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What Defines Success in Indian Culture?

The Culture of India is a result of years of rich heritage and diversity. India is home to a variety of civilizations, constituted by people who speak different languages, eat different kinds of food and follow different religions. However, despite the huge contrast among the different regions of this large country, their regional subcultures possess […]

How Globalization Threatens Cultural Identity

In 1980 a movie came out that turned popular thought to the damage that globalization imposes on cultural identity. “The Gods Must Be Crazy” highlights a simple way that globalization threatens cultural identity. In this movie, the Sho tribe of the Kalahari Desert believes that it has been gifted with a special treat when an […]

Human Cultural Identity

This paper is intended to contain the analysis of the human cultural identity, as seen in the following five historical cultural periods: Enlightenment Culture; Greco-Roman Culture; Judeo-Christian Culture; Renaissance-Reformation Culture; and Industrialization-Modernism Culture. It also embodies examples of each era that are clearly stated, and how they relate to the cultural period. The cultural identity […]

Prejudice

When a person hears the word prejudice, he or she might think it only refers to the racial prejudice often found between those with light skin and those with dark skin. However, prejudice runs much deeper than a person’s color. Prejudice is found between gender, religion, cultural and geographical background, and race. People have discriminated […]

Multiculturalism in Canada

Canada has long been called “The Mosaic”, due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to Canada searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some […]

Ukrainian Culture

The best way to begin to understand Ukrainian culture is to review early Ukrainian history. This will give us a good step from which to look at traditional Ukrainian culture. Unlike the Russian people, who descended from northern tribes descending from Scandinavia and the far north, Ukrainian history was influenced by southern civilizations such as […]

Celtic and Germanic Cultures

Most of our knowledge of early Celtic culture comes from Latin historians and from an extensive body of early Irish texts composed between 700 and 1000 AD. These include native law texts as well as heroic prose narratives and intricately crafted rhymed verse in hundreds of different meters. There are a few early texts from […]

Jamaican Food and Style

Jamaica is a beautiful island south of Cuba, between North and South America.  The island has a great deal of “rich agricultural land, and although much of the mountainous are is not very fertile, here and there in the hills are pockets of land which can bear abundantly” (Buisseret, 1969, i).  Jamaica’s uniformities and diversities […]

Japan’s Culture

The Japanese culture dates back to 10,000 BC with many fascinating periods and events. They span from the days of the samurai and shogun, to 1945 when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Although a bomb would be a devastating blow for any country, rapid industrialization and aid from the United States brought Japan […]

Begler, Elsie. “Global Cultures: The First Steps Toward Understanding” Social Education. September 1998, 62(5) pg. 272-275.

In Begler’s Article a discussion on how educators should go about teaching culture occurs. The article starts out by giving a definition of what is meant by culture and the different aspects of culture. The Author sets up the guidelines for which she will interpret and use culture. The definitions of culture are presented very […]

Ancient Egypt

The term culture is one that can be defined in many ways.  Culture is defined as: the ideas, activities, and ways of behaving that are special to a country, people, or region.  Museums such as the Field Museum attempt to give its visitors a sense of the culture and history of different countries, as well […]

Attitudes Towards Animals in Neolithic and Assyrian Times

Animals have been viewed differently by different cultures.  This is evident when comparing the wall painting of a deer hunt from the Neolithic period (Gardner, 38) and the reliefs of Ashurbanipal hunting lions and the dying lions from the Assyrian dominated period of the ancient near east (Gardner, 56).  The deer hunt scene, painted at […]

Culture of India

Nearly one sixth of all the human beings on Earth live in India, the world’s most populous democracy. Officially titled the Republic of India, it’s 1,269,413 sq. mi. lie in South Asia, occupying most of the Indian subcontinent, bordered by Pakistan (W); China, Nepal, and Bhutan (N); and Myanmar (E) and Bangladesh forms an enclave […]