1154 words - 5 pagesClashofculturesDebates on differences and rationalness of the culturesof East and West have always been made by philosophers and academic people throughout the history. Some of them defend that the western civilization is modern, rational and mature, whereas the eastern civilization is irrational and depraved. Others oppose this idea and say that western civilization is materialist, thinks only about wealth and it is poor in the name of human relations.Some people discuss that the world is rotating around the capital and individuals carry no value in the capitalist system of the western civilization unless he or she has money, because the most important thing for them isVIEW DOCUMENT
1820 words - 7 pagesThe New World: A ClashofCultures.
It all started with the Scandinavians who discovered native peoples in North America around A.D. 1000. Short lived as their stay was, this would be the beginning of a very violent and dangerous path for the Native American people. Spain, France, and England would follow the Vikings lead nearly 500 years later and the clashofcultures began. America was appealing to these European nations because of the desire to expand their countries power, the natural resources this "new world" offered and for some, religious freedom. The Europeans brought with them livestock, plant life, disease, and often times an attitude of superiority to these "primitive" nativeVIEW DOCUMENT
840 words - 3 pages When two civilizations as disparate as the Celts and Anglo-Saxons collide, the
ideas and perceptions of one will inevitably affect the other. These cultures had 600 years to interact with each other until the Normans came A.D. 1066, and the mix of the Celts’ Christianity and the Anglo-Saxon’s pagan belief system intermingled to create many interesting literary works. Perhaps most notable of these is Beowulf. With its blended Christian/pagan mythos and epic fight scenes, it has been a topic of discussion for centuries. Beowulf’s most impressive feat, however, is its ability to incorporate two very distinct ideologies without distorting either too heavily. From its gripping start to itsVIEW DOCUMENT
2183 words - 9 pagesA ClashofCultures and the Promise of Rebirth: Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing and The Rez SistersThroughout "The Rez Sisters" and "Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing", TomsonHighway expresses his concern regarding the cultural conflict experienced by aboriginals on the reserve. He does this by demonstrating the juxtaposition of cultural and ethereal values faced by Native and White Canadians. Christian priests attempted toVIEW DOCUMENT
775 words - 3 pages in international relations. The basis for this conflict is a collision of opposing cultures and civilizations.
There are several main players in the clashof civilizations system, but in reality the situation is much more complex. Within each civilization there are different sects with different agendas. Extremism has breed hatred toward the West, resulting in events such as 9/11, the Madrid attacks, and the London attacks. The West then retaliates to these acts of terror. This has led us toward the model of the clashof civilizations. Culture, ethnic, and social disputes characterize international conflict, and this is encompassed by the clashof civilizations system. Although it is not comprehensive, it is “the best” system for the world today.
2604 words - 10 pages Samuel Huntington's thesis on "The clashof civilisations" of 1993 provoked a plethora of varied responses. A Professor at Harvard University, Huntington wrote in order to voice his predictions and warn the world of an upcoming clashofcultures, most notably between the West and Islam. The recent reaction in the Middle East to America's self-styled 'war on terrorism' provides a timely case study for this debate. While an affinity will often exist between countries with similar cultural characteristics, great differences within 'civilisations' and the existence of national interests make unity unlikely. Certainly, cultural differences alone will not be enough to cause a clash. HoweverVIEW DOCUMENT
1931 words - 8 pages mutually made, between two different cultures (Uwujaren). The key is common understanding and equality (Uwujaren). It is one’s personal responsibility to, listen to those of marginalized cultures, comprehend the blatant and subtle ways their culture has been appropriated, and educate themselves on the proper ways to engage with these cultures (Uwujaren).
As a result of appropriation, marginalized cultures face the bitter end. There is a history of viewing people of different cultures as exotic, uncivilized, barbaric, savage, and worthy of ridicule (“Culture Clash”). Many culturally formed languages, for example, African American Vernacular English is viewed as lesser than Standard English; yetVIEW DOCUMENT
645 words - 3 pagesImagine a world one day when every single person shares one culture, the most influential and powerful existing. There are millions ofcultures in existence but how can they all possibly collapse, equaling only one? In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the father-son conflict of Okonkwo and Nwoye is used as a microcosm representing how societies of multiple cultures fall apart, reflecting upon the roots of the conflict. In this particular case, the Igbo society and British culture collides, resulting in the destruction of the inferior Igbo culture.
Three core reasons explain why the two cultures clashed with one another, leading to a fight for survival. To understand the destruction ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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Virtual Revolutionary Structurally-Paradigmatically Revolutionary
PTSS reaction to change PTSS reaction to stagnation
So, are these types ofcultures doomed to clash, as the current fad goes – or can they cohabitate ?
It seems that the Neurotic cultures are less adapted to win the battle to survive. The fittest are those cultures flexible enough to respond to an ever changing world – and at an ever increasing pace, at that. The neurotic cultures are slow to respond, rigid and convulsive. Being past-orientated means that they emulate and imitate the normal cultures – but only when they have become part of the past. Alternatively, they assimilateVIEW DOCUMENT
1344 words - 5 pages development ofcultures. For example, Huntington overlooks the importance of how wide spread the multinational states are on the world stage. Surprisingly, Huntington succeeds in his avoidance to provide in his article the definition of what a civilization really is. He does state, however, that a civilization may be characterized by a single religion (such as Islam), nation (such as Japan), or a group of countries (such as the western countries) or even an entire area (such as Latin America). Finally, Huntington believes that Saddam Hussein’s low-grade cant to give weight to his “Clashof Civilizations” theory when he relates that “Forswearing Arab nationalism, Saddam Hussein explicitly invokedVIEW DOCUMENT
2880 words - 12 pages administration repeated denial that the current 'war on terror' is not a clashof civilizations, it is in fact exactly that: "the clashof civilizations posited by Huntington is real". Erikson (2004) believes the West's interference with the affairs of Arab countries and the fact that the jihad against the west is "tacitly subscribed to even by many moderate Arabs" is proof that the war on terror is being fought through a clashofcultures and civilizations. However, it could be conversely argued that the current war on terror highlights the unlikely nature of Huntington's (1993) theories. Despite the most fundamental Islamic states giving tacit support to supporting terrorist activities theyVIEW DOCUMENT
992 words - 4 pages civilization and culture" and "orientalist expresses and represents that part culturally", but in fact he has already divided them into "orient" and "occident" and also labeling someone as an "orientalist". It sets up a dichotomous boundary between "us" and "them". The main objection to Said is we should not label people "as an orientalist or ethnocentrist or imperialist" , because it can create some effects, resulting in promoting stereotypical understanding and still remaining unaware of people's own fixed structures of orientation.The second article " the VIEW DOCUMENT
1661 words - 7 pages) and use this logic to declare the Arab-Israeli conflict an Islamic attack on the Jewish faith. On a grander scale, religion, in helping to define the cultures which in turn define civilizations, is no doubt a factor in any contention between Western and Islamic Civilization; indeed, it is often characterized as the very basis for the clash. This is not only a common Western perspective but also one of Sayyid Qutb, one of the greatest inspirations to of the jihad, who wrote that “the cause of Islamic Jihaad should be sought in the very nature of Islam” (Gerges 4) and of a “war the Jews began to wage against Islam and Muslims” (Stevens).
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3002 words - 12 pages Bush so many times professed about after 9/11. A reason or an answer to gain support of policies to have many countries is on the same page as the Western civilization.
Huntington was correct somewhat that culture would clash but that is the basis of any culture. Different cultures will clash from time to time but conflicts do not arise out of a clashof a whole civilization (Pfaff 2006). When discussed on a broad sense culture are smaller units then complete civilizations. It is evident in today's world a clashof culture is taking place among civilizations in itself. We may even see a total break up of complete nations such as we did of the USSR, but in the end the civilization survivedVIEW DOCUMENT
907 words - 4 pagesArguments are never won by those being the loudest or the most outrageous. When an argument turns into a hateful yelling match, the meaning is completely lost. Ideas about Culture start many heated shouting matches because of the connotation of the word. Their culture directly influences the way people choose to view the world. When culturesclash; people use argument to say or show that their culture is better. That clashing moment is when violence and social degradation can come into the lives of people belonging to these different cultures. Cultures should never been associated with hate, including argument, instead they should be accepted and appreciated. Deborah Tannen’s “The TriumphVIEW DOCUMENT
1342 words - 5 pages oddity in both worlds. "His father succeeded in making him nothing, nothing in the black town, nothing in the cantonment, nothing even in England because in England now he was no more than a memory" (JIC, p. 242). Although he feels distinctly invisible, he becomes certainly visible enough to Ronald Merrick. His mannerisms, the very idea that he would attempt to pose himself as English is what infuriates Merrick. The clash between Merrick and Kumar, represents the very clash between the two cultures, the white malevolent governance against the traditions and differences of native India.
The clash between these two cultures is seen significantly in the climax of the rape of DaphneVIEW DOCUMENT
1890 words - 8 pages highlights the changing role of women during the 1920s in The Great Gatsby.
The 1920s allowed women to have a lot of new freedom, but women were still presented with setbacks that kept them from fully experiencing it. The ClashofCultures in the 1910s and 1920s website explains how women were more restricted in how they dressed before the 1920s. It describes how women were forced to wear corsets and frilly clothes that were more conservative. This conservative way of dress changed during the 1920s with the flappers (“Image and Lifestyle”). The website goes on to explain that even though women had many new opportunities during the time period, they were still not given important roles at workVIEW DOCUMENT
1102 words - 4 pagesThe workplace is a diverse arena where people of different cultures are forced to coexist and cooperate in order for a company to become successful. In some cases people from different backgrounds and cultures can learn from one another and will then make the group stronger. In other cases, however, the cultures can clash due to each other's ignorance. The key to establishing a solid foundation of cultural understanding is to be open-minded, educated and aware of diversity.Communication IssueSome employees would say that the clash between two coworkers occurred on a May afternoon but truly the squabble had been brewing for years. The two coworkers, Jimmy and Pablo, had beenVIEW DOCUMENT
532 words - 2 pages strong link to America. One of the most prevalent reasons why this book is a classic is because it shows America and its "glory"� from the perspective of a Vietnamese fleeing from war. America is symbolized as opportunity, a new chance and help symbolized by Baba Quan saving Uncle Michael from death and Thanh meeting her husband next to the Monkey Bridge. Unfortunately in Mai's case this link is very weak because of the clashofcultures and generation. The culture of the materialistic world is what Mai and her mother will have to accept to live in the world. Her mother is a strong orthodox and liberal in culture and this creates theVIEW DOCUMENT
693 words - 3 pages their traditions and roots, even while in America, is cherished and kept with the utmost sincerity to the family.
Another clashof culture is seen when Victoria’s brother returns home from college to help with the harvest of the grapes. Victoria’s brother, Pedro Jr., introduces himself to Paul with the name “Pete” to which his father becomes aggravated at the change in name. “Pete” looks and feels to be of a typical joyful college student who is care-free and almost the opposite of his father, regardless if they share the same name. The clash between cultures is seen even through the son’s nickname.
One aspect that we are able to see through this film is the beautiful imagery of a LatinVIEW DOCUMENT
864 words - 3 pages pointing out these similarities and elaborating on how they contribute towards the same idea. By understanding contact zones and how to successfully handle them, one can effectively bridge the gap between cultures, and move towards the common goal of understanding and thereby become more complete.
Throughout Rodriguez’s narration in “The Achievement of Desire”, one cannot help but draw parallels between his story and Pratt’s concept of contact zones: “a social space[s] where cultures meet, clash, and grapple with each other, often in contexts of highly asymmetrical relations of power” (Pratt 501). Rodriguez frequently refers to a struggle; he feels that his parents’ lack of education limitsVIEW DOCUMENT
608 words - 2 pages difference between eastern and western cultures. In Asian countries, managers have the highest power in any positions and the employees are supposed to do as what their managers say. On the other hand, in western countries like the United States, the role of managers is to direct the employees toward the target of the company. The employees have the right to say what they think and what they are looking for in their jobs as well as in their managers. When east meets west, a clash may occur. As an effective managers, they should be well-prepared about culture shock, problem-solving. We cannot deny that the difference in cultures may give the managers a good chance to explore a newVIEW DOCUMENT
2119 words - 8 pagesAs we entered the new millennium, Edward Said’s article, “The Clashof Ignorance”, appeared in the October 22 edition of The Nation, in 2001. His paper was a critical response to my thesis which first appeared in 1993, “The Clashof Civilizations?”. The following years saw many adopting his argument as a valid counter to my thesis. However, I believe that his argument builds more to the notion of the clashof civilizations stated in my paper, strengthening it, rather than weakening it. In this paper, I will discuss and address the arguments that he had put forward.
If you recall my main point in “The Clashof Civilizations?”, I argued that the conflicts of the future will dominantly be dueVIEW DOCUMENT
1648 words - 7 pages it easier to maintain the boundaries that form the American culture in the United States.
The growth of a culturally-Americanized world has been met, at times, with some unfavorable opposition. Although the promises of freedom and equality seem pleasing to the ears of an American citizen, they clash with many teachings and ideas of some of the world’s various cultures. Other nations, especially some in the Middle East of Asia, resist the change and only see America as the modern-day conquistador. Cultural Imperialism has become the new form of dominance over small countries by more powerful ones. Not only does this method deny what Theodore Roosevelt wrote in his autobiography, but it is aVIEW DOCUMENT
1297 words - 5 pages and homogeneous civilization concepts. Simple concepts called "The West" and "Islam" are also included in Huntington's thoughts. However, Edward W. Said disagrees with Huntington.In the article entitled 'The Clashof Ignorance', Said refutes Huntington's ideas in which "The West" and "Islam" are shown as fixed and contrast civilizations. The author points out that Islam has affected Christianity since its beginning and there has been a two way interaction between these civilizations that shaped each other's point of view for centuries. Thus, Said thinks that Islamic and the Western cultures are somehow intertwined.Huntington simply generalizes West and IslamVIEW DOCUMENT
906 words - 4 pages culture.
The books mention that world culture is not monolithic and that “there is no single set of cultural practices that will be uniformly adopted everywhere”. The idea that globalization can create homogenous world culture is not realistically possible. Not every country will unify and adapt to form a homogenous world culture. Therefore, rather than thinking that globalization creates homogenous world culture, it is a force for cross-cultural exchange between countries. For example, the establishment of McDonalds is part of American culture, yet it has been adapted to the taste and preferences of different culture.
The clashof civilization thesis by Samuel Hunginton anticipatedVIEW DOCUMENT
663 words - 3 pagesCulture clash: conflict arising from the interaction of people with different cultural values. In the video “Postville: When Cultures Collide”, the small town of Postville, Iowa endures major a major culture shock from first having a moderate amount of people from the Jewish community in New York relocate to the shrinking town, to furthermore have a rise of Hispanic growth. Residents of the town inherently struggled to befriend the Jewish community due to the wide divergence ofcultures creating many misconceptions. When the Mexican immigrants took home to Postville, Iowa the locals responded with less welcoming arms and were quite skeptical from only having a lack of knowledge of the newVIEW DOCUMENT
1123 words - 4 pages an individual or group’s face is threatened. Similarly, people from individualistic, low context cultures interact differently from collectivist, high context cultures. This means that “people from collectivistic cultures with an interdependent self-image are concerned with giving ‘other-face’ or ‘mutual face,’ so they adopt a conflict style of ‘avoiding or integrating’” (Griffin “List”). Likewise, “people from individualistic cultures with an independent self-image are concerned with protecting self-face, so they adopt a conflict style of ‘dominating’” (Griffin “List”).
Mentioned earlier, Stella Ting-Toomey is the individual who developed the Face-Negotiation theory and she is also aVIEW DOCUMENT
1376 words - 6 pagesWhen it comes to moral dilemmas between cultures, there is a grey area that can sometimes make it difficult to resolve issues surrounding the dilemma. What is morality? How is it possible to know what is morally correct when cultures differ so vastly? To answer these questions, and many more regarding the moral dilemmas in the world, there are theories that have been developed to resolve them. One example is known as Ethical Relativism. Ethical Relativism has been developed on the basis that there is no common set of values that can apply to everyone, as there are an infinite number ofcultures that exist and clash with each other. Morality is extremely relative, so the best way to solve aVIEW DOCUMENT
1078 words - 4 pages that migrant workers face in the American agricultural industry. Similarly, the Woodcutter by Robert Gwathmey shows how black workers in the south were destined to hard labor jobs with relatively little income. The Clashof Civilizations describes how the Western civilization took advantage of their modernity to assert their dominance and oppress other cultures. Overall, the west has used their advancement to exploit the under developed nations around the world for their resources and cheap labor.
America has rough history regarding the treatment of minorities, especially when the poor treatment leads to a better life for the oppressors. The good life for westerners has evolved over theVIEW DOCUMENT
1132 words - 5 pages when personal ethics and values clash with those of the organization. Before joining any organization, individuals must investigate the ethics, values, and corporate culturesof the organization to ensure compatibility. However, a common dilemma often occurs after compatibility has been verified. Organizations are regularly compelled to readjust their code of ethics due to changes in business structure, climate, and culture. Such readjustments usually conflict with the interests of certain individuals whose only recourse is to either resign or suppress the conflict.Is Business Ethics an Oxymoron?TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1390 words - 6 pagesKAWING LAMThe Clashof Civilizations: Culture & ConflictIn the modern world, the West is the most modernalized and powerful society. The main reason is because the West not only knows how to invent but also learn from other civilizations and make changes to become better. However, the non - Western countries, especially the Islamic and Chinese societies are catching up. As they are growing in a fast pace and have more control to the world, they both wanted to be the dominant country in the world in order to spread and introduce their cultures to other countries. Huntington (1996) also states that the non - Western countries have resented the rise of theVIEW DOCUMENT
1443 words - 6 pagesWhen Two Cultures CollideThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Tempest by William Shakespeare tell two similar stories about the events that occur when two completely different culturesclash. During times of European colonization, Achebe and Shakespeare offer their take on the interaction between the European invader and the natives of the lands. Although these two works of literature were written in different time periods, they both tell similar stories and display similar themes. Achebe andVIEW DOCUMENT
1714 words - 7 pages, having different ways in communication can cause misunderstanding and confrontation.
Leadership would be another aspect in the culture difference. The balance of power in organizations between individuals and teams varies between cultures. This leads to different concepts of leadership and authority. In the high power-distance culture, like India and China, the leader is expected to be forceful and keep the distance from the subordinates. However, in the country like the US, leaders remain more or less on the same level as the rest of the team to involve them closely in decision making.
Organization issues would be very serious talking about the culture clash. Organizations are aVIEW DOCUMENT
604 words - 2 pages shifting environment and establishment of unitary management processes and structures.
The key challenges to be overcome by GSAs according to Elmuti and Kathawala (2001) include among others clashofcultures and incompatible personal chemistry among alliance partners, lack of trust, lack of clear goals and objectives, lack of coordination between management teams, difference in operating procedures and attitudes among partners, relational risks, performance risks, strategic alliances might create a future local or even global competitor.
Problems arising from cultural differences such as language barriers, cultural approaches to corporate business, attitude to business etc. are potentialVIEW DOCUMENT
1303 words - 5 pages as Huntington declared in his paper "The Clashof Civilizations". Furthermore, in the future, reasons of conflicts will be not only the cultural conflicts but also economical interest conflicts.People made wars at all stages of the history because of land, money, cultural differences, natural resources and etc. By the time human societies have become more civilized, technology has improved, world has changed but conflicts and their reasons did not change: cultural differences and economical conflicts. Members of different cultures have always considered other cultures as enemies. By the time this hostility has formed the racism, which is the forward stage of the cultural divisionVIEW DOCUMENT
748 words - 3 pagesIn the mid 1800’s trade with Native Americans in the North West was extremely popular. One of the names associated with early trade in the North West is Hudson’s Bay Company. Hudson’s Bay was an English company that would trade goods to the indigenous people for furs, provisions, and other things. Trade with Native Americans was extremely popular during this time because the Native Americans desperately wanted what the Europeans had. That is why I think that the Europeans were benefited more by this trade agreement then the indigenous people of the North West.
One example of something that benefited the Europeans more was the clashof the two cultures. While both the indigenous people andVIEW DOCUMENT
706 words - 3 pages Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Huntington are two of the most controversial and influential modern political theorists of our times. Fukuyama’s book, The End of History and the Last Man, and Huntington’s book, The Clashof Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, pose two very conflicting theories on international relations. In this paper I will summarize and compare/contrast the two theories. Both theories, written since the fall of communism and updated since the first gulf war, have been widely read, taught, praised and criticized
The End of History and the Last Man is a book in which Francis Fukuyama argues the controversial thesis that the end of history, a time when classVIEW DOCUMENT
1810 words - 7 pages various issues in the Australian indigenous society i.e. culture clash, indigenous dispossession, etc.
The term “culture clash” implies to the disruption between the people when two or more cultures exist together. Typically, culture clash is the drawback of multicultural society. According to Crisp and Taylor (2009, p.113), different factors like ethnocentrism, stereotyping, prejudicing, discrimination, and social power adds to culture clash. Before the British colonists settled in Australia, indigenous people had always shared their land and environment with other cultures, very passively. Eckermann, et al. (2010, p. 5) state that aboriginal society came to face the newVIEW DOCUMENT
1189 words - 5 pages because o9f their cultural; differences (Forster, 1979: 315,316).
The culturesof the two nations clash, the problem of integration between the natives and the colonialists and racism towards the natives by the British is evident. The novel shows the existence of misunderstandings and misinterpretations between the natives and the British. There are some things about the customs of the Indians that the British were not able to understand. Aziz proposes outing to some of his British acquaintances actually having no intent of taking them out, something that these acquaintances of his strongly disagree with. Aziz just talks without the intention to, but the British make sure that they fulfill theirVIEW DOCUMENT
789 words - 3 pages younger tutor named Julia.
The play unfolds as Frank and Rita?s culturesclash together.
Educating Rita was first performed in the 1980s.
This was a particularly strange time for people in Britain because there was a great deal of civil unrest, this meant the people were not happy with the way the government was running the country.
There was also a mining strike and unemployment was very high.
Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime minister to be elected. The 80s also saw the birth of yuppy culture, meant people wanted to be seen as different class or person.
People were encouraged to better themselves and the Open University was opened to give older people a chance to beVIEW DOCUMENT
1123 words - 4 pages daughters, but instead of stories, they are very unwilling to share parts of their lives for fear of their mothers' disapproval. Waverly wants to show her mother her apartment to help bring her mother to the realization that she and Rich are nearing marriage, but instead all her mother sees is negative things. Her mother notes the messy condition of the apartment as well as just a general chaos. When Waverly tries to show things that she considers being signs of Rich's affection, her mother sees his gifts as nothing but being materialistic and she disapproves.Differences like these express the cultural clash between these two cultures. One main difference between Chinese and AmericanVIEW DOCUMENT
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To begin with, the novel Things Fall Apart was written in 1958 by Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian writer. During this time, most of Africa was still under colonialist rule; however, in the novel, Achebe focuses on the early experiences of colonialism in the late 1800’s. The story of Okonkwo allows the reader to learn about the clashofcultures during colonialism and reflects the discordant spirit of that time. One way Achebe does this is through literary figures such as imagery, repetition, and symbolism of the tribal drums. During the first half of the book, the Umuofian drums are heard many times. Suddenly, the repetition of drum imagery stops with the European arrivalVIEW DOCUMENT
2192 words - 9 pages people of the certain culture, such as presenting leather products to Indians who are mostly vegetarians or presenting a bottle of Scotch Whiskey to Malay, or Muslims.
Besides that, when there is a possibility of misunderstand or miscommunication, one solution is to rephrase what is being said to deliver or convey the right message to the other party. Rephrasing is not repeating what has been said, but it is saying something in simpler manner, and by using different words so that the other party that is receiving the message would be able to decipher what is being said.
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1291 words - 5 pages from the definition of the word smaller. For Asian women this seems to mean more petite, but for Caucasian women it means thinner. These are the important cross-cultural differences that researchers must regard. Another study suggests that Asian women do not develop eating disorders through acculturation but instead, a clashofcultures (McCourt, Waller, 1996). Little evidence supports this claim, but it is a good example of different stances taken on the issue of how culture may affect eating habits and body image. In an early study comparing Asian girls and Caucasian girls, the two groups were administered the Eating Attitudes Test and the Body Shape Questionnaire. 3.4% of the Asian girlsVIEW DOCUMENT
944 words - 4 pages attitude toward life. However, our cultures do not make us who we are due to some cultures having gender inequality, cultural disciplinary actions clash with the laws of New Zealand, superstitions and the effect of globalization dominated by American marketing which are steadily impairing our identity.
In some parts of the world, old customs and prejudices still prevail and women are still considered second-rate citizens. According to an article published by BBC UK, women in Saudi Arabia do not vote in municipal elections, women are banned from driving and face many other restrictions based on the Islamic law (sharia) in the Qur'an and hadith (teachings of Muhammad). The sexes are strictlyVIEW DOCUMENT
675 words - 3 pagesIn the novel The Killer Angels, Mr. Shaara's historical accuracy is unquestionable. He has written this fabulous (Pulitzer Prize winning) novel. Although the heroic suicidal charge of the 10th Minnesotans on the second day of the battle was left out, Shaara focuses on Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the 20th Maine which makes up for the lapse. It is safe to say that no other novel has so closely allowed the reader to understand the peculiar madness of this civil war.After reading this powerful, exciting novel one assumes that whenever culturesclash, there will be a final conflict. ByVIEW DOCUMENT
648 words - 3 pagesIn Henry Lewis Gates’ article, The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start, he reveals the advantages to having multiculturalism in the curriculum of America’s schools. He would argue that in order to create true diversity and understanding of cultural differences, the nation must provide its students with a wide array of opportunities to understand other cultures besides their own. Peggy McIntosh takes on a similar situation when she takes into consideration how she was taught diversity in schools as a child. She claims that dominance of the white race is unconsciously supported. She also describes how she did not receive the right kind of education that would teach her how to be aware ofVIEW DOCUMENT
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The culture clash
The combination of the two organizational cultures failed due to a culture clash.
Right from the very first day of the merger, the cultural differences made the integration process hard. In spite of all efforts to complement the two corporate cultures and to lay the foundation for a shared organizational culture, DaimlerChrysler’s management did not succeed. The two organizational cultures were too different to be integrated successfully. They were based on fundamentally different values and morals that came to light in the day-to day work.
In the beginning, the two parties involved did not seem to be all that different; they even appeared to be quite similar. But soonVIEW DOCUMENT
2122 words - 8 pages popular belief other cultures do not aspire to conform to American cultural values, rather they separate themselves further from American influence. Benjamin Barber, a political theorist, believes that , cultures actually strengthen in order to reject outside influences. This in turn leads to a clashof civilizations in which different cultures go through great feats to preserve “authenticity”. Common examples include Jihad vs. McWorld and the French resistance to American popular culture. This theory rejects both notions that cultures are ruined or mixed. According to the theory of polarization, societies actually become more ethnocentric when faced with the threat of globalization, thusVIEW DOCUMENT