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The Effects of Cultural Values on the Family

- The Effects of Cultural Values on the Family Over the last 10 decades, the culture in America has experienced a major shift in values and morals. The family has gone from a state of economic destitution during the Great Depression to a state of wealth and prosperity during the classic 50s. Major changes occurred in the family from Pre-World War II (WWII) to Post WWII. Women, including many mothers, started to work outside the home and many children were more inclined to move away from home sooner....   [tags: homemaker, working father, morals, values]

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Universal Cultural Values

- On an otherwise ordinary day in England, a shadowy figure wearing a Guy Fawkes mask enters the state controlled television studio and at gunpoint, forces its employees to broadcast a specially prepared video addressing the people of England. In the video, the very same mysterious masked man chastises the English people for their disregard for the once cherished values of duty, freedom and honor, values shared by many ancient civilizations. While at first glance, western culture as represented in the movie, V for Vendetta, may seem drastically different from those of ancient societies, many underlying philosophical similarities do emerge deep down....   [tags: Cultural Studies]

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Culture Values And Cultural Values

- After watching the movie, I was very surprised to see the culture values men than women, for example, the husband cared more about the gender than the mother and the baby’s well being. The husband portrays his disappointment after finding the baby is a girl “enough girls now. We need a boy.” (2:58 Winnie Mandela, 2012). I believe that everyone is valuable in the community and should have a voice and an opportunity, but as I become more aware of cultural differences, I learn to acknowledge their beliefs and traditions....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Sociology, Anthropology]

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Reflection on Cultural Values and Women

- For centuries, nations have challenged one another for the reputation of cultural differences and religious identity. These quarrels are the foundation of rivalry that afflicts our world. Many of these argumentative civilizations foster the concept of confining and deprecating their women with a solitary objective to use them as an instrument for reproduction. In religions resembling Islam, women are subjected to societal restrictions, while women in the US have the same or similar rights as men....   [tags: Cultural Differences, Religious Identity]

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Cultural Values Of The Republic Of Korea

- Every community in the world has its identity and a particular way in which it bases its values. Modes of behavior are what can be used to understand any particular social group. Culture varies from one community to the other; some communities have similar cultural values. It is therefore very important to keep in mind, recognize and respect a community’s culture in any given time in the presence of that particular community to avoid disagreements. The Republic of Korea has a very rich culture, very distinctive from most of the other communities in the world....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Culture, Korean language]

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The Cultural Values Of China

- The key cultural values in China revolve around pride, hierarchy, and guanxi. Pride is one of the main cultural values as Chinese have always seen themselves as the center of the human civilization. They have always expected other to pay tribute to them because of their unique culture that has been influenced mostly by Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. China has also had a great history of development when it comes to agriculture, manufacturing, inventing and now business investments. Hierarchy in China is also a strong cultural value due to their belief that they can do anything they set their minds to....   [tags: Communism, People's Republic of China]

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The Cultural Values Of Joe

- Considering the cultural values of Joe, there are several factors which will influence how The Gospel is presented and revived. Joe is from a collectivist culture, so instead of presenting things as would generally be presented in an individualist culture I must focus more on the group benefit than the personal benefit. Joe will be more interested in how the group is affected, in this case I would focus on the benefit to his family and focus on the family aspects of Christianity. Joe clearly thinks in terms of group benefit, as he often uses the phrase “for the good of the facility” when addressing issues and proposed changes....   [tags: Geert Hofstede, Culture, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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The Cultural Values Of Canada

- What is culture; culture is defined as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society group, place or time (Webster’s). In society worldwide culture is the foundation of who we essentially are in life, such as traditions and behaviors which are portrayed by certain communities and are passed from one generation to the other. It identifies the lifestyle and pursuits that are practiced in the group of people we interact with in our society. One country who has interesting core values is Canada....   [tags: United States, Canada, Culture, United Kingdom]

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Cultural Relativism And Moral Values

- Cultural relativism is the term given to the idea that there are no universal moral values that apply to all mankind and that every culture has its own set of moral principles. This set of principles varies from culture to culture, and it is extremely rare, if not totally impossible, to find a moral principle that is followed by all cultures. For example, the idea of arranged marriages, which is the concept of two families marrying their son and daughter even though they don’t particularly know each other, is fairly common in Indian culture but non-existent in American culture....   [tags: Morality, Cultural relativism, Moral relativism]

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American Cultural Values

- Do you ever know that every country has different cultural values and norms that may cause misunderstanding among cultures of around the globe. Of course, I didn’t know that unless I migrated from my country to the USA. Before long time ago, I believed that the world wide is homogenous societies which based upon one culture only and that culture must be my culture as ethnocentrism to all other nations. After I had experienced living in multi cultural communities and different continents around the globe, such as Africa and Asia, where getting involved in other people live are a very common....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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Cultural Values Innate Of The Digital Age

- Introduction For all intents and purposes, the digital age has had the effect of revolutionizing how we live work, and play (Davidson, 2011). In essence, as Davidson (2012) continues to assert, the digital age has presented possibilities where old habits can be unlearned so as to accommodate new habits that are consistent with the 21st century. Globalization is one of the central aspects that characterize the digital age, where countries are interconnected politically, economically, and socially....   [tags: Culture, Discrimination, Employment, Leadership]

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Cultural Values And Their Influence On Our Society

- Who am I. Where do I come from. These are repetitive questions that we ask ourselves or others in the process of finding our individuality. As a human being we all show signs of separation in our inner circle, and as time goes by we generate a self-concept about us and others. My cultural background explains a lot of who I am as person. My beliefs and morals are constructed by cultural values and will eventually remain my entire life. No one is free from cultural influence. Our background and upbringing plays a vital role when it comes to the realization of discovering our identity....   [tags: Trinity, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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Organizational Culture Is Centered On ( Cultural ) Values

- Organizational Factors: Organizational culture is centered on (cultural) values, usually the values of the original founder(s) of the organization, depending on the history of the organization (Mitchell, 2016). Sidney Gilbreath who was the first president of ETSU had espoused values ranging from the Support goal of regional service, Scholarship and the study of education as a science, practice in teaching. But none centers on educating the employees and students on racism. There is a saying that an untrimmed grass becomes a forest....   [tags: Race, Racism, White people, Nation]

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The Maori Social And Cultural Values Expressed

- According to Jackson (1988), the persistent myth that no real law existed in New Zealand prior to 1840, is a racist and colonising myth used to justify the imposition of ongoing application of law from Britain. Pre-European Maori society regulated behaviour and punished wrongdoings through the sanction of muru. Jackson defines muru as, “a legalised system of plundering as penalty for offences, which in a rough way resembled (the Pakeha) law by which a man is obliged to pay damages” (p.40). Due to the law brought and imposed by settlers, it rendered Maori’s values, ways of thinking, and living....   [tags: Colonialism, British Empire, United Kingdom]

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Cultural Values and Norms of Americans: Thanksgiving

- ... As a notable scholar Robert J. House remarks, “When cultures come in contact, they may converge in some aspects, but their idiosyncrasies will likely amplify” (as cited in Bhagat & Steers, 2009). The occasion of Thanksgiving has religious, historical and cultural origins, and is celebrated in many parts of the world in the same spirit of celebration. A hearty, large meal is prepared and close friends or relatives are invited to share the celebrations with. The general mood and behaviors during Thanksgiving Day is similar to the celebratory occasions in other cultures, as they may all be celebrated with family and friends by sharing meals and celebrations....   [tags: relations, communication, traditions]

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Cultural Values Of Homer 's Odyssey

- Within the Penelopiad, Atwood’s responds to the cultural values of Homer’s Odyssey through the characterisation of Penelope. Penelope’s narrative perspective exposes aspects of gender and class relationships that the Homeric original ignores. Atwood couples this with multiple genres and an emphasis on the process of myth formation. This serves to challenge the construction of the Odyssey as a tool to encode social norms. However, this focus on subjectivity also emphasises the unreliable female narration of the Penelopiad....   [tags: Odysseus, Odyssey, Narrator, Homer]

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Macro Environment : Cultural Values And Laws

- The Macro level is similar to the idea of the "Big Picture” and how it fits into society. The macro environment represents cultural values and laws (Berk, 2000). Macro environments can be used to describe the cultural or social context of various societal groups such as social classes, ethnic groups, or religious affiliates (McClaren & Hawe, 2005). This layer is the outermost layer in the child 's environment. The effects of larger principles defined by the macro system have a cascading influence throughout the interactions of all other layers....   [tags: Family, Sociology, Working class, Social class]

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The Movie Industry and Western Cultural Values

- It is evident that Western Cultural values are diffused worldwide through the movie industry. The films are controlled by western funding and reflect Western perspectives vividly. Between the lines in the scripts, filmgoers are urged to link the Western culture and “whiteness” with positive-hence legitimate-values and accept whites dominant position. Film is a powerful medium, thus movies were created with emotional designs on the individual audience in order to control his or her mind hence Hollywood serve as the functional means for establishing the concept of white supremacy....   [tags: hollywood, hegemonic ideoloy]

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Cultural Values And Pristina Ethnological Museum

- Angjelina Hamza Albanological Institute Department of Ethnology CULTURAL VALUES AND PRISTINA Ethnological Museum Summarize: Through this paper will address the Ethnological Museum and its cultural values. Except this it will treat the history of this museum, the cultural activities that are organized at the museum starting from different exhibitions realized here as well as other cultural activities. Keywords: museum, ethnography, culture, material and spiritual. ENTRY ESTABLISHMENT of cultural institutions in Kosovo started after World War II, namely in 1945....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Museum, Pristina]

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Cultural Values And Pristina Ethnological Museum

- Hamza Angjelina Albanological Institute Department of Ethnology CULTURAL VALUES AND PRISTINA Ethnological Museum Summarize: Through this paper will address the Ethnological Museum and its cultural values. He will treat the history of this house museum, then all the cultural activities that are organized at the museum starting from different exhibitions realized here as well as other cultural activities. Keywords: museum, ethnography, culture, material and spiritual. Men -ESTABLISHMENT cultural institutions in Kosovo started after World War II, namely in 1945....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Museum, Pristina]

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The Conflict of Intercultural Values in Stories by William Faulkner and James Joyce

- This literary study will analyze the conflict of intercultural values that are found within the modernist and traditionalist views represented in these two stories by William Faulkner and James Joyce. The evolving conflict of traditional values versus modern values found in early 20th century Dublin reveals the often pompous and closed society that exists within the microcosm of family life. Joyce’s main character Gabriel is a character that must face this traditional and often stuffy type of Dublin aristocracy, as her tries to reinvent himself as the modern man....   [tags: Culture, Authors, Cultural Values]

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Internet Censorship Preserves Cultural Values

- Internet Censorship preserves cultural values in the UAE It is undeniable that the Internet has played a vital role in shaping communities and transforming worldviews. It has been a tool for communication across languages and cultures, bridging gaps among races and an avenue for sharing knowledge and experience. Interestingly, this is the very reason why Internet usage has been controlled and subjected to close supervision by the government in many countries such as China, North Korea and even the UAE....   [tags: Internet, Communication, Control, China]

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Cultural Relativism : American Culture And Values

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

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Cultural Values On Oil Production

- Sociocultural factors is concerned with a society’s attitudes and cultural value according to Dr. Wolfe. Society’s attitudes on oil production are changing and people are aware of effect of global warming and are starting to change their behavior. Being more conscious of global warming people are moving their preference from gas guzzling SUVs to hybrid and eclectic vehicles. The trends underlying this are the richness of natural gas, new technologies, and the digitization of the grid. With oil being cheaper it may slow the interest of eclectic vehicles in the short term....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, OPEC, Saudi Arabia]

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TV Commercial's Impact on Global Cultural Values in Malaysia

- INTRODUCTION This is a study about TV commercials and how it plays a role in influencing the global and local cultural values of a society. The purpose of this study is to identify the type of values that TV commercials in Malaysia portrayed, whether it is individualism, which usually associated to Western cultural values, or collectivism which are an East cultural values, and also to find out does it manage to influence Malaysians in our cultural values. In this study, we will be able to identify certain commercials that portraying two different values, and maybe we will be able to look at the impact of those commercials towards Malaysian....   [tags: marketing, differences, psychological]

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The Shift of Societal Values: An Analysis of Hero's and Their Culture

- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Beowulf hail from different time periods and societies. Written in Middle English and Old English respectively, the authors of both epics remain unknown. However, historians know the culture and societal values would influence the authors' accounts and tales. While written in different countries and time periods, Beowulf and Sir Gawain, as heroes, are similar in morality, yet differ in religion and the definition of civility. Therefore, in order to be heroes, one ought to follow not only what their culture dictates, but they should also be moral by following a set of rules that are universally accepted as ethical....   [tags: cultural, values, moral, ethical, heros]

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Cultural Values And Personal Ethics

- Decisions we make everyday are influenced in part by our core values. Our cultural background, individual bias, personal ethics, and past experiences help to form the basis of our value system. "We begin sharpening our values at a very early age. Our parents, teachers, friends, religious leaders, heroes and fictional idols teach us right from wrong" (Deblieux, 1995). These teachings help us to evaluate situations and form conclusions. We are all individuals, but together we form a society. "Each society develops a different set of assumptions and norms under which to operate, and different professions, functions, and even genders within a society or organization can have different cultu...   [tags: Ethics Morals]

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Cultural Values And Beliefs About What Is Right, And Wrong

- Gung Ho Commentary 1) Based on this movie, how would you describe the culture—values and beliefs about what is “right” and “wrong”—in Japanese companies. Based on the movie, Japanese society has a high degree of Power Distance Index (PDI). Therefore, they take a hierarchical order as right in their companies. In Japanese companies, every employee has a particular position which is unquestionable and unjustifiable. The Japanese culture finds it right to adopt collectivism and work as a tightly-connected community where people are loyal and accountable to their families or some group to watch over them....   [tags: Leadership, Culture, Management]

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Cultural Values Of Cultures In Amy Tan's Two Kinds

- Culture embodies the collection of values, beliefs, and traditions that shape an individual’s relationship to the world. Cultural attributes are similar to an iceberg in the sense that some aspects of cultural identify are overtly visible to the world, while others are hidden and manifest themselves because of unexpected experiences in life. The seemingly unrelated and latent values, beliefs, and traditions that combine to constitute a person’s cultural identity are often irregular and discordant, but are still extremely powerful....   [tags: Mexico, Sociology, United States, Culture]

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Cultural Values And Stereotypes Of Asian American Students

- The source of this discourse can be attributed to global biases and stereotypes of Asian American students. Asian American students are stereotyped for being model students when it comes to education. Most of this academic achievement has been attributed to Asian cultural values that promote educational endeavors. Culture is a major explanation for achievement differences. The article,” Asian-American educational achievements: A phenomenon in search of an explanation” states, “demands and expectations for achievement and upward mobility, induction of guilt about parental sacrifice and the need to fulfill obligations” (Sue, S., & Okazaki, S., 2009), implying that those are key contributors to...   [tags: Asian American, Stereotype, White American]

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Chinese Traditions Cultural Values Of Children And Family Ties

- The Chinese traditional values the father figure and sons to have a complete family. The figure 1 shows the huge role and value a father has in the family. The fatherhood is a famous tradition that has existed in Chinese tradition that gets passed from generation to generation (Lamb 228). The fatherhood tradition, has many prohibitions, for instance, the tradition prohibits a father seeking forgiveness to his sons among others. The father in Chinese traditions is the very noble person that should be above suspicion of committing errors it may offend the sons and the whole family....   [tags: Family, China, Song Dynasty, Overseas Chinese]

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Developing An Organizational Culture That Values Cultural Diversity

- According to Cox & Blake (1991), developing an organizational culture that values cultural diversity in the workplace is one of the spheres of activity in the management of cultural diversity (p.46). As part of a valuing diversity approach, organizational leaders should ensure that the organization is flexible enough to accommodate employees from different cultural backgrounds. The process of developing an organizational culture that values cultural diversity includes valuing cultural differences, promoting cultural inclusion, and treating cultural differences as prevailing value systems....   [tags: Cross-cultural communication, Culture, Management]

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Ethical Values of Cultural Competence

- Cultural Competence Cultural Competence is a substantiated body of knowledge based of cultural “values held by a particular cultural group and the ability to cohesively adapt to individualized skills that fit the cultural context, thus, increasing relationships between employees, managements, and stakeholders, including patience and research subjects. Cultural competency is critical to reducing disparities and improving access to high-quality services, respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse working conditions and individualized characteristics....   [tags: ethics, industry, prejudice]

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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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Personal, Cultural And Organizational Values In A Global Setting

- An individual must combine the personal, organizational, and cultural values and ethics that they have learned in life to be able to succeed in a global setting. Values have been subdivided into instrumental values (modes of behavior) and terminal ones (values pursued for their own sake). Whereas terminal values are self-sufficient, and desired states of existence that a person strives to achieve (i.e., wisdom, a comfortable life, knowledge), instrumental values are modes of behaviors used day to day that help people to reach terminal values (i.e., being helpful)....   [tags: Success Values Character]

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Cultural Values And Personal Ethics in Business

- Every day people make decisions that may have profound effect on their personal and/or professional lives as well as the lives of others. The decision people make have a foundation on their personal, cultural, and perhaps organizational values. When these values are in disagreement, an ethical dilemma occurs. This article attempts to explain how personal, cultural, and organizational values play significant parts in decision-making. In addition, the foundation of ethical dilemmas can often be traced to conflicting values....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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The House on Mango Street Cultural Values

- The House on Mango Street Cultural Values Sandra Cisneros' strong cultural values greatly influence The House on Mango Street. Esperanza's life is the medium that Cisneros uses to bring the Latin community to her audience. The novel deals with the Catholic Church and its position in the Latin community. The deep family connection within the barrio also plays an important role in the novel. Esperanza's struggle to become a part of the world outside of Mango Street represents the desire many Chicanos have to grow beyond their neighborhoods....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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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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Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper

- Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper Personal, organizational, and cultural values are the basis of an individual's personal and professional decision-making style. These values are the key ingredients that make up our core beliefs. Values are ideas that are actions which could be right or wrong, good or bad that are the basis of human action (Tosi 2000). Personal values might also be called morality, since they reflect general expectations of any person in any society, acting in any capacity....   [tags: Morals Ethics Decision making ]

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Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper

- Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper All people have personal values and ethics, just as they have cultural values. Often times, those personal values and ethics may clash with those of their employer. As an example, as an individual, a person's ethical guidelines might require honesty, integrity and respect. If that individual works for a company that does not necessarily operate under those same tenets, the employee may well face an ethical dilemma. This paper looks into how personal values, organizational values and ethical values come into play in the decision-making process....   [tags: Ethics Morals]

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Cultural Relativism And The Moral Values Of People From Other Cultures

- 2. Is it wrong to criticise the moral practices of people from other cultures. How would a Cultural Relativist answer that question. How would you answer that question. There are many ethical issues and beliefs that come into debate when the practices of another culture are believed to be immoral, cultural relativism is an attempt at solving these moral disputes by encouraging an attitude of tolerance to all cultural practices. The principle of cultural relativism that holds that the practices of another culture cannot be judged as right or wrong on any independent standard as morality is dependant on one’s own cultural upbringing....   [tags: Morality, Cultural relativism, Culture, Value]

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Cultural Values and Communication Norms: A Comparative Analysis of Two Cultures

- Communication is one of the most important aspects of our lives. It is a process that ties us together and helps us to get most of our work done. Communication plays a big role in transmitting cultural values from one generation to the next. Communication can be categorized as two; verbal and non verbal. In a multiracial country such as Malaysia good communication can be considered as a savior to keep everyone united. Being a multiracial country, it shows the existence of cultural diversity in Malaysia....   [tags: Communication]

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What Are Cultural Values Reflect Our Attitudes Of Keeping Healthy, And You

- For this week’s assignment we were asked to answer a questionnaire on what being healthy means to me, and then I was to interview another person from another culture or country and ask them the same questions. This paper will discuss the similarities and differences of both my and Derek’s responses in our attitudes of keeping healthy, and what healthy means to each of us. We will discuss if or what cultural values reflected in both of our responses, and the impact gender or sexual orientation plays in our attitude and behavior that relates to our health....   [tags: Health care, Health, Medicine, Culture]

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Social Change Is The Change Within Time Over Cultural Values And Norms

- Social change is the change in time over cultural values and norms. It can be small things involving this generation, simply like how phones are used day to day. In older generations before ours, no one cared to ignore others as we pass them with a small device in their hands. It was ‘normal’ to walk around and greet people with a smile even if it was considered an awkward encounter. As time has flown by the power has been placed more around a small set screen than human communication. Within the story A Rose For Emily, time flows by in the same way causing a similar reaction that phones brought to communication....   [tags: English-language films, American films]

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African American Culture: Repression, Assimilation, and Compliance to Anglo Saxon Group Norms

- Introduction In the traditional and nontraditional cultures include similarities and differences that will mirror human behaviors, beliefs, and values. The traditional cultures imbed traditions with social inflicted roles, habits, and ethical restrictions (Shiraev & Levy, 2010). However, nontraditional cultures work towards independence, social accomplishment in roles, and development of awareness (Knick, 2010). Approximately 35% make up the traditional native culture of African slaves shipped to America (Mintz & McNeil, 2013)....   [tags: African American cultural values]

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Cultural Identity And Values Through The Lens Of Intercultural Communication

- In order to satisfy the requirements of part one of this assignment, I have analysed my cultural identity and values through the lens of intercultural communication. Firstly, I discuss the five core cultural groups which I feel are integral parts of my identity. Following this, is highlight two key components of cultural identity, specifically socioeconomic status and ethnicity, and compare and contrast differing cultural groups and my reaction to those differences. Finally, I will address the origins of my perspectives about those with cultural subscriptions which are disparate from my own....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous Australians, New Zealand]

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Cultural Values and Ethics: Sample Essay Template

- Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper Everyday, cultural values and personal ethics influence one's actions both on a professional and personal basis. Cultural values represent the implicitly or explicitly shared abstract ideas about what is good, right, and desirable in a society (Williams, 1970). Personal Ethics and Cultural values goes hand in hand he introduction goes here. It should be one or two paragraphs explaining the findings of your paper. The introduction should prepare the reader for the contents of the paper by previewing the three main topics in your paper....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Affect of Cultural Values And Personal Ethics in Business Decisions

- Personal, organizational, and cultural values can create a difficult problem when trying to make a business decision that includes all the previously stated. Personal values are what each individual holds dear to them living the types of lives that he or she like and would like to lead. Organizational values are what are best for the company to maintain a good public image and employee guidance. Cultural are set on traditions handed down from generation to generation to preserve a way of living that each culture holds dear and true to them....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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Culture Clash: Advantages and Disadvantages

- Culture clash: conflict arising from the interaction of people with different cultural values. In the video “Postville: When Cultures Collide”, the small town of Postville, Iowa endures major a major culture shock from first having a moderate amount of people from the Jewish community in New York relocate to the shrinking town, to furthermore have a rise of Hispanic growth. Residents of the town inherently struggled to befriend the Jewish community due to the wide divergence of cultures creating many misconceptions....   [tags: conflict due to different cultural values]

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Japan And United States Regarding Cultural Values On Power Distance, Individualism, Uncertainty, And Masculinity

- Negotiations A negotiation in any culture is an art form that you can either do well or do badly. Add into the mix negotiating a potentially lucrative contract with a corporation in a different country. The possible issues could be insurmountable, however using diagram 2 as an example it’s conceivable that these issue can be overcome. Diagram 2 depicts Japan and United States regarding their cultural values on power distance, individualism, uncertainty and masculinity. As mentioned by Lewis (2006) , Japanese see a contract as a “statement of intent” that is flexible, whereas American views a contract as something that clearly defines consequences if the terms are infringed....   [tags: Culture, Geert Hofstede]

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How Does the Presence of a Confucian Culture Affect the Operation of Democracy?

- ... 1 Which is the core of Confusian culture. In recent years the clash between democratic western civilzation and undemocratic civilzations, Confucian in particular has been seen. Huntington states in order for democracy to take roots in a Confucian society, undemocratic elements in Confucianism must be superseded by democratic elements.According to Schumpeter the definition of democracy the democratic method is that institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions in which individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people’s vote.4 Most Asian countries avocate “Asian vaules” such as Confucianism which has been central to China's politica...   [tags: traditional cultural Asian values]

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Cultural Values in The Left Hand of Darkness, The Fellowship of the Ring, and Dune

- Shaping of Cultural Values Through Environment in The Left Hand of Darkness, The Fellowship of the Ring, and Dune      Ursuala K. LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness was written after J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring and Frank Herbert's Dune. One of the most interesting comparisons between the three novels is how the authors treat the issue of cross-cultural misunderstandings. All three works contain many incidents where people of one race or planet encounter people of a different race or from a different planet....   [tags: left Fellowship Dune]

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The Portrayal of Clashing Cultural Values in the Novel Funny Boy by Syam Selvadurai

- The Portrayal of Clashing Cultural Values in the Novel Funny Boy by Syam Selvadurai Shyam Selvadurai, the author of Funny Boy, felt the necessity to write about this issue because it is kept in the dark, especially in Sri Lanka. In addition, Sri Lanka is faced with many cultural problems. The Tamils and Singhalese are in constant conflict because of their different moral values. Selvadurai grew up in this type of atmosphere, he was homosexual and was raised in an environment where fighting took place regularly....   [tags: Funny Boy Syam Selvadurai]

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How Personal, Organizational, and Cultural Values Affect Decision Making

- How Personal, Organizational, and Cultural Values Affect Decision Making Self-limiting Conflict: The Gandhian Style I have mentioned two basic categories of conflict regulation scholarship. In the preceding section we concerned ourselves with the first, specialists engaged in third-party intervention research and experimentation-intermediaries, negotiation, conciliation, communication control and modification. The second involves the study of ways of waging conflict that tend both to keep it within bounds and to limit its intensity or at least the possibility of violence-nonviolent social movements, nonviolent resistance on the part of individuals and groups, nonviolent alternative nationa...   [tags: Gandhian Movement Socialization Society Essays]

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Processes of Socialization

- Processes of socialization are the ways that new members of a society learn the cultural values, norms, or traditions of the society in which they are in. There are several rituals that take place during this process. There are several ways that a child or new member learn these. Several ways are similar between societies. These patterns of socialization are passed down through generations. The San's socialization take place in their family and society. They are socialized by their family and friends....   [tags: society, cultural values, norms, traditions]

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Values and Ethics in Social Work, Cultural Competency

- In the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, there are many standards a social worker should uphold in order to promote a healthy and helpful relationship with the client. One such aptitude is Cultural Competence and Social Diversity, which is in section 1.05 of the NASW code of ethics (National Association of Social Workers, 2008). There are three sections associated with this competency “Social workers should understand culture and its function in human behavior and society, recognizing the strengths in all cultures”....   [tags: code of ethics, understanding culture]

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Diversity Management and Interlacing Cultural Differences into a Company's Core Values

- “Rapid internationalization and globalization has enhanced the significance of workforce diversity”. (source) There is now a growing need for diversity management and interlacing cultural differences into the company’s core values. Within the last couple of decades human resource management has tied in diversity management with compliance to the EEOC and affirmative action. Going forward into the future, companies need to start looking at diversity in the workplace as an individual focus to utilize....   [tags: results of internationalization and globalization]

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The Extent To kill a Mockingbird critiques the cultural values of Maycomb Society

- ‘To kill a Mockingbird’ is a strong reflection of Harper Lee, the author’s, upbringing. Having been raised in the small town of Alabama in the 1920’s she was frequently exposed to prejudice and this inspired her to write a book, her only to date, loosely based on her early days. Tom Robinson’s trial, set in Maycomb County, is a parallel to the Scottsboro Trial, which was an infamous case during Lee’s childhood, where a ‘negro’ was accused of rape. However the emphasis is based more on the lawyer, Atticus Finch, who defends him, as the book is written from the perspective of his daughter, Jean Louise, known as ‘Scout’....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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The Importance of Family in the Indian Culture

- According to Eugene M. Makar, “Traditional Indian culture is defined by relatively strict social hierarchy.” He also mentions that from an early age, children are reminded of their roles and places in society. In my culture, family is given the first importance. This leads to limited freedom in career choices and no independence, particularly for women. Career choices and independence should be the first priority for any individual. In my culture, the choices made by a family member are mostly guided by the rules and goals of the culture, irrespective of how old they are....   [tags: Family Values, Cultural, India]

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The Country of Kazakhstan

- Sometimes close mindedness stops the average American to look at the diversity of our country, after all, it is a country of immigrants that for years has become more globalized than one might like or even accept. North America is not the only country that has adopted the culturist diversion. In this country analysis of culture gazes at a country still primitive in some areas, and is also considered a country of immigrants. Kazakhstan, since the beginning of time, has gained many diverse groups of people; since the Soviet Union rule in Central Asia civilizations have moved in and out of the region (Interfax 2014)....   [tags: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Norms, Values, People]

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Nursing Practices and Ethics

- A person cultural, spiritual, personal values are influence by their world view and philosophies in nursing practice. Brought up in the island and arrive to United States at the age of sixteen under a catholic family who taught me to give it my best in everything that I do in life and how to treat people who are different than us. My inspiration and motivation as I grew up was to be a nurse like my mother. I have been ascribed with values, obligations to fulfill that are with me for the rest of my life....   [tags: cultural, spiritual, personal, values, nurture]

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Mediation Case: Colectivists and Individualists

- The mediator’s planning and preparation J contacted S requesting that S serve as a mediator in their case and briefly explained the issues in dispute. S agreed but explained to both parties that she was about to settle another mediation case, so she asked whether they prefered to start mediation during that week or upon completions of the first mediation. J and M asked S if it could somehow affect the outcome of their mediation. S assured them that she previously had an experience when she was able to arrange two cases concurrently and besides of that, she felt that she was reconciling parties of the first mediation....   [tags: personal values, cultural differences]

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Honour Crimes

- Within the Pakistani and Afghani cultures, when a crime is committed or suspected, the family of the perpetrators must suffer some dishonor in retaliation. Often this retaliation occurs in the form of abuse or the killing of someone within their family, usually a woman. This is referred to as an honour crime or an honour killing. In Western cultures this is deemed unacceptable and against the values of the human race. Although we, as individuals living in Western society find this practice morally abhorrent, we have no reasonable basis on which to condemn it....   [tags: Values, Cultural Bias]

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Cultural And Behavioral Beliefs Make Up The Core Values And Traditions Of East Asian Philosophy

- Distinct cultural and behavioral beliefs make up the core values and traditions of East Asian philosophy. Among these unique concepts is the idea of human nature. Traditions, in East Asia and elsewhere, begin and end with the concept, theory, and practice of human nature. The concept of human nature introduces other notions and ideas which outline the thought and action behind that specific culture. East Asian thought, both historically and more modern, describes human nature as a tendential, developmental, and rational concept in nature....   [tags: Confucianism, Confucius, East Asia]

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Religion Values, and Culture Identity Development

- Identity is a word that is used very commonly and regularly by people in their daily life. Identity formation is a process of developing distinct, separate identity. “A person’s identity has many attributes. It is a representation of one’s unique personal experience, memory, ethnicity, culture, religious orientation, gender, occupational role, amongst various other factors. Erikson refers to identity as “some belief in the sameness and continuity of some shared world image.”Identity may be defined as one’s consciousness of one self and others’ perception of one’s individuality”, (Yamin, 2008)....   [tags: cultural identity, cultural classification, muslim]

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The Values And Sense Of Right And Wrong

- As adolescents, our values and sense of right and wrong are influenced and developed by the culture we are exposed to. Because we are in constant contact with a particular culture, we develop our values and sense of right and wrong as seen fit for that time and place. In addition, we are also often taught to condemn ethnocentrism, thinking that one’s views, values, or standards are superior to others. Rather than being ethnocentric, we are taught to be open minded to the values and practices of cultures different from ours....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Value, Cultural relativism]

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Branding : Is Just A Slogan / Logo Or Corporate Values?

- Branding – is just a slogan/logo or corporate values. This is an important topic, especially in today’s society where more and more businesses are not only carrying out business internationally in multiple countries, in multiple languages they are also opening brick and mortar offices internationally. By opening a new office overseas they are in turn employing a local work force even if they move some of their executive team to help support the setup of the office. Companies have to adapt their way of doing business abroad, they have to maintain equilibrium between the local employees values and beliefs and the company strategy and corporate values....   [tags: Geert Hofstede, Cross-cultural communication]

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Cultural Sensitivity, Knowledge, and Skills from Nurses

- ... Being understanding of differences will not only broaden her own horizons, but also will help her to become a better nurse. A cultural competent nurse should ask questions and listen carefully to the answers in order to better understand the cultural diversity issues in health care that affect her patient. This approach emphasizes the patient’s role in promoting his wellness and in his responsibility for his own care. Being sensitive and showing respect for different cultural patients are nurses’ job (Quan, nd)....   [tags: patient, culture, beliefs, values, health]

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Cultural Concepts: Appiah’s Ideas and Mary Louise Pratt's Analysis

- Appiah's Ideas about Widely Varying Cultural Concepts As far as Appiah is concerned, the discernment on any one of the features of value is supposed to be based on the background of the culture that is put on the spotlight with. The reason why a society appears different in one way or another as compared to another society is because the values differ and a difference in value will always yield to a difference in societal behaviors. This has however been influenced by the issues of globalization where interactions with other people from another society have shaped new societal values as well as influencing the way people define some items....   [tags: Differing Beliefs, Values]

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The Influence of Employment on Core Values

- This essay will investigate the effect of of employment upon a person's core values and ethics. Values and ethics are socialised into a person through institutions such as family, education and religion. Workplaces are encountered later in life once a persons identity with values has already developed. I choose this area of research because within my micro world I was surprised about how diversely people with different occupations behave as with peoples with the same occupation behave similarly....   [tags: business, ethics, values]

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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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Cultural Differences between the West and East

- Every person on the Earth has one own mind, one own set of values, and own moral codex. Therefore it is not astonishing, that two individuals can have different opinions on given topics. Now, if we consider the distances dividing certain cultures, it is more than apparent, that the set of beliefs will be very much different. This essay sets it goal to compare Western World, here represented by Europe and the USA, and Eastern World, represented by the Eastern and the Southeastern Asia. While most of the Eastern Asia is heavily traditional because of influence of Confucianism and Taoism, the West is more liberal and atheistic....   [tags: Family, Values]

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Evaluating Societies Culture by Norms, Values, and Laws

- Almost every society participates in a unique culture that cannot be accurately judged without acquiring viewpoints from the individual’s in it. While reading the article India’s Sacred Cow by Marvin Harris (1978) I was able to gain insight about the Hindu people and their reasons for “worshipping” the “sacred cows” (Harris, 1978). According to the textbook Sociology Thirteenth Edition by Richard T. Schaefer, “through cultural realism, or the sincere attempt to understand an individual’s culture from his or her perspective, we might obtain information on how to better ourselves and our society” (Schaefer, 2012)....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Recognizing the Need for Cultural Change

- Recognizing the Need for Cultural Change Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Cultural awareness 3. Cultural sensitivity 4. Cultural competence 5. Cultural humility 6. Conclusion 7. References Introduction United States of America demographics profiles illustrates a nation rich in culture and culture diversity....   [tags: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Sensitivity]

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Understanding Cultural Perversity : Diversity And Cultural Differences

- In order to be able to analyze cultural differences, one must first know the definition of culture. Culture is defined as the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group (Merriam-Webster). Being that there are so many different cultures across the world, John Ladd has given us two theses to analyze in attempt to understand cultural differences. Understanding cultural diversity is an important way in understanding how different organizations operate through their set of beliefs....   [tags: Morality, Culture, Cultural relativism]

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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 Analysis : Culture And Culture

- Cultural competence is a set of values and principles that prove behaviors, attitudes, policies that come together in a system or organization that enables them to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. According to Chapter 3, Culture can be defined as “cultural relativism is the practice of assessing a culture by its own standards rather than viewing it through the lens of one’s own culture.” Additionally, in Chapter 3, a culture can be adapted to by “practicing cultural relativism” which “requires an open mind and a willingness to consider, and even adapt to, new values and norms.” Ethnocentrism is the assessments of other cultures according to biases inventing in the values and c...   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication]

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Cultural Observations From A Somalian-American

- Did you ever know that every country has different cultural values and norms that may cause misunderstanding among cultures around the globe. Of course, I didn’t really know that till I migrated from my country to the USA. A long time ago, I believed that the world was filled with homogenous societies which are based upon one culture only and that culture must be my own culture which I must follow as the ethnocentric standard to all other nations in the world. But later, I had experienced living in multi cultural communities and different continents around the globe, such as Africa and Asia, where getting involved in other people’s lives is very common....   [tags: Cultural Issues]

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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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