The world around us is surrounded by many diverse cultural groups. Each culture is unique and systematically made different, and cultures have their own beliefs and ways of life. Many cultures have their own language, values, set their own rules, and mores. Each culture has a group of people with the same beliefs, and they join organizations and institutions. Each culture is distinguishable from one another because each has different customs and beliefs. Although I was born in Mexico and brought to the United States at 6 months, I grew up in a Mexican culture. The Korowai and Mursi are cultures that have their own set of beliefs and values. In some instances family members have different cultures because they either move away or become separated. My culture is the Mexican culture. My family and I follow the traditions and even superstitions that have been passed on from generation to generation. I believe in my Mexican culture because it is all I know and have been taught ever since I was born. I was raised in this culture and plan on raising my family with the same beliefs and values. The language we speak at home is Spanish especially to the elderly. Our religion is catholic and most of our culture is centered on religion and church. We spend our Sundays at church, and we spend the afternoon as a family. The values I grew up are quite simple. We have high respect for our parents and elders. Usually the family is a large family with four or more children and
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The culture of Mexico reflects the country’s complex history and is the result of the gradual blending of native culture with Spanish culture and other immigrant cultures. Mexico’s culture revolves around and is most prominent in music, food, and celebrations. The combination of beliefs and customs creates the unique Mexican culture.
Culture is known as a person’s “way of life” meaning how each individual lives their lives. Everyone has their own culture, and it depends on your family and your own individual obstacles. Your culture has been created since your birth and continues to grow as you live your day to day life. Family, friends, and people you see throughout life can shape your perspective on the
In our society today, culture is not what it used to be hundreds of years ago. There is no more “pure” culture. Our culture today is enriched with many different traditions and customs that are being shared and adopted. Due to emigration and immigration, a variety of diverse customs, beliefs, and knowledge moved with every exiting and entering human being. Thus, changing and shaping the culture of many. Throughout the world, the beliefs and religious views of culture are dissimilar around the world. By taking the time to read, listen and learn about certain people’s culture, there will be knowledge and understanding that will be gained.
This is a narrative of one Mexican American woman’s experiences and her views on the importance of passing down the cultural beliefs of her ancestors. In the section of the country in which I live there is a large population within the community of Mexican American culture. Although I have frequent contact with people of Mexican American heritage either through employment or interaction out in the community, I have a limited understanding of their culture. For this reason, I chose to learn more about the population of people I have frequent contact with and as a professional work with as clients in the field of mental health counseling. The quest of finding someone knowledgeable to discuss the population, their cultural background and some of their necessities, as well as some past experiences, led me towards contacting a church. This took calling two different churches before the person at the second church informed me that I needed to speak with, Mrs. Socorro Garcia head of their Hispanic Ministries. Unfortunately, Mrs. Garcia was on vacation when I called, but I was able to speak with her over the phone the following week, setting up an interview in person at her office a couple days later. This was a relief because I was becoming concerned about locating someone for a personal interview.
Every culture has their own unique and distinguishing characteristics. One’s cultural identity defines who they are as an individual, group, and community. Their cultural identity may be reflected in numerous ways such as: language, communication styles, religion, beliefs, values, clothing, or other types of aesthetic markers. Cultural identity is formed by many of these traits but is not limited to these specifically. This essay will provide detailed information on Mexican Americans, and their ancestry and heritage. I will also explain about this cultures central beliefs and values, while incorporating information on Mexican Americans, cultural patterns, cultural identity, and their cultures communication characteristics and styles.
The culture of Mexico has undergone a tremendous transformation over the past few decades and it varies widely throughout the country. Many Mexicans live in cities, but smaller rural communities still play a strong role in defending the country’s collective vibrant community. Mexico is the 12th most populous country in the world, with over 123 million people in a July 2016 estimate, according to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook. According to the CIA, Mexico consists of several ethnic groups. The mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) group accounts for 62 percent of the population. Amerindian people or predominantly Amerindian people account for 21 percent, while 10 percent of the population is white. These groups create a culture that is unique to Mexico. Here is a brief overview of Mexican Culture.
When you think of inner city do bad good things comes to mind? Thoughts of gang violence, crime, and poverty come to mind. How did it become this way? What made it become as bad as it is now? Is there a way we can change a mentality of the city? For these answers we have to go to the base root of all these cultures, see their beginnings and their breaking points. Focusing on Chicago and East Los Angeles the Latino and African American culture. The story of a struggling people and the abandonment of their American dream
The social order of United States is rapidly changing. The original health care system was designed in such a way that it would meet the needs of the people who spoke English and were educated. Today, people from Asia, Mexico, Latin America, and Africa continue to migrate to the land of opportunities. Adequate support and resources are necessary to help those people to merge into a new culture with new standards. As a result, the nursing today has to adapt to the changing needs of the country. The lack of ability of the physicians and nurses for proper communication, and ignorance of the cultural diversities have a huge negative impact on the quality of care that is delivered. It is very important that we all try to
Unquestionably, organizations rely on business professionals that can manage their business across a variety of cultures. With the rise in globalization, it is imperative that business professionals have a high cultural intelligence, which is the ability to adapt to individuals of other cultures. Luckily, cultural intelligence can be developed and ameliorated with experience, training, and with a conscious effort (Cardon, 2013). As a Human Resources Manager, I have worked with people from numerous countries throughout my career, but they were all here in America. It was not until I took my most recent position that I traveled outside of the United States to one of our facilities in Mexico. Unfortunately, I knew a minuscule amount about their culture, but have been intrigued by them ever since
The search for an immersion activity for the Mexican culture is challenging. As I searched the internet/media for events, there were not a lot of events in Baltimore. There are a couple of forthcoming events, however due to limited time they would not be helpful. There are a couple of cites that offers information for services for the culture. Most of the internet cites internet is outdated. Information for community events was limited. When searching for churches services, it appeared that most churches speak Spanish as the language. I’m anticipating that the language barrier will be an issue. I’m not sure of how comfortable I would feel meeting alone with the Mexican culture with many being illegal immigrants. From my understanding,
The variations among culture are startling, yet all people have customs and beliefs. Culture represents a lifestyle of ethics to follow. beliefs are guidance of life and how people should live in society. it is also a form discipline that is either learned or taught in every civilization. Culture also the show's the difference how other countries live as well. It show's how they sleep, eat, greet and treat others. American culture and Indian culture differ in ways of cooking, etiquette and
Family has possibly the most influence on one’s culture. Your mother, father, siblings, and the like help you along as you grow. As such you start to think and believe the same as they do, before you slowly gain your own personal thoughts and beliefs. When you finally start having your own opinion you develope your own unique culture.
For this semester of spanish, I wanted to experience the Mexican culture for myself. I wanted to taste foods, watch dancing and look at souvenirs at a giftshop. When I had heard about the Festival of Nations I remembered that that would all be there. My mom always make me go to the festival and after numerous years of her dragging me there, I was beginning to like it. This experience was going to be something I knew I could write about and the festival might mean more to me now.