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    Culture represents a set of learned behaviors and philosophies that are characteristic of a particular society or another social group. Similarly, Cultural transmission is how culture is passed on through learning from one generation to another. Also, can be referred as Socialization. Culture within my family represents not only collecting identity and creating memories but most significantly to the “total way of life,” according to Ralph Linton. (Carol R. Ember 225). Ralph Linton emphasized common habits and behaviors in what he considered culture. Which the total way of life also includes how people think and feel about something. In Sociology, all aspects of culture are important. We commonly share cultural traits with our families and people…

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    Have you ever heard the racial joke that begins with “An American, a Chinese and a Hispanic man are in a plane?” Or how about the one that takes place with different religious leaders meeting in a casual bar? If you live in the United States, especially California I would assume you would have heard these jokes or similar ones. Although they are extremely offensive, they help show how culturally diverse our country is. Being culturally diverse, many people of different religions and…

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    Toyota recall and culture Essay Toyota is one of the most successful car manufacturers of all of the times and with a large corporation with a great culture and also with employees that shares the values. But in 2009 Toyota started having problems with their cars recalling 4.3 millions of cars when the gas-pedal was the problem. In this essay I will discuss what happened with the recall that Toyota had, the culture different that existed with Japan and U.S and five concept terms that have…

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    Culture is complex and dynamic and it is often easier to ignore culture than to deal with its complexity (Connerly & Pederson, 2005). However acknowledgement of ones own cultural heritage contributes to gaining awareness of culture (Connerly & Pederson, 2005). This is particularly important in counselling as cultural sensitivity facilitates therapy, resulting in better outcomes for clients with diverse backgrounds (Ridley, Mendoza, Kanitz, Andgermeier & Zenk, 1994). In contrast, cultural…

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    Cultural Literacy Cultures are dynamic, ever growing and ever shrinking. Cultural literacy is not only the ability to understand and learn about other cultures, it also includes the awareness and maintenance of an individual’s own culture. Cultural literacy is crucial in regards to ones identity in the sense that culture is who we are. By knowing ourselves we can maintain our identity while also sharing it. Both authors had a calling to share their experiences for others to understand and…

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    2004). One perspective that aims to address the discrepancy between positive and negative advantages of privilege is the colour-blind, or race neutral, perspective. This perspective holds the view that racism and discrimination have been replaced by equal opportunity, and that one’s qualifications not ethnicity, is the mechanism by which judgements should be made (Anderson & Hill-Collins, 2004). Whist this view is fairly narrow, it focuses on the positive aspects of cultures to create meaningful…

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    Plea”, “Legal Alien”, and “Everyday Use” the characters’ culture impacts their everyday life and the decisions they make in difficult situations. Therefore, a person’s culture plays a major role in the way they perceive…

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    Despite how identity affects a students ' perspective of themselves and others, the concept might not enter the students ' thoughts as frequently as it should. Students need to start thinking about how different aspects of their lives influences theme. Culture has a massive influence over students. Students come from various backgrounds. Some students might come from households that passionately celebrate their culture, while other students might not. However, as Gill, Lin, and Purru state about…

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    itself on diversity, it can come as a surprise that issues relating to inclusiveness and the idealistic views of ‘I’, ‘you’ and ‘we’ still cause many disadvantages to cultural minorities (Ewing, 2013, P. 75). Lawrence et al (2012, P. 75) are supporting allegations of cultural discrimination and exclusion by stating that issues of diversity directly affect 28 percent of Australians born overseas and a further 16 percent, consisting of the children of parents who migrated. These statistics not…

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    This analysis of the video will cover cultural issues and strategies counselors use to identify multicultural issues, and how to use those strategies in a psychotherapy setting. It also discussed how this relates to the working psychotherapy relationship with the client and the professional. By the writer using her own reflections from the video, she will share how culture from her own life has shaped her own identity, how it has affected her values and belief systems and what does she…

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