Cultural competence

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  • Orientalism In The Man Who Would Be King

    In analyzing The Man Who Would Be King orientalism is depicted as being quite the opposite of what the western culture sees it to be throughout the film. Orientalism is the point of view that the western man has on the eastern culture. Huston’s attempt to treat the differences between western and eastern cultures are present by the presentence of two ex-British officers, Peachy Carnehan and Daniel Dravot. In the western culture, people are characterized as masculine, democratic, and logical to…

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  • Cultural Values In Vietnamese Culture

    Little Saigon in Garden Grove has the highest population of Vietnamese living in the United States. In fact, it is the highest number of Vietnamese living outside of Vietnam. How did they retain their language and cultural practices virtually unchanged after they immigrated to the United States? The preserve their culture and traditions and continue to teach it to the following generations that follows. Although, some of the children are born here they are still fluent on their Vietnamese…

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  • Importance Of Fieldwork In Anthropology

    Fieldwork is an essential aspect of being an anthropologist, it allows anthropologists to learn about other societies and cultures. One of the most popular forms of fieldwork is participant observation which is when an anthropologist tries to enter the society and culture they are researching as deeply as possible, essentially becoming a local in that community (Hyland,2012 pp.28-29). Although, the anthropologist will always be somewhat a stranger which may limit the amount that the locals will…

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  • Aspects Of Objectivism And Cultural Relativism

    Every ethical statement can be categorized based on how the statement relates to the popular beliefs, cultural beliefs, and personal beliefs. This can be better described as ‘metaethics’ which is a second-order philosophical analysis that dives into the nature, meaning, and justification of ethical statements (Gerard). Metethics involves thinking about thinking, and it does so by making questioning statements. Typically it asks: “how do we know that a given normative statement is ‘true’? We have…

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  • Marxism In The Handmaid's Tale

    Antonio Gramsci was an Italian communist most noted for his contribution of a Marxist cultural theory. Gramsci’s idea of ‘Cultural Hegemony’ is most relevant when it comes to The Handmaid’s Tale. Cultural Hegemony is concerned with the upper class using culture to justify current economic conditions, a superstructure reinforcing an economic base. This also relates to Althusser’s idea of ‘Ideological…

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  • Summary Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down '

    Stepheny Saavedra Anthropology 340 Dec. 1, 2016 “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” is one of the many cases that exemplify the barriers and obstacles people from distinct cultures encounter due to their ethnocentrism and lack of cultural relativism. After escaping to the U.S., a place completely different from what they called home, the Lees had to adapt and place their trust on strangers (to save their daughter) who viewed a condition with spiritual origin to the Hmong as a…

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  • Slavery And Morality

    Can a murderer’s philosophy be moral? Some of life 's hardest problems require one to take a moral stance on an issue. The difficult part is not the action of taking the stance, but figuring out if that stance would be seen as moral. The morality of such stances cause debates all over the world, as the morality of the stance can differ from person to person. As Benedict states, “A normal action is one which falls well within the limits of expected behavior for a particular society,” and the…

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  • Examples Of Individuality In Fahrenheit 451

    In a world comprised of people who hardly seem different from anyone else, do you believe that people would so readily relinquish their sense of self? The dictionary definition of conformity is the “ compliance with standards, rules or laws.” On the other hand, individuality is defined as “ the quality or character of a particular person or thing that distinguishes them from others of the same kind, especially when strongly marked.” Bradbury reveals the theme that conformity suppresses…

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  • Little Chinese Seamstress Character Analysis

    Little Chinese Seamstress, written by Dai Sijie, is an instrument which remarks upon the re-education and revolution of China during the early 1960s. Dai’s commentary of the revolution is finite and expressed through circumstances of particular characters predominantly the narrator's. This commentary is intriguingly delicate in its attack towards communism which minimizes opinions in the novel. An exemplification of this is when Narrator is performing a tooth decay extraction on the headman. A…

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  • Conception Of Culture

    maintain tradition whereas the ‘School’ Xhosa are educated and adopted the western ways. Boas introduced the term cultural relativism, where cultures are all on the same level and one is not more advanced than the other because culture develops at its own pace. Therefore it is not acceptable to judge one’s culture according to the norms of one’s…

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