Essays Tagged: "cultural values"

Towards a Definition of Culture

er, we can define several portions of culture to get a good understanding of a specific culture and cultural values. Many of the today's cultures include unity, religion, freedom, and language. Those ... change something a culture. For example, a little thing like not wearing traditional clothing in a cultural event. This could make a difference how a person expresses their culture. But the act of ma ...

(4 pages) 200 0 5.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Epic of Gilgamesh. This essay is about a story of the ancient Sumerian people called The Epic of Gilgamesh written circa 2000 B.C.E.

story is important for understanding the ancient Sumerians because it portrays their beliefs about cultural values and about religion and the afterlife. Ancient Sumerian culture valued the ideas of h ...

(3 pages) 229 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Arranged Marriage

like children.Arranged marriage tends to be a union of two families of strong moral, spiritual and cultural values. Living with the extended family (brother, sisters, and relatives of both families) ...

(1 pages) 96 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Asses the usfulness of the functionalist perspective on education.

three broad functions. These are Secondary Socialisation which is socialising young people into key cultural values. Skill provision this suggests that education teaches the skill required by a modern ...

(2 pages) 121 1 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Literature - a Mirror of Society. The French Revolution.

will prove that TheFrench Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism.First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified.Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will ... the revolution will be identified.Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. Thecultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then belinked. Finally, literary examp ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > The French Revolution

"Easter 1916" by William Butler Yeats.

nglish implants. For six hundred years, the English presence has been threatening to decimate Irish cultural values. At the turn of the nineteenth century, a new movement to restore Irish heritage to ... They were embracing Irish culture and questioning the English presence on their island. Out of this cultural revival rose an unlikely hero. There rose a man, who, out of his own personal ambitions, be ...

(9 pages) 144 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Everchanging Beauty.

s of beauty have change over the years as society has changed, but some have also remained the same.Cultural values and other circumstances have changed how people have viewed beauty for eons. Much of ... on the physical aspects of a person. This fundamental shift has been brought about by centuries of cultural changes, which leaves one to wonder how beauty will be judged in the next hundred years.As ...

(2 pages) 89 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

How Gender Roles Affect Communication.

men communicate through opposite, but equally effective techniques that demonstrate the distinctive cultural values of the society they were raised in.An easily observable difference at the dinner tab ... "Girls don't do that!" The reaction to the girl burping would be recieved in a different light and cultural values will quietly lead the parents to deliver a sharper reprimand to the girl. Gender rol ...

(3 pages) 182 2 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Women in sport in Australia.

WOMEN IN SPORTMedia representation reflects the cultural values and attitudes of Australian society with to a huge degree but not completely.Austral ... d by the media and therefore, the public.However there not all of Australia societies have the same cultural values and attitudes. Although the media rarely reflected on their achievement women have s ...

(4 pages) 61 1 4.5 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

What influenced european migration to america?

ce the 16th century, America has undergone on a massive scale, a sustained process of fusion of the cultural values of peoples of different ethnic origins and of groups. America has been the land of h ...

(6 pages) 124 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Hammurabi's Law Codes.

: Law is a method of organizing a Society or Civilization. The law codes usually reflect social and cultural values. Evidence shows that about 4000 years ago that Hammurabi, King of Babylon, codified ...

(3 pages) 62 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Celebration of Diversity.

United States to live. Our population consists of individuals and groups who have different ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious backgrounds. That is why the United States is often called a nation ... d States is often called a nation of nations. In the United States today, many different ethnic and cultural groups contribute to the social, economic and cultural values of our society. This has also ...

(2 pages) 74 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The world effects from Gilgamesh.

rs old, it gives insight into that time period and how people of that time thought and lived. Those cultural values of ancient Mesopotamia helped in the development of the basic ideas of both Christia ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Summary of the book Culture Matters in the History of Western Civilization class

is centered to the republican view in our United States government system. Republicans believe that cultural values are paramount to the advancement of society in that, the republicans are opposed to ... will adapt to the liberal's view of how society should progress thus making politics the stage for cultural advancement. This argument, politics vs. culture is exemplified in Pye's article on Asian V ...

(7 pages) 72 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Social change.

cale changes.Social change refers to any significant alteration over time in behaviour patterns and cultural values and norms. In functionalism, social change is represented by transformation in the s ...

(4 pages) 283 1 4.1 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Cultural Relativism: Is truth defined by our culture or our culture by truth?

In his article "Cultural relativism and cultural values", Melville Herkovits defines the principle of cultural relat ... nterpreted by each individual in terms of his own enculturation" (26). This is the basic premise of cultural relativism, that beliefs, values, and morals are all based on one's culture. Therefore, sin ... right and wrong, there can be no moral absolutes. Since there are no absolutes, under this view of cultural relativism all moral views determined by one's culture are deemed true whether they conflic ...

(6 pages) 323 0 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The role of the parental figure in a young child's life; causes and effects.

ute to a healthy style of living with children. The children learn ways to solve problems and learn cultural values from their parents. The parent serves as a role model for the young child. Modeling ...

(3 pages) 103 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

This is an essay based on the Odyssy and talks about the meaning of acceptance and hospitality.

The OdysseyCan Odysseus reflect the cultural values of ancient Greece through his superhuman qualities? Odysseus is the hero of the Odys ... idealsand values of a nation or race. Odysseus, though he often seemslarger-than-life, reflects the cultural values of ancient Greece.Physical strength is a quality that was greatly emphasized through ... told him that it was punishment for being inhospitable to Odysseusand his crew. It was an important cultural value of the ancient Greeks that aperson should accept any stranger into their home and tre ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Colour, Sound and Other Symbols in "Soylent Green" by Richard Fleischer

eral meanings. These connotations include emotional overtones, subjective interpretations and socio-cultural values. Because of their ability to change over time, signs create a unique chain of refere ... iculture. Due to the extensive and complex process involved in its production, bread is a symbol of cultural and psychological development. At the Eucharist, Christ's body becomes the bread of life, a ...

(9 pages) 43 0 4.1 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Education and Marxism

ociologists who saw education as important for socialisation, its function being to transmit shared cultural values to the next generation. Since education produces 'ideal citizens' committed to conse ...

(9 pages) 167 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays