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  • 5 Made Many Friends Of Different Cultures
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    "Many of us live on the hyphen of Different cultures". This statement by Richard Rodriguez is true from many people in the world today. But what factors contribute the identification with culture and a nation? The various factors that define a culture are the way people see a cultures attitude, family values, religion in the family, and the origin of your family. At the present time the people of the world are very stereotypical, this is one of the many ways to misinterpret people of a different...
  • Difference Between Moral And Cultural Relativism
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    ARE MORAL STANDARDS RELATIVE Ethics are moral principles or values that specify acceptable conduct, and determine how an institution will be governed. According to Shanahan and Wang, in their book Reason and Insight, the subject of ethics is morality, which is concerned with the practices, judgments, principles, and beliefs that guide peoples actions. It attempts to address the issue of how we ought to live. Many people have different values that guide their lives, but some of these values are b...
  • Ethnicity And Culture
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    Our increased mobility has given us greater access to the world and the diverse people that inhabit it. With that mobility comes the shared responsibility to negotiate with people who may initially seem unfamiliar and learn to express the experience. The word "ethnicity" is used to describe a specific population's characteristics of fundamental aspects that all humans share. When applied loosely, ethnicity becomes a blanket term to define large populations, undermining the worth and the diversit...
  • Cultural Relativism And Global Values
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    Cultural Relativism and Global Values: The Median That Works Cultural Relativism and Global Values The Median That Works Universal values and human rights are abstractions that are considered by many as little more than a romantic concept. Those who would like to believe in a set of universal values find that they either can not find enough evidence for, or that there is too much evidence against such values. Cultural relativism, a relatively new idea in political science that has its origins in...
  • Principle Of Cultural Relativism
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    Relativism The first clear statement of relativism comes with the Sophist Protagoras, as quoted by Plato, 'The way things appear to me, in that way they exist for me; and the way things appears to you, in that way they exist for you' (Theaetetus 152 a). Thus, however I see things, that is actually true -- for me. If you see things differently, then that is true -- for you. There is no separate or objective truth apart from how each individual happens to see things. Consequently, Protagoras says ...
  • How Music Affects Culture This Song
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    Adam Sandler's 'What the Hell Happened to Me?' : How Music Affects Culture This song means that culture affects how we grow up greater then most people think. I shows that when Adam Sandler was young, he was a well-rounded boy that liked to have fun. The song is also saying that our culture is affecting innocent youth that are forced to deal with the problems that the previous generations made for them. This song shows how all people are affected when the yare really just innocent bystanders tha...
  • Masculinity Femininity Cultures
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    Hofstede's value's system Dimensions of Values The affect the four dimensions, Power Distance, Uncertainty avoidance, Masculine / femininity and Individual vs. Collectivism have on organizational behavior shows in all cultures and cross cultures. As with power distance when dealing with other cultures you have to adapt your company values to that of the society in which you live and the people that you employ and the public that you deal with. In organizational behavior you have to be able to ad...
  • Value Of Many Americans
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    The Values Americans Live By by Robert Kohls In the article The Values Americans Live By by Robert Kohls, he states in the very first paragraph, "Most Americans would have a difficult time telling you, specifically, what the values are which Americans live by". This statement is dead on when comparing America to almost any other country. In America there are so many different cultures because families from other countries are coming here in search of a better life. There is a very large diversit...
  • Second Dimension In The Cultural Context
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    "The cultural context in which human communication occurs is perhaps the most defining influence on human interaction. Culture provides the overall framework in which humans learn to organize their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in relation to their environment" (1). By going through the five dimensions of the cultural context of Brazil, a lot is revealed about the interesting culture, and gives a better understanding of how Brazilians live. The first dimension in the cultural context is whet...
  • Organizational And Cultural Values
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    Abstract The purpose of this paper is to examine how personal, organizational, and cultural values affect decision making in my personal and professional life. My cultural, organizational and personal values represent my beliefs and traditions of my cultural environment. Through my research, I examined values and based them on how important they are within my personal, organizational, work, and cultural lifestyle. Based on the research, I came to the conclusion knowing the foundational elements ...
  • Personal Ethics And Cultural Values
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    Running head: CULTURAL VALUES AND PERSONAL ETHICS PAPER Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper Rosa LeangUniversity of Phoenix Cultural Values and Personal Ethics Paper Everyday, cultural values and personal ethics influence one's actions both on a professional and personal basis. Cultural values represent the implicitly or explicitly shared abstract ideas about what is good, right, and desirable in a society (Williams, 1970). Personal Ethics and Cultural values goes hand in hand he introduct...
  • Their Cultural Values And Beliefs
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    Are we limited in knowledge, in imagination, and in understanding by the culture we grow up in? In other words, are we ethnocentric, and if so is it a bad thing? To answer that, one must understand what ethnocentrism is. According to Macionis (2004), ethnocentrism is "the practice of judging another culture by the standards of one's own culture". We are not born with culture; culture is a socially learned behavior, or set of values that a given groups holds as a norm and are considered to be tru...
  • My Personal Values And Beliefs
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    When we are called upon to make decisions, several factors are taken into consideration before this decision can be made. Depending on the type of decision, such factors could be cultural beliefs, personal beliefs, and organizational beliefs. We have come to realize that there are fundamental challenges in trying to apply ethical principles in a cultural and organizational environment. Each culture has unique distinctions in values, which may or may not be considered ethical by each individual w...
  • Only Anglo Saxon Value Present In Beowulf
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    Every culture has distinctions that separate it from other cultures. That it what makes them so unique. The have different religions, foods, ceremonies, rituals, and holidays. The perceive the world in different ways, and also have certain values that they treasure very much. The Anglo-Saxon culture is no different. It had all these, and it strongly hold certain values to be admired. There are many of these values in the culture, as shown by the epic poem Beowulf. Like most religions, the Anglo-...
  • Cultural Sensitivity In Multicultural Counseling
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    SOCIOLOGY - A New Perspective "Every person is like all persons, like some persons and like no other persons" (Speight 32). I believe every one of us to be unique in one respect or another and for counselors to maximize their potential they must see the differences as well as the similairities. Stemming from a cultural backround these values can be seen. Culture plays a huge role in counseling, but how culture is defined has been a problem. Back in the '50's two anthropologists counted the defin...
  • Culture Of Marist College
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    Many different organizations and companies have many distinct cultures and climates. However, before one can begin to describe the culture or climate of an organization we must first know what culture and climate is. So, what is Culture? Edgar Schein defines organizational culture as "a pattern of basic assumptions-invented, discovered, or developed by a given group as it learns to cope with its problems of external adaptation and internal integration-that has worked well enough to be considered...
  • Business Culture And Value Development
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    Critical Analysis of Business Culture and Values on Management Business Management has known a significant evolution. In the past, the management without any staff consideration had imposed employee actions. Since the end of the sixties, it is changing. Members of the staff have a personal role to play in the firm. Nowadays, the understanding of the firm management involves more and more psychological and sociological analysis. This new world of comprehension answers to the managerial question h...
  • Patterns In General Belong To Explicit Culture
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    Men, like animals, live in more or less organized clusters, which we shall call societies. Members of human societies always share a number of distinctive modes or ways of behaving that, taken as a whole, constitute their culture. Culture is based on the uniquely human capacity to classify experiences, encode such classifications symbolically, and teach such abstractions to others. It is usually acquired through enculturation, the process through which an older generation induces and compels a y...
  • Differences In Cultural Values
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    Use the behavioral perspective to assess the extent to which differences in culture are related to differences in behavior. The behavioral perspective, pioneered by Ivan Pavlov and B.F. Skinner, contends that reinforcers, both positive and negative, determine the actions of an animal or individual. Since cultural values at least partly define what is perceived as a reward and to have value, culture must have a large effect on behavior, and, of course, its differences. Pavlov, famous for his expe...
  • Value Judgments
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    Chad M. Kowa l ENG 101 11/28/99 Mr. Vlajcic Simon Frith, author of John Keats versus Bob Dylan Why Judgments Matter, gives many examples of why value judgments are important in our lives. I feel that value judgments are as equally important and it should be evident why after briefly explaining Frith's examples and my own as well. In his first example, Mr. Frith gives insight to David Hare's comment, ? In the end, Keats was just better than Bob Dylan? The media, without delay, misjudged the true ...

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