Cultural Differences: The Norm In Emic Perspective

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It is difficult to judge different societies because what might be the norm in emic perspective, can be seen as strange from an etic perspective. Ponijao was cleaned by his mother saliva and Bayarjargal had his face washed by his mother’s breast milk. These might seem as strange acts from a western perspective. On the other hand, they are considered normal in an emic perspective. The film rarely shows any clear interaction of the father in the Mongolian sitting also, but it shows prominent father interactions in the Japanese and American ones. The film shows that there are no underlying basic differences between these four different cultures. The mother, in all these cultures, has the main role in this demanding task, the father’s rule is not visible in some cultures such as Namibian and Mongolian, but it is clearly prominent in modern societies such as the Japanese and American sittings. The Namibian and Mongolian cases remind me of what my father used to tell me about the …show more content…
They have the most advanced healthcare, the most advanced sanitation, the most advanced living, the most advanced ways to entertaining their children, and the most advanced ways of providing educational environments to them, etc. The advantages for the Japanese and American children are the results of more than three centuries of advances in technology, literacy, and Medicine. These are the most important factors that work for cultural changes. Despite all things, it is clear that children would grow up in spite of any environmental difficulties. In fact one could argue that one cannot prefer a cultural sitting over another as far as nonmaterial cultural aspects. It is evident, moreover, that all parents care for their kids in every aspect of their lives as best as they can: they try their best to provide them with food and play with them for enjoyment and for learning new

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