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Cultural Constructs Essay Examples

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Body Modification and Adornment - Piercings and Tattoos
Body modification and adornment is a universal culture. All civilizations have attempted to change their body in order to fulfill their cultural construct of beauty, religious and/or social obligations. Body adornment and modification is a very broad subject, ranging from ceremonial body paint to the amputation of appendage...
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Cultural Revolution, Progress, Regression and Degeneration as Seen in Music and Literature
Select several works of art that reflect cultural evolution and progress, and cultural regression and degeneration? It has been said that many forms of art, from poetry to music, contribute to the way we feel, think and see, and helps us to discover the hidden beauty of art. Oftentimes, art provides a historical connection...
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An Overview of the Old and Obsolete Programming Constructs of GOTO and GOSUB
In any modern programming language, procedures play a vital role in the
construction of any new software. These days, procedures are used instead of
the old constructs of GOTO and GOSUB, which have since become obsolete.
Procedures provide a number of important features for the modern software
engineer:- Programs are easie...
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Sociology: The Comparative Method
Sociology The Comparative Method          Sociologists have embraced what is known as the comparative method as the most efficient way to expose taken-for-granted 'truths' or laws that people have adopted. But what is this comparative method and how does it work? Are there any advantages/disadvantages to exposing these fal...
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The Water Problem as Discussed in Contexts and Constructs of Water Security by Lyla Mehta
March 19th 2015 Water Problems: Deep as the Ocean Water water everywhere and not a drop to spare. Unless you’re rich of course. We learned this week that water is finite according to Contexts and Constructs of Water Security by Lyla Mehta, and water is dominated by those who can buy it. Not only is it finite, but it is de...
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Cultural Identity of an Indonesian Immigrant to the U.S.
One can become acculturated to the value, belief, norms, or even
culture that they were not born into because culture is learned. I was born
and raised in Indonesia until I was 17 years old. I considered myself as a
Southeast Asian woman who is a mix of a dominant ethnic group and co-
culture ethnic group in Indonesia, Java...
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An Analysis of Culture as a Values, Beliefs, Behaviors and Materials That Form the Way of Life For Humans
When we enter the world we enter naked physically, socially, and culturally. Unlike other living creatures humans need social experience to learn their culture and survive. Only humans rely on culture rather than instincts to ensure the survival of their kind. The natural thing to humans is to create culture. Culture has to...
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An Introduction to the Analysis of Cultural Diversity
Cultural diversity promotes cordiality in a working environment. People working in a team, must be able to appreciate and accommodate the diversity of their teammates, to be able to achieve their objectives.
Importance of cultural differences
People from different parts of the world view things differently. Everybody has a...
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A Comprehensive Comparison and Contrast of Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism
Chapter 3: Question: Compare and contrast ethnocentrism and cultural relativism.  Which stance do sociologists strive to adopt, and what are the difficulties associated with that position
According to Andersen and Taylor (5), culture refers to the values a given society holds, the symbols they admire, the language they spea...
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A Literary Analysis of the Article Cultural Relativism and Cultural Values by Melville Herkovits
A critique of cultural relativism In his article "Cultural relativism and cultural values", Melville Herkovits defines the principle of cultural relativism as "judgements are based on experience, and experience is interpreted by each individual in terms of his own enculturation" (26). This is the basic...
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An Analysis of the Meta-Ethical Cultural Realism
The thesis of meta-ethical cultural relativism is the philosophical viewpoint that there are no absolute moral truths, only truths relative to the cultural context in which they exist. From this it is therefore presumed that what one society considers to be morally right, another society may consider to be morally wrong, th...
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Principles of Cultural Safety Aspects Learnt from My Clinical Practice
This assignment is based on the cultural safety aspects of an exemplar from my clinical practice. Within this assignment, the four principles of cultural safety and how they are significant to this exemplar will be discussed. While the strategies that I can utilize as a student in addressing this issue will be outlined. Fi...
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Cultural Revolution in Palden Gyatsos Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk
In Palden Gyatso’s Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk, he illustrates the Cultural Revolution in Tibet and its affects on the monasteries, villagers, and his own personal account. The revolution affected every part of Tibetan society from the social hierarchy to the beliefs and culture that were already instilled in the Tibet...
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The Positive and Negatives of Culture Diversity
Culture 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...
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An Overview on Stuart Hall's Cultural Identity
'Cultural identity', according to Stuart Hall can be viewed through two different ways. The first position views 'cultural identity' in terms of one shared culture, reflecting typical historical experiences and shared cultural codes. Further, these cultural codes and common historical experiences 'provide us, as 'one people...
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The Meaning of Culturally Sensitive Nursing Care
What is meant by culturally sensitive nursing care? How does it apply to nursing? In order to understand culturally sensitive nursing care you must first understand culture and cultural diversity. Culture guides our thinking, doing and being, and becomes patterned expressions of who we are (Basic Nursing, 2003). Cultural di...
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An Analysis of Cultural Communication Among the Disabled Through an Analysis of "Understanding Communication of Persons With Disabilities as Cultural Communication" by Dawn and Charles Braithwaite, "Cultural Patterns of Deaf People" by Linda Siple, "The M
Cultural Communication and the Disabled. Dawn O. Braithwaite and Charles A. Braithwaite's "Understanding Communication of Persons with disabilities as Cultural Communication" makes a point that what ordinary people take for granted cannot be taken for granted by the disabled, and that this makes for difficulties...
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A Personal Narrative of My Experience in China's Cultural Revolution
Name: Ke Qin Assignment: Biography (Final Copy) An Experience in the Cultural Revolution Cultural Revolution in China was a time, where the educated became farmers and the farmers were the ruling class. I was raised in China untill I was ten years old. Even after the Cultural Revolution, there was a strong emph...
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The Cultural Patterns, Values, and Beliefs of Americans as Stated in the Book "American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States" by Gary Athens
Fall I 2001, Sept. 10th Alex Pilipenko Journal Assignment #1 Althen This week our group of ESL students was working on the excerpt from the Gary Althen's book "American Ways: A Guide for Foreigners in the United States", There were just several paragraphs, but they show us prominent values, beliefs,...
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Recognizing Cultural Differences When You Write or Speak
Recognizing cultural differences when you write or speak, or especially do business with someone from another culture, you encode your message using the assumptions of your own culture. So your meaning may be misunderstood. Cultural context is the pattern of physical cues, environmental stimuli, and implicit understanding t...
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Defining Cultural Landscape Using Five Terms
Cultural landscape is the true definition of all of the terms to be defined in this paper. The definition of a term is not supposed to contain the same word being defined; however in this case, all five terms can be summed under the main definition of cultural landscape. Given this improper method of defining terms, cultura...
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A Discussion on Stereotyping and Cultural Differences
Recognizing cultural differences when you write or speak with someone from another culture, you encode your message using the assumptions of your own culture. Members of your audience decode the message relating to the assumptions of their culture. So your meaning may be misunderstood. The greater the difference between cul...
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American Cultural Imperialism via Internet
The Internet has emerged as the most rapidity adopted communication medium in history. The Internet by design is de-centralized, inexpensive, uncensored, and accessible from anywhere in the globe. Bill Gates contends that the Internet is first step along the Information Superhighway, which will ultimately create a global vi...
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Personal Thoughts on Cultural Differences and Alien Cultures
Identifying the foreign customs is a difficult task for any visitors. Cultural conflicts may occur when one does not know much about the strange social codes other than his own country. In reality, people's opinion about whether the host country should encourage cultural differences or to what degree should they accept the...
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An Analysis of the Article "Cultural Relativism and Cultural Values" By Melville Herkovits
In his article "Cultural relativism and cultural values", Melville Herkovits defines the principle of cultural relativism as "judgements are based on experience, and experience is interpreted by each individual in terms of his own enculturation" (26). This is the basic premise of cultural relativism, tha...
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