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  • Miner's Document
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    "Body Rituals among the Nacirema" is a document written by Mr. Horace Miner. Miner was a graduate of the University of Chicago, with a degree in anthropology. Throughout his life, Miner was dedicated to his studies ranging in anthropology to sociology. He was very interested in the study of anthropology, but Miner disagreed with the way that other cultures were represented. He thought American anthropologists believed that the American culture was "normal" and, that the other studied cultures we...
  • Our Own Believes
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    Are We Free Within Our Culture I believe that within limitation we are free in our culture. George Herbert Mead thought, both our mind and our body are social products. He believed they were the outcome of our interactions with other people rather than how we grew up. I think that no matter what we believe to be right or true at a given time, if we have peers around we will tend to go with the crowd. Sigmund Freud believed that is was important that the social agents of an individual were import...
  • Tolerance Of Cultural Differences In Moral Beliefs
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    The thesis of meta-ethical cultural relativism is the philosophical viewpoint that there are no absolute moral truths, only truths relative to the cultural context in which they exist. From this it is therefore presumed that what one society considers to be morally right, another society may consider to be morally wrong, therefore, moral right's and wrongs are only relative to a particular society. Thus cultural relativism implies that what is 'good' is what is 'socially approved' in a given cul...
  • Dangerous Type Of Female Mutilation
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    Female Mutilation: Another Way to Control Women More than 20 years ago, a Somali woman named War is D irie had her sex stolen from her in an African ritual. Her story is not as rare as we would like to think. It is estimated that 135 million girls in the world have undergone female mutilation (Out! Magazine). Despite the health and psychological affects on these women, it is still being done in more than 28 African countries. There are several things people do not understand about female mutilat...
  • Study Of Pop Culture
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    The Essence of Pop Culture Essay written by T Talk about Pop Music, Talk about Pop Music was one of the most catchy phrases of the 1980's. Just as in the 80's, today we see many characteristics of pop culture effecting our lives. But, what is pop culture I spent some time online trying to answer my question and time after time I was led to the same direction: pop culture is what we see, hear, speak, and are otherwise exposed to on a daily basis. The infomercials we see late on television, the bi...
  • Cultural Values
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    What Being An American Means to MeI believe the term American applies to the entire hemisphere, from Alaska to Chile and Argentina, assuming that all people fall under the same culture as the conventional United States. Basically I feel like it means being a small part of a huge diversity of people. As an infant, like all other infants, I started with no culture and slowly learned the cultural values of the United States of America. These cultural values seem almost oblivious as I look back on i...
  • Christian Culture
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    How do you view yourself? How do others view you? Do you really care? The answers to all these questions are shaped by the culture you were raised in. for the most part, scientists agree that culture plays a very important role in how a person develops. A woman raised in India might grow up to be a traditional woman who marries young, works part time, and who devotes the majority of her life to her family. The same person, if raised in a more Western-thinking country, might attend college, pursu...
  • Plantain Medicine
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    Plantain - Medicine that Treats Everything Throughout years, I was taught to believe that the best medicine is not a pill, but a folk medicine. The most common folk medicine in my culture was plantain. This herb meant to help in a variety of sicknesses. For instance, when I got food poison followed by high fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, my mother prepared a tincture based on plantain, vinegar and salt. I had to drink 15 drops of this mixture every hour and after 5 hours the reaction of poisoning...
  • Part Of The Body
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    Perspectives on Society and Culture It is very difficult as a reader to make any sense of the rituals performed by the Nacirema. The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical wellness and go to great and to the outsider horrific lengths to ensure this. A professor Linton was the first to shed light on the particularly bizarre lifestyle that is lived by the Nacirema. Physical wellness being so heavily stressed is not the bizarre aspect, it is the spiritual sense and seemingly bl...
  • Aspect Of Marx's Focus On External Culture
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    Comparison of Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold Through their writing, Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold show their opposing views on the importance of internal and external functions of culture. In the first chapter of Culture and Anarchy, 'Sweetness and Light', Arnold describes culture as being responsible for the progress of politics and society and as " the best knowledge and thought of the time' (19). Matthew Arnold's culture is based on two main aspects, religion and education. Karl Marx, however, s...
  • Father's Day
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    SPH 109: Interpersonal Communication Perception Checking Assignment A). Describe the assumption you made about this person's thoughts or feelings. My wife zina is not only the love of my life, but also my best friend. On father's day this year, I expected to get if not a wonderful gift, I will at least get a telephone call from her because I was attending a cultural convention in Atlanta Georgia on that weekend. Unfortunately, neither did I get the call or the gift. Her action led me to believe ...
  • Applies To The Conversation On Contextual Theology
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    Contextualizing theology is attractive, since it means responding very directly to our subjectivity and our culture. In such an important conversation, how can we avoid relativization? Or is relativization a basically sound and healthy approach to reading and thinking about theology and God? In contextual theology, it is almost impossible to avoid relativization. The mere reason being that as human beings, we are programmed to be slightly selfish, something that counts as a weakness at certain p...
  • Acropolis And The Many Tombs
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    The Royal Crypts of Copan In his article The Royal Crypts of Copan, George Stuart explores the ruins of the Mayan culture. Along with Kenneth Garrett, Christopher Klein, and an archeological team from the University of Pennsylvania Museum, this Chairman of the Committee for Research and Exploration at National Geographic leads his readers through a stunning tour of the ancient crypts in Honduras. His article can be found in the December 1997 issue of National Geographic (Volume 192, No. 6), betw...
  • Relative To One's Culture
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    Is morality relative Ruth Benedict and James Rachels have opposing views on this controversial question. Benedict, "a foremost American anthropologist who taught at Columbia University" (Pojman 370) believes that morality is relative to one's culture and that one's behavior which is deemed moral or immoral is dependent upon cultural norms. Her argument is as such: 1. Different cultures have radically different moral codes 2. There are no objective moral principles i.e. all moral principles are c...
  • Beliefs And Customs Of Other Cultures
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    Death Customs and Beliefs in Different Cultures Every culture is different. They all have their own beliefs, customs, and traditions. But, all people are the same. We are all born, live, and die. Every culture handles death a little differently. Even though all cultures have differences, all cultures share common beliefs and traditions with some other cultures. All of us are also human, and experience the same emotions when we deal with emotional situations, like death. But even though we all sh...
  • Care Of The Other Dead Souls
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    Death in the Kojiki Religion vs. The Christians of Ireland Every culture is different. They all have their own beliefs, customs, and traditions. But, all people are the same. We all are born, live, and die. Every culture handles death a little differently. Even though all cultures have differences, all cultures share common beliefs and traditions with some other cultures. All of us are also human, and experience the same emotions when we deal with emotional situations, like death. But even thoug...
  • Part Of Your Culture
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    Attitudes and Characteristics I believe that the two most important attitudes someone must have when he is in a cross-cultural experience are an eagerness to learn and a readiness to give as well as to receive. I believe that if someone really wants to learn then all the more easy it will be for him to learn. He will learn to understand and only through understanding will they be able to accept the culture they are in. If they don't want to learn then they will spend their whole time criticizing...
  • Cultural Traditions From My Mother
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    Personality is the characteristic of an individual involving attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors. Personality traits determine how we adjust to our environment and how we react in certain situations. All this has to do with the debate against Nature versus Nurture. The debate is mainly if (nature) heredity, or inherited genetic characteristics affect our socialization or if it's (nurture) environment and social learning. Those who believe in the nature viewpoint believe that human behavior ...
  • Use Honour
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    The Muslim males sense of honour is more a sense of pride. Amongst their culture men believe that they are dominant gender and that they deserve the highest amount of respect and there are acceptable punishments for people who do not respect them. In these men's eyes they are everything, they are there country and without them the country could not survive, they do not realise that without women how are there children brought into the world, how are there children raised, how are there meals pre...
  • Western Culture At Different Levels
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    Political Science Sadie Hahn September 21, 2003 Some critics believe that western culture is becoming a global domination. Some critics also believe that the world is beginning to have a universal civilization. By looking at the cultures of many different countries and the views of Aristotle, one can believe that these critics' beliefs are untrue. Modern societies do have a lot in common but most have a lot of differences also. Some societies also view men and women as unequal. Many societies di...

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