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  • Face Lias Doctors And Parents
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    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman Deepa Parikh April 27,0000 Professor Tauber PH 273 The book, the Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is an objective look into the world of two different cultures and their belief systems. The viewpoints of the Hmong and of the American doctors represent Hmong culture and the root of Western medicine. The book takes into account how two cultures, rather, two completely opposite worlds are collided and their impact on each ...
  • Eating Disorders Within Western Cultures
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    During any given day, the American society is inundated by our perception of the ideal woman. The ideal of a slim and slender body bombards young women on television, in magazines and even while walking across campus of their University. It is this ideal that is prevalent in our society that drives women and some men to starve and deprive their bodies of the necessary nutrients in order to achieve what appears to be most desirable. The motives behind each individual can vary, but most women do t...
  • 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...
  • Different Sides Of Western Culture
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    The Other Gana nath Obeyesekere argues that "one cannot escape the politics, ethics, and quandaries of representation even as we try to describe the Other". This argument has lead to a great debate between him and another anthropologist, Marshal Sahlins. Obeyesekere believes that even though we try to give an objective portrayal of another, we cannot help judging them by our own standards. Sahlins on the other hand, says that it is possible to describe other people in an objective way, as long a...
  • Western Films
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    Throughout history Americans have had a fascination with unexplored, uncharted, and untamed territory. Never has this been so pronounced as with the American west. Stories of bravery, new peoples, cultures, and strange new lands have enchanted Americans for nearly two centuries. This attraction is strikingly prominent in the film history of the west. Yet, despite it's early and lasting popularity, the Western has not until recent years attracted the attention of interpretive critics. Many critic...
  • Tolerance Of Other Cultures
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    Humans did not choose to be different from one another, they did not choose to have different cultures and they did not choose to speak different languages. Long ago, when first humans were evolved on this planet, forces of nature and desire for better food, forced humans to spread all over the planet Earth, losing touch with their previous roots. With time people formed groups that would help them survive and provide better conditions of living for themselves. Each group developed their own wor...
  • Westernized And The Yuroba Culture
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    ... turn which sets her a part from the English society. Nyasha on the other hand, was never taught her culture and origins thus this forms a large gap within her and her inability to speak Shona. Nyasha can be seen as the opposite of Tambudza. Tambudza deals with the situation by constantly clinging to her African heritage. In contrast, Nyasha seems to willingly accept the English culture. But Nyasha also questions both cultures and also tries to make her own judgement's on what is good and bad...
  • Negative Aspects About Western Culture
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    West vs. World " Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and cruelties; it accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap". (Hermann Hesse.) It is difficult for any culture in the world to avoid the blending of cultures. In Marshal Sahlins essay, "Two or Three Things...
  • The Sacrificial Egg Traditions And Beliefs
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    China Achebe's short story "The sacrificial Egg" illustrates the life of a young African native Julius Obi, and the arising conflicts between two cultures. This short story takes place in a very small village in Africa, called Umuru in the mid 1900's. This young African Native, although no native of Umuru finds himself trapped between his own culture, beliefs and the westernized culture. Although Julius has embraced the western culture, after certain events he eventually finds himself coming bac...
  • Form Of Global Cultural Values
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    Edward Said states, "No one today is purely one thing. Labels like Indian, or woman, or Muslim, or American are no more than starting points". Said's idea illustrates the evolution of relations between communities as a result of globalization, and the understanding and recognition of other cultures through the interpretation of cultural borders. In this essay I will analyse to what extent globalization is affecting identity formation, and also the roles of cultural borders in today's world. I wi...
  • Clashing Cultural Worlds
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    Megan Saliva Alternative Calendars 9 November 1999 Existence in a World Divided Lurking in the mystery of the Orient (Tanizakis 20) lies the images and beauty created by shadows. It is this traditional essence which is being replaced and forgotten as westernized culture and morality sprout their roots in the Japanese society. Tanizakis specifically examines this idea of clashing cultures in the essay In the Praise of Shadows, and indirectly and symbolically reveals this concept through the chara...
  • Changes To The World Cultures And Societies
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    George Zell ars Sociology Session V Paper #3 Global Culture Modern technology has extended human life spans and levels of comfort. But it also destroys thousands of remote cultures. Today the world's people speak about 6,000 languages, a good measure of diversity; by the year 2100 the number of languages could drop to 3,000 as traditional cultures change. According to convergence theory, modernization will bring Western and non-Western countries together by breaking down cultural barriers to pro...
  • Negro Custom For The Pygmies
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    Pygmies, the people of the It uri Forest, have some very unique customs and beliefs. They have a culture that is all their own and may seem somewhat mysterious to those who are not accustomed to their unique way of living. Their natural environment, theforest, is something that they hold very dear to them. They have certain beliefs and customs that have changed very little for thousands of years, as a result of their secluded nature. Justine of their many customs is their view on death. The Pygm...
  • Western Countries
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    Japanese people follow groups. Although in this developed country all the opinions are free and our minds are supposed to be free, it seems like we are caged into some kind of category. The harmony among people are cherished, and so majority always wins. They are said to be modest, but it is more like they are scared to be outstanding. That is not either good thing or bad thing. That is just the way they are. It is a culture that has been cultivated for more than two thousand years. If you talk ...
  • Westernization And Modernization
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    Are Westernization and modernization interrelated in Japan from the meiji period to the 1930's? Is it possible for modernization to occur without modernity being present in Japan? The derivation of the latter pair of words suggests a close relationship, and for much of the twentieth century Westernization has been treated as an implicit factor in any modernization. It has often been said that Japan, unlike the West, is not a country of immigrants, and that for all practical purposes it has a sin...
  • Emerging Of Western Science In Colonial India
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    Discuss the complex negotiation that Western Science had to undertake in order to establish itself in colonial India The Beginning of Science's cultural authority in India lies in the 'civilising mission,' introduced by the British in the early nineteenth century. The East India Company asserted its territorial control by establishing themselves as a body of traders. They brought about a new rule forming a new language of knowledge contrary to the Orientalists and classica lists known throughout...
  • Eastern The Poet
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    Moving between two cultures. The first poem is called Presents from my Aunts in Pakistan. This is about a girl struggling to identify with her mixed racial background. The poet develops her ideas in seven clear stanzas. The poem is written in a free verse, with lines that are different lengths, and there are no rhymes or regular rhythms. Each of the verses are flowing as though they are her thoughts and not part of a poem at all. The stanzas compare the exotic, colourful silks and jewellery of P...
  • Secret Story Of Kingston's Aunt
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    maxine hong kingston's 'the woman warrior: memories of a girlhood among ghosts' portrays the d eferences between western and chines culture. however, this autobiography is positive, showing how the ways to carry stories from one culture to another can make a bridge between them. most of the book shows how people at cultural connections combine fact and fiction to invent themselves. the kingston's novel ultimately portrays the narrator as a victor over her upbringing, and the narrator is able to ...
  • Cross Cultural Differences In Healthcare
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    As a member of a dominantly ethnocentric American culture, it is easy to never ponder on the validity of non-scientific based or "factual" healthcare diagnoses and practices. However, American or western medicinal techniques are equally as inflected with cultural biases as systems more seemingly exotic or spiritually based. If this were not the case, hospital and medical care professional's web sites would not contain links to policies on cultural, spiritual and religious sensitivity or informat...
  • Trait Of Eastern Culture
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    The understanding and definition of creativity between the Eastern and Western cultures may differ, as traditional Asian culture is more conservative, while modern culture of the West is more liberal. But in terms of creative thinking, their influences are equally significant.! Creativity is a very wide scope that covers all fields. Creativity is the driving force behind the development of technology, the economy, the arts and culture. This article attempts to look at the issue of creativity fro...

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