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Traditional Values

- Traditional Values Traditional values can sometimes sway us to do wrong things parallel to our own personal beliefs. People, places, and things shape these values and cause us to surrender to situations that neither influence nor hold our interest. This is a scary concept: What if one of these situations put our life or someone else’s life in danger. This is a question that crossed my mind when I thought about conformity in my life. One memory in particular involves my football team. As did Langston Hughes in his experience with conformity, I too felt pressure from my peers to do something I didn’t want to do....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Traditional Values Encourage Prejudice and Discrimination

- Traditional Values Encourage Prejudice and Discrimination Human evolution took place in a most scattered manner, in time and place. Our world is replete with varied societies, each with its own guidelines, philosophies, conventions, customs, traditions, and institutions. Each group, each society, each culture proclaims its individuality, its differences, its distinctiveness, and concocts devices, legal or otherwise, to ensure they will last forever. Therein lie the seeds of intolerance. Mankind must come to realise that each individual is not a limited member of some isolated and narrowly defined group but rather a member of the people of the planet earth....   [tags: Papers]

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Asian Values: Do they exist?

- Asian Values: Do they exist. On the face of it, the existence of ‘Asian Values’ seems illusory. After the humiliation of the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis, the sounding of the death knell for the Asian-values debate seemed imminent. Yet with the recent ascension of China as an economic superpower and similar economic miracles in the East, some began to speculate about ‘Asian Values’ and its inherent superiority in the political, economic and social structures in countries. ‘Asian values’ can be termed as a set of values shared by people of many different nationalities and ethnicities living in East and Southeast Asia....   [tags: Economics]

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Puritan Values in America Today

- Purely Americans The Puritan people migrated to what is now present-day America due to their persecution in Europe. Their religion observed many beliefs that did not agree with other European Christians. These ideals stayed with the Puritans as they settled in America to build their idealistic, utopian society. Even though Puritan society was largely unsuccessful in meeting their expectations, several of their fundamental values are still exemplified by Americans today. These beliefs included the dislike of anything dull, an intense hatred of tyranny, and the idea that America is a shining example for the rest of the world to follow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Korean Traditional Society: Emmanuel Todd

- Korea traditionally used to have a family structure called extended [authoritarian] stem family where the family members included all their grandparents, aunts and uncles into the number and size. In traditional society the role structure was strictly divided by sex and age. After the virtues of Confucianism were imported from China, Korea valued high patriarchal family structure; the principal purpose of marriage traditionally was meant to continue the family lineage by obtaining a male heir. Filial piety, which served as an ideology for maintaining its traditional familial pattern, was a virtuous characteristic; it was believed that it was the duty that kept the order to not disgrace the n...   [tags: modernization,industrialization, family]

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Traditional and Cyber Terrorism

- ... One of the best examples of cyber terrorism is murder committed in 1998 in one of the hospitals of the U.S , where under the confidential security of FBI was very important witness, terrorist gained access to the hospital through the internet and transformed cardio stimulation machine, as a result of what patient died. Very often in contrast with traditional terrorist, cyber terrorists commit some acts for their own interest. While ordinary terrorists who commit acts for their country and nation and are considered to be heroes for their deeds....   [tags: bombs, modern technology weapon]

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Traditional Ideologies

- 'Traditional Ideologies' The texts that we, the reader, tend to relate to most are the texts that reflect our values or include certain social issues of the present. Texts such as these are therefore quite commonly found beside the beds, on the coffee tables and in the bookcases of many Australians. These texts, in a way act as a barometer for values, and shifts in values in our society. This can be seen in many instances. For example, take the feature film 'The Castle'. The typical Australian family, the Kerrigans, represented in this film was not chosen by accident....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Money vs. Values

- Money can be misinterpreted from our values. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 6:10; “for the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.” Money is good as long as we don’t make it evil. It can be used as a distraction or in many different ways. (add another transition sentence)Our society must learn the importance of personal, professional, and traditional values. People have many personal responsibilities such as house work, paying bills, and school to name a few. It is our responsibility as humans to clean our homes so they can be pleasant and welcoming for our visitors....   [tags: Personal Values]

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Richard Rodriguez’s Challenging The Traditional Classroom

- Education is a wonderful asset to anyone. With a good one the sky is the limit, and without one opportunity may never come knocking. In today’s society, so much emphasis is put on education. How many times have we heard the saying “if you get a good education, you’ll get a good job and make a lot of money”. Even today, my parents remind me of how much a college degree would add to my marketability. But when does it become too much. Is it possible that one could overlook the more important values in life in search to become a “learned man”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nervous Conditions Focuses on the Influence of Colonialism in Africa

- The Influence of Colonialism The focus point of the novel - two of several very richly-drawn and complex characters - is the relationship between Tambu and her cousin Nyasha; one girl raised in a traditional home trying to fit into a Westernised system, the other raised in England and now expected to conform to traditional values - even though they live under the same roof. Neither manages to reconcile the two without giving up themselves to some degree. They're told in two languages to be grateful and subservient for what they get; but Tambu's English is as bad as Nyasha's Shona, and there's no language available to them to speak their own minds and write their own narrative....   [tags: women's rights, racism, values]

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Representation, Transparency, Inclusion and Responsibility

- Question 1: What features of consultation instruments make them likely to carry stakeholder legitimacy. The consultation regime in a democratic state should reflect the traditional democratic values - representation, transparency, inclusion and responsibility (Kohler-Koch and Quittkat 2013). Since consultation instruments are developed by the state for the public, it is then crucial to ensure they are available and accessible to a variety of stakeholders, interested public, organisations and experts....   [tags: Democratic Values]

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Gay Marriage: What Ever Happened To Equal Rights

- ... Without family health coverage and many other benefits then everyone would probably be struggling. To continue with my position, gay marriage should be allowed so that same-sex couples can have the chance to adopt. Although, same sex couples can not reproduce children, adopting children from foster homes is a great idea because not only is the child provided a home but he or she is given a family to be with. In addition, there are about 100,000 children in foster homes waiting to be adopted (Klein).With allowing gay marriage, this could definitely reduce the numbers of children in foster cares....   [tags: benefits, adopt, inaccurate, traditional]

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The Religious Right Movement

- The book, Jerry Falwell and the Rise of the Religious Right by Matthew Avery Sutton portrays the historical background behind Jerry Falwell and traditional Christian beliefs. Some of the issues and events that drove Falwell and other conservative Christians to new forms of political activism in the second half of the twentieth century are: sex education, abortion and homosexuality. In 1961, Evangelist and pastor Tim LaHaye worked on informing and ridding public schools of sex education programs....   [tags: Jerry Falwell, traditional Christian beliefs]

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The Significance of Semiotic Analysis in Branding and Brand Development

- While traditional market research such as secondary research, surveys, focus groups, and interviews, observation or experiments trials focus on probing consumers for their opinions and behaviours (J Anderson, 2012); semiotics analysis choose different research approach to closely study culture to reveal the primary cultural triggers for particular customers responses (D chandler, 2013). In example: traditional market research would ask consumers about their thoughts on particular product, what they like about it, why they don’t like it and what they would like to improve in that product....   [tags: traditional market research methodologies]

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Exploring the Differences Between Existential Freedom and Traditional Freedom

- For centuries the term “freedom” had been a heavily discussed topic for many reasons. It has acquired many different definitions, understandings and ideas on how it affects our everyday lives. In the eyes of a Philosopher it takes on two extremely different and contrasting views. These views are what we call: Existential freedom, and traditional freedom. Though the two accounts of freedom in turn, have preferable views and critical perspectives, the traditional freedom is a more preferable definition of freedom in today’s modern society because of majorities understanding and the terms legal association....   [tags: philosophy]

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Values In Silas Marner by George Eliot

- Values In Silas Marner by George Eliot Silas Marner by George Eliot is a novel about a man who loses everything but gains more than he originally lost. First of all Silas is accused of stealing church money and murdering the town deacon. Silas expected God to clear him of the crime, but when the church members drew lots, Silas was determined guilty and quite naturally rejected by the Lantern Yard community. He is cast off by Sarah who he was to marry and all that ends with Silas having no more trust in God; he has nothing left at Lantern Yard so he leaves....   [tags: Papers]

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Traditions vs. Personal Values: Everyone Wants to Belong

- ... Such boundaries are social status and traditions. Usha, as a young girl from Calcutta, India, has trouble integrating with American society due in part to the deep ingraining of her parents strict code of conduct. For example, as custom of Bengali women, women must where the traditional formal wear called “shalwar kameez” to formal gatherings. Usha feels isolated when she must where this formal dress to Deborah and Pranab Kaku’s Thanksgiving event, saying “I was furious with my mother for making a scene before we left the house and forcing me to wear a shalwar kameez....   [tags: culture, society, relationship]

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Traditional and Internet Dating

- Traditional and Internet Dating At some point in our lives where we are searching for that special someone. The methods of going about dating have changed quite dramatically over the years. Going out has grown from traditional dating, to internet 'dating', to group dating.      Traditional Dating has changed over the years. In my generation the girls can ask the guys, there is no telling where they might go on a date, or they might just hang out at home, which did not happen as much 25 years ago....   [tags: Dating Social Values Changes Essays]

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Indigenous Traditional Practices in Education

- Indigenous peoples were forced to adopt the non-Indigenous culture through structures of domination that provided the system for downgrading Indigenous peoples and their traditional practices. The history of Indigenous people’s identity, culture, heritage and teachings, has been misconstrued and misrepresented over generations, creating the idealized image of Indigenous peoples as savages that need to be “civilized”. This originated from colonization affecting Indigenous peoples’ values on land and traditional practices....   [tags: Westernization, Ecology, Knowledge]

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The Effect of European Values on the African Society

- The Effect of European Values on the African Society Dead Men's Path is written by Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian who has grown up with European customs effecting traditional African society. In this short story he explores these effects on African society. The story follows Michael Obi, a young headmaster recently appointed headmaster of Ndume Central School. Obi is a very desirable man and wanted to turn the backward school into a modern, successful school. He is completely against traditional views of older Africans and does not hesitate to condemn their views....   [tags: Papers]

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The Patriarchal Values Of Women

- they are exchanged for a dowry like goods, money, or livestock. The patriarchal values teach the boys in their society to control female sexuality, how they behave, their relationships, and who they marry. In the determination of these marriages the girls have no type of voice, they cannot choose who or when they want to marry. All of those mentioned aspects are due to traditional practices that have been going on for generations and go unquestioned but with my action plan these traditions and practices are going to be questioned....   [tags: Sociology, Marriage, Child marriage, Childhood]

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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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Political Culture Is Broadly Shared Values, Beliefs, And Attitudes

- Political culture is broadly shared values, beliefs, and attitudes about how government and society should function. Gov. Rick Perry speaks supporting strong Texas state government and minimal federal government intervention. Based on Texas’s founding origins, and experiences and orientation toward the marketplace (pro big business), who should participate in government, and the role of government. The three state political culture categories are moralistic, individualistic, and traditionalistic....   [tags: Texas, United States, U.S. state]

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Online Dating Vs. Traditional Dating

- Outside World seems to suggest that online dating not only benefit in meeting partner, but also leads relationship to marriage in higher rate than offline couple. However, Paul Aditi explains that people who meet online may more likely to involve in dating and relationship than traditional meeting, but the breakup rate seems to be higher in online dating than relationship that met through offline. (Paul Aditi, 664) Society tendency wants us to believe that a set of love formula can guarantees successful relationship....   [tags: Online dating service, Dating, Dating system]

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Alternative Medicine Vs. Traditional Medicine

- In recent years, the people interest in alternative medicine or what 's also known as physical therapy has been clearly emerged, so that almost third of American people; public patients seek physical treatment. Nearly over 8900 American adults and 17000 children between ages of 4 and 17 according to the national health statistics report.(1) Thus, media reports also attest to common use of alternative medicine, and showed that thirty-four billions are spent yearly on alternative health care. Of course, by American, which is NOT a few....   [tags: Alternative medicine, Medicine, Ayurveda]

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Traditional African Beliefs and Customs

- In African context, Nigeria presents the largest concentration of everything that is traditionally African from tourism, traditions, customs and belief respectively. To elucidate this point, Ghanaian American writer Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah points out: For example, Peeking at the eggs on which a hen is sitting was believed to make you blind. A pregnant woman who ate pork could have a baby with a mouth like that of a pig. Among a Nigerian tribe Yoruba, it was believed that there were spirits hidden in rivers and hills in various cities....   [tags: Nigeria, tourism, wisdom]

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Traditional Gender Roles in Media

- The role of women in media is based upon traditional gender roles and are seen as being empowered only sexually and through the use of their bodies. Males are depicted as dominate and controlling only relinquishing power to women before and during sex, but not after. The music video for the song “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent shows the nature of these relationships in popular culture. The video begins with 50 Cent driving into the gates of a mansion in his sports car. When he enters the doors he is greeted by numerous women scandalously dressed....   [tags: sexually, 50 cent, music videos]

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World War I Results in Liberty and Free Enterprise in America

- Throughout the 1920’s,traditional American values such as liberty and free enterprise became significantly more present in certain groups of society as a result of World War 1. The traditional American value of liberty was significantly present in the group of rich industrialists, which was led by Henry Ford in the 1920’s. In the 1920’s rich industrialists were greatly benefited by free enterprise policies of the republican government. As described by Fiehn et.al on page 27 the policies of the Republican government greatly benefited the rich industrialists of the 1920’s by ‘lowering taxes on income and company profits, putting tariffs on imported goods....   [tags: values, economy, business]

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Environmental Quality and Hedonic Property Values

- In this article, Lewis and Acharya “examine the influence of lot size on willingness to pay for locational environmental attributes for an urban coastal watershed. We compare traditional hedonic price functions with Parsons' (1990) weighting argument to determine whether or not traditional measures overestimate marginal prices.” Usually how far properties are from a particular environmental characteristic, such as water and land quality will more than likely affect the cost of housing and reduce the prices....   [tags: Housing, Environment, Costs]

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The Transition of Youth into Adulthood.

- Research has suggested that youth of today are taking longer to complete the transition into adulthood. Twenty-five years ago youth had more of a traditional model of transition, whereas today, the transition seems somewhat fractured. Changes in education and the benefit system may be responsible for the altered state of transition in current youth, (Keep, 2011) which is an assumption that will be investigated further. Therefore, this essay will explore youth transition and will look at how the restructuring of polices and legislations have affected youths transition in to adulthood....   [tags: deterioration of the traditional transition model]

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America 's Traditional Value System

- The context of the traditional American values and believes mentioned that United States of America have a variety of Native American from the starting point up to now. Long time ago, a lot of immigrants came from different culture, background, countries. There are three basic reasons for the immigrants when they decided to immigrate to North America. The first reason, individual freedom. The second reason, equality of opportunity. The last reason, material wealth. After that, those reasons developed to be part of their traditional value system....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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Real Family Values

- “Real” Family Values What are some things that you could never live without. You might say food, water, shelter, or clothing. Other, less conventional, answers might include a cell phone, lip gloss, or Starbuck’s coffee. However, according to psychologist Abraham H. Maslow, all people need belongingness, esteem, and self-actualization. Carol Shields sustained that family values include qualities such as nurturing caring, and emotional support in her essay entitled Family Is One of the Few Certainties We Will Take with Us Far into the Future....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Values And Motives Questionnaire

- The Values and Motives Questionnaire (VMQ) manual explained two types of reliability that they utilized to assess the consistency of the assessment: test-retest reliability and homogeneity reliability (Psytech, 2016). The test-retest reliability assesses compares the scales that occurred at two or more separate testings, whereas the homogeneity assesses if the items within the test are similar in their ability to test the target attribute. (Drummond, Sheperis, & Jones, 2016). The two types of validity the VMQ manual acknowledged wereconstruct and criterion validity (Psytech, 2016)....   [tags: Psychometrics, Reliability, Measurement, Validity]

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Amish Culture in the Film Devil's Playground

- When an adolescent in the Amish culture turns sixteen, they are encouraged to pursue “Rumspringa”- a period of time to go experience the English world, free from traditional Amish restrictions. The intention of this exposure is to give teenagers the experience of life outside the restrictive Amish community and truly decide if they want to join the Amish church and its traditions or live in the English world. During this period, parents and elders of the Amish church allow children to be their own authority....   [tags: traditional, church, authority, standards]

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Confucian Values And Japans Industrialization

- Confucian Values and Japan's Industrialization Many factors helped aid in the dynamic growth that occurred in Japan and the four little dragons during the post-World War 2 period. Some of these factors were situational factors unique to the time but some of the factors were cultural. The legacy of Confucianism in Japan and the four little dragons helped to further the goals of industrialization that these nations had. The traditions of Confucianism provided for Japan and the four little dragons both a pliant public and a model for choosing competent leaders....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Family Values and The Status of The Traditional American Family

- When one thinks of the term family values, many different ideas can come to mind. Morals, religion, beliefs, tradition, expectation, controversy, and misuse are some things that may come to mind when the term “family values” is mentioned. The true definition and meaning of family values can most likely never be directly pinpointed, but it is always going to be a known fact that family values are always going to have different meanings to different people. It is the common misunderstanding that family values are just simply the things that shape a growing persons values and morals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Mixture Of Modernization With Historical Values

- The Mixture of Modernization with Historical Values Western values brought with the slave trade, globalization, and colonization infiltrate the ideas of marriage, sexuality, and intimacy in African societies. With “modernization” African historical values became distorted and more of the populace forgot their importance. “Modernization” did not help women as much as men. The opportunities for women are there, but their socioeconomic position and the African patriarchal society prohibits many from easy access to the job and educational opportunities....   [tags: Sociology, Marriage, Village, City]

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Culture Is The Accepted Norms And Values And Traditional Behavior Of A Group

- Culture is the accepted norms and values and traditional behavior of a group. Simply put, it is “the way we do things around here” (Lundy & Cowling, 1996). In business, culture can be defined as an evolving set of collective beliefs, values and attitudes that drive a company. It is a key component in the success of a business. In fact, it has an impact on the strategic direction of business. It influences the behavior, the management, the decisions and all the business functions from accounting to production (Kom, 2015)....   [tags: Business ethics, Environment]

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Traditional vs. Modern Society

- Traditional vs. Modern Society In today's world, the modern person is educated, independent and aggressive. To be a success, you must put forth your most competitive side and win it all. Nothing less will be permitted. This is the mindset of most business tycoons, stockbrokers and the like. However, on the other side of the globe, third world countries follow a more traditional lifestyle where the outlook on life is a little less malicious. In these countries, the society's idea of success is being part of a large family with prosperous crops and livestock....   [tags: Anthropology Culture Society Essays]

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Ancient Greek Values : The Ideal Epic World

- Ancient Greek Values in the Ideal Epic World Iliad is one of the commonly understood pieces as epic that based on the Trojan War in ancient Greek. However, the meaning of the piece goes deeper and reflects more on the ancient Greek. The Iliad is a story about the evolution of Achilles persona and emerges as an epic of the war. Homer puts the elements of anti-war relatively on display portraying the ideal epic world that progresses through elements that defines the coexistence of the society. In a reflection of an ideal epic world, the book focuses more on the elements of war since the act binds up with the act of humanity....   [tags: Homer, Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad]

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The Representation of the Messages and Values in `the Wicker Man'

- The messages and values in The Wicker Man are displayed trough the main character, Sergeant Neil Howie and the inhabitants of Summerisle. As Neil attempts to search for missing girl Rowan Morrison, these values clash and cause great problems for Neil as his beliefs contradict those of the people he is trying to gain information and co-operation from. It is clear from the opening scene that Neil's opinions and practices will not fit in with that of the islander's. Traditional folk music plays as the soundtrack as Neil flies over the remote Scottish highlands to arrive on the island....   [tags: Film]

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Does Pop Culture Teach Immoral Values?

- Does Pop Culture Teach Immoral Values. (sidebar) Citation: "Does Pop Culture Teach Immoral Values. (sidebar)." Issues and Controversies, 12 Mar. 1999. FACTS.com. Facts On File News Services. [Name of school or library], [location], [state]. 7 Dec. 2004 . Although social conservatives have traditionally been the harshest critics of popular culture, people from across the political spectrum in recent years have taken aim at the morals and values that they see depicted in music, television, movies and video games....   [tags: Television, Television program, Morality, Culture]

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Traditional Curriculum And Cultural Literacy

- Curriculum Traditions The American society have had several experimentation on the different kind of education systems and each one has had positive and negative sides. The decision to relook at the education system in place comes from observers who believe that there an identity that speaks of the past and the lesson along the way. This means that the stakeholders in the education system need a fact-finding and evaluation of the values in the current system before recommending a switch to previous system....   [tags: Education, Learning, Curriculum, Teacher]

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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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Traditional and Gay Marriage

- Although marriage is recognized legally, religiously, and socially by various groups of people, it has a central meaning. The widely accepted definition of marriage is the lifelong commitment of a man and a woman to each other, sanctioned by God and State, in order to bear children and obtain a companion. Traditional arguments state that the right to marry belongs to heterosexuals. Today, however, same-sex marriage has become a challenge to that theory and is positively redefining the way society views marriage....   [tags: gay rights, homosexual couples]

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Thinking, Values, And Beliefs

- Ideology is a way of thinking that reflect the social needs and political doctrines of an individual or group. There are many different people and different circumstances this results in a variety of different ways of thinking, values and beliefs. Our ideology grows with us from childhood. From the moment you are born the family influence begins to impact your thought process. A child is like a sponge that absorbs ideas and beliefs. Beliefs are taught to a child in subtle ways such as just listening to the parents and their opinions from everything including politics, social problems, moral issues and even opinions about how others behave....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Traditions Versus Personal Values in Hell-Heaven, by Jhumpa Lahiri

- The average person wants one thing more than anything else, and that thing is to belong. Usha, a young girl from Calcutta, is no different. Already trying the find her place in the world, Usha must now assimilate into cultural society within the United States. Usha’s uncle, Pranab Kaku, came from Calcutta as well having first come to America, his experiences start off worse than Usha’s, which causes him to join the family in an act of social grouping. With the Old World trying to pull them back and the New World just out of reach, both must overcome tradition and develop their own personal values....   [tags: Hell-Heaven Essays]

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The Man and Wife in Traditional Clothes Sculpture

- The American government should fight against drug addiction, not drug cartels, to win the illegal drugs warfare. According to the description in The Oriental Institute Museum, this sculpture is originated during the 5th Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, reigns of Menkauhor and Unis (ca. 2466-2400 B.C.). This sculpture was found and rescued by the Egypt Exploration Fund—Today it is known as the Egypt Exploration Society—in the tomb of Nenkhefetka, Deshasha, Egypt. The sculptor's name appears to be unknown; however, the sculpture's name, given by its discoverers, is Man and Wife in Traditional Clothes....   [tags: Ancient Egyptian Characteristics, Analysis]

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Anarchist Values in The Movie Slap Shot

- The movie Slap Shot documented a minor league hockey team that is down on its luck. The Charlestown Chiefs are a losing Federal League hockey team whose games are poorly attended. In order to bring back fans, the team often participated in publicity stunts that were meant to fill the seats. As a means to renew local interest, the team resorted to playing gritty, hard-nosed hockey. This type of violence was meant to appeal to the working class of the city-Charlestown was a declining factory town and the fate of the hockey franchise was dependent upon the fate of the industry in the city....   [tags: charleston chiefs, conflict theory]

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Modern Methods of Communication Have Eroded the Values of Society

- Since thousands of years ago, human have been communicating to express their ideas or to exchange information. The development of this communication with the passage of time, as one part of technology development, has led to many of the greatest challenges facing societies worldwide today .This real challenge which resulted from the ways in which mobile communications have become easily affordable and accessible mean that is not a temporary phenomenon which will disappear. Modern methods of communication in this context can be defined as mobile communication technologies, which includes mobile phones, computers and the internet....   [tags: Communication ]

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Unbiased Portrait of Traditional Ibo Culture

- To understand or comprehend a novel, we must suspend our beliefs, values and morals with regard to our culture. By establishing such a mindset when reading a novel can helps us to understand certain practices considered unacceptable in our own culture. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Achebe presents an unbiased portrait of traditional Ibo culture. Certain cultural practices, laws and government cannot be ignored because as some qualities shaped the society other ones caused it to fall. Achebe has chosen the appropriate title for his work, Things Fall Apart....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The Values Of Integrity And Courage

- Character and Wisdom Character and wisdom are pillars in resilient leaders. These pillars do not come easily and are the culmination of several other factors. Those factors are what make up the bulk of the dialogue by Robert Dees (2013) in chapters 3 and 4 of his book Resilient Leaders. Building off of his discussion of resilient leadership being selfless service over time from a basis of character and competence, he points out exactly what is needed to form that necessary character and competence (Dees, 2013)....   [tags: Virtue, Positive psychology, Leadership]

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Assimilating to Fukuyama's Immigrants and Falmily Values

- ... The author said so because instead of staying in their native country and accept their unlucky economic situation, immigrants decide to leave everything behind and start over, and that is not something that an average person do in a daily basis. In the essay Fukuyama also explained the reason of immigrants not being a threat for American traditional family values. First, the author broke down immigrants in different groups. First, he demonstrated that Asian families are more stable and have less divorce rates than Caucasian families....   [tags: culture, threat, language]

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Gay or Lesbian Parenting and the Psychological Effects on Their Adoptive Children

- ... Same-sex couples do not raise their children any differently than heterosexual couples raise their children. Throughout the adoptive child’s life, the adoptive parents must explain to the child why he/she was adopted, but for gay adoptive parents, explanation of their sexual orientation must also be explained using “age appropriate language” (Gateway Child Wellfare Information). Recently, research has shown that gay and lesbian parents share the parental characteristics of support, protection, and stability that children need....   [tags: same-sex couples, non-traditional households]

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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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Cultural Diversity, Norms, And Values

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

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The Extent to Which Social Policies Reflect and Support the Traditional Nuclear Family

- The Extent to Which Social Policies Reflect and Support the Traditional Nuclear Family Social policy is the package of measures taken to solve a social problem. I intend to assess the New Right and New Left, the taxation law, the Child Support Agency, the fact that the government encourages families to look after themselves, and that 16- 18 year olds don’t get job seekers allowance. The New Right is traditional. It supports the nuclear family and is for being economically independent, not relying on the state....   [tags: Papers]

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Visual images Reinforce Traditional Gender and Sexuality Stereotypes

- Visual images reinforce traditional gender and sexuality stereotypes through the manifestation of the masculine and feminine miens. An examination of print media advertisements highlights the social and cultural ideologies associated with traditional gender roles that are expected and imposed on by society. “Advertisements are deeply woven into the fabric of Western Culture, drawing on and reinforcing commonly held perceptions and beliefs” of gender and sexuality stereotypes. They have a strong role in shaping society by reflecting, reinforcing and perpetuating traditional societal values and attitudes towards gender roles and identities....   [tags: media, advertisment, western culture]

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Traditional School Setting And Online Programs

- In today’s world, nothing is more confusing that choosing the right school for your education. Considering, there are different ways to access a higher education, it is clear to see that understanding your options of the traditional school setting and online programs can certainly help in deciding which method is best suitable for each individual situation. In fact, looking at the benefits each option offers, can guide you in making a responsible, educated decision on which program is the “right one.” Even though obtaining an online education can be beneficial and similar to the traditional classroom education, the environment, face-to-face contact with professors and other peers, and the i...   [tags: Education, School, High school, Student]

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Nontraditional Casting

- Nontraditional Casting Nontraditional casting is also known as colour-blind casting and integrated casting. Non-traditional casting is defined as the casting of ethnic minority and female actors in roles where race, ethnicity, or sex is not considered. Watching Hollywood movies, there is much diversity in a movie depending on what the genre is. Hollywood looks for actors that fit the physical and talent description directors are looking for. Hollywood work with what they only have, not based on color....   [tags: Non-traditional, casting, diversity]

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Australia and Indigenous People

- “From the surface one may look upon Australia as being the ‘lucky county’ however when explored deeper Kayleigh Richmond came to the conclusion that this so called ‘lucky country’ isn’t all that ‘lucky’ for marginalized groups in Australia, the literature of these marginalized groups in Australia certainly substantiates this point”. Many sources of literature suggest that Australia is not considered the lucky country for migrants, indigenous and other marginalized groups of people living in Australian society....   [tags: marginalized groups, traditional life]

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Analysis of A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- With every turn of the page, the dark and twisted storyline of “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner leaves the reader in a stronger state of shock and inevitably speechless. Faulkner cleverly uses symbols, characters, and theme to illustrate the inner thoughts of Emily Grierson and the community’s ongoing struggle between tradition and modernism. . One of the most prominent symbols in the story is Emily’s house. The house represents the destruction of the primitive Southern families and aristocracy that surrounded the neighborhood....   [tags: traditional values, modernism, symbolism]

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African Traditional Beliefs, Practices and Ideas

- This paper endorses the perspective that philosophical ideas emerge from and are intimately intertwined with cultural practices. Things and feelings that shape peoples and communities over time (Morgan 2012) by forming a foundation and lens through which people interpret the world. Using the tangible illustrations of the Dipo ceremony, a typical Ghanaian funeral, the Homowo festival and the film “I told you so”, I uncover and bring to light some African ideas present in these practices, things and feelings in greater appreciation of African Philosophy....   [tags: African philosophy, dipo ceremony, ghana]

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Desire for Wealth Leads to Downfall in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, captures a fine description of how life was in America during the Jazz Age. The Jazz Age signaled an end to traditional American values and a movement towards new ones. The purpose of The Great Gatsby was to show how traditional American values were abandoned and how the pursuit and desire for wealth could lead to the downfall of one’s dreams and goals in life. Happiness obtained from money is only an illusion, money has the power to corrupt and obscure one’s mind and lead one down the path of failure and misery....   [tags: values, symbolism, classes]

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The Key Chinese Values : Confucianism And Its Legacy

- Key Chinese values: Confucianism and its legacy What personal qualities were a women in classical China supposed to exhibit. What were her prescribed responsibilities. To what extent were normative gender roles for women in classical India similar. To what extent they were different. A lot of Chinese viewpoint were created early, as culture emerged along the Yellow River before 1000 B.C .E. One such idea strained the significance of agreement in and with environment around the idea of the Way which e may say described a fair and controlled way of life....   [tags: Woman, Gender role, Confucianism, Gender]

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Traditional Leadership and The Constitution

- c) Changing – for better or for worse The institution of traditional leadership is considered an organ of state , which implies that they therefore have to comply with the Constitution. This entails that “certain customs will have to change and certain specific customary powers are now superseded or limited.” Yet, there seems to be a trend of throwing out the baby with the bathwater when we attempt to modernise customary law and traditional leadership. The recent laws that were introduced with regards to traditional leadership introduces a fair amount of stiffness, rather then allowing for the active development of traditional leadership....   [tags: Government]

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The Current Challenges of Cultural Identity

- ... Minor cultures are the most prone to destruction because many people does not have respect for other peoples culture as it used to be before globalization (Dumas 15). Migration to another country that is not your native poses a challenge because the new place can be unaware of your culture and misinterpret it. There are many cultural assumptions about identity. They include identity is what we are born with identity is shaped by culture, and identity is shaped by personal choices. In most case, identity is shaped by culture....   [tags: globalization, knowledge, traditional]

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The Modern Family And Full House : A Reflection Of Our Societal Values

- Ideas and views of families have changed drastically throughout time. Along with these changing views, so have the ideas of why they exist. These changes have been driven, socially, politically and culturally that vary based on different ages, races, genders and societies that a person identifies with. To observe how some of these ideas and attitudes have changed over time, I looked critically into television shows to see which messages are being constructed as a reflection of our societal values....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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Henry David Thoreau, Walden, and Transcendental Values for Education

- Henry David Thoreau was testing transcendental values when he took up residence at Walden Pond in 1845. During his time of simple living at the pond, he studied nature and applied those observations to humans and everyday life. He was always learning from the woods, pond, meadows and animals in the natural world around him. Nature was his classroom and everything was an opportunity to learn. In Thoreau’s book, Walden , written at the pond, he theorized that education could come through an intimacy with nature and the end of education would come with death....   [tags: nature, nature education]

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Virginia Held's Essay, Criticism’s against Traditional Ethical Theories

- Criticism’s against Traditional Ethical Theories Virginia Held brings up many criticisms of traditional ethical theories in her essay. The ethics of care can be considered as a suitable substitution for other widely accepted ethical theories such as Kantian ethics. The ethics of care recognizes the importance of interpersonal relationships, especially those within the family unit. All people need care at some point during their life, be it at birth or old age. Caring for people that can not provide sufficient care for themselves is a fundamental part of a moral society....   [tags: relationships, morals, capital punishment]

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The Traditional Christian Teachings And Ideas Surrounding Marriage

- The traditional Christian teachings and ideas surrounding marriages place in todays society is questionable, on one hand many argue that Christianity offers a limited and pre-scientific view of marriage, that suggests many fundamental ideas that we now consider to be normal in today’s society our wrong or unnatural; for example sex before marriage or gay and lesbian marriages. However the liberal modern view of western societies of today, challenge these conceptions, and arguing that as long as those involved in the marriage our not harmed and both are consenting than why should there be a problem....   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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Sawney Bean vs. Mary Frith Otherwise Moll Cutpure

- The very different, but yet somewhat similar accounts of Sawney Bean and Mary Frith, who is also known as Moll Cutpurse, contain aspects of a traditional criminal biography. In these narratives Bean and Frith share a similar life style growing up, however, the way their lives end are very different. Throughout their lives both of the main characters are seen as “unnatural” to the people around them. The crimes that they commit and the way they act in public are extremely abnormal. Through analysis of these two narratives, and considering the important similarities and differences that are portrayed, we discover that with similar starts in life the choices these characters made has lead them...   [tags: traditional criminal biography, morals]

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The Images Of Women Of Modern And Traditional African Literature

- The Images of Women in Modern and Traditional African Literature While researching the different images of women in African literature I came across the diversity of interpretations through the eyes of the beholder. Furthermore, emancipation for African women has been difficult to accomplish because of the gender constructed roles given to the women by men. In fact the rigid gender constructed roles given by men of traditional culture determine the rights and resources causing inequality and discrimination....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Nadine Gordimer]

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Traditional Sense Of Family And Its Duties

- It is a common theme throughout history that children “owe” it to their parents to do right by them by any means necessary in return for the parents years of hard work, personal sacrifices, and parental obligations to the child; whether that be through personal sacrifices or simply lending a helping hand. Modern philosophy attempts to disregard the ties of family entirely in order to prove that children do not voluntarily ask for sacrifices of their parents, or even the more dramatic claim – “life.” More conservative philosophers such as Christina Hoff Summers defends the moral duties of the more traditional sense of family and the personal morality involved in the family unit....   [tags: Family, Friendship, Interpersonal relationship]

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Architect Is An Expression Of Values The Way We Live

- The role of the architect is a question that evokes a spectrum of answers from Norman Foster’s definition; ‘Architect is an expression of values… the way we build is a reflection of the way we live.’ [Foster, cited in Tholl, 2014: Online] This debate of who and what an architect should be and do is not a recent one to emerge but has lead many architects and designers as far back as Vitruvius [15BC] to produce documentation on what they believed to be the make-up of an architect. In Vitruvius’ ‘The Ten Books On Architecture’ he quickly establishes two fragments that make an architect, the manual skill and the theory and scholarship....   [tags: Construction, Architecture, Project management]

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The Shift from Traditional Societies to a Market Society

- Material and ideological conditions are integral components of a market society, which interacted and changed the ways we view market society today. I will discuss the shift from traditional societies to a market society to explain what Polanyi refers to as “the great transformation”. I will then talk about the changes that have occurred in the workplace, the impact on these workers, and the worldview of those in a market society. According to Polanyi, a market economy becomes a market society when all land, labour and capital are commodified (Polanyi, 1957)....   [tags: market society, societies, polanyi]

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How Entertainment Media Affects American Values

- American Values Before one can decide how entertainment media affects American values, one must discern what exactly American values are. In 1965, Sociologist Robin Williams identified 12 American values: o Individualism o Achievement and success o Activity and work o Efficiency and practicality o Science and Technology o Progress o Material comfort o Humanitarianism o Freedom o Democracy o Equality o Racism and group superiority In 1975, Sociologist James Henslin added three more values o Education o Religiosity o Romantic love (Schissler, 2008)....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Social influence]

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The Trials of Changing Tradition in Shirley Jones´ The Lottery and Hernard Tellez´s Lather and Nothing Else

- Tradition is an answer to how peoples live their lives. For many it is a social norm, how they have lived culturally for several generations. Despite the significance of tradition in many societies, it’ can still be very harmful to the people involved. Tradition doesn’t necessarily have to have a positive feature for many folks. In the end tradition could cause more harm than it is meant for good. Thus it is really important to change traditional values of communities to improve the quality of life for many people....   [tags: change, tradition, values, community, quality]

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How The Younger Generation Perceive Things, Their Beliefs And Values

- Bias in simple words means a person’s likelihood to favor one over another. Bias can be conscious and non-conscious. It can also be positive or negative (Ryan & Saha, 2011). I believe that I am biased about how the younger generation perceive things, their beliefs and values compared to the older generation. Thus, whenever I see there is a conflict between older and younger generation, I tend to blame it as generation gap and overlook my biasedness. I was born and raised in Nepal, a country where access to better healthcare and related information is very limited....   [tags: Suicide, Mental disorder, Sociology]

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Religion And The Traditional Catholic Home

- Just like evolution, creatures, populations, and species can change and morph into things that they never have been before. And just like evolution, while everything is making it’s own changes, beliefs and values are doing the same, and nothing can ever be set in stone. Growing up as a child, I was raised into the traditional Catholic home. I was pushed into attending church sessions and to be baptized. I had no idea what was going on, since I was only a young child. My life was very moldable and parents could shape it into any way they wanted....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Atheism, God]

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