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    Russian collectivism has been an enduring feature of Russian everyday life throughout its history. People trying to survive in a harsh environment tend to band together in order to survive. This has certainly been true in Russia since the Middle Ages. The factors that influenced Russia’s collectivist traits include, but are not limited to, Russia’s vulnerability to invasion, climate, and low wages. Russia's climate is critical factor in understanding the collectivism of Russia. The short growing season as well poor soil are obstacles that Russia faces year by year which leads to the collective movement of the Russian people to support one another not only agriculturally but economically as well. Long, dark and bitter cold winters were followed…

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    Hayke argues that a collectivist system is inherently incompatible with democracy rooted in an individualist liberalism tradition, regardless of the intention of the planner. Collectivism, Hayke points out, defends central planning by a "unitary end" (63) that conforms to the "general welfare" (64). To define the common end in a particular social context requires a single standard that ranks individual preferences. Due to the lack of a comprehensive system of "ethical code" (64) with universal…

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    Anthem, a fictional novel written by Ayn Rand, depicts the portrayal of collectivism in a strictly totalitarian society. The society based in Anthem differs from the society in the United States because individuality, technology, and education are all uncommonly correlated. Ayn Rand defines Equality 7­2521, the protagonist, as being against his collective society and has him discover the significance of individuality. Rand reveals the fears of collectivism that holds his society back from…

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    are egoists are often thought of to be self-centered and selfish. Egoism is the theory that one should use himself to motivate and to achieve goals. Ayn Rand confronts egoism differently in Anthem. She views egoism as an extension to Individualism. Throughout the story Prometheus discovers that ego is not a bad thing and becomes an egoist. By the end of the book Prometheus uses his own self interests to drive himself, putting his own motives above those of his “brother’s” motives which is a…

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    Individualist vs Collectivist An individualistic culture is one where individuals value and appreciate their freedom and personal independence (McLean, 2010). Often times the individual will require some assistance, but the outcome still comes from the individual themselves. In an individualistic culture individual rights take center stage, independence is highly valued, dependency is looked down upon, and people are self-reliant (Cherry, 2016). People tend to be strong, assertive, self-reliant…

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    My score on the individualism and collectivism scale was half and half. I am 36% individualistic and 36% collectivistic.Highly individualistic, like myself, valves independence and personal freedom, self-sufficiency, control over their own lives and appreciate their unique qualities that distinguish them from others. Collectivism people value over duty to the group to which we belong, and to group harmony. Highly collectivistic people, also like myself, define themselves by their groups and…

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    Collectivism vs Individualism The theme that collectivism, a political ideology, is exploited more than individualism is conveyed throughout the books, 1984 by George Orwell and Anthem by Ayn Rand; This is displayed by the dominance and control that the elite superior have over their societies. In the novel, 1984, by George Orwell, Orwell conveys dominance through the control “The Party” and “Big Brother” have in Oceania. They manipulate the population to the world they want them to live…

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    In the books Anthem by Ayn Rand and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the ideas and battle between Collectivism and Individualism play a central role in each novel’s (or novella in the case of Anthem) plot. Although the storylines, characters and settings are different, the hardships that the protagonists face are one in the same. Both are individuals in a society where true individualism is frowned upon, discouraged and punishable. However in each book while living under a repressive regime our…

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    Latice Castro In the article “Japanese Ghosts Don’t Have Feet” by Liza Dalby, an anthropologist’s experienced several mistakes while staying with her host family. The cultural values that where linked to her mistakes were collectivism vs. individualism, power distance, and nurturing vs. achievement. In this paper I will discuss the different ways she could have avoided her mistakes applying communication competence skills such as involvement, empathy, and cognitive complexity. Collectivism…

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    believe in or is it better for them to submit in the name of peace? If one sides with the protestors actions then they believe in a society that values individualistic actions and beliefs. If one sides against the protestors then they either believe in trumps values or they believe that it is necessary to yield one’s individualism for the greater good. Focusing solely on those opposed to Trump the second option will not be discussed leaving essentially an argument between individualism and…

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