Essay on The Impact Of Cultural Background On Culture

722 Words Oct 6th, 2015 3 Pages
There are seven elements that impact a culture, in this specific case the Mongolians, which are the historical background, sociodemographic realities, socioeconomic status, sociopolitical forces, sociocultural forces, psychosocial impact, and a culture’s current status. The historical background is the foundation of that culture, how it developed and became what it is today. The sociodemographic covers factors such as gender, level of education, health care, employment, and household size and living arrangements within a culture. Socioeconomic status is how the population in the culture is thriving economically, meaning income levels, where the poverty line is, and unemployment rate. Sociopolitical, social and political, forces in a culture are political issues that affect the social community. Sociocultural, social and cultural, factors are what makes a culture unique (e.g. festivities, religion, mannerisms, etc.). Psychosocial impact is the ability of the mind to adjust to its social environment, and a culture’s current status is how these factors have molded the culture into what it is today. Once the Mongolian tribes were established, they lived in the outer reaches of the Gobi Desert, or what is now Outer Mongolia. The Mongolians were pastoral and tribal people, who were broken up into disunified tribes. This was the case even at annual migrations. The only common factor they shared was religion. Mongol’s religion consisted of praying to a sky god that ruled over…

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