The chapter continued to discuss how people experience other cultures when they are removed from their area to a different place. This occurs in the form of culture shock people experience new traditions that are unfamiliar to them when the come to a place that is home to another culture. Human development may also include joining the ideas of various cultures and forming it into a new concept. It puts heavy emphasis on learning other cultures in an unbiased form in order to compare and make observations. This chapter also studies of culture have been able to advance over time and how change is an essential aspect of
INTRODUCTION To develop, encourage, and embrace cultural consciousness, students in third grade will work together to create a multicultural environment, where the teacher will help students develop a positive attitude towards different race, ethic and cultural groups, in addition each student will receive equal educational opportunities (1997). Countries and Cultures
The diversity of culture is an incredible notion. It is unfathomable how the anatomy of the human race is so similar, yet so different in the behaviors and ideas that take place. The two primary cultures I am focusing on throughout this essay are the differentiation between popular culture, and indigenous culture. I will also make the point of folk culture, and how it has slowly transformed itself from its self sufficiency, to relying more on the ways of popular culture.
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.
African American Culture Culture is not a fixed phenomenon, nor is it the same in all places or to all people. It is relative to time, place, and particular people. Learning about other people can help us to understand ourselves and to be better world citizens. One of the
“It is the nature of politics that a friend today may not be a friend tomorrow” said by Maureen McTeer, the author of In My Own Name. Superficially, U.S. has a lot of friends,
There are abundant risks in exploring other cultures from a strictly descriptive point of view, especially when those descriptions do not originate from within the culture itself. External descriptions are virtually always skewed in their interpretations of the meanings and purposes of activities and traditions. When a person reads a portrayal of a culture other than their own, that information is filtered through their own cultural view. They are unlikely to be able to see behaviors and beliefs from the perspective of those that live them. For example, most people in the US are aware of Dios De Los Muertos, the Mexican Day of The Dead. How many of those people genuinely comprehend the underlying personal beliefs of the Mexican people who partake in the celebrations? Most Americans see the festivities and the costumes and assume they’re meant to be just fun and scary, the Mexican version of way Halloween perhaps, as they do share a date. They are unlikely to appreciate the spiritual basis for the costumes and celebrations. Even if one was to clarify for them how the day is meant to be a ceremony to honor and acknowledge their ancestors, most Americans would picture those ideals in comparison to perhaps Memorial Day. They probably wouldn’t be able to comprehend the difference between the US’s distanced acknowledgment of our recently deceased family and just how ingrained ancestral celebrations are in the overall tapestry that is Mexican cultural heritage. While most people
Knowledge about some differences between yours and the other person’s culture can, for instance enable you to plan an event so that you have the best chance of enabling the communication to run smooth. It helps us to have curiosity and knowledge about the customs and norms of other cultures and the meanings associated with simple actions so that we can understand reactions and can influence the action by preventing misunderstandings as far as possible. This involves being aware of our own rules and prohibitions so they can be evaluated and examined in terms of appropriateness in different situations, otherwise we make judgment based on acceptable criteria.
Many people have been surrounded by so many different cultures and ethnicities; one tends to lean on the culture that feels familiar and comfortable to them. The type of comfort that makes people reflect on their time with their loved ones is the very culture that they would relate to. There are so many different nationalities, in this melting pot called society; it’s interesting to get a feel of different backgrounds, history, food and the music that these different cultures experience on a day to day basis.
Personal Space and Boundaries; making friends in USA Most of the foreign students who come to the United States to study find out that the concept of friendship is not what they know, or not what they have been brought up to believe. They believe that Americans seem very friendly at in the beginning stage of friendship and then they sort o disappear. In my culture, people who don’t know each other don’t say “Hello, how are you etc.” to people they don’t know or they don’t get into conversation about the weather, or any other general topic with complete strangers. People only do these things with people that they know. That is why it is very surprising to foreign students when everybody on the streets smiles at him/her and try to make
A key part of one’s culture would be there food. Serbian cuisine is known for
Soltana Rasul B3 Ibo VS Afghan Festivals/Holidays The daily life of every human being has been refined by the lifestyle passed down from one’s guardians, their community, and the environment they are exposed to. Every culture contains some sort of celebration and/or a holiday. Through the schedules of people’s lives, there are special occasions in which are celebrated for different reasons. Usually, these days are eagerly awaited for and have days of preparation to lead up to the event. The Ibo and Afghan culture have great similarities in preparation and style of celebration, but also have major differences in the reason for celebration.
International travel can be very influential in anyone’s life because it allows people to go out of their comfort zone. It allows individuals to explore something new. It opens up anyone’s mind to try different things such as a variety of food. Different country has “specialty” or let say “exotic food. “In the Philippines, one of the exotic food they have is “balot” which is a developing bird embryo boiled in water and eaten from the shell. They also have exotic fruit called “Durian” which is available in the northern part of the Philippines. Some people describe it as a foul-smelling fruit, but for local it tastes like heaven. People cannot imagine how come a smelly fruit turns to a heavenly taste alike until they tried it. In addition, people will be able to visit different tourist spot such as rice terraces, amazing beach resorts, astonishing mountains, and some stunning views that people don’t have in their homeland. For instance, Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, Sentosa in Singapore and so on. Travelling to different country, roaming around let people observe their living situations. Some country is less fortunate to a point that they can’t afford to buy food and even the government can’t provide food for all who are in need. In addition, different countries have different values in life and they show it in a gesture. For example, In Japan, they bend over to show respect to others. In the Philippines, they have a gesture called “Mano”, it is similar to
The deferments between cultures It is great to be familiar with the cultures of any country because they are reflecting the nature and culture of people across country. The most amazing thing in the knowledge of civilizations is that you will see that there is partnership between countries and others
Different cultures may complicate us, but if we take a good way, we can make it beautiful. On the contrary, if we cannot take the positive of the cultural differences, we may become regretful about what will happen next. The unity of diversity is very important. One of the best ways to face a diversity is to learn about it by learning cross cultural understanding as