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  • History Of Immigration To America
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    In order to understand American culture, one must have knowledge of the history of our country. America is traditionally a country of immigrants. Very few people today have ancestors who were natives in this land. Even our founding fathers fled to America... many because of religious persecution, and a few who were just looking to start a new life on the exciting untouched frontier. During the hundreds of years to come, America was seen as a land of opportunity, and people from all over the worl...
  • Culture From Thier Homeland To Thier
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    Ethnic America Today, America is made up of many different kinds of people. There are so many cultures that make America unique. Ethnic America, by Thomas Sowell, gives an excellent example about why these different groups immigrated from there homelands to come to America. Sowell also mention's the economic and cultural contributions made by these different cultures to our nation. The author didn't leave any stone unturned, and traces each culture from thier homeland to thier economic standing ...
  • Communication And Culture
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    Outline I. It is important to reflect ones own national and cultural identity to understand what is different among people of different nations. History teaches us that culture always changes because of internal or external influences, even our own cultures and values change over time. Our world today is a world in which people from different nations and cultures are getting closer and closer because of economical and political reasons. Because cultures are becoming closer, communication is the ...
  • El Nahra's Cultural Ethos Of Family
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    Analysis of - Guests of the Sheik Elizabeth Fernea entered El Nahra, Iraq as an innocent bystander. However, through her stay in the small Muslim village, she gained cultural insight to be passed on about not only El Nahra, but all foreign culture. As Fernea entered the village, she was viewed with a critical eye, 'It seemed to me that many times the women were talking about me, and not in a particularly friendly manner'; (70). The women of El Nahra could not understand why she was not with her ...
  • Cultural Values Of Immigrants
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    Immigration has recently become a controversial topic in America. Some feel that immigration is necessary to keep up the diversity in America. In addition, it creates a stronger economic base because immigrants will produce more goods than they use as well as filling in the lower paid jobs we aren't willing to take. Others, like the right wing republicans, feel immigration is treading on thin ice. Indeed, they state that immigration is responsible for lower standards in our culture as a result o...
  • Most Important Factors In The Romanian Culture
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    The Romanian Immigrants The American society constantly experiences changes due mainly to the shifting of cultural influences. The multicultural America persists throughout the history because of immigrants from all parts of the world. These immigrants create a fascinating but diverse society with different customs and cultures. The Rumanian immigrants represent a unique and important role to the culture and society of the United States. Most importantly the Romanian immigrants in one way or the...
  • Terrible Consequences For People Of Different Cultures
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    Multicultural Society. The retrospective view of human history shows that it has always been a moving and mixing of peoples caused by different reasons. For centuries the intervention of cultures grew reciprocally. As a result of this process people now have mixed cultures and many intercultural conflicts. The United States is a great example of a pluralistic society made up of many different cultures and nationalities. It is a nation that is composed of people who came here from around the worl...
  • Differences In Culture Between America And China
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    The 21st Century American The traits of the typical American have changed drastically throughout the years. Americans have become different in many ways from when they officially became independent in 1776 to the present time in 2001. America is strong, powerful, and influential. Americans exemplify positive values, selflessness, hospitality, and the American way of life. Our values often differ from values of other countries due to cultural contrasts such as with religious, racial, and educatio...
  • American Dream Promise Of America
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    Color of America Essay 1.) During the last few centuries many people have migrated to America. One of the main reasons for that is that they all hear about the American Dream and the Promise of America. The American Dream / Promise of America is pretty much a false idea. People from many different places hear that there is freedom and fairness here in this nation, and they hear that there is opportunity in America for everyone and that everyone had a word in things. This promise wasn't really a ...
  • Car Part Of The Consumer Culture
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    The Shaping of America: Consumer Culture, Suburbanization and Automobile The trends that have been most instrumental in the shaping of America over the past sixty years have been suburbanization and the development of our consumer culture. These two phenomena have changed not only the face of America, but also the fabric of our society, our values and aspirations. Suburbanization and consumer culture are broad, sweeping terms that encompass many different catalysts of change. However, the automo...
  • Cross Cultural Negotiations
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    Cross cultural negotiation is one of many specialized areas within the wider field of cross cultural communications. By taking cross cultural negotiation training, negotiators and sales personnel give themselves an advantage over competitors. There is an argument that proposes that culture is inconsequential to cross cultural negotiation. It maintains that as long as a proposal is financially attractive it will succeed. However, this is a na " ive way of approaching international business. Let u...
  • European Colonization In The Americas
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    Throughout history and during alternating time periods, countries have grown from feeble entities, defeated by or ruled by the governing structures of foreign nations, to powerful nations. Between the fifteenth and the sixteenth century, Spain ruled as a great power among other nations. Its empire began when, in 1492, Spain financed Columbus's expeditions and explorations to conquer territory in the New World. Once it held its new established territory, Spain relied on the influx of gold and sil...
  • Multiculturalism In Corporate America
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    Multiculturalism In Corporate America: Who Benefits, And Why Should I Care We " ve reached the age in which global structures have become the key components of any viable corporation. Large or small, corporate America is now recognizing the importance of reaching out to other nations. No longer an issue of whether or not one will choose to become international, if you " re in business, it's almost a fact of life. The United States itself has blossomed into a nation of some 103 cultures from arou...
  • Lack Of A Single Culture In America
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    AMERICAN CULTURE EXAMINED In order to understand this immense country that we call America, we need to study the culture. More specifically, we need to study the form of society in America. Is this society changing, or does it remain fixed throughout time There are many aspects of our society, some of which are: traditions, values, and religion. The many realms of society contribute to a conglomerate culture, which cannot be described simply. The American culture is diverse and constantly evolvi...
  • Population Of Central America
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    Central America There are 26 million people in Central America. Mestizos of mixed white and Indian heritage make up one half of the population. Indians, who make up one fifth, are concentrated in Guatemala. Whites are dominant in Costa Rica, and blacks and mulatto's in Panama and the Caribbean coastal plains. Central America extends for a distance of 1,200 miles east southeastward from Mexico to South America. Its wider western half is occupied by the nations of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, H...
  • Major Part In America's Consumer Culture
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    In John F. Schumaker's article "Dead Zone: The Monster of American Consumer Culture", he writes, "While most societies throughout history have organized themselves in order to curb natural greed, America's devoted consumers are encouraged to respect, nurture and act on the subtlest stirrings of their avarice. As a result materialism has reached fever pitch and continues to rise sharply". While Schumaker does make a valid point about the rise of materialism in mainstream America today, he fails t...
  • China From America
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    The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan, is a Wonderful portrayal of four Chinese women and the lives of their children in America. The book discusses the conflicting cultures between the United States and China, and how men treat women throughout their lives. People living in the United States usually take for granted their roles as a male or female. The culture of each country shapes the treatment one receives based on the sex of the individual. There are obvious differences within the different culture...
  • Irma's Expectations For America
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    Far Away Family "A world of opportunity", this phrase is often used by immigrants to describe the unknown plateau called the United States of America. In the instance of Irma Del ape~na's trek towards America, this phrase was quite accurate. Irma was born in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Her homeland foods were adobe, sinigang, panc it, and lump ia. At the age of 29 in 1979, she set foot on American soil for the first time. Though life in America was different than in the Philippines, ...
  • Pet In Their Culture
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    Law 598 b is discrimination against those whose culture looks highly of eating America's so called "pets". That is the point made by Michael Kingston in the short essay "Creating a Criminal" making Kingston a "do-go oder" toward those who agree with him. This law is poorly written on the writer's part, and it would be sufficient to probably rewrite it. Unfortunately for Kingston, there are some small glitches in the way he has written his essay too. He uses unfair generalization toward other cul...
  • Contempt Towards America's Dealings With The World
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    America, the world's first and only 'hyper power' has been the focal point of media and critical attention for a number of years. However since the events of September the 11th 2001 - now the universally dubbed "9/11" - America has been an even greater subject of criticism. This criticism towards America and Americans in general has been brought to great public attention mainly through the outburst of such writers as Nam Chomsky, Michael Moore and Naomi Klein, but what initiates this hatred, and...

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