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    In the historical novel The Jungle, author, Upton Sinclair, composes the story of Lithuanian immigrants with aspirations of achieving the “American Dream.” Jurgis Rudkus, his lover Ona Lukosziate and her ten family members traveled to the center of Lithuanian immigration, a meatpacking industry of Chicago, known as “Packingtown.” Here it was perceived that they would establish a better living in a place professed to reward the labor of those willing to grind. However, the American dream at this…

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    individuals to make choices for themselves. If individuals in this society are not qualified to make choices for themselves, then they are going to be afraid to make choices in the future. This restricts individualism because development does not occur within the Individual. The growth of individualism results from learning the choices a person…

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    Comparison of Ivory in “Sister” with Ethan in “Close to the Bone” Introduction Andrew Lam authored Birds of Paradise Lost, which is a series of short stories capturing the experiences of the American immigrants from Vietnam. In these stories, versions of paradise are both lost and gained. The experience is solely that of the Vietnamese refugees who fled Vietnam for America and other places in 1975 during the fall of Saigon. Lam’s stories depict the experience of the refugees; the vivid pursuit…

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    platforms have had positive impacts on relationships, weak ties, culture, and social capital. The ability to strengthen these core impacts have allowed society to become more progressive, interconnected, sociable, less judgmental, successful and gain individualism. Overall, society has chosen to continue innovating social media and virtual communities because their positive impacts have led to society feeling more connected and being more progressive than ever…

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    hatred. Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act” (127). When the idea of love is taken out of sex and when having sex is boiled down to only a political act, it reduces individualism within the society, and therefore the government has control over their citizens. From the time of birth, children in 1984 get the idea rubbed into them that sex is a disgusting action. In 1984, they even have the Junior­Anti…

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    Consequences: International Difference in Work-Related Values” (Hofstede, 1980). By 2010, six cultural dimensions were acknowledged. The dimensions measure and distinguish culture’s from one another based on ideas such as: Power Distance (PDI), Individualism versus Collectivism (IDV), Masculinity versus Femininity (MAS), Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI), Pragmatic versus Normative (PRA), and Indulgence versus Restraint (IND). Of these dimensions there is reason to believe that the degree of IDV can…

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    individualist cultures appear to underline the disparity of self and others. Individualist cultures have more "self-focused" emotions. Emotions specifics like anger or pride where they would be categorized as self-focused cannot be tied down to individualism nor collectivism because it is prevalent in…

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    as talking on the job, and the women’s morals in the boarding houses were strictly guarded.” As an individualist, Emerson believed that men and women were at their best when independent, but factories systematically undermined the practice of individualism not only by directly imposing order and authority, but also indirectly by taking away time for the workers to reflect…

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    a manager is facing with different ethnicities of employees, be it domestically or oversea. The U.S. culture has always been emphasizing individualism in which each individual is recognized for his achievement and/or contribution in the workplace. This is called social loafing. Conversely, other countries in Europe and Asia might not adapt the individualism as well as the United States. These countries are more for group-based activities, or known as collectivism (Robbins & Judge, 2009). For a…

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    our society. Maximizing autonomy for adolescents would have so many benefits by increasing the adolescents skills, but for this research we will only look at the benefit on the individual. These skills would be maximizing autonomy would increase individualism, learning how to balance opinions and gain…

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