In the third grade, I remember bringing noodles to lunch, and all of my white classmates looking at me strangely. Little did I know, Americans did not bring noodles to lunch, but rather simpler things, such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and lunchables. Although my introduction to the western culture was nothing as close to the Ibo people’s introduction to the western culture, it is clear that different cultures often have a hard time understanding the customs of another culture. Okonkwo’s response to new western influences spreading through his clan depicts how the introduction of different cultures can lead to disagreement because of contrasting religious values and customs.
“Becoming a modern society is about industrialization, urbanization, and rising levels of literacy, education, and wealth.” Samuel Huntington. Modernity is a term used to describe the evolution of life. It was a period of history that focused on the progression of the individual rather than the society. Modernity is a progressive idea dedicated to rejecting tradition and focusing in individualism and capitalism. Modernity is essentially the progression of technology, rationalization, and a movement towards capitalism. Modernity was essential to creating western civilization and the way the western culture continues to operate. Modernity is the progression of individual rights and creating a capitalist society, and the foundation of western civilization.
The West is the history of what humans did that made civilization evolve into our modern era. The West involves how social standards, morals, religions, political systems, culture, and technology developed over time. The West is where the origins of civilization started, and what humans did during their time period. The Western history biggest impact was by old ancient history, and how society got here today. The greatest philosophers, traditions, different ethnicities, and religion played an important part in the shaping of Western civilization. The origins began at the period of the Mesopotamian era, through the times of the Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans, and how each civilization affected today’s modern world.
The Lion King is one of the most famous Disney animated feature of all time. It has captured the hearts of children and adults everywhere around the world and has made over Three Hundred and twelve million dollars. But The Lion king is much more than a movie that has made a lot of money, it actually is the story of a hero's quest or journey. The hero's journey is reflected everywhere, from a television show to great works of literature, and even movies. A Hero's journey consists of separation, transformation and initiation, and the return of what a hero experienced throughout his/her journey. The story of The Lion King shows how the protagonist Simba follows the Hero's Journey.
Western Civilization has had a tremendous influence on many different cultures worldwide. From the Hispanic cultures in South and Central America, to the Caribbean islands, and also to the various exotic African countries, and even to the distinguished cultures that reside in the continent of Asia. In many ways than one, these cultures have been molded to be as westernized as they could possibly be without losing their traditional customs indefinitely. They’re religion, fashion sense, and family structures have all been altered in some form so that it could resemble the western nation’s patriarch. Countries in North America and Europe have for centuries traveled to different continents in the world and colonized many nations, as a result of that, many of the customs and traditions of those people have been shaped to be a bit more westernized.
Globalization is far reaching in this day and age. Globalization is the worldwide flow of goods, services, money, people, information, and culture. It leads to a greater interdependence and mutual awareness among the people of the world (Tischler, 2011, 2007, p. 430). One non-Western culture that has been impacted by globalization is China. An example of the impact of globalization on China is their economy. Since joining the World Trade Organization, China has transformed from a culture that relied on economic self-sufficiency and shunned the thought of globalization to an economy that is progressively more open to trade and foreign investment.
Based off of the results from completed researches, there are a couple hypotheses that could be used. One of the hypotheses would be that there would be no real linkage between races in order to judge attractiveness. The other hypothesis would be that people would find their own race more attractive than other races. Since there were various findings in how race would affect attractiveness, going in more depth within the issue would be useful, which is how we then came up with our experiment of; if western faces or non-western faces would be rated more attractive in a multi-cultural society.
“Sometimes it is impossible to know where you are headed without reflecting on where you came from. Understanding your heritage, your roots and your ancestry is an important part of carving out your adventure.” When reading from Close Range and A Radiant Curve the reader gets the feeling that both of these women have strong ties to their heritage, their roots. It is evident in Luci Tapahonso’s poem “The warp is even: taut vertical loops”. Tapahonso wants the reader to feel close to her family as she feels. “Suddenly I miss my father to. How he savored such mornings (Tapahonso 3).”
Raymond Williams (Hutchison, 2011) said “culture is one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language” (p. 247). When I thought of culture, I used to picture food, festivities, clothes and country. Just like the nurse, I thought that if learned about one culture, I understood everybody in that culture. But as I started expanding my knowledge the meaning of culture started becoming harder to define. Different subjects seemed to have different definitions of what culture is. The idea expanded until it was not just a check list but “a set of common understandings, manifest in act and artifact. It is in two places at once: inside somebody’s head as understandings and in the external environment as act and artifact” (Hutchison, 2011, p. 246). The definition above explains why social workers need to learn cultural humility. It clarifies that because culture is both behavior and act, it is interpreted differently by different people. In other words, two people can be from the same exact place and still have different cultures.
Those how German or Norse there background have sometimes felt not to look more deeply into mythologies. In part it because they associated with war and in part because the Nazis trashed them in their attempt to regress to the thought patterns of an earlier time.
Western culture and policies have shaped the modern world, especially the Middle East, in many ways. Since the sixteenth century, the nations of Western civilization have been the driving wheels of modernization. Globalization is simply the spread of modern institutions and ideas from one high power to the wider world. Technological innovation and economic growth along with such concepts as democracy, individualism, and the rule of law administered by an impartial judiciary, set Western societies above and beyond any possible rival. Other cultures looked to the West as a model, a threat, or some combination of both. One country that was most successful in their confrontations with Western states was Japan, who incorporated Western
The West believed in the idea of capitalism and democracy as the proper way to run societies, while Russia believed a communist regime was the premier ideology. Both sides believed they were right, with the other side being inauthentic in nature. Moreover, in the West we think of anti-capitalist movements are inauthentic and against our cultural norms. Individuals opposed to our cultural norms and rising counter-cultures movements paint an inauthentic or falsified sense of meaning and individual purpose. Essentially, we claim going against our societal norms is wrong and “selling out” against our society. These people are the outliers of normalized society. Tying this into beer consumption, particularly in Western contexts purchasing foreign
After reading through the chapters there is one thing that really suck out to me and it came from Chapter 1. It was the idea that culture has really changed the way we look at our relationships. If you were to skim over the first few pages you would see how they are different now days compared to 50-60 years ago. It also talked about what might be causing the change in our culture. Even though some of our parents and grandparents don’t like to hear about this “new” style of relationships, this information is true and how generations are now dating.
In order to examine The Lion King, I will employ “The Hero’s Journey” established by Joseph Campbell’s book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces”. There are twelve stages in the Hero’s Journey, but I will only discuss four tendencies due to time restraint. In addition, it will also answer the research question, “Does the Lion King’s use of the Hero’s Journey push an agenda towards adults of previous life experiences that are noteworthy, while still maintaining young children as the target audience”? We will first outline Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey, then apply the model to The Lion King, and finally discuss three implications, spiritual, environmental, and cinematic, from the analysis.
In this essay, I will discuss the matter of Globalization of two nations, South Korea and India. Globalization can be defined as, in simple terms, as the process of making something, anything available worldwide. It is a collaboration between countries, exchanging goods, services, workers, ideas, and even culture, which allow a multitude of opportunities to anyone to enjoy, from anywhere in the world (dictionary.com, n.d.). Globalization can been seen different depending on where you are from. It can cause issues for more traditional societies such as losing