1997) explains, “…the indigenous approach has two concerns: that of embedding psychology in specific cultural context, and of establishing a universality of its empirical base and principles” (p....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, The Culture]

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Social Medi A Cultural And Sociological Context

- It is undeniable that social media runs in the veins of people in the bay area this excitement is easily transferred to the rest of the world. It is impossible to not use bland euphemisms to communicate the tactile takeover of social media. Mimicking the physical form of praying, with our hands preciously clutching our mobile devices, furiously checking to see what our fellow humans are doing with their lives. Social media can have both positive and negative affects much like the very cultures we belong to....   [tags: Facebook, Sociology, Social media, Media studies]

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Cultural Context: Alcohol

- Cultural Context: Alcohol Alcohol has always been a controversial topic in the United States for social, political, and religious reasons. The negative effects of drinking came to the foreground of American concern during the early twentieth century. This was a time of great prosperity followed by the Great Depression. Both of these eras led Americans to turn to or against liquor as the cause or demise of their success. Prohibition marked a change in the American way of life and is best documented by F....   [tags: Drinking Teenagers Papers]

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GENESIS AND ANCIENT MYTHS OF THE NEAR EAST

- When one approaches the biblical text, it is important to explore the cultural context in which the text occurs. With regard to the Book of Genesis, it is important to examine the writing with other contemporary works of similar geography and topics. The people of ancient Mesopotamia, where the oldest civilizations originated, produced a number of stories of creation and natural occurrences. It is important to note that many of the stories of the Sumerians, Akkadians and Hebrews began as oral traditions as the events they depict predate writing, so it is difficult to date these works on the basis of when these prehistoric myths were initiated....   [tags: Cultural Context, Enuma Elish]

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Asserting Masculinity in the Cultural Context of Camp

- Asserting Masculinity in the Cultural Context of Camp Summer camp is an important annual experience in many children’s lives. Some kids choose to continue with camp long past their camper years and become counselors. A program, the Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) program, exists within the camp structure as a leadership program designed to educate kids, aged fifteen through seventeen, on how to become effective counselors. Each session typically concludes with a closing campfire, which the male CILTs extinguish after the females have left by urinating on the embers....   [tags: Sociology Essays Research Papers]

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Puerto Rico in a Historical and Cultural Context

- Puerto Rico in a Historical and Cultural Context By tracing the roots of Puerto Rican development from the Spanish invasion to today, one can see the influence of the dominant power in the interaction between different races of Puerto Rico, effecting how they viewed each other, and themselves. Isabel’s family, which is composed of Spanish and Corsican immigrants, reflects the attitudes that helped form Puerto Rican racial divisions. While she speaks from the point of view of a member of the upper class, there is a great deal of history behind the attitudes that influence the House on the Lagoon that she only lightly touches upon....   [tags: History Historical Puerto rican Essays]

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Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies

- Cultural Context & It’s Impact on Promotions for Marketing Campaigns & Strategies It goes without saying, that the influence of cultural on marketing strategies and campaigns is significant. If a company does not or cannot understand fundamental aspects of culture in a market they are launching or operating a promotional campaign, there is the possibility that the objectives of the promotion may not be realized. Aspects of Culture The significance of cultural context on marketing campaigns and related promotions only intensifies when those programs are expanded to other local markets, regional markets, or foreign markets....   [tags: Marketing ]

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Back to the Future Scene Analysis of Film: An American Cultural Context

- When a technological divergent can teleport an individual into the past and reconstruct the previous time settings, a historical relation is explored as an American cultural context through the classical creation of the cinema. As a non-traditional presentation of a significant text, the film’s viewpoint is studied over the discourse of beauty, travelling through time in a motion picture captured on film. The science fiction comedy film released in 1985, “Back to the Future”, produced by Robert Zemeckis, tells the story of a teenage boy named Marty, who is navigated across space-time to the year 1955, where he encounters his future parents and unexpectedly, his mother becomes romanticall...   [tags: Science Fiction, Comedy Film, Film Analysis]

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The Vygotskian Theory

- This essay will focus on what learning involves in the Vygotskian theory. Firstly this essay will demonstrate what learning and socio-cultural context implicates, as well as who Vygotsky is. Next, this essay will examine Vygotskian’s basic principles by looking at his theory discussing his claims of the roles played by the socio-cultural context, the role of the more competent other and also the role of the learner. The essay will then follow up by considering his notion of the ZPD and the stages the learner goes through as s/he gradually internalises knowledge....   [tags: socio-cultural context, cultural tools]

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Death and Dying in Taiwan

- All cultures have their own views on the subject of death and dying, no one culture’s follows the same methods as another. A reason for this is religion; there are so many diverse religions in the world enabling distinct values and customs towards death. Taiwan is no exception to this; religion within the country is made up of a variety of different religious beliefs and practices, as a result of their multicultural history. Compared to countries with a large immigrant population, the majority of people living in Taiwan are either Aborigines or Han Chinese (Tan, 2003) Even with their small ethnical groups in the country, the number of different religions is overwhelming; there are 26 officia...   [tags: cultural context and view]

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Social and Cultural Context of Yukio Mishima's Swaddling Clothes and Evelyn Sharp's The Game That Wasn't Cricket

- Some people think that they should not have to read texts written in the past or in a different culture, because it isn’t relevant to them. As logical as this may sound, it is not altogether accurate: readers will recognise within the text ideas familiar to their own context. This is particularly true in the short stories “Swaddling Clothes” by Yukio Mishima and “The Game that wasn’t Cricket” by Evelyn Sharp. Written in Japan in the 1960s, “Swaddling Clothes” deals with the great western modernisation of the nation and the effects this had on its society....   [tags: culture, literary analysis]

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Discussion of the Importance of the Social and Cultural Context Where Child Language Acquisition is Concerned

- Discussion of the Importance of the Social and Cultural Context Where Child Language Acquisition is Concerned Beginning with Elene Lieven’s review of the importance of the environment for language learning, discuss the importance of the social and cultural context where child language acquisition is concerned. Environment According to Elena Lieven, the roles played by brothers and sisters, and other children and the extent to which adults explicitly teach appropriate language to their children are important in language learning....   [tags: Papers]

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Race and the Census: Effect on the Social Context of Cultural and Social Identity

- The focus of this research study is to explore the construct of race in the census survey and the effect that it has on the social context of both cultural and social identity. These changes are based on the evolving landscape of the population as it pertains to the characteristics of its people. The Census was first administered in the 1790 and would take place every ten years . Its main purpose was to better respond to the needs of its citizens and how the government would represent the growing population....   [tags: White Majority, American Public]

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Early Childhood Education

- Introduction This research report presents an analysis of and conclusions drawn from the experiences and perspectives of two educators that work in the early childhood setting. The main objective is to identify key elements and issues in relation to the families, diversity and difference. In particular how an early childhood educator implements, different approaches to honour culture and diversity, and to advocate for social justice in an early childhood settings. As such, it allows an insight into the important role that families and their background plays in the everyday lives of the children and educators within early childhood settings....   [tags: Cultural Context, Social Justice, Education]

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New International Division of Cultural Labour in the Context of Outsourcing of Hollywood Film and Television Production

- New International Division of Cultural Labour in the Context of Outsourcing of Hollywood Film and Television Production The New International Division of Cultural Labour (NIDCL) comes from the idea of the New International Division of Labour (NIDL) which is a result of the movement of industries from advanced first world countries to developing ones such as India and China. This is of course, is a result of globalisation across many platforms throughout the world, as advances in technology, transportation and infrastructure allow developed countries to relocate to developing ones in order to benefit in lower manufacturing costs and cheaper labour....   [tags: Media and Globalisation]

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Educating Rita By Willy Russell and The Social, Historical And Cultural Context Of Britain In The Late 1970's

- "Educating Rita" By Willy Russell and The Social, Historical And Cultural Context Of Britain In The Late 1970's 'Educating Rita' by 'Willy Russell relates to the social, historical and cultural context of Britain in the late 1970's throughout the play and this extremely strong and believable reference to these three subjects contribute to a good piece of drama. 'Willy Russell' makes these references in everything, from the smallest detail, Rita's hair colour to the extreme stereotyping of each of the two classes....   [tags: Educating Rita russell Essays]

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Cross Cultural Counseling As A Discipline Within The Historical And Social Context Of The Country

- Cross-cultural counseling has become a major force in the profession significantly impacting theory and practice. As the 21st century continues to progress, it is increasingly evident that counselors must become ever more competent with respect to issues of multiculturalism and diversity. As our society continues to diversify, many client or training counselors seeking to develop a cultural identity based up these multiple dimensions are often faced with difficulties in this process. Innumerable immigrants to the US often confront challenges with the process of adapting to the cultural traits or social patterns of another group....   [tags: Culture, Multiculturalism, Mexican American]

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Analysis Of Hall 's Article, Context And Meaning

- In Hall’s article, “Context and Meaning” it is revealed to us the importance in cross cultural communication. Context can be defined as the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood and assessed. Cross cultural communication is important because it creates diversity and understanding between the workers. In this essay the reader is provided with sufficient evidence to identify the staging of context with such importance to cross culture communication, teach about culture and joint cooperatives, and business transaction, and help create a diverse workforce....   [tags: Cross-cultural communication, Culture]

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China Is A High Context Culture

- China has an area of 9.6 million square kilometers and a coastline of 18,000 kilometers (Network Center of MOFCOM, 2004). It has a population of 1,401,586,609 people as of 2015 (Worldometers, 2015). In China they tend to eat a lot of the same foods. Some of the local food consists of rice, noodles, fish, vegetables and meats (Parkinson, 2011). “China is described as a collectivist country because it “emphasizes the needs and goals of the group as a whole over the needs and wishes of each individual ().” “Upholding a stable and harmonious society has been viewed as the most important role of ethics (Werth, 2013).” China is a high context culture....   [tags: Cross-cultural communication, Culture, China]

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Differences between High Context and Low Context Societies

- Differences between High Context and Low Context Societies Context is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as either being “the words that are used with a certain word or phrase and that help to explain its meaning” or “the situation in which something happens: the group of conditions that exist where and when something happens” (Merriam-Webster). These definitions refer to the way a word or phrase is said or to the place in which an action or group of actions occur which help define something and give it meaning to others....   [tags: sociology, cultural analysis]

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Differences Between High Context And Low Context Cultures : My Family Honor

- Differences in High context and Low context cultures: “My family honor” “Contexts or Environment are fields of experience that help communicators make sense of others’ behavior” (Interplay, the process of interpersonal communication. P.11.) Environment not only refers to a physical location but also the personal experiences and cultural background that the individuals bring to the conversation. There are two specific norms that shape the way people of a culture communicate. One is High Context Cultures and the other one is Low Context Cultures....   [tags: Communication, Cross-cultural communication]

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Effective Communication : An Organization Context

- Effective communication Communication is not just about exchanging information. It 's about understanding the emotional and intentions behind the information. (Lawrence Robinson et al. 2016). Effective communication is indispensable in an organizational context, but it is not easy to achieve. First, I will talk about my own experience about the poor communication as a trainee in a security company. Then, there are several ways to prove that promote dialogue is important in the organization context, like the advantages of promoting dialogue, and poor communication will lead to some business problems....   [tags: Cross-cultural communication, Communication]

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Cross Cultural And Intercultural Communication

- Understanding one’s own culture is an important aspect of cross-cultural and intercultural communication, by allowing people to adapt and relate to different cultures. Culture can be defined as, “…a learned meaning system that consists of patterns of traditions, beliefs, values, norms, meanings, and symbols that are passed on from one generation to the next and are shared to varying degrees by interacting members of a community” (Ting-Toomey & Chung, 2012, pg. 16). Culture impacts how people communicate....   [tags: Culture, United States, High context culture]

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The Theory Of Relativism And Cultural Relativism

- According to William Penn "Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.” The theory of relativism was first thought of by an ancient Greek sophist, Protagoras. He stated that “man is the measure of all things.” Which means man is the ultimate source of value. If we took a look at the world today, we would see that are many other cultures other than our own. With many cultures within the world, everyone is bound to believe that every culture is different....   [tags: Culture, Cultural relativism, Truth]

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The Merits And Pitfalls Of Cultural Relativism

- Assess the merits and pitfalls of cultural relativism in contemporary anthropology. Cultural relativism is a contentious methodological and theoretical stance in anthropology, which advises that cultures should only be contemplated in their own context. This was conceptualised by Franz Boas (Boas, 1904). It rests on the idea that cultures are formed through the accumulative process of enculturation. Each culture has evolved in its own circumstances, thus it cannot be judged from a different framework (Herskovitz, 1955)....   [tags: Culture, Cultural relativism]

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An Exploration Of Ethnic Cultural Identity

- An Exploration of Ethnic Cultural Identity Description of an Individual and their Cultural Context Keith was born before World War 2 and grew up in London during the bombing and the food shortages. He was too young to appreciate the danger but was scared by the noise of anti-aircraft guns. He recalls going to the garden shelter during the night when searchlights crisscrossed the sky and the sirens wailed their ominous warning. Keith 's family was poor but not destitute, food was cheap but rationed....   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication]

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Cultural Studies As A Literary Theory

- Cultural Studies as a literary theory began with the works… Cultural Studies is an extremely interdisciplinary theory that can encompass many fields, including anthropology, political science, and even philosophy and ethics. It began with the works of Raymond Williams and Richard Hoggart in the late 1950s and early 1960s before being adopted and expanded by Stuart Hall in the late 1960s. This theory moved away from the reading of literature for literature’s sake, and instead begins to regard it both as a product created by a culture and a object influencing that culture....   [tags: Culture, Cultural studies, Sociology]

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Nonverbal Communication and Cultural Differences

- Nonverbal communication has always played an important role in the entire communication process. It may include gestures, kinesics, haptics and other means, which a person incorporates into the communication process. These acts make the communication process more effective and meaningful. However, nonverbal communication is highly influenced by cultural differences as the context of the culture defines how the message is interpreted. This essay will analyse several types of nonverbal communication such as proxemics, haptics, kinesics, semiotics and paralinguistic....   [tags: Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication]

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Cultural Competence and Intercultural Communication

- When individuals or groups from different cultures communicate, this process is called intercultural communication. The transaction process of listening and responding to people from different cultural backgrounds can be challenging. The greater the difference in culture between two people, the greater the potential of misunderstanding and mistrust. Misunderstanding and miscommunication occur between people from different cultures because of different coding rules and cultural norms, which play a major role in shaping the patterns of interaction (Jandt, 2012)....   [tags: cultural training, nurses, patients]

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Cultural Relativism Is A Moral Theory

- Cultural Relativism is a moral theory which states that due to the vastly differing cultural norms held by people across the globe, morality cannot be judged objectively, and must instead be judged subjectively through the lense of an individuals own cultural norms. Because it is obvious that there are many different beliefs that are held by people around the world, cultural relativism can easily be seen as answer to the question of how to accurately and fairly judge the cultural morality of others, by not doing so at all....   [tags: Culture, Cultural relativism, Morality, Value]

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Cultural Relativism Is A Weak Argument

- In this paper I will argue that cultural relativism is a weak argument. Cultural relativism is the theory that all ethical and moral claims are relative to culture and custom (Rachels, 56). Pertaining to that definition, I will present the idea that cultural relativism is flawed in the sense that it states that there is no universal standard of moral and ethical values. First, I will suggest that cultural relativism underestimates similarities between cultures. Second, I will use the overestimating differences perspective to explain the importance of understanding context, intention and purpose behind an act....   [tags: Morality, Cultural relativism, Culture, Ethics]

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Mass Marketing and Cultural Appropriation

- ... Cultural exchange must always be mutually made, between two different cultures (Uwujaren). The key is common understanding and equality (Uwujaren). It is one’s personal responsibility to, listen to those of marginalized cultures, comprehend the blatant and subtle ways their culture has been appropriated, and educate themselves on the proper ways to engage with these cultures (Uwujaren). As a result of appropriation, marginalized cultures face the bitter end. There is a history of viewing people of different cultures as exotic, uncivilized, barbaric, savage, and worthy of ridicule (“Culture Clash”)....   [tags: reducing cultural artifacts to mere aesthetics]

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Cultural Relativism And Its Impact On Society

- Anthropologically speaking, individuals and society cannot function without the other. In order to study past and present cultures and societies, anthropologists, like Ruth Benedict, use a theory called cultural relativism. Benedict describes three different societies and the influence they either receive or do not receive from their society along with certain abnormalities that occur throughout other cultures. She describes and studies these cultures without prejudices influencing her research....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Cultural relativism]

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Tim Asch 's Cultural Anthropology

- Tim Asch is a well-known photographer, filmmaker, ethnographer, and a visual anthropologist. The main purpose of Tim Asch’s anthropological work was to “teach cultural anthropology to university undergraduates and to make the filmic materials accessible so that other scholars and teachers could make use of them in ways not imagined by him” (Ruby 1975, 115). With that being said, Asch was determined to do fieldwork (the process of living with people being studied, asking them questions, and surveying their environments and material possessions), and share his ideas, in order to develop the minds of future anthropologists and scholars....   [tags: Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Culture]

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The Cultural Dimension Of Geert H. Hofstede

- The cultural dimension can help to identify what sort of differences may occur in each of the dimension. Knowing this is beneficial to deal with the difference across culture and try to find alternatives to solve the issue. For the purpose of this reflection, I would like to focus on the cultural dimension of Geert H. Hofstede (2001), which are power distance, individualism, uncertainty avoidance and masculinity. 2. Theoretical reflection First, power distance is a situation in which people acknowledge that there is different status between them (Geert H....   [tags: Geert Hofstede, Cross-cultural communication]

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Bi Cultural Managerial Team

- Advantages and disadvantages of working in a bi-cultural managerial team. // Bi-culturals are individuals who have deeply internalized two cultural schemas. A cultural schema is a set of knowledge about values, norms, and beliefs for a given culture. Bi-culturals are an increasing workforce demographic, and hence a growing part of multicultural teams. Their innate skills that result from being bicultural may help solve central problems in multicultural teams, including managing conflicts and boundary spanning across cultures....   [tags: Management, Culture, Cultural diversity]

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Cultural Differences Between Product Designers and Users

- Economic globalization is providing a greater diversification among user groups. Therefore, an account of cultural differences between product designers and user groups must be completed. This article by Pia Honold focuses primarily on geographic expansion of product applications. The main purpose of this article is to consider whether there is a weakening of the bond between the users of German products that are used outside Germany, and determine which cultural factors should be considered at the design stage....   [tags: cultural diversity, economic globalization]

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Cross Cultural Communication And Its Impact On Healthcare

- It was interesting to read about the cross-cultural communication and its impact on the healthcare outcomes and well-being for the clients. The author provided a good synopsis of the critical elements to improve cross-cultural communication. As Leavitt 2010 highlighted that it is our professional responsibility to make adaptive changes to technical challenges to better serve our clients. Furthermore, Leavitt (2010) emphasized not only on verbal and non-verbal communication skill but also on the linguistic structure which is vital for effective communication in the healthcare industry....   [tags: Cross-cultural communication, Communication]

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Cultural Analysis : The Cultural Defense

- The article “The Cultural Defense” is a prime example of how cultural rights and cultural relativity interplay with one another. Cultural relativism is the position that the values and standards of cultures differ and deserve respect (page 30). In the article, the author explains how a man burned himself alive to bring attention to the oppression of Buddhism in Vietnam. His friends recorded it and they were charged with second-degree manslaughter. The author uses an unbiased tone to explain why they did what they did....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Cultural relativism]

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Professional Communication: Cultural Sensitivity in the US

- Since the 1980, the United States (U.S.) Hispanic population has grown from 14.6 million people per the census Bureau, to nearly 52 million as of 2011. In that time, the geography of the demographics has expanded dramatically. (Badger, 2013, p. 1) In further review, according to the U.S. Census 2000, of the foreign born age five and over, the number who speak a language other than English at home increased from 15.4 million in 1990 to 25.5 million in 2000, representing a 65 percent increase. The proportion of immigrants who speak a language other than English has also gone up, from 79 percent in 1990 to 83 percent in 2000....   [tags: hispanic patients,cultural component care,nursing]

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Cross Cultural Communication : A Important Factor For Businesses

- Cross cultural communication is a very important factor for businesses in these days because of the rapid economic development hence globalisation. Therefore, knowledge and understanding of a cultural diversity are a must, especially for businesses operated worldwide, to correctly react to body language, symbols, gestures or situations that can be easily misunderstood due to cultural differences and can lead to the unsuccessful transactions, contracts or a business as a whole. For example, Americans or Brits use the gesture 'thumb up ' to express that everything going well, while in Bangladesh it means rude or awful....   [tags: Cross-cultural communication, Geert Hofstede]

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Cultural Analysis On Cultural Relativism

- Seungbae’s essay on cultural relativism argues that every moral decision one makes is only relevant within the sense of right and wrong depending on their cultural standards. He makes comparisons with cultural ethics as with the laws of motion but does not seem to necessarily relate today’s use of cultural relativism, and it also becomes a sort of backwards continuum in which the relativism that he argues for turns into an absolutist point of view, therefore turning his philosophy into what he is arguing against....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Cultural relativism, Culture]

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Cultural Dimensions In People Management

- Cultural Dimensions in People Management For any international organization, it is of extremely significance to understand cultural differences and make good use of them in the global context. Through insight into a culture perspective, the article analyzes the role and impact of culture. It starts by introducing prerequisite concept of socialization and then deals with four cultural dimensions on the national level. Finally, it copes with corporate culture.  Socialization Socialization, referred here, is the way in which a person is conditioned by environment(s)....   [tags: Business Management Cultural]

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Why Is Context Important In Hermeneutics?

- With the advent of the printing press and the protestant reformation in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the Word of God became available to the common believer. Now, in the twenty first century, people all over the world, can read for themselves the scriptures in their own languages. Consider the Bible studies going on in any given country on any given evening, where people are encouraged to interact with the sacred scriptures. As encouraging as this may be, it may present a problem. Could discussions of what a scripture ‘means to me’ cloud out what the scripture originally meant....   [tags: Theology Essays]

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Culture And Context : Theory And Practice

- Culture and Context: Theory and Practice Merriam and Bierema (2014) stated, “Adult learning is a journey” (p.238). Within that journey culture and context affect learning and our globalizing world. Culture can be simply defined by the shared practices, values, and beliefs that are passed on and taught as the correct way to act and think. Culture deeply influences a vast amount of groups from regions to organizations and classroom environments (Merriam & Bierema, 2014, p. 239). Culture has an effect on both formal and informal practices....   [tags: Culture, Education, Educational stages]

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The Power Of Context By Malcolm Gladwell

- Human nature is a consolidation of common characteristics, traits, feelings, and behavior that all humans share. Human nature is a very delicate because it can be easily manipulated by environmental, and cultural changes. In Malcolm Gladwell’s text, “The Power of Context”, he states that the environment has an affect on a person’s behavior, which is the way a person acts, and the environment alters more of a person’s behavior then he or she readily admits because the person’s character is unstable....   [tags: Natural environment, Human, Environmental science]

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The Power Of Context By Malcolm Gladwell

- Life is a sequence of experiences. A culture is a compilation of many different individual experiences combined to form one collective experience. Cultures form to match what people experience in their environment. This is why cultures differ between every segment of society. Cities have separate cultures, towns have separate cultures; even households have cultures that separate them from other households. When multiple people live together their collective experience defines who they are as a group....   [tags: Environment, Natural environment, The Culture]

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Marketing And Media Of A Global Context

- [TITLE] Nitika Gupta MARKETING AND MEDIA IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (MKTG 90029) 22 April, 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 100 INTRODUCTION 400 OPEN HAPPINESS: COCA COLA GOES GLOCAL 250 Integrating the message across media 250 Impact on the Coca Cola brand 200 Recommendations 200 MOVING FORWARD: ‘TASTE THE FEELING’ CAMPAIGN 200 CONCLUSION 150 BIBLIOGRAPHY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 200 [USE THEORIES ABOUT GLOCALIZATION HERE] Mention years the campaign ran for Mention sales decline This report has been written to study the global ‘Open Happiness’ marketing campaign launched by the US-based beverage giant The Coca Cola Company (Coca Cola) in 2009, a...   [tags: Coca-Cola, Advertising, The Coca-Cola Company]

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A Cultural Examination of the Russian Federation

-   Introduction In 1991, the great social experiment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics dissolved. The empire spanning almost five centuries, from the remnants of the Golden Horde to Stalin's "new Russia" (Hoskins, 1997) from Poland to the Pacific disappeared, leaving a political-sociological void that is only now moving towards resolution. Still the largest nation in the world (Shultz, 2000), Russia spans two continents, multiple time zones, and a land area that diminishes that of the United States....   [tags: cultural markers, Hofstede Centre]

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The Importance of Positive Cultural Identity

- No human being is culture free. We are a product of the many different cultures which surround us. Our values, worldview and experiences are structured by the society and culture that exert influences on our lives each day. It is therefore important to be a multicultural person by first forming a positive cultural identity. Manning and Baruth (2009, p.24) defines culture as “people’s values, languages, religions, ideals, artistic expressions, patterns of social and interpersonal relationships and ways of perceiving, behaving and thinking.” However, in this paper, cultural identity also relate to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class and all that defines the self....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Cultural Studies : Two Paradigms

- Stuart Hall, “Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms” from Media, Culture and Society, Raymond Williams and E.P Thompson summarize about the way they saw culture, they refer it to the way of life and saw mass media as the main role in capitalist society. Williams’s perspective, his ideas was referred to culture as to social practice, he saw “culture as a whole way of life” and as to structuralism that makes the concept of the “structure of feeling“(Stuart Hall, “Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms” 1980). William was influenced in the seventy by Gramsci’s but, Williams became familiarly with Gramsci dominate and at the end of the 1970’s hegemony became the central concept of cultural studies....   [tags: Sociology, Cultural studies, Marxism]

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Ethical Relativism And Cultural Relativism

- Cultures and societies around the world often have different moral beliefs. From an anthropological perspective, to deny cultures any validity in their moral beliefs would be a delusional ethnocentric refusal of cultural relativism. From a moral philosophical perspective, however, this is a conflicting matter. Is morality then simply a social construct based purely on arbitrary opinions. Are there no universal moral truths. In response, conventional ethical relativism puts forth the notion that there are indeed no objective moral truths....   [tags: Morality, Cultural relativism, Moral relativism]

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Cultural Analysis : Canadian Culture

- Canadian Culture Analysis Hofstede Analysis Power Distance: Score 39 With a score of 39, Canadian culture is interdependent and there is value placed upon egalitarianism. This is also reflected by minimal status and/or class distinctions in society. An example of this is superiors are always accessible and managers rely on individual employees and teams for their expertise and it is customary for managers and staff members to consult one another and to share information freely. Individualism: Score 80 Canada can be characterized as an Individualist culture with a score of 80....   [tags: Geert Hofstede, Cross-cultural communication]

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Social, Cultural, And Temporal Contexts

- Several changes in the Julia’s physical, social, cultural, and temporal contexts were made to give Julia a sense of control and experience relative mastery. Physical Context The interaction between the person and place influences the person’s sense of well-being (In Hussenkus Kearns, 1993). Unlike space, the place also provides security and comfort. Space is transformed into the place when the person experiences and attaches a value to it. (Tuan). Typical children, who have more control over their built environment, find different ways to personalize their space and create a place for them within the school environment....   [tags: Natural environment, Environment, Leisure, Human]

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The Importance of Context in The Crucible by Aurthur Miller

- Context influences all texts, whether it be a novel, play or movie. It is the reader’s knowledge of the historical and cultural background influencing a text, which allows enrichment of reading and understanding that can be gained from a text. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play which is a fitting example of this statement. This is due to the multiple references Miller has made to both the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and to the McCarthy era, the period in which the play was written. Although Miller states “this play is not history”, it serves as an allegory for both time periods and it was the appreciation I had for the historical and cultural context of these time periods which enriched...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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A Brief Note On The Post Industrial Context

- 2.1 The post-industrial context The city has turned into a landscape ruled by the new global economy and a new informational space (Hall 1997; Castells, X) that defines the transition between the industrial city pattern and the post-industrial started in the late 60’, within the context of the globalization. One main aspect could be the transformation of the downtown (Gospodini, 2006). The establishment of the new global economic activities has allowed the apparition of the Central Business Districts (CBD) in the inner center of the cities....   [tags: City, Sociology, Economy, Urban planning]

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The True Western Academic Context Of Scholarship

- As discovered by Kaltenbaugh, “Many students are ‘accidental plagiarists’ with their behavior attributed to intellectual ignorance and apathy” [1]. The entire concept of plagiarism can be thoroughly addressed if students understand the true western academic context of scholarship. Due to the difference in students’ historical and cultural perception in their own traditional education, intellectual property, academic integrity and plagiarism would be viewed differently in a new academic environment that differs from theirs....   [tags: Academia, Academic dishonesty, Plagiarism]

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Associating : Communication Competence And Cultural Background

- Associating: Communication Competence and Cultural Background Previous researchers have found that for a person to achieve better and more effective communication competence, it is necessary to develop skills that allow an appropriate participation in specific situations. The ability to listen, ask questions, and express concepts or ideas effectively is an important part of communication competence. Intercultural communication presents an unexplored and challenging field that needs to be understood for a better development in communication....   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication, Perception]

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Stuart Hall Cultural Studies Theory

- Throughout this paper I will be discuss and describe these three articles about Stuart Hall cultural studies theory the Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms from Media, Culture and Society, then the Cultural Studies in the Future tense and Sexing the Self: Gendered Positions in Cultural Studies theory. “According to, Stuart Hall, “Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms” from Media, Culture and Society, Raymond Williams and E.P Thompson summarize about the way they saw culture, they refer it to the way of life and saw mainstream media as the main role in capitalist society....   [tags: Sociology, Cultural studies, Marxism, Anthropology]

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Social Dimensions Of Cultural Dimensions Theory

- Geert Hofstede, a behavioral scientist, his most remarkable work is in developing cultural dimensions theory that provides a structure for intercultural communication. With factor analysis, the theory states the impact of culture on values under the work-associated context, and how these values influence human behaviors. Hofstede has defined “culture” as “the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from others” (Hofstede, 2011). According to his definition, culture is a collective phenomenon which can connect with different others....   [tags: Geert Hofstede, Cross-cultural communication]

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Cultural Communities

- Rogoff (2003) argues that human are biologically cultural: “people develop as participants in cultural communities. Their development can be understood only in light of the cultural practices and circumstances of their communities- which also changes” (p. 3-4). According to Gonzalez- Mena (2003) understanding cultural differences can be confusing and no one can possibly know all about the culture of every family who might come into early childhood centres so does that allows the educators to throw their hand and give up....   [tags: Sociology, Cultural Differences]

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Cultural Critique, George Marcus And Michael M.j

- According to Stephan Feuchtwang, early British social anthropology sought “knowledge of total systems or structures from small-scale social units by direct personal observation with as little participation as possible” (1973:72). By applying minimal and often misconstrued knowledge imbued with personal biases to complex social systems, early anthropologists left much of their proposed evidence up to assumption. Using comparative methods, many early anthropologists focused on unilineal evolution and classified societies as progressing through stages from primitive to civilized....   [tags: Anthropology, Cultural anthropology, Ethnography]

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The Cultural Diamond: Twitter as a Cultural Object

- What is the “Cultural Diamond”. The cultural diamond can be best understood and explained through an analysis of its framework and linkages. The diamond consists of four corners: the cultural object, the receiver, the creator and the social world. Firstly, there is the cultural object, which can be anything in the social world that has a shared significance or meaning. The cultural object can be tangible like an Iphone, audible like a national anthem, visible like a Christian wearing a cross, and even a socially meaningful expression such as a handshake to signify an agreement....   [tags: internet blogging, social world]

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Cultural Self Awareness And Cultural Intelligence

- With radical changes in business climate, globalisation and workforce diversity, the world has become more closely inter-weaved to another. At the same time, there is an awareness of the culture to comprehend our own cultural self, which is essential for the development of cultural intelligence. It is then only the beginning of establishing the insight towards to a variety cultures in contemporary society. This essay will examine my own cultural self by presenting the relationship between knowledge, experience and behaviour....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Sociology, Understanding]

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The African Musical Context By John Miller Chernoff

- In the African musical context, writes John Miller Chernoff in African Rhythm and African Sensibility, “Expert art makes for effortlessness even in the most fantastic displays.” (Chernoff 150) Indeed, in direct contrast with the more outward expressions of effort characteristic of Western music-making, even, and perhaps especially among virtuosos of their art, those of African music display their mastery of their craft through the effortlessness with which they communicate. This effortlessness, described as coolness, or baalim, by Ibrahim Abdulai, Chernoff’s chief instructor in his studies of African drumming, appears to be native to and widespread throughout Africa....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Performance, Audience]

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The Diversity Of Moral Values Through The Theory Of Cultural Relativism

- This study will define the diversity of moral values through the theory of Cultural Relativism (CR) that refutes the paradigm that there is a “right” or “wrong” in the moral paradigms of differing cultures. Rachel defines the important moral question of macrocosmic moral paradigms that claim ”righteousness”, yet individual societies have their own moral codes that deviate from these norms. CR defines the importance of diverse moral perspectives throughout the world, which refute any type of absolutist definition of morality....   [tags: Morality, Culture, Sociology, Cultural relativism]

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Vygotsky 's Sociocultural Theory On Language And The Sociocultural Context

- According to Development of Children and Adolescents, children learn five new words a day. Therefore, people wonder how children construct their knowledge and language, along with what is going through their complex and developing brains. Different theories have been developed and researched to try and demolish some of the confusion encircling the minds of parents, educators, psychologists and others. With this being said, over the past decade there has been a major upsurge of interest in the ideas of Lev Spencer Vygotsky (1896-1934), which has reflected in the dramatic rise in citations of Vygotsky’s publications (Wertsch & Tulviste, 1992)....   [tags: Lev Vygotsky, Learning, Theory, Childhood]

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Social, Economic, And Legal Context Of The United States

- Alcohol abuse can be defined as the consumption of too much alcohol, consumed on too frequent of a basis. Alcohol abuse can be caused by specific individual reasons which do not always fit in the confines of general statements, however you can perform a broader, more general causal analysis by looking at three theoretical perspectives and how they correlate to the cultural, economic, and legal context of the United States. These three perspectives are structural functionalism, conflict, and symbolic interactionalism and are used to define perspectives on social problems....   [tags: Sociology, Conflict theory]

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