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  • France's Cultural Identity
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    Luis Lerebours French II 5/19/99 French Culture Introduction Not large by North American standards (about the size of Texas), France is nonetheless extremely diverse: it concentrates a wealth of scenery, regional identities each with their own particular flavor defined by cultural and historic differences. Through the years, France's stamp on western civilization has left an unchangeable mark in many domains and French know how remains a prominent in the arts, politics, cuisine, fashion and scie...
  • U Values Their Culture
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    1. Compare and Contrast the three perspectives in Sociology. f"U Functionalism- A theoretical perspective, associated with Emile Durkheim, based on an analogy between social systems and organic systems. The character of a society's various institutions must be understood in terms of the function each performs in enabling the smooth running of society as a whole. Stable and made of intellectual social structures that work in harmony. Against change and believes changes reinforces the death of soc...
  • Elements Of Emerging Youth Culture
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    John Bishop Grammar Class Vision of young people nowadays In my country, Vietnam, the economic development process since 1986 can be classified into three periods, 1986-89: the economic was centrally planned and highly inefficient, and relied on external assistance, 1990-95: Vietnam faced and embarked on its "Doi Moi" program (renovation) towards an open market- oriented economy, and 1996 to present: Vietnam has been embarking "Doi moi" program. Here, I want to discuss about the last period towa...
  • 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...
  • Social Significance Of The Literary Text
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    High and Popular Culture High culture is a term referring to the 'best of breed' (from some elitist viewpoints) cultural products. What falls in this category is defined by the most powerful sections of society, i.e. its social, political, economic and intellectual elite. The opposite of high cultural art forms, such as the opera, historic art, classical music, traditional theatre or literature; popular culture includes many forms of cultural communication including newspapers, television, adver...
  • Gender Roles
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    The belief that gender roles are inherently biological is a cultural fallacy, which can lead to an inability to effectively communicate when we do not assess each individual's personality. Research of this topic is necessary in order to learn how to completely understand how to communicate. When trying to communicate with an individual there are more variables than simply gender that need to be assessed. However, there are many ways that society implies that this is not necessary. Our society ha...
  • Social Experience O Second
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    What is Sociology? Sociology is the systematic study of human society. Peter Berger said in his book Invitation to Sociology that Sociological perspectives involves seeing the general in the particular, seeing the strange in the familiar and individuality in social context. Seeing the general in the particular is how sociologists look at the patterns of life in people's behaviour. Seeing the strange in the familiar is recognizing the impact society has on our lives. Individuality in Social Conte...
  • Traditions Of Different Social Groups
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    1. Social action is defined as day to day decisions and actions of individuals within the social world. Social actions both influence and are patterned and influenced by social structure. According to Marx's theory, in order for the potential of social action occurring to take place a society must face resistance and revolution. According to Marx's theory societies are already divided into two main groups, the bourgeoisie and the proletariat. The bourgeoisie are the upper class who are owners of...
  • American Culture At The Time
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    What we should be concerned about is how a brand makes a real cultural statement. The sort of statement that the "I am Canadian" campaign made just as American cultural imperialism was making rather obnoxious inroads into Canadian culture. The idea is that brands become icons by asserting an ideology. And these ideologies more often than not have strong political undertones. Sometimes, these ideologies are progressive, like Ben & Jerry's - a tiny company that became famous in the US for its hipp...
  • Problem Of The Contact Of Cultures
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    In the Arts of the Contact Zone, Mary Louise Pratt has tried to explain the concepts of the "contact zone", which she referred to as "the space of colonial encounters". This social space that she speaks about is a stage where "disparate cultures meet, clash, and grapple each other, often in highly asymmetrical relations of domination and subordination". Pratt aims to highlight these relations between the colonizer and the colonized "in terms of co presence, interaction, interlocking understandin...
  • Wentworth's European Cousins
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    Culture Shock: Eloquent European Luxury to Simple New England life Throughout Henry James The Europeans, the interaction of individuals who possess vast cultural and social differences creates powerful themes of social order, conformity, tolerance, and love. The admiration of a foreign nobility, by a group of aristocratic American families demonstrates the abundance of social structure in the nineteenth century setting. Unexposed to the romantic culture of Europe, the Wentworth's hold great resp...
  • Entirety Of Social Relationships Among Human Beings
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    Sociology is an ever-changing field, which is solely concerned with the individual. Websters dictionary's definition reads the study of the organizations, institutions, and development of human society (Websters new riverside dictionary, pg. 655). This definition also included the entirety of social relationships among human beings. I concluded that the two definitions together would mean that a group of individuals would be bound together or related to one another through shared institutions an...
  • Normal Cultures Past
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    Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Culture is a hot topic. Scholars (Fukuyama, Huntington, to mention but two) disagree about whether this is the end of history or the beginning of a particularly nasty chapter of it. What makes cultures tick and why some of them tick discernibly better than others is the main bone of contention. We can view cultures through the prism of their attitude towards their constituents: the individuals they are comprised of. Mor...
  • B Obscured Human Diversity Theory 1
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    Standpoint Theory I. Introduction A) Dating back to 1800's Standpoint theory claims that social groups within which we are located powerfully shape what we experience and know as well as how we understand and communicate with ourselves, others and the world. II. Locations in Cultural Life A) Recall that symbolic interaction claims that we are socialized into cultural meanings and values that pre-exist any individual. B) Mead noted that there is a common social world, and his theory emphasized th...
  • Dominant Ideologies Dominant Class Ideologies
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    cultural pedagogy ideology base superstructure industrial capitalism consumer capitalism hegemony consent language chain of meanings mystification persuasion individualism American Dream stereotyping overt racism inferential racism grammar of race base-images (slave, native, clown) ambivalence of vision primitivism Cultural Studies Method Critical, Multicultural, Multiperspectival it looks at texts in context (s) it offers a critique of the distinction between "high" and "low" culture it offers ...
  • Subordinate Members Of Local Tailors Guilds
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    Access provided by your local institution [Access article in PDF] Engendering the Guilds: Seamstresses, Tailors, and the Clash of Corporate Identities in Old Regime France Clare Croston Louis XIV established the Parisian seamstresses' guild in March 1675, provoking a groan of protest from the city's tailors, the women's closest trade rivals. Inspired by fiscal, economic, and social considerations, the royal government had created an independent and exclusively female guild for the first time in ...
  • Marginal Issues Between Two Cultures
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    Based on the study conducted by G Kathleen Grant and Jeffrey R Breese, marginality has always been targeted toward colored or minority groups in the American society. Grant and Breese are both sociologists. Grant is currently at the University of Findlay and Breese is at Saint Mary's College under the department of sociology. They had different assumptions and categories in which they expected each individual respondent would fall under. Their categories were Affected, Emulative, Defiant, Emissa...
  • Effect Of Capitalism On Social Progress
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    I took my first interest in author and professor Sut Jhally, after I saw him do an interview on television. In just hearing him speak I immediately began making connections with some of my own ideas and those we " ve studied in learning how to "re-think" America. Upon further research and a visit to Sut Jhally's website (web) I learned that his lectures and materials are well founded with the likes and interests of other prominent modern day socio-political thinkers such as Bill Maher, Micheal M...

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