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  • Present State Of Culture Within One's Life
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    How to Find Culture Do you have culture I always thought that people act and behave the way they do because they were born that way. It never occurred to me that their beliefs and actions could be caused by an external stimulus that makes them who they are. All this time and it was right under my nose. They were not born this way at all; they were brought up this way. They are all products of this thing called culture. But what is culture What is this invisible force that has affected every pers...
  • Rituals And Traditions In Iroquois Culture
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    Iroquois Culture In order to fully understand and appreciate a culture different from one's own, one must first have a grasp on ethnocentrism and how it can change thoughts and viewpoints. Ethnocentrism is a term used when someone is judging a culture's ethics or way of life based upon his or her own belief structure or cultural values. Granted, being ethnocentric is not necessarily something to be ashamed of; everyone does it as a part of human nature. What one must realize, however, is that it...
  • Cuban Culture
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    A Culture of My Own The smell of the ocean, palm trees, and the sound of the salsa beats in the distance, characteristics of a beautiful culture. But is that really what My culture is. As a Cuban in America, culture is much different than that of a island native. My culture, or should I say, the culture that my family has molded into our own, is a spectacular one. It may not be the same as it was one-hundred years ago, or even twenty years ago for that matter. But one things makes that okay, cul...
  • Negative Attitude Towards Other Culture
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    It is always troublesome not to understand another culture, especially, in New York City where we live in a society that is rapidly changing. The City has increasingly brought people of various cultures, to interact closer with each other. This interaction can be either positive or negative depending on the level of sensitivity and respect people have for other culture groups. These two types of behaviors are related to two important concepts known as ethnocentrism and cultural relativity. Ethno...
  • Great Prose Writers
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    1. A good book is the offspring of many fathers and the father of many offspring. 2. Writer's Goal By art to attain simplicity. 3. A good style is simple and powerful, like a wave breaking on a beach. 4. Simplicity La Bruy re, knowing that many writers make the mistake of expressing simple things in a complex way, gave this advice to writers: "if you want to say that it is raining, say: 'It is raining'". Simplicity is the mark of good prose, and it's also a virtue in other branches of culture, s...
  • Solzhenitsyn Through Shukhov
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    Tanizaki and Solzhenitsyn's works both contain an underlying philosophy of realism. This realism is a balance between optimism and pessimism, and can be seen in both authors discussions of society and characters, and their language. Defined by Roget's Dictionary-Thesaurus and WordNet, realism is "a tendency to see or present things as they actually are", and "art and literature that represents events and social conditions (without idealization)". Whether Tanizaki and Solzhenitsyn write about soc...
  • Peoples Space
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    Violation of Space On todays episode of Know Your Principles of Sociology, the question is how important are the mundane rules of life Our contestants in Dr. Marins class helped us out with finding the answer. To answer this they simply violated an unwritten social norm that people live by in our culture. They decided to violate the space theory. Weather it be to randomly hug people or sit extremely close to them, these brave young souls went to the farthest ends to observe and document the expr...
  • Chomina And Father Laforgue
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    The search for paradise is the neverending struggle through life for sanctum and inner-peace. While the knowledge of a single religion can cause doubts of afterlife, the contrast between two culturally diverse beliefs complicates matters even more; possibly to the point of enlightenment that one man's heaven is another man's hell. Likewise, the film, Black Robe, plays on the similarities between Chomina, the Huron indian tribe leader, and Father LaForgue, the French Jesuit preist and the ultimat...
  • Popular In Brazilian Culture
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    Latin America For my creative piece I was wanted to write a poem. My inspiration for this task was tropicalism. Webster defines tropical as Of relating to, the characteristic of a region. Tropicalism in Brazil is The idea to take the Brazilian values the trashy ones as well as the good ones, the ugly ones as well as the beautiful ones and incorporate them into its art. In attempting to write this poem I wanted to bring up five aspects of Brazilian culture. Using the Tropicalism take on this poem...
  • Truly Humanities Reason And Purpose
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    Male I dego Man's righteousness and understanding not by the clothes he wears Nor by titles of ordination or birthright, or by oaths they do swear The individual mind interprets and discerns the words not a human ear. King Arthur and his knights spent a lifetime searching for a holy grail Knights of the round table planning their journeys without one single female If mankind's journey continues to be singular it is guaranteed to fail. Since time began man has lived with the grail as it sits upon...
  • Domination And Subordination
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    What do the terms domination and subordination mean? Webster's dictionary defines domination as the act of dominating; exercise in power of ruling; whereas subordination is subject to the will of another and lower in rank or importance. One would consider these definitions as our cultural normal cies; however, different cultures place more emphasis on one more than the other. The meaning delves deeper than what lies on the surface. As one person can be dominant one moment, they may also be subor...
  • Cultural References And The Multicultural Policy
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    In today's society, there are many different terms and definitions used to describe multiculturalism. For example, "melting pot", "mosaic", and "assimilation" are the most commonly used terms today to describe multiculturalism. However, with societies different definitions of multiculturalism there will always be stereotyping, bias opinions, racism as well as problems associated with cultural references. Nevertheless, by raising awareness of the multicultural policy in future generations one cou...
  • African Culture
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    After attending several exhibits on Africa and its culture I picked one that I found most interesting. Built around 15 B.C. the Temple of Dendur was built as a shrine to the goddess Isis. Facing flooding issues from the Nile River it was given to the United States and rebuilt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Standing as it did back in Egypt to some reasonable scale, the site is one of grand status. Upon entering the exhibit the first thing to catch my eye was the wall of glass all along the ri...

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