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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]

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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]

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Cultural Heritage At Risk During Armed Conflict

- A paradigm shift in the way the international community perceives cultural heritage at risk during armed conflict is occurring simultaneously with the current changes of war. ‘War has exposed historic monuments and works of art to two principal dangers: the danger arising out of the practice of taking spoils during or at the close of hostilities, and the danger of destruction from acts of war, especially artillery action and aerial bombardment.’1 Cultural heritage has been in peril from as early as 395 BC when the Romans looted works of art at the sack of Veii, to the fanatic iconoclasm in AD 391 under Emperor Theodosius I who ordered the destruction of all pagan temples, such as the Temple...   [tags: World War II, War, Italy, World Heritage Site]

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The Cultural Heritage Of Brazil

- My cultural heritage is rather interesting to some people. My dad is Brazilian. His mother is an indigenous woman from the Desana tribe in Brazil. His father is Afro-Brazilian meaning he is Brazilian with African ancestry. My mom is Korean with her parents being Korean also. With this makes me Brazilian and Korean. I have learned about both cultures and I belong to those ethnic groups. I am also from Florida and I identify with being a Christian for the most part. For myself I am a southern multiracial male in the United States of America....   [tags: Brazil, United States, Portuguese language]

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Historical Heritage And Restoration Of Cultural Heritage

- Archaeology plays a crucial role in the maintenance of cultural heritage and restoration of it to various groups of people around the world. From Native Americans to the Aboriginal people of Australia and the Shona in Zimbabwe, archaeology has strived to maintain and restore heritage that would otherwise be lost to these groups of people. Through archaeology reconstruction and rebuilding of cultural heritage sites can be made, antiquities can provide a gateway to the past, and groups once stripped of their ways of life can begin to learn about what exactly their ancestors left behind....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Culture and Cultural Heritage

- There was a time when I used to wonder what kind of magnetic pull cultural heritage and traditions possessed, enchantingly drawing people to it – not that my wonder originated from a dislike of it, but rather from a sense of being wholly unacquainted with that pull. Not being assimilated with the unique facets of my own culture, for an awfully long period of my life, I failed to feel an authentic attraction to it or value it in any way. I was later to unearth a metamorphic answer to my questioning thoughts: to experience and celebrate our customs and traditions is the one and only means of comprehending the richness and significance of our culture – an answer that came to me on a summer trip...   [tags: New Dehli, experience, environment]

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Islam as a Cultural Heritage in Hong Kong

- Islam Culture Islam culture has not been very popular in Hong Kong. It has been always viewed by the public as an ethnic minorities’ religion and separated from our society. However, people have been ignoring the fact that this culture have established in Hong Kong for a long time. Back to the early 19th century, South Asian sailors and merchants were brought to Hong Kong by Europeans and they have started to promote this religion to people here (O'Connor, 2012).Since then, the Muslims have becoming part of our society and the Islam culture have been laying its roots under Hong Kong’s ground....   [tags: Ethnic Minorities Religion, Islam Culture]

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The Between Cultural Heritage And American Assimilation

- In the twentieth century, the United States of America has transitioned into a more diverse nation. Immigrants arriving from around the globe combined with African Americans to challenge the American identity. As a result, prominent figures including Theodore Roosevelt believed every American should indeed be Americanized. Throughout the twentieth century, Americanization, which means to sacrifice an old culture in favor of American culture, remains an issue amongst authors in particular. Authors in the twentieth century expressed their stance on the battle between cultural heritage and American assimilation....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, Racism]

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The Cultural Heritage Of African And Indian Descent

- According to Shirley & Levy (2013), “The term ethnicity is a cultural heritage shared by people with a common ancestral origin, language, traditions and often religion” (p.3). In other words, the person that I am today has been shaped by my past; I have become an heir of a culture, language, religion and tradition that makes up who I am and from what ethnic group I belong. As a result, my shared cultural background determines the type of foods, family relations, patterns of communication, values and beliefs that I hold....   [tags: Gender role, Family, Belief, Religion]

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Cultural heritage in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

- The pearl of the Indian Ocean Sri Lanka, reflects a long history of its nations. From the archeological evidence of the prehistoric settlements and prehistoric human Balangoda man (Deraniyagala, 1998) to modern food of kottu like pizza to American; make the broad diversity of culture in Sir Lanka. By analyzing cultural heritage definition in Sinhala language, the definition given in the legislations in 1940, and its relationship with Athens charter and 1954 UNESCO convention, I will demonstrate the cultural heritage vision imbedded in the society through legal definition....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Ordinance]

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Basic Education and Cultural Heritage: Prospects and Challenges

- ... Zeroing on the K-12 Curriculum, it is contended that the mother tongue based multilingual education component of the new curriculum creates confusion as the Department of Education identified eight mother tongues in the Philippines (Pooten, 2012). Pooten (2012) further argues that the time allotted for the Araling Panlipunan (Social Science) subject in the new curriculum is greatly reduced. But it is in this subject area where the values of patriotism, nationalism, cultural preservation, and feeling of identity are imparted to the students....   [tags: education system in the Philipines]

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The Cultural Heritage Site of the Anstey’s Building

- About the Anstey’s building According to UNESCO, heritage is considered to be our legacy from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations. This extract will specifically examine the cultural heritage site of the Anstey’s building, but prior to that, one must first define what cultural heritage is or is conceived to be. Cultural heritage is an embodiment of sites or people, particular to this investigation, cultural heritage sites are portrayed through architectural designs which display a certain uniqueness of that particular building....   [tags: south africa, monumental art deco]

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When Cultures Collide: The Challenges of Raising African Children in a Foreign Country

- It is our cultural heritage that determines how we interact with different people. Cultural heritage is learned through the techniques of our parents, peer groups, schools, religious institutions, government agencies, media, and/or the village community. This learning process also guides the way we speak, how we dress, our lifestyle, food, value system, beliefs, artifacts, and the environment in which we live in. In essence, cultural heritage reflects ones language, ones ways of thinking, art and laws, as well as religion....   [tags: Cultural Heritage]

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Art And Cultural Policy Of Bronze Animal Heads

- If someone steals something from your home and seal to other people or just keeps it in his house and attracts other people come to visit, how do you feel. If this situation truly happens to you. Actually, this kind of situation happens to lots of countries frequently. For instance, the 12 original bronze animal heads from the Old Summer Palace in China were robbed at about 1860, and some of them sold at auction since 1980 in New York. According to a researcher who focus on art and cultural policy, “The usual restitution case involves a non-United States citizen (or typically, one’s ancestors) who has had priceless artwork or antiquities stolen, usually due to wartime looting” (Michae...   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Cultural heritage, Theft]

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Cultural and Professional Heritage

- Heritage consistency is a concept developed by Estes and Zitzow (1980, p. 1) to describe “the degree to which one’s lifestyle reflects his or her respective tribal culture”. The attempt is to study the degree to which a person’s lifestyle reflects his or her traditional culture, such as European, Asian, African, or Hispanic. Culture is a way through which we express ourselves. It is the sum of beliefs, practices, habits, likes, dislikes, norms, customs, rituals, and so forth that we learned from our families during the years of socialization (Spector, 2009, p....   [tags: Lifestyles and Culture, Traditions]

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Impact of Cultural Heritage on Bryce Courtenay and Ernest Hemingway

- Impact of Cultural Heritage on Bryce Courtenay and Ernest Hemingway Throughout the world, there are many diverse cultures, each of these distinct cultures have different backgrounds, rituals and practices. These cultures have a profound effect on the minds of their inhabitants. It's a person's culture which effects their thoughts, beliefs and their outlook upon life. It doesn't matter where you are from or where you go to, you always have a piece of your culture with you wherever you are....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Japanese Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act

- In the 1980’s, when Japan’s economy began to grow, the problem that became an issue was that there were not enough workers to keep up with the growth. People were growing older, the younger generation did not like the idea of manual labor and the birth rate had gone down (Asakura, 2008). To help the businesses get the workforce that they needed, the Japanese government amended the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. While allowing immigrants to come back to Japan they wanted to preserve the racial homogeneity and Japanese cultural heritage and because of their Japanese lineage the Japanese Brazilians were given a special residence status without job restrictions....   [tags: economy, cultural heritage, homeland]

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Imapct of History on Japanese Culture

- ... Courtly elegance is appreciated and adds an attention to detail to Japanese culture. Both Buddhism and Shintoism infuse culture with a focus on and admiration of nature. The distinct changes in seasons influence a flow of life which celebrates and adapts to each change. This shifting can still be seen in Japanese culture as the menus, decorations, and to some extent, the patterns of daily life follow the changes in seasons. (Storlopare,) The arts are cultivated and calligraphy, poetry, music, and customs are practiced and refined....   [tags: cultural heritage and ancestry]

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Ancient Artifacts in the Modern World: Provenance, Possession, and Cultural Heritage

- After a recent lecture by Dr. Dyfri Williams, Research Keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, several members of the audience stood up on behalf of Greece and expressed their outrage at the British Museum’s refusal to return the Parthenon Sculptures, or the Elgin Marbles, to the city of Athens. Dr. Williams answered their scathing interjections with a well-rehearsed summary of the issues key points and complexities of the issue, and it was clear he encountered such protests regularly....   [tags: Museum Artifacts]

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How Can Understanding and Acceptance of Korean Cultural Heritage be Developed Through Traditional Cuisine?

- INTRODUCTION How can understanding and acceptance of Korean cultural heritage be developed through traditional cuisine. “There is simply no division between Korea, Koreans and the cuisine of Korean.” (Pettid, M. 2008) This report will present three key findings which serve to illustrate how a traditional Korean dining experience can educate non-Koreans about Korean culture. The first key finding provides an overview of Korean cuisine, traditional recipes and a traditional dining experience. The research provides background to some of the historical traditions that continue to this day....   [tags: international culture exchange]

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Art, Architecture and the Cultural Heritage: Making the St. Louis Connection

- Europe is known for its vast variety of art and architecture. It is home to many famous paintings and sculptures; such as, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the Mona Lisa, and the sculpture of David. There is also an array of buildings among this art as well. Buildings like the Camposanto and the Warsaw Royal Castle call Europe their home. So, when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party began looting these cities, the residents felt as though they were losing a part of themselves. This intriguing story is told in the movie The Rape of Europa produced in 2006....   [tags: Nazi Art Theft, Preservation]

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Everyday Use, by Alice Walker

- Everyday Use, written by Alice Walker is a short story narrated from the eyes of the character Mama. The author uses cultural symbolism throughout her work to tell the tale of struggle between a mother and her two daughters. The tale unfolds at Mama’s house during the Civil rights movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when African Americans were struggling to define themselves and their heritage, the dialog shows conflicting views of how their culture should be appreciated as Mama and Maggie enjoy a visit from Dee....   [tags: Cultural Symbolism, Heritage]

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Chinese Philosophy And Religion : The American Heritage New Dictionary Of Cultural Literacy

- In Chinese philosophy and religion, there is two principles, one negative and dark (yin), one positive and bright (yang)."yin and yang". The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. 14 Apr. 2016.In simpler words every good need, it’s bad and every bad needs its good, therefore, every pro has its con. Immigrants have become a strain in the eyes of Native born Americans. To some native settlers, they are called a poison to society, because of their different beliefs and cultures brought from their country....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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Culture and Community in The Giving Tree and The Bear That Wasn´t

- To one, culture and community may seem that they are very similar. Yes, there are some similarities between the two, but if you further interpret them, they become more diverse. Culture is a set of rules and regulations, a heritage, the influence onto the way people act, the roles in society that people encounter, and can be quite manipulative. Community is what people experience on a personal level. Culture is about the whole environment, and the community is about the people within the culture, and their personal relationships....   [tags: cultural blinders, relationships, heritage]

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The National Football Museum and Sporting Heritage

- This paper will discuss the National Football Museum as a case study for sport heritage, now located at the Urbis building in Manchester city centre; originally found in Preston, but moved to Manchester city centre in 2012. The topics related too in this paper, are the types of heritage and identity represented by the museum, since the National Football Museum was founded to preserve, conserve and interpret numerous significant collections of football memorabilia and collectables from the sport of football....   [tags: sport heritage]

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What it Takes for a Site to be Inscribe on the UNESCO World Heritage List

- ... The State Party can demonstrate the authenticity and integrity by listing and defending any and all works completed on the site, whether for conservation, restoration, or adaptation (World Heritage Ireland, 2010). This history of works is important, because if a site has been reconstructed so many times that barely an of the original survives, the site may no longer have authenticity. The history of the site itself and the surrounding culture is also important, because it helps to demonstrate the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the site, as well as how it might fit the criteria as a unique or exceptional example of cultural traditions, civilizations living or dead, or any of the oth...   [tags: cultural and historical assets]

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Sporting Heritage and National Identity

- This paper will discuss how Sporting Heritage engenders national and group identities. The topics related too in this paper, are the types of identity represented by sporting Heritage, as sporting heritage has the ability to represent groups and entire nations across the world. Sport is a fundamental part of British and world culture and is an important aspect of modern life. This topic is relevant to recent trends within modern interest as it touches upon numerous essential museum issues, for instance questions related to sport having not always being perceived as real heritage by academics and furthermore the recent inclusion of sport in academic discussion, due to until fairly recently sp...   [tags: Sporting Heritage Essays]

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The Negative Effect of UNESCO World Heritage on Mount Fuji

- I passed by the beach At Tago and saw The snow falling, pure white, High on the peak of Fuji. -Akahito Yamabeno (Rexroth 61) This poetry describing Mount Fuji is written in the 8 century in Japan. Needless to say, Mount Fuji is the biggest and most famous mountain in Japan. In June 2013, Mount Fuji was granted World Heritage status because of the cultural influence for arts and religions (“Fujisan”). Japanese people have admired Mount Fuji and described it in literatures or pictures because of the grand figure of Mount Fuji....   [tags: japan, world heritage]

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The Idealistic Centerpiece of American Heritage

- ... In the play Fences by August Wilson, the reader is presented the African American perspective on the American dream through its numerous complications and limitations. The protagonist, Troy Maxson, faced numerous hardships and misfortunes in attaining the American dream that just never quite seemed to live up to his expectations. Throughout the play, Troy pursued the ideals of life, liberty, and happiness that encompass the American dream. However, his progress was hindered by racial overtones and the prejudices of a society controlled by whites....   [tags: cultural, natural identity]

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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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Well of Heritage

- Icons in a family such as: mother, father, are pressured to put aside mistakes that their parents made. The mother/father quickly get caught in their own world of myth. This is to describe their illusive sleepiness that naturally comes along with being a human being. This is due to their upbringings, which may have been worse economically than their situation, and cultural heritage. This could have made a small mistake seem worse than it is, due the myth the heritage holds. But, for society’s standards, a good mother/father would cease to let the past mistakes of their parents make them the same as their parents, in terms of mistake making....   [tags: soul, parents, responsibilites]

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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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The History and Heritage of Society

- ... Having a full understanding of these dangers may assist those working in the CRM field avoid problems associated with dissonant heritage. Nevertheless, for this paper, I am concerned with the postmodernist or post-processualist backgrounds in archaeological heritage theory. More specifically the evaluation of historicity or historical authenticity and the commodification of the past as a high order consumer good all of which are byproducts or passive results of modernist production, and are increasingly central and active elements and in whatever new system is emerging....   [tags: inherit, resources, power, knowledge]

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The Importance Of Applying A Heritage Assessment

- Heritage Assessment America is a vast growing country with a large base of culturally diverse individuals. Along with its growth are health related issues among minorities. We must ask ourselves what measures our current health system can practice to treat these health related problems. Many minorities have their own practices and beliefs. In order for health care providers to decrease noncompliance among these patients, they must first understand the patient. Then incorporate the patient’s own beliefs and practices in their healthcare plan....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health]

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My Legacy Of My Heritage

- Living within my black heritage I have grown to understand more about myself and values. My heritage has continued to demand that an education is a major priority. Due to many of my ancestors not being able to receive enough education and from what was told to me they were belittled and mistreated. In my family, an education is valued deeply. On the other hand, my heritage on my dad’s side of the family being a hard worker and being able to provide a great meal was valued as most important. Education was not a major concern within father’s family heritage....   [tags: African American]

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Fight to Preserve Latino Heritage

- Controversies regarding the issue of language to be used in education in California are gaining public attention. A significant proportion of the population in California, being one of the states adjacent to Mexico, is comprised of Hispanic. This enriches, but also complicates the educational system of the state. Specifically, the range of different racial background causes language problems in school today. Therefore, especially in terms of the formulation of educational policies as well as in the classroom setting, the Hispanic population must be taken into consideration....   [tags: Language ]

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The Differences (or Similarities) Between Ethnic identity, Cultural identity, and Acculturation

- The unprecedented increase in the rate of international migration have prompted many social scientists to look at studying the many aspects of culture that interact with the whole immigration process, and the many changes that occur not only to the immigrant groups but to the members of the host community. A review of studies on attitudinal, cultural and/or behavioural change as a result of the immigration and adaptation processes has identified three constructs that have received much attention among researchers....   [tags: Cultural Identity,international immigration]

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Heritage in Everyday Use, by Alice Walker

- Heritage is one of the most important factors that represents where a person came from. In “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, this short story characterizes not only the symbolism of heritage, but also separates the difference between what heritage really means and what it may be portrayed as. Throughout the story, it reveals an African-American family living in small home and struggling financially. Dee is a well-educated woman who struggles to understand her family's heritage because she is embarrassed of her mother and sister, Mama and Maggie....   [tags: everyday use, alice walker]

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Cultural Differences and Intercultural Communication Challenges

- ... These misconceptions and misrepresentations were the driving force that made me want to interview this gentleman for my cultural comparison report. As I approached my interviewee I explained to him my assignment and asked if he would be willing to answer a couple question about his culture. He eagerly agreed and seemed very happy that someone was generally interested in understanding his life. My cultural experience started almost immediately. When conversing with David in public the stigma was almost unbearable....   [tags: cultural identity, cultural history]

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Food And Food Behaviors And Family Heritage

- Pazzaglia wants everyone to be able to be himself or she, and introducing people’s different cultural preferences on food and other items early in the classroom, helps because the children learn the perspectives at a young age. Also teaching at a young age Pazzaglia stated, ”Food and food behaviors are an integral part of every culture. Food provides a useful vehicle for teaching cultural diversity to schoolchildren. Making connections between personal food habits and family heritage helps student’s associate food and culture....   [tags: Cooking, Nutrition, Food, Flavor]

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Maintenance Management Systems for Malaysian Heritage Buildings

- The significance of building maintenance is emphasized in almost all principal documentation and legislation for heritage building conservation, yet no agreement has been reached on the definition of maintenance. The Burra Charter (ICOMOS 1987) defines maintenance as “the continuous protective care of the fabric, contents and setting of a place and is to be distinguished from repair because repair involves restoration or re-construction and should be treated accordingly”. On the other hand, Feilden and Jokilehto (1993) defined maintenance more broadly with no clear distinction between maintenance and repair....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Does Heritage Impact One 's Identity?

- Does heritage impact one’s identity. Yes, heritage plays an important role in the formation of identity, based on the following four reasons. First, is way of life or traditions; each person has a way of living that is slightly influenced by their heritage, and how one lives is directly related to one’s identity because it shapes who they will become. An example would be family traditions, like what clothing one wears, how one eats, and how one acts. Second, is religion; one’s religion is affected by their heritage because one often follows the same religion that their parents did, however, this is not always the case....   [tags: Culture, Ritual, Islam, Religion]

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Properties of World Value by the World Heritage Committee

- There are currently 981 properties on the World Heritage list forming part of the cultural and natural heritage, which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value . Additional to having outstanding significance these sites must meet at least one out of ten selection criteria1. It is regularly revisited to reflect the evolution of the concept of World Heritage itself. Despite this extensive list, of sites UNESCO also has a list of World Heritage site in danger; it is assigned to build awareness, and to encourage corrective action....   [tags: sustainable tourism, ]

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Heritage Assessment Benchmark Tool : Grand Canyon University

- Heritage Assessment Benchmark Tool Grand Canyon University: NRS 429 V May 24, 2015 . In the ever-changing healthcare system in America, serving a diverse population becomes more challenging. We have people from all around the world who hold different values, cultures and beliefs. Health care providers are expected to be culturally competent in order to provide holistic care to our diverse population. “Cultural competency is not a "condition" that is rapidly achieved; rather, it is an ongoing process of growth and the development of knowledge that takes a considerable amount of time to ingest, digest, assimilate, circulate, and master” (Spector, 2009)....   [tags: Health care, Family, Health care provider]

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My Family Heritage : An African American Family

- My family heritage is grounded on African American descent but my family as some cultural heritage perceptive from the Islands of Nassau and Bahamas. The distinct identity of my family originated from our ancestors in Africa. My mother family is from the Bahamas and my father family is from Nassau. I view my cultural identity as a mixture of different cultural groups with a unique culture of things learned from a combination of these attributes. I identify myself as an African American because my family is the ideal African American family....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Nuclear family, Mother]

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Cultural Policy And Cultural Policies

- In the 21st century, the country has changed laws to accommodate different cultures. We are a “melting” pot and must respect that our nation is forever changed and forever changing. To close our eyes to see this is like closing our minds that it is happening. What is cultural policy. Cultural policy is defined as having a policy that identifies the differences in other cultures and how to incorporate those differences in all aspects of a person’s being. Cultural policy is connected to all the major issues of our society: economic stratification, race relations, international relations, technology, education, and community development....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Social capital]

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Personal Statement : Cross Cultural Communication

- When I received the instructions for this final project I was terrified, not only because it was my first week of college but also because I did not think I was capable of completing the assignment. After a couple of classes and reading, I learned that cross cultural communication takes time and it 's also not a goal that you reach and then it 's over, it 's a continuous process. When I realized this, I felt better about conducting this project. Being able to communicate properly with cultures that are different than your own is a skill and characteristic that everyone should have and understand....   [tags: Cross-cultural communication, Culture]

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Chinese History: Hawthorne´s Chinese Heritage

- ... These changes spurred the Chinese who remained to adapt and make a living as gardeners, launderers, craftsmen , labourers and domestic servants. The economic depression of the 1890s stirred feelings of resentment toward thriving Chinese businesses and the Victorian Factory and Shops Act of 1896 had several clauses which were blatantly discriminatory. The Act stipulated that a business was considered a factory if it employed a minimum of four European workers, or just one Chinese worker. This meant that small Chinese businesses were regulated and kept under the scrutiny of inspectors and other government officials much more than non-Chinese businesses were ....   [tags: chinese migrants, chinese communities]

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Heritage in Everyday Use

- A Family's Old and New Heritage "Everyday Use" begins with Mama and her youngest daughter, Maggie, awaiting the arrival of Mama's eldest daughter, Dee, at their family home. Within the second paragraph of the story, the reader is given a harsh perspective of Maggie's personality and perception of her older sister; Maggie is "homely and ashamed of the burn scars... eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe. She thinks her sister has held life always in the palm of one hand, that ‘no' is a word the world never learned to say to her" (106)....   [tags: Alice Walker]

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Preservation Of Protecting Architecture : Preservation And Preservation

- The act of protecting architecture involves maintaining the integrity of the place through restoring the buildings with both old and new materials. In Canada, historic objects can be granted special designation by the government at any of these three levels: the federal, the provincial, or the municipal. Historic preservation can include both short-term and long-term measures to protect, even stabilize the place or prevent from further damage occurring so there is no need for full construction and/or renovation....   [tags: World Heritage Site, English Heritage]

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My Cultural Identity

- My culture identity, as I know it as is African American. My culture can be seen in food, literature, religion, language, the community, family structure, the individual, music, dance, art, and could be summed up as the symbolic level. Symbolic, because faith plays a major role in our daily lives through song, prayer, praise and worship. When I’m happy I rely on my faith, same as when I’m sad, for I know things will get better as they have before. There are different disciplines within the humanities, but there is one that I feel that has influenced my cultural identity the most…music....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Definition of Heritage in "Everyday Use"

- Heritage includes a legacy of physical attributes of the past. Heritage may be inherited and maintained in the present for future generations. Some symbols of heritage can be meaningful to some people, while for others they are meaningless. Traditional heritage plays an important part of everyone’s life. Some people follow a traditional heritage so deeply imbedded in their everyday lives that they do not even recognize them as so. In “Everyday Use” the strenuous effort to preserve the family name begins when Dee return home for a visit....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Children Are The Heritage Of The Lord

- We know that our Heavenly Father has lovingly created a plan for us to come to this Earth. In the bible it reads, “Children are the heritage of the Lord.” (Psalm 127:3) He has trusted us with His children and we should know that His children are special. Having this in mind, why would anyone want to end their child’s life before they are given the chance to live on this earth. The Family Proclamation to the World’s view on Abortion In The Family Proclamation to the World (1995), it reads, “The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife....   [tags: Roe v. Wade, Abortion, Abortion debate]

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My Indian Culture And Heritage

- When I was young, my parents introduced to me to the world using a very black and white approach. Everything was labelled as either right or wrong, good or bad with nothing in between. At the same time, I was exposed to two different cultures, two ways of life: One, my Indian culture and heritage handed down to me by parents, and the other, the American culture that embodied my peers and surroundings. My black and white approach to thinking led me to believe that I had to choose one culture, being a part of both was not an option in my mind....   [tags: Culture, Humanities, Culture of the United States]

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The Jewish Culture And Heritage

- A popular composer, Irving Berlin, was from Jewish descent that wrote well-known songs like “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” and “Blue Skies” (Kamp, 2015). Many individuals are oblivious to the reality of how each separate culture is different but also has similarities. Judaism is a complex culture and heritage that has been practiced by a large quantity of people for centuries. Experiencing the variety of cultures that are part of the world benefits everyone by expanding their knowledge and increasing acceptancy....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Culture, Persian Jews]

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Personal Assessment Of My Heritage

- Diversity can simply be defined as the state of being diverse, but it is just not that simple. Being diverse can be complex because every human being is diverse from one another in some way. We all are born into a family with certain values, expectations, etc. that start us off by being diverse from one another. On top of that, we are also diverse by what nationality, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status, gender, etc. that we hold. There are many aspects of our selves that can make us diverse, and I know that many of my own aspects make me diverse....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Ancient Greek, Knowledge]

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Now Proud of my Heritage

- I moved out of home at 17 and at 19 years old I moved to London. The moving out of home stage didn't go entirely to plan but I'll elaborate in the next chapter. It was the move to London that's relevant here. To say London is a multicultural stockpot is an understatement. Being in a city resembling an ethnic selection box brings ethnicity to the surface, including my own. This was a subject I wasn't happy to share. I will emphasise I'd previously spent a number of years visiting London so I wasn't a stranger....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Depictions and Contrasts of Empowerment and Heritage in Alice Walker's Every Day Use

- Through the beginning of the 20th century, there was a large cultural uprising and revolution in the way of racial identity and cultural reclamation, of heritage and rejection of oppression. The shift in gears was prominent, and soon all manner of people began to turn themselves over to the resolution; inspired poets, artists, songwriters and even those in the rabble between began to change their names to re-identify with their culture, their heritage (in their own eyes and minds.) It was refereed to as a second renaissance of Black Culture, and in this renaissance there was a reinvention of literature....   [tags: racial identity, gender, oppression]

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Cultural Identity and the Language of Food

- Cultural Identity and the Language of Food Food is integral to cultural identity and is as much a part of culture as religion and language. Indeed, some cultures elevate food to a level nearing, if not exceeding, the status of their religion. Because I love to cook, to combine flavors in a way that results in something unexpected and wonderful, this paper will discuss various words related to food. Not actual food words, but words surrounding food. Interesting words like “gastronomy” and “feast.” Often there is much symbolism related to these words; from the fundamental idea that to eat is to live to the possibility that there are religious connotations to the etymology of some of thes...   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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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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Religion and Cultural Identity

- Religion and Cultural Identity Is it possible to be a Muslim without believing the validity of the prophecies of Mohammed. Is it possible to be a Christian without believing in the resurrection of Jesus. My definition of religion transformed greatly during my studies the past few months. Even as a religion major at St. Olaf College I thought of religion very narrowly, as a construct of metaphysical beliefs. But I've come to realize that religion runs far deeper than my Lutheran mind previously conceived....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Our Nursing Heritage

- We live in a country of culturally diversity. To provide the highest quality of care to our patients we need to be culturally competent nurses (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008, ¶ 2). Using the Heritage Assessment Tool as a guideline I interviewed three families. The first was my own of Russian heritage, the second a colleague with a strong Chinese heritage, and the third a young single mother with a Hispanic heritage. These interviews gave me an insight into their views on health maintenance, protection and restoration....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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A Comparative Analysis of Harlem Renaissance Poetry

- ... They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table When company comes. Nobody’ll dare Say to me, ‘Eat in the Kitchen,’ Then.” Through this poem Hughes is able to present the cultural division he faces on a daily basis. His ancestors were the ones taking care of making dinner and serving it to white company while they themselves had to eat in the kitchen, away from the crowd as not to intermix and disgrace the presence of those of a higher class....   [tags: culture, heritage, injustices ]

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Conflicting Ideas about Identities and Ancestry in Everyday Use

- In “Everyday Use”, Alice Walker conveys the story of a mother and her two daughters’ conflicting ideas about their identities and ancestry. Mama is a simple woman that values culture and heritage for its usefulness but also its personal significance. However, her daughter Dee represents a materialistic way of life where culture and heritage are to be valued only for their artistic appeal. Walker displays how Mama’s perception of her two daughters changes regarding how they view the importance of heritage....   [tags: superficiality, heritage, alice walker]

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Culture Specific versus Universal Customs and Trendencies

- Certain culture and tendencies are universal while other ones are culture – specific. The aim of this academic essay is to interpret what is culture –specific and what universal customs and tendencies is and what is heritage accurate heritage and tendencies. This will be more specific from the demonstrations that utilized. According to the university of Minnesota culture is defined as the shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs, and affective comprehending that are wise through a method of socialization....   [tags: heritage, culture, traditions, dress]

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My Parents And My Family Heritage

- Introduction I recall taking my children to the pediatrician for checkups and this doctor would ask them where they got their “pioneer bones”. This random comment about their sturdy, healthy bodies became an ideal opening for the first of many conversations with my children about where they came from and who were their ancestors, and helped both of my children to establish a strong self-identity beginning at a very young age. My parents and my husband’s parents also felt that it was important to instill a sense of family heritage by sharing knowledge of family background, ethnicity, culture, stories, and traditions....   [tags: Family, Culture, Irish people, Genealogy]

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Maintaining Cultural Identity in the Face of Adversity

- Maintaining Cultural Identity in the Face of Adversity "At the turn of the century, Sea Island Gullahs, descendants of African Captives, remained isolated from the mainland of South Carolina and Georgia. As a result of their isolation, the Gullah created and maintained a distinct, imaginative, and original African American Culture. Gullah communities recalled, remembered, and recollected much of what their ancestors brought with them from Africa…" - Prologue to Julie Dash’s "Daughters of the Dust" The people who settled in the United States from all over the world built the rich history of the country....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Eddie Mabo 's Heritage And Culture

- Eddie Mabo’s heritage and culture were major influencers in his rise to prominence. Born in 1936, he grew up in the village of Las on the north bend of Mer Island. He would later describe his time on the island as ‘the best time of my life’1. There, he was brought up by a society where Indigenous traditions and colonial influence were carefully connected in both their economy and religion. It was through this interaction and the accommodation of cultures, that Mabo’s identity was established. Indigenous issues on an international level became more acutely visible to Mabo following his move to Townsville in 1959....   [tags: Australia, Native title, Indigenous Australians]

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Native Americans: The Pequot Tribe

- Pequot tribe is a Native American nation in Connecticut State which is federally recognized by the United States government. It was recognized in 1983 by the congress and is considered to be the eighth tribe to be recognized by the United States government through congressional procedure. There are different views regarding Pequot tribe based on its past history and the tribe’s present activities. This paper deals in discussing views of various sources regarding the Pequot tribe and compares various present findings of the tribe in modern society....   [tags: connecticut, heritage, history]

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Religion, Biothecis and Nursing Practice

- Cultural heritage plays a vital role in influencing health practices, and also evaluates how the health care provider and the patient perceive the illness. “Cultural competence is exceptionally significant in the nursing practice as a culturally competent health care system can only exist with culturally competent nurses” (Green & Reinckens, 2013). Nursing is an all-inclusive profession that scrutinizes and functions with individuals, families and the communities. “The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to control and have the knowledge to improve their health” (World Health Organization, n.d.)....   [tags: health promotion, nursing, heritage]

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Canada and Their Government´s Intervention in the Entertainment Industry

- Many people argue whether not Canada has any culture at all, and why American culture seems to have such a big influence on Canadian music, art and television. Over the years the Canadian government has tried to protect and develop talent in Canada. Once British traditions started to fade away, the influence on Canada from America became stronger. If Canada was to become a strong independent country they needed their own identity. The government support has played an important role in the arts development, as has the establishment of numerous art schools and colleges across the country .Canada has produced a variety of well-known films, actors, and authors....   [tags: Nationalism, Heritage, Influence]

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The Cultural Aspect Of Health And Illness

- The United States of America has for all time been characterized by a culturally diverse society (Cherry & Jacob, 2011). This culturally diverse society is hastily growing. Therefore, as professional healthcare providers we must be sensitive to the needs of patients who have extremely different opinions of health and illness. Nurses particularly have an obligation to better recognize the cultural aspect of healthcare from the patient’s perspective through the identification of health-related approaches, values, beliefs, and practices (Cherry & Jacob, 2011)....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Healthcare]

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The Fundamental Claim of Cultural Relativism

- ... A moral code is the system of rules which direct you to act ethically and morally. A society is a collection of people who interact knowingly and unknowingly to create a sustainable economy. An agent is just the individual who is deciding whether to perform an act or not. Let us now perform a simple thought experiment. You are a very religious person and want to show your ultimate devotion and gain favour with your ‘holy figure’. To do this, you perform a human sacrifice. In ancient Egypt, Humans were often sacrificed to show the God Osiris how faithful the pharaoh or human being sacrificed is (reference)....   [tags: right, wrong, moral code]

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Cultural Competence Of Nursing Care

- Cultural competence in nursing care Introduction Baccalaureate-prepared nurses should demonstrate cultural awareness and competence in their practice in order to provide quality care to diverse populations in the society (Kersey-Matusiak, 2012). The US health care system faces disparities in the health status of different cultural groups such as the racial and ethnic minorities, the economically disadvantaged groups and rural populations (Jeffreys, 2006). Cultural competence refers to the attitudes, knowledge, and skills that are necessary for providing care in diverse populations and I believe that I have acquired personal cultural awareness and competence (Weber & Kelly, 2009)....   [tags: Culture, Health care, Minority group, Nursing]

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Impact Of Cultural Tourism On Tourism

- ABSTRACT During the late 1970’s cultural tourism was identified as driving force in the tourism industry. People who were interested in the tourism industry such as marketers and researchers began to notice that many travellers travelled specifically to develop a insight of the culture or heritage of a destination (Tighe, 1986). Greg Richards (1996) defines cultural tourism as ‘the movement of a persons to cultural attractions away from their normal place of residence, with the goal to collect new information and experiences’....   [tags: Tourism, Culture, World Tourism Organization]

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The Cultural Landscape of Detroit, Michigan

- A culture is a group of people with common belief systems, norms and values. the culture of Detroit itself could be considered a popular culture that is diffused mostly through word of mouth and media sources. Cultural landscapes provide a sense of place and identity; they map our relationship with the land over time and they are a part of our national heritage and each citizens life. A cultural landscape can be referred to as a site associated with a significant event, activity, person or group of people....   [tags: Packard Plant, Heidelberg Project]

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Cultural Diversity, Norms, And Values

- A person’s culture usually defines their identity, norms and values. I belong to the Canadian culture and will be examining the main elements of this culture such as its symbols, language, norms and values. Canada is considered to be a multiculturalist country, which can reveal why some aspects of my Polish heritage are incorporated into my culture and identity. Therefore, I believe that there is cultural diversity in Canada and that individuals can relate to different cultural identities in this culture, which is not the case for others around the world....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Multiculturalism, Canada]

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The Cultural Art Of The Grocery Store

- As I walked into my local small ethnic grocery store in my hometown for the first time I could not help but to be amazed. It was so neat to see the cultural art hanging around the walls and all the variety of different foods. El Cristal: Tienda Hispana is a great place to shop. When shopping in the grocery store there were many Hispanics that would come in and out of the door. Since the store has a dominantly Hispanic demeanor there was only one other Caucasian in the store besides myself. Most people of other cultures visit an ethnic grocery store when looking for something specific in a recipe where as someone of the same ethnicity buys a good amount of their groceries from there....   [tags: Spanish language, Culture, Hispanic, Flavor]

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The Debate Over Cultural Properties

- The debate over cultural properties is one that has continued since the beginning of archaeological discovery. Who owns the past, or has the right to preserve cultural remains, are questions that drive this debate and cause controversy among societies. (Messenger) The way that cultural artifacts are obtained have the most uproar among the archaeological society. Collectors and looters are the source of this issue and have been discredited by many archaeological societies. Modern societies and governments have now put more focus on the preservation of cultural property in each region....   [tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture]

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Cultural Diversity And Inclusion Principles

- The ANA standard “Culturally Congruent Practice, The registered nurse practices in a manner that are congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles."(ANA, 20015) The introduction of this standard was to reduced variation in healthcare opportunities and outcomes among people of different social, educational, and economic backgrounds. Per (ANA, 201, P. 31)” for the nurse to promote meaningful outcomes they must embrace that diversity and engage in the culturally congruent practice.” The face of America is changing as more immigrants come into the country....   [tags: Culture, Nursing, The Culture, Sociology]

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