The Cultural Diversity In The Euuropean Union - 1,419 words
02 jun 2000 RESEARCH PAPER The European Union and its cultural diversity Meike Berns Int 305 City-University The European Union and its cultural diversity I would like to discuss that a sense of community which is necessary in business and in daily life is not achieved yet. Even with opening the borders between the member states and establishing a common currency the work is not done yet. The question often asked is how to achieve a sense of community in the different member states with their different cultures. Is it even possible? How can the goal of feeling as an European be achieved? Should people give up their national pride? To make Europe one unit is it necessary to have one language? ...
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The Cultural Diversity In The Euuropean Union - 1,582 words
... d trust of their group, but they would also have to speak with the aim of reaching agreement(www.napf.org). From his point of view an Assembly of Cultures can play a decisive role in the emergence of a genuine European conscience, which would constitute the best defense of its people and of the community. The European Union has not taken the responsibility of guarding Europeans Culture, to protect a human being, his heritage, his rights, and his creativity. Another point of view is to achieve a European Union beyond the economic level, without becoming victims of their own success, European nations have to step back from the idea of nation and start working toward a plural and cultural c ...
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Amish Culture - 1,941 words
The past five weeks in my life have really had an impact on me. In such a short period of time, I have become more aware of the different cultures that exist around the world today. We tend to think that our way of life is the only way there is, or at least the only right way. It is really very ignorant to think that everyone believes and behaves the same way. People should stop being so self-centered and take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in our country alone. One in particular is the Amish culture, which I would like to familiarize you with. The Amish culture consists of many unique beliefs that makes their ways unlike that of any other cu ...
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Adrienne Clarkson - 361 words
The wonderful thing about being Canadian is that despite our blemished history, we have shown we are capable of change. Attitudes in Canada dont stay entrenched. Her appointment was called a reflection of the diversity and inclusiveness of our society. Like sunlight through a window, Adrienne Clarkson has smoothly transcended the shadows of the cold, hardlined, 1940s Canada she was raised in, only to lead Canadian diversity into the third millennium. Nearly denied entry into Canada because of a law prohibiting Chinese entry into Canada, Clarkson has become the epitome of the successful Canadian immigrant. With the firing of artillery salutes and a flypast of CF-18 fighter jets, Mme Clarkson ...
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Global Capitalization - 1,195 words
Subsequent to the signing of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, a strong theory of a modern state emerged. The concept relied deeply upon the establishment of three principals explained by James Lee Ray. Obtaining a modern state depended on, first and foremost, territory. The image of a territory with fixed borders having an apparent national identity with in them (Class notes 10/23). A vast campus that in comparison to another holds unique characteristics and shows diversity. Principal two is the demanding need for nationalistic loyalty. In other words it was found a necessity to obtain and practice faithfulness for your encompassed land. Modern States relied upon the people as nationalistic ...
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Bill Of Rights - 527 words
In a time of such progress and cultural diversity, one would thing that certain human rights would be honored and kept unfettered by laws. These human rights are some of the most basic elements having your own free will. But as time goes by, some of these rights are diminishing. When our forefathers wrote the Bill of Rights, they put the more important of these rights first, freedom of speech. Back in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, people had to watch what they say about the government, make sure they were practicing an approved religion, and could not voice there personal views for fear of being persecuted. Before the Bill of Rights, failure to adhere to the "standard" was gr ...
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A Journey Through The Golden Gates Of Promise - 2,246 words
A Journey Though the Golden Gates of Promise Great controversy exists over the true promises of the Golden Gates in the United States. Discrimination occurs with different ethnic groups, but for those immigrants permitted into the country, the opportunities are excellent. The laws and practices established to control immigration into the United States limit the amount of poverty that can be present in the country. Without these important practices and laws created by the United States Congress, cheap labor would overpower American citizen labor and lead the country to an economic and social catastrophe. Although the United States is often criticized for its establishment of immigration laws ...
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Body Obsession In The Media - 1,214 words
... ressure for unreasonable image standards is directly effecting the Caucasian girls as opposed to others for their ideal differs than that of other cultures. Research has proved that different cultures have different ideals of the perfect body and different standards of beauty. For example, studies have shown that white and black girls have different images of the "ideal girl". White girls, much more than black girls, opt for an unrealistic body of 5'7" 100 pounds. Much of the cultural diversity with body image has to do with the role models of that particular culture. A majority of women seen on TV and magazines have what seem to be flawless bodies with the most recent fad of the waif lo ...
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Multicultural - 1,384 words
Multicultural Education in America America has long been called "The Melting Pot" due to the factthat it is made up of a various mix of races, cultures, and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are who is benefiting from the education, and how to present the material in a way so as to offend the least amount of people. There are many variations on these themes as will be discussed later in this paper. In the 1930's several educators called for programs of cultural diversity that encouraged ethnic and minori ...
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Notes On The State Of Virginia - 1,509 words
Any study of the United States should include Thomas Jeffersons Notes on the State of Virginia. Not only does he meticulously gather information, categorize and document the natural resources, but also discusses Virginias constitution and laws, which he uses as a microcosm for the United States government. Jeffersons celebration of the national bureaucracy is not without the various problems that existed in the United States during his lifetime. The most problematic issues were the institution of slavery and the extermination of Americas indigenous people. Jefferson attempts to come to terms with both issues, but ultimately is unsure how to handle them. He is arguably one of the most importa ...
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Mexico - 2,231 words
... on element of all Mexican cities. (Encyclopedia) Merril and Miro in their book Mexico a Country Study observe that, in 1988 employers and the self-employed constituted 29 percent of the labor force, employees 56 percent, and unpaid family workers 15 percent. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing employed some 24 percent; trade, hotels, and restaurant employed 19 percent; construction employed 5 percent; finance and real estate employed 5 percent; transportation and communications employed 4 percent; and 21 percent were engaged in other service work. They continued saying that about half of all manufacturing workers were employed in small and medium size enterprise (298). The principal indus ...
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Benetton Case Study - 1,754 words
CASE STUDY: "Building The Benetton System", Werner Ketelhoehn. Benetton, having been around since 1965 has had some massive changes and events to respond to and so I feel that a timeline of the events since the company was founded to be of significant use. 1960's; Development of Lucianos competitive advantage (discussed later). 1965 - Benetton was founded and the first factory was opened in Ponzano. 1966 - Widening of the existing company-subcontractor relationship. 1968 - First Italian store opened in Belluno. 1969 - First foreign shop opened in Paris. 1970's; The Benetton Group expansion to represent a family of brands which include 012, Sisley and Jeans West. 1970 - Hasten expansion by bu ...
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Roll Of Thunder - 817 words
After reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor, many issues were brought to my attention. It was an accurate, and realistic portrayal of prejudice, discrimination, harassment, and cultural differences that were prevalent in the 1930's. I believe that this book is an excellent tool to help students connect with sensitive, and complicated human issues that are prevalent today in our society. Mildred Taylor, wrote several books, such as, Mississippi Bridge, The Road to Memphis, and several other treasures. These works, along with Roll of Thunder, are excellent tools to introduce multicultural issues into the classroom. The issues of racism, prejudice, and stereotyping, are an imp ...
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Pain In The World - 1,825 words
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Brazils Film Industry: Past to Present Within a year of the Lumiere brothers first experiment in Paris in 1896, the cinematography machine appeared in Rio de Janeiro. Ten years later, the capital boasted 22 cinema houses and the first Brazilian feature film, Os Estranguladores (The Stranglers) by Antonio Leal, had been screened. From then on Brazils film industry made continuous progress and, although it has never been large, its output over the years has attracted international attention. In 1930, still the era of the silent movie in Brazil, Mario Peixotos film, Limite was made. Limite is a surrealist work dealing with the conflicts raised by the human condition and how life conspires to pr ...
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Full Metal Jacket - 1,008 words
Throughout our countrys existence one maxim has predominated its impression. The notion that this land mass, which has arbitrarily been selected through a course of events we call history, is the land of opportunity. People have found refuge, freedom, and enterprise in America. However, even though we serve to be a global hub to capitalism and freedom, it is our existence that is our demise. Many people are confused about the goals of our country and the idealities of righteousness and freedom that America is trying to instill within its inhabitants. Our identity, as Americans, shouldnt be muddled but instead clearly recognizable. Unfortunately, one of the more powerful solicitors of identit ...
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The Way It Is - 1,326 words
How to Explain Diversity: A Cultural problem The history of humanity has shown that the influences of a select few, charting their ideas of what is right and wrong, pure or dirty, black or white may all influence cultures; but these principles do not follow a certain direction. Rather, with the continuance of culture through time, the principles have diverged human experience into thousands of different cultures. In Biology as Ideology, the argument of genetic determinism arises; ones genetic makeup and other biological factors are the main determinants of individual behavior. This theory is greatly reliant on a culture looking for a direct cause and effect relationship between the genetic m ...
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Songs Of America - 1,840 words
"Singing...bye bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levy...but the levy was dry.... These lyrics, this song, sung today by Madonna, and years ago, a song that my Dad probably sung..as written by Don Mclean in the 70's, symbolized for many an aspect of America of the 60's and 70's. Who was the American, and what did it mean to be American? What did America mean or represent? When I listen to that song, I see different things than what my dad probably saw. To talk to my dad, you'd learn that the song Miss Ameican Pie, contained the entire history of Rock and Roll. He would tell you that McLean wrote the song whenh is idol, Buddy Holly was killed. That McLean opened a bunch of newspape ...
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Communications - 1,577 words
Humans have been communicating since four million years. On the other hand, the birth of culture is estimated to have taken place about 35,000 years ago. Today, both culture and communication have evolved considerably and have become interdependent of one another, to the point that communication is considered to be a product of culture. Thus, our own culture has a deep impact on our thoughts and behaviors. Since each culture has its distinct aspects, intercultural communication can be the cause of conflict and disorder. There are three main issues, which are at the top of the problem of intercultural communication: language as a barrier, cultural diversity and ethnocentrism. I will analyze t ...
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Justice And Liberty For All - 1,608 words
Generations of Americans have prided themselves on living in a country that promotes "justice and liberty for all." Unfortunately for many of us, this is far from the truth. Daily people experience the misfortune and hatred that goes along with being labeled a "minority." Today we'll explore some of the terms and theories that define the minority status. Let's first start with defining the term minority. Obviously there are about as many definitions for the word as there are people that it tries to define. Minority status, as defined by Richard Schaefer in Racial and Ethnic Groups, is "a group that is a subordinate group whose members have significantly less control/power over their own live ...
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