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    1. How can an understanding of the complexities of culture help us make sense of the day-to-day world which we live? Give an example from your life to illustrate your answer. If we understand the complexities of the cultures around us, we can better relate to the people engaged in the other cultures. It also allows us to better understand why others are acting the way they are. At the hospital I work at, we are taught about how others use the word “yes.” For instance, I might ask if they understand

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    A Comparison of American Culture with the Culture of the Kung People in Kalahari Desert in South Africa Culture is defined as the way of life that a particular group of people practice because such practices determine vast aspects of their lives. Culture is fostered by social and environmental aspects. Thus, different people in the world respond to their surrounding environment in vast ways and such responses inflict the cultural aspects. The most amazing fact about culture is that everyone in the

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    nomadic Native American tribe in the Copper Canyons of Mexico. Their entire culture revolves solely around running. The natives travel on foot from Chihuahua, Mexico to the Copper Canyons, a journey of over 600 miles. The name Raramuri literally means "the light-footed one." The strategies that the Raramuri use to survive develop who they are, how they stay separate from the world, and how they can run for so long. The Raramuri culture is extremely different when compared to the cultures of the United

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    In Latin American countries, they have a very unique culture. With their holidays, music, celebrations, and art, the countries in Latin America never cease to bring joy in people’s lives. Latin American culture is vastly different than other cultures in many ways. In Latin America, the languages of Spanish and Portuguese are dominant and most people speak them. However there are people who speak other languages as well. Latin America includes nineteen countries and several territories. There are

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    Often in the case of anthropology people like to view the extreme sides of the field; either popular culture, typically seen in the United States, or remote locations only impacted by their local folk culture. In Return to Laughter, Lauren Bohannon, or her nom de plume Elenore Smith Bowen, experiences the latter as she leaves the comfort of her first world culture to spend time with the Tiv tribe in Western Africa. The Tiv is a group that lives quite differently from what Bowen is used to. They live

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    Defining American and American Culture After reading passages, short stories, a novel, and listening to class lectures, I have learned that “American” really means whatever we truly want it to mean, in terms of how we want to define ourselves as people and a country. Personally, I feel as though American can be defined as “having the right to speaking, writing, and acting in a way that we wish without being hindered, of course within reason.” Our country is based on freedom and how we have rights

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    Cultures have been copying each other since the first groups of people roamed the earth. When people see something they like, many will copy the idea to make their own lives more enjoyable or more efficient. This allows unique characteristics of every civilization around the world to become unified. Authors such as Andrew Marantz, Steve Olson, Leslie Savan, Manuel Munoz, Steve Olson, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Malcolm Gladwell, all believe that the world can become a more unified place. They believe

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    Culture is defined as the sum total of ways of living built up by a group of human beings and transmitted from one generation to another (Staff, 2015). Culture effects the way a person perceives, communicates and behaves in the world, what is “socially” acceptable in one culture is not necessarily acceptable in another. Common language, gestures and signals are used to communicate within each culture and are therefore an extension of culture and how you speak is effected by what you were taught and

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    to understand and appreciate different cultures. Multicultural education seeks to reduce social conflict between minority groups because it allows the majority (Americans) to have a better understanding of the nations vast amounts of diverse cultures. In relation to the English-only laws, it sees the notion of multiculturalism as undermining American traditions and history. They tend to favor cultural literacy, in which schools teach and empathize American values in the educational system. Multiculturalism

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    Mexican-American Culture

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    Culture, by my opinion, consists of the beliefs, morals, and traditions one is raised with. It’s not created out of nowhere; it is passed on from generation to generation. There are many cultures, mine being Mexican-American. My customs and beliefs come from a mix of both, not either one or the other. My parents immigrated from Mexico in 1981 to give my siblings and I better lives. They didn’t want us to go through the hardships they did when they were our age. However, that didn’t keep us from

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