Essays Tagged: "cultural norms"

Do Athletes Show Us What is Right and Wrong?

at is wrong? This will be the basis of the following study.Deviance is "the recognized violation of cultural norms" (Macionis, 134). According to The American Heritage Dictionary, sport is "an activit ...

(10 pages) 209 0 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Afirmative action in workplace: discussing with Kantian and Utilitarian theories

s can be described as any policies that attempt to actively dismantle institutionalized or informal cultural norms and systems of inscriptive group-based disadvantages, and the inequalities historical ... ideal of inclusive community, as in ideals of democracy, integration, and pluralism, which is multiculturalism; by means that classify people according to their ascriptive identities, such as race, g ...

(4 pages) 165 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Causes of the Civil War

at the Civil War resultedbecause the North and South became two different societies, with different culturalnorms. From my perspective, this is the main fact that sparked the Civil War.One critical di ...

(4 pages) 212 1 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Integration issues businesses may encounter and methods of countering them.

orporations.Hewlett-Packard's IntegrationWorking in pre-merger Compaq and being integrated into the cultural norms and values of Hewlett-Packard (HP) has provided great insight into both managing chan ...

(4 pages) 299 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

"Cultural Segregation via Human Nature" The essay centers around our need for stability and why it hinders humanity from achieving cultural harmony. (4 pages double spaced)

"Cultural Segregation via Human Nature"Dean Barnlund poses the questions: "Will a global village be a ... because humans are compelled to create a life of certainty, and are oblivious to their subconscious cultural norms, this community will never reach a unified, empathetic state. Although the possibilit ... you directly experience in your childhood that makes you subconsciously try and achieve it. Unlike cultural norms, stability is something that we are born with. This deep seeded reason alone is why t ...

(4 pages) 105 0 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Arabs prejudged....While many people might be very ethnocentric and blurt out there ethnicity, I choose not to, in fear i might be prejudged because i'm arabian.

people are to ask me what nationality I am, it's unfortunate that I sometimes hesitate to reveal my cultural background in fear I might be prejudged before they "actually" know me. While many people m ... centric and blurt out there ethnicity, I choose not to. A little more than a year ago, revealing my cultural identity as an Arab American was not a problem; in fact it was quite interesting. Many peop ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

What is ethnocentrism and cultural relativism and what problems do they present?

Ethnocentrism is a person's use of their own cultural "norms", values and morals to judge another culture. We tend to view the way in which we th ... impair judgments and make finds less relevant. It is the place of the anthropologists to try to use cultural relativism when studying a foreign culture.Cultural relativism would be the attempt of an a ... of other cultures. There can, however, also be difficulties in certain cases when actually putting cultural relativism into practice. Aren't there some exceptions to the notion of detached observatio ...

(1 pages) 221 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Simonodes (via Polemarchus) argues in the first book of "The Republic" that justice is paying back what is due. Defend or argue against this position.

Justice. A term used as means to bring light to societal and cultural norms, has been an issue of deliberation for several centuries. Philosophers have long deba ...

(6 pages) 61 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Eating Disorders and the Media

Today's society is undeniably marked by cultural norms and ideals. The question is, however, does the mass media's depiction of this norm ca ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Dead Poets' Society Notes (a passage from the movie and study questions)

the one unexpected, the individual and original path.B. We all have to regard tradition, social and cultural norms, norms of behavior, and adopt attitudes because we are all members of a certain socie ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Critical Literacy

ill adopt a narrow view of critical literacy as the ability to critically examine the production of cultural knowledge, specifically the political and economic structures that play an important role i ... , specifically the political and economic structures that play an important role in the creation of cultural norms. Critical literacy is a process that begins in the halls of our schools, but is used ...

(9 pages) 77 1 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Culture and it's impact on the business world.

st in every society. Attitudes and values differ from one country to another resulting in different cultural norms. Therefore, whether it be selling products or organizing, financing and managing its ... s global operations, these differences will affect every firm operating on a global basis.ImpactThe cultural impact on international management is reflected by the basic beliefs and behaviors of peopl ...

(6 pages) 450 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

A Critique of Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity

, Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity, that some societies are able to develop cultural norms, such as hard work and mutual trust, more than others. Fukuyama maintains that econom ... hat a nation's well being, as well as its ability to compete, is conditioned by a single, pervasive cultural characteristic: the level of trust inherent in society. Fukuyama's claim that trust is the ...

(19 pages) 126 0 3.7 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

What is Justice?

Justice. A term used as means to bring light to societal and cultural norms, has been an issue of deliberation for several centuries. Philosophers have long deba ...

(2 pages) 37 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

History of Islamic philosophy.

vine entities. It is necessarily outer-directed. Life in such an outer-directed culture is simpler. Cultural norms and activities are determined and enforced by the outer agency. In this case the dese ...

(13 pages) 90 0 4.3 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Culture, Values, and Communication Paper

Every culture has their behavior patterns, or cultural norms. These behaviors have been learned from their parents, teachers, peers, and others wh ... udes have been ingrained in them since birth from their culture. Many people are not aware of their cultural norms until they see another culture with different values and beliefs. There are 3 primary ... anguage is used for people with similar beliefs and values in order to communicate. Environment and cultural activities are physical dimensions. The psychological dimension consists of our beliefs and ...

(3 pages) 215 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Promoting womens capabilities: cultural norms

Promoting Women's Capabilities", addresses statements of women's potential human functions in cross-cultural norms. One can agree women forty years ago lacked the capability for self-drive to achieve ... my culture, choices that determine the future of a women's live. " Languages don't harm people, but cultural practices frequently do. Are the cultural values in question worth preserving? This entails ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.5 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"A Loss For Words" by Lee Ann Walker: The Deaf World

Her memoir, "A Loss For Words" examines what it is like to grow up without the usual linguistic and cultural norms. As the hearing child of deaf parents, the usual verbal cues and linguistic culture t ... tream culture will face. This in turn may suggest that communication disorders are actually in part cultural conflicts, rather than "pure" illnesses. A Loss For Words, as an examination of a child gro ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Intercultural Communication

Intra and Intercultural Communication in and between Australia and Morocco.All cultures and societies, no matter ho ... ieties, no matter how seemingly different, have certain aspects in common. These include social and cultural norms, values, traditions , which, while they may differ, are the basic foundations to the ... fact that the Australians, as it is well known, are composed of a multiethnic and, therefore, multicultural society. While the Moroccans have always been a mixture, as their very ancestry is unknown, ...

(6 pages) 22 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Personality Disorders

vior that deviate from the norms or expectations of one's culture. However, people who deviate from cultural norms are not necessarily dysfunctional, and are not people who conform to cultural norms n ... at seems deviant to one person may seem normal to another depending on one's gender, ethnicity, and cultural background. An estimated 20 percent of people in the general population have one or more pe ...

(3 pages) 81 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers