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Canadian Culture vs American Culture

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

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Popular Culture And Pop Culture

- ... While the Nielson (2015) report argues that 2015 was “the year of Adele” (p. 16), citing the 1.1 million record-setting downloads of her song “Hello” in one week and the 129 million audio streams to the date of the report’s production, Nelson (2016) is more skeptical. He points out that Adele only released her album towards the end of the year, arguing that this undermines the entire notion that 2015 could possible be defined by her. Yet, Nelson (2016) also cannot help but acknowledge that Adele’s sales were better than everyone else’s combined....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, High culture]

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The San Culture Of The Francisco Culture

- The San culture with a simplistic view of life; no material objects, food provided by the land along with the simple beliefs of being humble, sharing and family bonds. This way of life sounds like a difficult life to live; hunting for meat and the gathering of plant forms to feed their band sounds like a full time job, with little time to play but the opposite is true for the San Culture. The culture sustained through an egalitarian culture, everyone of equal status, each individual playing a life sustaining role the band they live in an inclusion of outside bands that may join temporarily during a hap or planned meeting, either being accepted and open to feed, house and sing as a long time...   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Religion, The Culture]

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A Discussion on the Culture of the Performer

- A Discussion on the Culture of the Performer Culture is one of the most difficult things to define. Trying to fit all of the subtle nuances and colloquialisms of a people group into a ridged form often requires drastic simplification. However, for the purpose of enlightening others in regards to one’s own culture, there is no other alternative. Culture in short, as defined by the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, is “the following ways of life, including but not limited to: Language, Arts and Sciences, Thought, Spirituality, Social Activity, and Interaction.” To that end, the culture of the performer may be defined as the aforementioned ways of life in regards to the people group known...   [tags: Culture ]

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A Name for Culture and Assimilation

- There are myriad reasons why a name becomes a crucial identity for many people. They believe that a name can give power, authority, allegiances, and other special values. In many African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria or Asian countries such as Myanmar, the naming ceremony for a newborn baby is very special for the baby and the family. The entire society may become involved in celebrating it. People believe a name will bring the prestigious culture values to the baby that will allow him or her to fit well in the society....   [tags: Culture]

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Trusting Culture on Knowledge Management

- Trusting Culture on knowledge management (KM) According to Strong and Weber (1998), a trusting culture is one that is characterized by actions and personal conducts, which discourage use of personal interests over group interest, and it incorporates positive attitude in regard to the conduct of others in the group. Trusting culture is a very reliable tool in knowledge management. This is attributed to the fact that the surrounding atmosphere is composed of trust, thus the quality of information being disseminated is high....   [tags: Culture ]

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The Many Faces of Culture

- Defining culture has been a debate among sociologists and anthropologists since the 19th century. Culture is vital for the perseverance of a society and has its own identity that distinguishes it from others. Culture is not rooted into a person from birth, but it is learned from wherever he or she is from. It acts in a subconscious manner in that when a culture differs, one society may find another society to be odd. Every society has a different culture where the people share a specific language, gesture, belief, behavior, norms, sanctions and more....   [tags: Culture ]

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Music and the American Culture

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

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Trusting Culture on Knowledge Management

- Trusting Culture on knowledge management (KM) Trusting culture is very reliable tool in knowledge management. This is attributed to the fact that the surrounding atmosphere is composed of trust, thus the quality of information being disseminated is high. King (2008) argues that, an overwhelming trust among employees in a firm or organization, yields good results for knowledge management. However, if the employees will be engaged in competition among themselves, then the trust will be inadequate as a measure of quality of information disseminated....   [tags: Culture ]

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Individualism and Collectivism Culture Theories

- Individualism and Collectivism are two accepted theories that are commonly used when dealing with one’s culture and political views. According to Kemmelmeier, H. M. and Coon, Individualism and Collectivism concepts has been used to “depict, clarify, and envision divergence in people’s opinion, behavior, principles, attribution, self perception, socialization, and communication.” Nonetheless, individualism and collectivism has shared some mutual views as well as incongruous stances on humanity, the disposition of human beings, the affiliation of society and the characteristics of people in the individualistic culture....   [tags: Culture ]

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The ‘60s: Culture and Music

- Throughout history, music have defined or depicted the culture and social events in America. Music has constantly played an important role in constituting American culture, where people have expressed themselves through music during flourishing and turbulent times. In the 1930’s, Swing music created a platform for audiences to vent their emotions in the midst of Great Depression and political unrest. Such strong relationship between music and culture can be seen throughout history, especially in the sixties....   [tags: Culture ]

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The Culture Of The Mexican Culture

- In every part of the world culture is seen in many different ways. Culture represents people that shared the same values, beliefs, attitudes, and symbols. Culture can sometimes affects the way we do things or see things as. People can sometimes assimilate things differently and judge a book by its cover, but before making an assumption we should think critical. Many of the times our culture can influence on how we accommodate, assimilate, and availability bias on the perspective way we see things....   [tags: Culture, Cultural assimilation, Assimilation]

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A True Culture Shock

- The United States is a continent with a diverse existing population today; this country is known as a melting pot of different cultures, each one unique in its own respect. Culture; differentiate one societal group from another by identification beliefs, behaviors, language, traditions, Art, fashion styles, food, religion, politics, and economic systems. Through lifelong and ever changing processes of learning, creativity, and sharing, culture shapes our patterns of behavior and thinking. A culture’s significance is so profound that it touches almost every aspect of who and what we are....   [tags: Culture]

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Shopping For American Culture

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

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Assimilating into American Culture

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

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American vs. Japanese Culture

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

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Hegemony and Youth Culture

- Hegemony is a concept that involves uses of power. It was created by Antonio Gramsci in order to understand the difference between dominant groups in society that have power and that use “intellectual and moral leadership” in an attempt to win over the less powerful submissive groups (Storey 8). In this way, hegemony will be demonstrated in youth culture. Willard states that the cultural authority of the dominant society must be questioned as to its legitimacy in the dominant role as the authority plays an important role in its production (739)....   [tags: Culture]

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Culture Conflict in Sudan

- Culture is an essential part of conflict and conflict resolution. Cultures are what shapes our perceptions, attributions, judgments, and ideas of self and other. We are all born individuals; then we are raised, socialized and sensitized to the norms of our respective civilizations which led us to identify consciously and unconsciously to our societies. In 1993, Samuel Huntington wrote an influential paper that was published in Foreign Affairs titled “ Clash of the Civilizations.” Huntington states, “The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural (Huntington 1993, 1).” According to Huntington, cultural identities bind people together more fastidious...   [tags: Culture ]

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Perceptions of Bushmen Culture

- In the 1800s Europeans discovered Saartjie Baartman, a South African Bushman woman. They called her the Hottentot Venus and exploited her mainly because of her physical and cultural differences. Hottentot, Khoisan, San and Bushmen are all common names for the group of indigenous people of which she belonged. These people have been largely viewed by Western society as “savages who were part human, part animal” and considered to be “the lowest rung in the ladder of human development.” This unilateral yet widespread notoriety has existed since the 1800s and many of the banal conceptions of the Bushmen have remained unchanged through the course of modern history....   [tags: Culture ]

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Benefits of Japanese Culture

- Heighten Your Health with the Benefits of Green Tea Originally planted and grown solely in Asia, Camellia sinensis is now grown almost everywhere because of its popularity. This plant is used for producing oolong, white, black, and green tea. Its leaves and leaf buds are fermented to achieve various oxidation levels that result to different types of teas. Lesser fermentation keeps the high levels of antioxidants present in the drink. These antioxidants are the molecules that can safely counter the effects of free radicals in the body....   [tags: Culture ]

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Does Technology Affects Culture or Does Culture Affect Technology?

- Culture is the unique set of beliefs, behaviors, and way of life of a group of people. Our culture, according to many, is undergoing a steady increase in the culture gap, and for the most part, their main target when seeking whom to blame is technology. Our culture drives us to pursue success and pleasure, complete tasks efficiently, and contemplate how to improve the lives of the generations to come and ourselves. These elements of our culture, these demands, the majority, are fulfilled by technology....   [tags: Culture ]

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Organizational Culture And Cultural Culture

- ... You walk into the building and you can sense that the personality of this business is very nice and reassuring. I felt accepted the moment I stepped foot into the building, almost as if I was a part of the family that they have created amongst themselves. The more I got to experience the workplace the more I saw that the culture is based around friendship and laughter. Every day I have been there so far everyone is always teasing each other and making jokes. Dane was even joking with me within the first hour I was there on my first day....   [tags: Communication, Culture, Meaning of life, Sociology]

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Asian American Culture And Culture

- ... Chapter 4: Education Education is very important for many families because many parents want their child to do well at school and get a better future. Also parents always press their child to do their best even if their best getting a B or 70 on a test. But for Asian families, a parents want their child to do better their best and always want to the child be the prefect child which mean that they will always get A or 100 on exam and do all the extra activities that can help get better grade....   [tags: Education, Culture, Entrance examination, Race]

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Culture and Foreign Language: Teaching and Learning

- In this subsection, different approaches to teaching culture within the foreign language teaching practice and different views of the term “culture” are going to be presented as a mean to explore the close relationship between culture and language and determine what is understood as culture in this study. As it was mentioned above, there are different definitions of culture. These views have relied on the different language acquisition theories and teaching approaches that have emerged in the history of foreign language teaching....   [tags: Culture]

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Culture: It Makes Us Who We Are

- According to Webster’s Dictionary, culture is defined as tradition or a way of life. It is also a defining principle in how we live our life and the type of people we become. The Salish Indians of the Montana and Celie, the main character of the book The Color Purple, are two examples of cultures that made them who they are. Celie is a poor, black, woman growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the mid-twentieth century. The men have constantly put her down, through beatings and rape, for being a woman with no talent at all....   [tags: Culture ]

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Indian Culture And How It Translates to America

- India is a captivating country full of humble traditions, lively festivals, and honest beliefs. With over 2 billion people, India has a vast array of religions and languages with Hindi being the most popular. The Hindu culture is a culture of love, respect, honoring others and humbling one's own ego so that the inner nature, which is naturally pure and modest, will shine forth (Mailerindia Infotek Limited). Hindi is a kind and peaceful religion. It is only fitting to combine a temperate religion with a humble society of people....   [tags: Culture ]

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Affects of Popular Culture on Today's Generation

- People today blame popular culture for the “corrupting” of today’s generation. Many Americans do not think of the other factors that go into popular culture. There are in fact many factors that go into the things such as teen pregnancy, education failure, and violence of today’s youth. Factors such as money, home life, and enviorment. Not only do Americans feel popular culture is to blame, but also feels popular culture is having its affect too soon. Before being able to discuss the effects popular culture has on children, what exactly is “childhood?” With the ongoing debate of abortion many people do not agree on when a child’s life beings....   [tags: Culture]

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The Importance of Learning One's Own Culture

- Alice Walker writes about the importance of culture and about the acceptance of where people have come from in her short story, “Everyday Use.” There are three main characters in the story, all of whom has her own personal traits and views on how to deal with her life and deciding what is most important to her. The significance of this story is vast, from the value of culture, to the characteristics of each person. Walker describes the way each character’s attitude reflects on her culture. The three main characters include the mother, who is also the narrator, and her daughters, Dee and Maggie....   [tags: Culture ]

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Hispanic and Native Americans Culture in California

- Upon initial research of the rich heritage of California the two minority groups that stood out as especially influential in historic California and today’s society are the Native Americans and Hispanic Americans. To better understand and identify with these minority groups we must identify the common themes within their day to day life. By researching each culture’s common family traditions, religious beliefs, arts & entertainment, and language one can gain a greater appreciation of many different kinds of people, and in turn have more effective relationships in a multicultural society....   [tags: Culture ]

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The Culture of Naming Nwborns and Its Functions

- Introduction Naming of newborns is an issue that is rooted under cultural and geographical backgrounds, with different places having a strong history concerning it and a unique process of doing it. Although the naming process has changed in one way or another among different communities, there are some trends that still remain, which are important in an attempt to try to understand the naming process among various ethnic groups. In this research, I will focus on the different naming behaviours among the Asians and the westerners and establish whether there are similarities or differences between these two processes....   [tags: Culture ]

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Culture and Gender Influences: Language Development

- Culture and Gender Influences: Language Development There are many facets of language development including: the brain, delayed speech, and expected milestones. Biological factors in newborns are—for the most part—the same across the world. However, once introduced into their culture the differences begin to emerge, and it appears that there are some biological factors that influence gender based language development. Craig and Dunn (p 164) identifies play differences as one of the determining factors of gender differences in language development....   [tags: Culture ]

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Popular Culture 's Theory Of Mass Culture

- The purpose of this essay is to firstly explain what John Fiske means by ‘popular culture lies not in the production of commodities so much as the productive use of industrial commodities’ (Fiske, J. 1990 p.28). Secondly this essay will go on to compare Fiske’s interpretation of popular culture to MacDonald’s theory of mass culture. The quotation given in the title proposes popular culture is not governed by those responsible for the production of commodities but by the people. One could say in order for any commodity to be a part of popular culture relies on the people as they hold the power to decide what commodities they buy into making popular....   [tags: Popular culture, Culture, High culture]

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Common Factors That Culture And Culture

- Around the world there are many common factors that link cultures to one another, but one of the main factors that separates cultures is the food they eat. People travel the world specifically to taste the intricate cuisine from each culture around the globe. Its importance lies within the fact that all living things need it to survive, and in particular humans need a wide range of nutrients and vitamins to survive and the culture that it derives from makes it special. From China to Mexico, the wide assortment and tastes found relate directly to the culture that the food originates from....   [tags: United States, Culture, French fries, Hamburger]

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Culture And Its Impact On Western Culture

- ... India’s government is a clear example of western influence derived from years of british control, since it contains a parliamentary government that is akin to that of Britain. The Indian Journal of Political Science offers a brief look at the government 's establishment “The parliamentary form of government was established in England way back in seventeenth century, in France in 1830 and in Italy after second World War. In India, it was adopted in the Minto morley reforms in 1909” (Kumar). India not only shares practically the same governing style as Britain, but many parallels can be drawn between the two governments as well....   [tags: Western culture, Culture, Western world, India]

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Defining Deaf Culture

- Imagine if you were a proud Native-American, or Hispanic and someone said that your culture is not real, that the way you were born is just a disability, and you should change to be more like everyone else. You would probably be quite offended. That is what the Deaf community has had to deal with constantly for the past 40 years because of the social unawareness of much of the hearing community. 90% of all deaf children are born to hearing parents who never thought much about the deaf community (Bat-Chava)....   [tags: Culture ]

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Popular Culture Artifacts

- Bertolt Brecht asserted, “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” Art, encompassing all popular culture artifacts, both reflects the society that creates it and is itself an agent capable of changing social reality. Popular culture artifacts, like the Harry Potter series discussed in Nexon and Neumann’s work, Harry Potter and International Relations, exert agency, or causal power over the meaning and interpretation of cultural elements, by influencing the way ideas and values are constructed in everyday life....   [tags: Culture ]

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Country vs. Culture

- America is a land based on freedom. This freedom is for every individual no matter their race or culture. Our society has surpassed many judgments and concerns that these demographic differences had created in the past. These differences had previously led to a great amount of cultural diversity through the act of discrimination among our nation. America, as a country, has now opened opportunities for individuals to work and interact in environments which were previously unsuited. USA Today surveyed a minority group in 2005 and found that over one third of corporate culture embraces diversity (El Nasser)....   [tags: Culture]

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The Culture Map : Overcoming Cultural Barriers

- ... Erin recalls a time she was in New Delhi and asked the concierge of her hotel for a good place to eat. He gave her directions a number of times and after the third time of Erin not finding the restaurant, he decided to walk her there (30). Erin and the concierge had two different perceptions of giving and receiving directions. Erin believed that the concierge was not clear enough and the concierge wondered why Erin didn’t understand. Erin later approached the concierge and explained that she planned on visiting the Qutab Minar ancient ruins....   [tags: Culture, The Culture]

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Hip Hop Culture

- Hip Hop culture has come from a inner city expression of life to a multi-billion dollar business. At the beginning of the new millennium it was the top selling genre in the pop charts. It had influences not only on music, but on fashion, film, television, and print. In 2004 Hip Hop celebrated its 30th year anniversary. It wasn’t big for the fact that it was still kicking. It was big because the once Black/Brown inner city culture had grown into a multi-billion dollar global phenomenon (Reeves). Hip Hop culture has provided a platform for all walks of life to speak their mind....   [tags: Culture ]

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Afghanistan Food Culture

- Cooking and Foods In the novel “The Kite Runner”, Khaled Hosseini discusses many different types of food from Afghanistan. Tea was mentioned a few times as Baba retreated to his reading area and drank tea with Rahim Khan. Food is the epicenter of being a guest in an Afghan house because the host takes pride in what he/she serves. A person who is welcomed into the household, that person will be offered the best that the family has to present. They will constantly fill your tea glass and offer snacks until you cover your glass with your hand and say that you’ve had enough....   [tags: Culture ]

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Essay on Demonstrating a Conceptual Understanding of School Culture

- “Students will be nurtured in a safe, caring environment that challenges them to shoot for the stars”. “He tini nga whetu, e ngaro I te kapua iti” There are many stars; a small cloud cannot conceal them. (Wanganui City College, 2010) Learning a culture is involved and extremely intricate as each school is unique and the schools student populace being unique. Culture as we understand relates to relationships, traditions, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. So why is culture an important aspect with regards to schools, and how can cultures affect the schools running....   [tags: Culture ]

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Bangkok's Effot to Build a Positive Image of the Nation's Culture

- INTRODUCTION In Bangkok, there have been a number of well managed cultural activities to preserve particularly a forever focus on the historic and religious heritage, for example, make a merit with nine temple tour of Bangkok or one day trip in Grand Palace and the temple of Emerald Buddha. Those are presented and treated as treasures of the nation’s artistic and cultural richness of the country and the people since 1965, a first year of emergence of TAT’s oversea office to promote Thailand through western eyes....   [tags: Culture]

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The Nature And Substance Of Organisational Culture

- What is the nature and substance of organisational culture and why does it matter. This essay will set out to define what is organisational culture, examine the main attributes that characterise it and how cultural originate and develop within it. At the same time, this essay will also assess the importance of organisational culture to the financial performance and continued survivability of firms. Organisational theorists, depending on their school of thought, hold differing conceptions of organisational culture....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, The Culture, Organization]

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How Leadership Helps Shape Culture

- ... Over an eleven year period, their revenues increased by an average of 682 percent. In a strong culture, the organization’s core values are both intensely held and widely shared. When the organization succeeds, the founders’ personality becomes embedded in the culture. Some example of founders with immeasurable impact on their organization’s culture and ultimately performance include Bill Gates at Microsoft, Ingvar Kamprad at IKEA, Herb Kelleher at Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith at FedEx, and Richard Branson at the Virgin Grout (Robbins & Judge, 2015)....   [tags: Culture, Organizational culture, The Culture]

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A Critical Approach For Youth Culture

- BOOK REFLECTION: “A Critical Approach to Youth Culture” This book discusses the various definitions of culture, how culture is shaped, and how it shapes us. The book also explores youth culture and how, as a youth minister, would be the best way to understand it and further enhancing this understanding through theories. I agree that my uniqueness is derived biologically, and through inheritance, which is culture. A countless number of cultures have shaped who I am. I am an Italian descendant born in a Portuguese colonised country (Brazil), and I currently live in Australia....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, The Culture, Value]

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Is Culture A Subconscious Complex?

- ... As soon as we are in contact with other members of our culture, we start learning, therefore, we can assume that culture is learnt rather than inherited biologically. A human being will learn the culture of the society where he is raised; thus, a person that is born in Germany would not practice the same culture if he had been born in Africa. If a culture is learnt, we can also state that it is shared. We all share knowledge among the members of the same society. This way we pass on the standards of our culture along keeping it alive for generations to come after we have passed....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Human, The Culture]

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What Are Popular Culture?

- There are many ways to define popular culture. Many individuals have grappled with the question what is popular culture. And how to critically analyze and deconstruct the meanings. Looking at the root words of popular culture is where to begin. Raymond Williams states ‘popular’ means: “well liked by many people" or “culture actually made for the people themselves (Storey, p.5). This is part with the word ‘culture’ combine to look at how the two words have been connect by theoretical work within social and historical context....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, High culture]

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What is Culture?

- The first definition of ‘culture’ by Oxford’s Dictionary is ‘art, literature, music and other intellectual expressions of a particular society or time’ (“Culture,” Oxford’s Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English). Anthropologist of culture, Raymond Williams argued that the term ‘culture’ was first used in reference to the cultivation of crops which was later associated in relation to the cultivation of the human mind, hence the expression ‘cultured/cultivated person’. The noun of process thenceforth grew into a noun of configuration in the later 18th century where culture meant ‘the generalisation of the ‘spirit’ which informed the ‘whole way of life’ of a distinct people’ (William...   [tags: Sociology of Culture]

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Culture of Critique

- Americans have embraced debate since before we were a country. The idea that we would provide reasoned support for any position that we took is what made us different from the English king. Our love of debate came from the old country, and embedded itself in our culture as a defining value. Thus, it should not come as a surprise that the affinity for debate is still strong, and finds itself as a regular feature of the mainstream media. However, if Deborah Tannen of the New York Times is correct, our understanding of what it means to argue may be very different from what it once was; a “culture of critique” has developed within our media, and it relies on the exclusive opposition of two confl...   [tags: American Culture]

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Organizational Culture: Diverse Types of Cultures and Employees Viewpoints

- Quantitative An article by Ophillia Ledimo entitled, Managing Organizational Culture Through an Assessment of Employees’ Current and Preferred Culture, was examined for the quantitative portion of this research paper (2013). Quantitative research presents relationships among data collected (Plano Clark & Creswell, 2010). This article reflects this definition of quantitative research. Ledimo (2013) presents the problem that exists as a gap in literature that although employee perceptions of organizational culture exist, employee’s preferred culture are often missed in research....   [tags: culture, power culture, motivation]

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The Effects Of Popular Culture On American Culture

- ... As seen with the reactions of Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Award performance and Beyoncé’s “Formation” Music video, black culture can still be accepted in a society that repudiates blackness. Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy Award performance was a spectacular feat for the black community. As Kendrick entered the stage shackled to his black comrades with a soulful saxophone playing in the background, it is obvious that the imagery of imprisonment was a commentary on incarceration in America and its similarities with slavery....   [tags: Black people, African American, Popular culture]

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High Culture

- The modern definition of ‘culture’ is the ‘art, literature, music and other intellectual expressions of a particular society or time’ (“Culture,” Oxford’s Advanced Learner’s Dictionary of Current English). There are two principal concepts in the study of communication and culture – the materialist and the idealist view of culture. The materialist approach concerns itself with the literary criticisms of Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels, and the Frankfurt School where culture is constituted by class relations and social structure, whereas, the idealist approach concerns itself with literary criticisms of Matthew Arnold (Arnoldian), F.R....   [tags: Culture ]

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Culture Competence

- These nine terms are all correlated and intertwined with each other. Without one, like culture, you cannot have the other, such as diversity. If one is going to work as a health care professional, they must know these terms and be able to respect the meaning of each one. A meaning of a word can differ from person to person, depending on his or her culture and upbringing. Culture in a general sense is patterns, behaviors, beliefs, values, customs and life ways that have been passed on from person to person, generation to generation, within a family and group of people....   [tags: Culture ]

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Egyptian Culture

- Culture in Egypt is rich and deep. Having one of the oldest cultures dating back to before the pharaohs; Egypt’s culture is well developed and distinctive. With a religious cultured background, Egypt is developing rapidly into a restructured culture, combining old with new. An overview shows a complex structured culture built on many influences. Humanity builds around culture and is a complex system that is difficult to define due to many factors. Webster dictionary defines culture as “the integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations” (Web)....   [tags: Culture ]

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French Culture

- The French are all about preserving their culture and being individualized. They often take great pride in the French products and the French style, and believe in keeping the French culture “pure” so they also limit the amount of foreign goods that are being imported. But during the World Wars the French began to allow foreigners to immigrate into France to take jobs due to an increase in job shortages. The immigration from the World Wars added to the diversity of the French culture. Ever since the 1850’s there has been a steady flow of immigration into France, and now nine percent of the French population is made up of immigrants (Gofen 62)....   [tags: Culture ]

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Popular Culture With Its Dimensions

- ... This diversity has given a sense of ‘collectively’. All of this is just because of common living style and popular culture. In this way many researchers try to find out the beginning of any successful nation through popular culture sources and try to bring up the middle class to industrial revolutionized class by following the same phenomenon. When industrialization is increased, it also give rise other sectors that include transportation, advanced building technology, increased quality in education, modern equipment in health sector, modern technology in commercial printing shows a leading path in the formation of mass media....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, High culture, Mass media]

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Balinese Culture

- BACKGROUND ON THE CULTURE The island of Bali is a city among the islands of Indonesia, located east of Java and west of Lombak in the Indian Ocean. As stated in “The Anthropological Romance of Bali 1597-1972,” Bali is “in the very center of the Indonesian archipelago” (Boon 1). This island is part of the largest nation in size and population in Southeast Asia. Bali is quite complex in their belief systems, especially when perceived by the western world. Their belief system is not comprised of a singular core religion, but of a sort of amalgam of various world religions....   [tags: Culture ]

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Death and Dying in the Somali Culture

- Culturally competent cares in the medical field can make a huge difference in the satisfaction and the healing of patients who are guests in the facilities that we will be at. In central Minnesota we have the privilege of having many different cultures in a small area. With many people immigrating here from their homeland it is important, as health care professionals, to have an understanding of the many different beliefs and traditions that we may come across in our personal and professional lives....   [tags: Culture ]

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Greek Culture as Exhibited in "The Odyssey"

- Many diverse cultures are found in every corner of the world. Every culture is defined by its traditions and values. The film “The Odyssey,” depicts the culture of the ancient Greeks where it illustrates the life of a man, Odysseus, who has gone on a journey just to get back to his kingdom. Many values and traditions could be identified through the path of the journey. Some elements that are found important to the Greeks are the music, the religion, and the duty to the kingdom. One important feature found in ancient Greek culture is the music....   [tags: Greek Culture]

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American Culture

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

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Indian Culture

- Religions. There are many religions that started in India. The two most well known religions are Hinduism and Buddhism. The other religions include Jainism and Sikhism, while Christianity and Islam are also practiced in India. The graph below shows the dispersion of religion in India14: Your browser may not support display of this image. The majority of people in India are Hindus as they make up 80.5% of the population, whereas Islam is in second with 13.4%. Hinduism is considered to be one of the oldest religions and the only major polytheistic religions that is currently being practice, making it unique compare to other major religions....   [tags: Culture]

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Culture is a Gift to Humans

- Anthropology shows culture to us as a gift to human beings because without culture we would not exist. As described in our first reading culture is observational. As a result, anthropologists study ethnographic fieldwork. “Whether in a jungle village in Peru or on the streets on New York, anthropologists go to where people live and ‘does fieldwork.’ ” This means participating in activities and asking questions, eating strange foods, interviewing informants, and learning a new language. Above all, anthropologists are observers of culture....   [tags: culture, anthropology, ]

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Communication and Culture

- My most interesting and most challenging job is one in the same. It was for a small, start-up trucking company. The owner, who already owned one small, non-union trucking company, had secured a contract with a large national grocery chain to haul groceries outside a 150-mile radius of the city. However, because the grocery chain was a unionized company, the owner, in fear of an attempt to organize his current trucking company, chose to start a new entity to handle the newly acquired business. This is a story of two conflicting cultures, overt cultural interpretation, and the struggles associated with bringing the two cultures together to meet the conflicting needs of the owner and the union...   [tags: conflicting cultures, overt culture interpretation]

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The Decay of the American Culture

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

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How Culture Influences Our Lives

- ... Culture can, however, shape the way that we interact with others. In a scientific study by Anne-Katrin Neyer and Anne-Wil Harzing they found that, “Our study supports previous findings that suggest that individuals who learn a foreign language might be subconsciously influenced by the culture embedded in that language, and acquire some of its characteristics. The more experienced individuals become in working in a foreign language, the more they are able to understand the nuances of culturally determined behaviour....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Popular culture, Individual]

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Negotiating in a Foreign Culture

- Case Study Summary When Anne Burns, an American expatriate, moved to Jordan with her husband to promote female entrepreneurship through the non-profit organization ExportJordan, she had no idea that her American style of communication and negotiation would clash so severely with the Jordanian culture. As she settled into her new office aided by a western educated female employee named Hayat, she quickly ran into a number of minor differences such as men not shaking her hand. Major issues soon started happening, as evidenced by her less than warm welcome by Jafar, a male employee who warned her about her attitude and actions with cryptic phrases and obvious disapproval....   [tags: Culture Sensitivity]

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How Does the Line Between High and Pop Culture Become Blurred?

- In this essay I intend to explore what is meant by the terms popular culture and high culture. I will also look at how the relationship between these two terms has become distorted and blurred over time. In order to reinforce what I am saying about popular and high culture I will be using a range of examples from the music industry to show how the line between high culture and popular culture has become ambiguous. I will also call upon the work of John Storey to give my work an academic foundation....   [tags: Culture ]

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Contemporary Aspects Of Pop Culture

- ... Nina Pitchkites described one fashion as, “Optic art, or otherwise known as ‘Op’ art, …People wore clothes with optic or illusional designs on them” (Personal Communication, 2010). Another woman, Connikie Yvonne, stated, “Just about anything that Jackie Kennedy or Audrey Hepburn wore was popular. They wore slim, sleeveless dresses worn with a pearl necklace and earrings. Both wore pumps that had slim medium heels” (Personal Communication, 2010).These innovations in style not only changed the way people looked but also changed the mindset of many people....   [tags: Culture, Popular culture, 1960s, Subculture]

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The Perception Of Culture And Its Effect On Society

- Our perception towards society comes down to our words, and the meaning that we give to them, kind of like a play. In sociological terms, one would be able to use the term ‘acting’ as the illusion we give that precedes our true intentions. Our performance is internally reduced to our lives that act as our stage. Furthermore, our audience becomes our social actors: such as our friends, family, and aqantinces. The perception of culture is far from linear or understood but is multi faceted and complex to where only the ones who live it can explain it....   [tags: Culture, The Culture, Sociology, Anthropology]

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Culture Is Important For Our Present Society

- Culture is understood in many ways to many different kind of people. Growing up, not much time nor effort was placed into grasping the full understanding of what it is to be cultured, how many other cultures you could possibly belong to, or why culture is important for our present and future society. Being able to reflect on one’s own individual cultural identity as well as respect the understanding of others’, can be an up most powerful feeling. First, we must understand that the definition of culture goes beyond the society’s stereotype of what is race and ethnicity and how that defines what culture you belong to....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, The Culture, Sociology]

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Effects Of Culture On Today 's Generation

- Effects of Culture on Today 's Generation People live in a world which cultures, traditions and rituals are practiced and passed down from generation to generation. Their values and manners are influenced by these elements. Thus it forms expectations people would have. People in collectivistic cultures are said to have interdependent selves, whereas people in individualistic cultures are said to have independent selves. However, people not only absorb domestic culture but also absorb that from other parts of the world....   [tags: Culture, Sociology, The Culture, Globalization]

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Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Food and Culture in America and the Influence of Cuban Cuisine

- Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of various foods ranging from foods brought to the region by European colonizers, to those from the cuisine of African, Chinese, and Indian immigrants to the region. Original Caribbean foods are said to be those of the Carib, Arawak, and Taino tribes (Miller, Vandome, McBrewster, 2010). Common foods in the region include pork, goat, and fish, cassava, rice, various types of beans. Fresh fruits grown in the region such as Guava, and Papaya are also a favorite. The Caribbean region consists of several islands and countries....   [tags: Culture ]

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Culture of Ireland

- Ireland This paper will investigate the culture of Ireland by taking a look at the five characteristics. Each characteristic will be allotted its own subsections. The first section will encompass the history to illuminate the connection of a country’s struggle and their learned culture. I will communicate the key aspects that connect an individual culture to the region of the world it inhabits in the second section. In the third section, the language and art of the land are discussed to draw lines to the symbols a culture is founded upon....   [tags: Irish Culture Research Paper]

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The Canadian Culture

- Culture can be defined as the behaviours and belief characteristics of a particular social, ethnic, or age group. Every country has its own special way of life. Canada’s in particular can be considered unique because Canada is a cultural mosaic, which allows elements of many cultures to be integrated into one. Canada’s culture has many influences because the numerous people who immigrate here are encouraged to keep their culture. These immigrants also teach the people they meet when they move here about their own ways of life....   [tags: Canadian Culture, Canada,]

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Corn and Culture

- A rise of culture and tradition often came down to food. Food was the principle part of culture. It depicted how the people of that culture would live out their days. As the food source changed, so did the cultural practices. This cultural phenomenon often is connected to the food pertaining to the main calorie source of that culture. For many cultures, the major calorie and nutrient supplying crop was corn. Corn has grown from a primary source of calories in culture to an inescapable source of starch and sugars in culture, especially in American culture....   [tags: Food, Traditions, Culture, People]

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Examining Sub-Cultures: The Goth Culture

- Individuals in society are inherently subject to collaborative norms and values that have been instilled in humanity, with the consideration that this varies across cultures. The paradigm between collective action and individual desire results in the formation of what is deemed socially acceptable, such as gender roles, sexual orientation, gender performance etc. “It is social norms that provide the constraints by which the interaction between the basic dyad of self and other is governed…social norms also provide the source of identity between the individual action, the complete system and the overall social order itself resides in the identity between the action and the system” (Jinks, 2...   [tags: hegemonic masculinity, punk culture, identity]

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The Culture of Nova, by Samuel Delany

- From the start Nova works hard to convince readers the society presented to us has no culture. Set in 32nd century Nova’s message The characters explicably tell us there is no culture but they show us evidence to the contrary. Culture is inevitable. I would like to focus on three supporting arguments; that Nova is a culture of appropriation, that work itself can create culture, and that cultural capital persists even when the applicable societies think otherwise. These layers blend together to create the unique culture presented in the novel....   [tags: social issues, the future of culture]

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Culture Is Ordinary, by Raymond Williams

- According to Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of “culture” is “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time”. On the other hand, accroding to Raymond Williams, it is more complicated. However, ther is something that is certain: Culture is ordinary, which happens to be the title of an article he wrote to define and explain what culture is. In his article “Culture Is Ordinary”, Raymond Williams defines culture, based on his knowledge, and experience –which would, as he defines, would be his culture....   [tags: Culture Is Ordinary Essays]

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The Afar Culture

- There are more than 6.5 billion people in the world. It is not known how many cultures are within all of those people. This is due to the fact, that some cultures are not distinct enough to be seen as different cultures by outsiders. Also, so many people are traveling and moving away from their original culture, that it is hard to tell who is a part of a culture and who is not. Cultures have similarities and differences. Many cultures cannot communicate with other cultures because they speak different languages....   [tags: arabs, ankala tribe, world culture]

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The Myth of Rape Culture in America

- “Rape is as American as apple pie,” says blogger Jessica Valenti. She and other feminists describe our society as a “rape culture” where violence against women is almost invisible. According to feminists, films, magazines, fashion, books, music, and humor cooperate in conveying the message that women are there to be used, abused and exploited.(Kitchens, 2015) Rape culture, which was coined as a culture during the second wave of feminism during the early 1970’s and was, according to the encyclopedia of rape, “often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.” Rape culture, by definition though, is “a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against...   [tags: Rape Culture Essays]

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