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    Italian Culture

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    to being Italian than the typical stereotypes that we have come to know from movies, television and books. From the Catholic mobsters who kill during the week but always make it to mass on Sunday, to the “how you doin” views of Joey from the television show “Friends”, people often forget the more important parts of being Italian. It is a culture like no other, full of history, art, and most importantly, their passion for food. Italian food, in my opinion, is the best in the world. Italians put so much

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    Christian Influence in Italian Culture

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    Christian Influence in Italian Culture Things are not always what they appear to be. When one talks about the influence of religion in a culture, the person must carefully define what they mean by "religion". Many times when things are done in the name of Christianity, there are other factors that shape those events. The Crusades could be considered an object of Christian influence, but most would agree that the bloodshed that took place does not complement the message of that religion. Regardless

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    Dante Alighieri's Influence on Italian Culture Dante Alighieri was a very well known and influential poet in early literature. “He was not only a poet, he was also a philosophical thinker, an active politician, and a religious visionary'; (Holmes 1). Dante was born in Florence in 1265, into the Guelph political party, one of the two main parties in Florence. The Guelphs were aristocrats and nobles. They supported the church and papacy and were against the Renaissance. Their opposition was

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    Italian Culture and Society

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    is the culture in which a person was born and raised. Even though ones culture or way of life may progress in some ways, it does not totally change. The topic of discussion for this paper will be that of the Italian culture. Who are they really? What types of challenges do they face? Many other topics will be discussed about the Italian society, but first we begin with the basic facts as to who they were. The first few questions that must be answered in order to understand the Italian culture entirely

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    different than life in the United States. Italians live at a much slower pace, than American’s and they have a desire to enjoy life instead of rushing through it as many American lifestyles exhibit (Zimmermann, K. (2015). The extended family is very important in Italy, whereas in the United States, the focus tends to be on the nuclear family, which includes mom, dad, and children (Zimmermann, 2015). The differences in Italian culture and American culture are vast and varied, but with a few comparable

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    Italian Renaissance Art's Affect on Today's Culture World History Many of us today have things in our culture that we appreciate without thinking about where they have come from. The things we enjoy so much could be from another culture, and even another place in time. This document will explore the influence of Italian Renaissance art on today's civilization, which has greatly changed the art of today. The Renaissance was a time period that began in the early 1300's and lasted into the 1600's

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    cultural environment is one of the most important and culture clash can often lead to failure of the business. We want to be sure that we have educated ourselves and our staff to handle any situation that may arise. The Italian culture rooted in a rich history, family, food, and religion. The Italian language is spoke by 93% of the population and about half speak a regional dialect, with English as a common secondary language ("Italy - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette," n.d.). The more modern

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    about Italian culture. Many times, while learning about the Italian culture, I found myself finding similarities and differences between my own cultural background. It was very interesting to read about the many customs that are a part of the Italian culture, and how they reflect the identity of the country and its people. Detecting these connections that exist in the Italian culture made me realize the connections that exist between my cultural background and my own identity. The Italian culture

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    Growing up, there were two cultures that I felt I had a connection. The first being my Italian background. My mother’s father was full Italian. He loved to cook and had homemade recipes from his mother. These recipes were passed down as my mother loved to watch him cook as a child. This love for food, especially Italian has been passed down another generation. I love Italian food as well as learning to cook our family recipes. The second culture factor is one I have mentioned before, have a large

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    family prevalent in Italian-American culture. Herbert Gans interprets this to be a legacy of the traditional Southern Italian peasant culture that the immigrant generation successfully passed down to the younger generations in America. Thus, the connection is implied to be a “transplanted” cultural trait. However, when viewed in light of the social changes in America, this bond was inevitably affected by the Italians’ experiences in America. Italian-American food culture was a tradition shaped

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