Cultural heritage

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  • Difference Between Rituals And Rituals

    other form of artistic expression. People come together to celebrate important days such as the birth of a new born, holidays, and many other things that make them feel happy and joyful. These rituals and traditions are often related to events and cultural ceremonies, which are generally tended to be related to religion. Today, I will explain the difference between rituals and traditions, give examples of them, and how people feel…

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  • Analysis Of Clifford Geertz's Deep Play: Notes On The Balinese Cockfight

    Different cultures have their own symbols which have specific meaning that pertain their traditions and way of life. Clifford Geertz's Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight manifests the notion that cultures possess rituals that are implicit, resulting in anthropologists attempting to interpret the importance of customs embedded in specific cultures. In the article, it is emphasized that cockfight is one of the significant rituals in the Balinese culture. While being perceived as a simple…

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  • James Rachels's Theory Of Cultural Relativism

    Cultural relativism may be defined as a theory that advocates the idea of subjective morality. To extrapolate, this theory entails that “different cultures have differing moral codes” and these variances are merely arbitrary. Although this is a seemingly sufficient theory, there are key issues with this school of thought. James Rachels suggests several issues with accepting cultural relativism. He criticizes cultural relativism by stating that the theory is absurd as it entails severe…

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  • The Challenges Of Identity

    The world people live in today is made up of different cultures co-existing with one another. The interactions between human beings of diverse backgrounds have made the world smaller as cultures blend every day. Various factors, such political, cultural, business, and environmental conditions, influence people to permanently settle in a different community. On the brighter side, individuals have been able to exchange their languages and ideas on making the world a better place. However,…

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  • The Case Against Ethical Relativism Louis Pojman Analysis

    The world of Pojman On behalf of Pojman and his interpretation of universal moral principles “The individual realizes his personality through his culture, hence respect for individual differences entails a respect for cultural differences” The executive board of the American Anthropological Association (69) The executive board of the American Anthropological Association proposal was meant to acknowledge moral diversity in different cultures around the world. This fragment was part of an…

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  • Marcel Mauss Theory Of Gift Giving

    In this chapter, we will closely examine the concept of the “gift” in anthropological scholarship. The first section will focus on what constitutes a gift and the ambiguity of gift-giving in social life. Then we will look at the long-term debate between different scholars on the distinction between gifts and commodity. The third section will focus primarily on Marcel Mauss and his theory of the gift, while its successive section on the various criticisms of Mauss’ theory by different…

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  • The Importance Of Anthropological Fieldwork

    social communication between the anthropologist and the indigenous people is an essential component to the entire nature of fieldwork. Yet at the same time, it is a root of the many problems an anthropologist can encounter while in the field. The cultural background of the anthropologist can often exceedingly contrast the culture he or she enters during fieldwork. Anthropologists have a plethora of different and speculative approaches…

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  • The Tiananmen Square Protests Of 1989

    The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, more popularly known as the Tiananmen Square Incident or Tiananmen Square Massacre, were a series of student-led demonstrations in Beijing during 1989. The student-led protests were forcibly suppressed by tanks and armed troops 2 weeks after the government declared martial law and mobilized as many as 300,000 troops into Beijing. The death toll is still widely debated.The protests happened during rapid economic and social developments in China. The students…

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  • Benedict-Morality Is Relative

    answer to everything. As well as labeling which argument leaning to a more objective side, where all forms affirm the universal validity of some moral principal. This then proposes a cultural relativism principle, meaning there are no universally valid moral principles, but all moral principles are valid relative to cultural or individual choice. These…

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  • Kenji Yoshino Cover Analysis

    Foreign cultures are stigmatized, or shamed, for possessing different lifestyles and physical features because they don’t fit into the mainstream society of the culture. Many of these foreign people conform and find different ways to blend in with the culture. Kenji Yoshino, author of “Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights,” discusses several instances where people try and “cover” or tone down a disfavored identity (293). On many occasions, people cover a disfavored identity to…

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