Perhaps many people may argue that both the US and Brazil have similar collections of ethnic and racial groups, that is a big minority of indigenous individuals, such as blacks and immigrants from Germany, Italy, and Asia. The presence of the minority groups in both nations was led by activities such as slavery and colonization during the19th-century (Wade, 2017). Chinese predominate the United States while Japanese predominate Brazil. Globalization and the rapid advancement in technology have demonstrated that technological revolution hasn't done much in altering the way of life and the belief of many people (Moran, 2014). With this in mind, I propose research on the differences in culture between Brazilians and Americans. This is because culture is social hence it is not an individual occurrence, it is a product of society, and it grows from social interaction. Culture is differentiable to us by comparison. Thus we should compare different cultures.
The first thing we’re going to discuss is the way people act in both countries. Brazil prefers collectivism, whereas the United States prefers individualism. This means that, in Brazil, they support group interaction and think it’s really important. The United States differs from this, because they are a lot more individualistic, and believe that people shouldn't worry about the group very much, but just themselves and family. By the way, we can notice that Brazilians are more casual, while Americans are more
Brazil is one of the most visited place in the world and also one of the most diverse countries in the world. More than 75millon people of African decent live in Brazil, this makes it the second largest black population in the world. Its attracts a large number of people because of it architecture, slums and rainforest. Brazil is contradictory because its was the last country to abolish slavery but also the first to claim that it was a racial democracy. Most people might not know that Brazil has its racial problems and that it has been going on for a long time. Brazilian race relations and conceptions of race are somewhat different from the United States. In Brazil most African descendents are people live in
Part of the cultural aspects that is similar is the way we view women in our cultures. In Brazil as well as in the U.S., women are viewed as workers. The idea that women should stay at home taking care of the kids does not exist anymore; our capitalistic society needs every person to work in order to have a decent life.
For administrative purposes such as the national Brazilian census (Advameg, Inc., “Culture”), “Brazil is separated into five regions: North, Northeast, Central-West, Southeast and South”. (IBGE, 2017) These divisions roughly correspond to the geographic, demographic, economic, and cultural variation within the nation. Despite segmentation, frequent racial inter-breeding has made Brazil one of the most racially diverse
In conclusion, Brazil is a widely diverse environment for religion, culture, race and ethnic groups. Brazil has been shaped today from the acceptance of assorted cultures and religions. Currently, Brazil is very diverse which comprise of four main origins: Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, and Asians. The history of Brazil helped shape it’s worldview due to Brazil’s constitutions. There are numerous amounts of constitutions in Brazil history regarding freedom to culture or religion. Brazil has mixed various cultures together to create a suitable environment for
One thing that surprised me most about Brazil, was that it is considered rude to move out of the house, or unexpected to move out before 20. Unless of course they went to college. It was just very different compared to the united states, where you are expected to move out by 19. A difference also between the US and Brazil is Mcdonalds. In Brazil people go on dates at Mcdonalds, and they throw birthday parties, and it’s also more expensive. While here in the US Mcdonalds is cheap and a fast food.
A very clear difference has emerged between different societies. This goes beyond the varying dress, food, and laws that are in difference cultures. It also penetrates the mindset of the people. In some cultures, such as China, there is a different brain pattern known as collectivism. In a study done by Zhu and Others (2007), participants used a different part of the brain to think about their mothers (Meyers ___, 42). Simply put, collectivism is a society where family or a society comes before any individual. Naturally, how one values him or herself, or self-esteem, is directly related to the group that person belongs to (Meyers ____, 43). On the other hand, individualism is where one person thinks of him or herself before others
In all cultures the concept of marriage and family are necessary for the function of a sustainable society. Within the family dynamic, parents are responsible for nurturing and for providing their offspring with the basic essentials necessary to survive. It is important that parents fulfill their duties because their children are ultimately the future. In particular, this essay will compare and contrast the family values of the Mexican American and Asian American cultures. The Mexican and Asian cultures that reside in America have their own yet similar parenting styles, stresses in divorce, and remarriage.
Values are those ideas and beliefs to which people are emotionally attached (Wild & Wild, 2014), and to that end Brazilians have a very strong focus on family. Families in Brazil are typically large,
Stretching over 2,500 miles form east to west and 2,700 miles from north to south, Brazil is the world’s largest tropical country. The only nations that are larger are the lands of Russia, Canada, China and the United States. Brazil has more then 150 million people spread unevenly over its huge land area, making it the fifth most populated country in the world. (Encyclopedia.com) More then two thirds of Brazil’s people live in the cities and towns and more then 29 percent of them are in the ten cities with more then a million people. These include the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo with more then 15 million people and Rio de Janeiro with more then 9 million people. The rural population is mostly concentrated on the East Coast or
The country of Brazil is located in the South American continent, it has the largest country is South America and is bordered by many countries such as Argentina and Paraguay to the southwest and Bolivia and Peru to the west there is Uruguay to the south and Venezuela to the north. It shares a boarder with every South American country except for Ecuador and the country of Chile. The country is so big that it shares a boarder with Peru and I mention Peru because it is located on the western coast of the continent. Peru’s coastline is the Pacific Ocean and Brazils is the Atlantic that in its self speaks volumes for the shear mass of Brazil. This nation has vast climate changes depending where in the country one is located for example the
A Brazilian’s closest friend is usually an extended family member. Family is a central part of life, they see it as loyalty, also an obligation to aid anyone in need within their family. The parentela is so loyal to each other, that the majority of Brazilians will never send their elderly to nursing homes. Instead they would rather have multiple generations under one roof. As children grow into the twenties they will continue to stay in the household, or in close quarters of it. This keeps the family always
Culture is defined by a construction of one's world-view, and it is transmitted by individuals and collectives through socialization and enculturation (Pederson & Ivey, 13). It contains values, beliefs, language, and perception. In studying cultural differences among members of distinct national, ethnic groups researcher have examined the concept of collectivism and individualism. People form individualistic cultures tend to view themselves as unique entities and independent form one another (Coon & Kemmelmeier, 348)
Individualistic cultures tend to favor feeling free and less responsible for the members around them. In class, we discussed our own experiences of living in an individualistic culture. For example, if a parent were to become ill and more dependent, it is not uncommon for the children to send the parent to a nursing home. The ill parent would feel embarrassed if their child had to help them use a restroom or bathe themselves.Whereas, in a collectivism