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    The culture of the west and thought begun with the classical Greece. These officially started in the year 1500BC; however, the interruption of the culture of the West was about 1100-900BC during the dark ages of the Greek. The intrusion took momentum at the beginning of 900BC a classical period when the Greece would enter into their most glorious period (Merchant, 98). It is also a time when they were setting the basis for the dominant empires and nations in the millennia and the centuries to follow. The culture and thought of the western trace its roots in the philosophy of the Greek where this viewpoint majors on research and reasoning pertaining some fields including law, literature, technology, politics, science, psychology, art, and ethics. How the Greece became the center of the western culture and thought The geographical position of the Greece favored its geopolitical locus because the city-states of the Greek spread along the northeastern coasts of the Sea of Mediterranean uncovering…

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    Possession is a challenging topic to dissect. From one end of the world to the other, from one point in the past to the present almost every culture/civilization has recorded accounts of possession. The perception of these various possession accounts, however, can be described as polar opposites of each other. Some cultures view possession as a positive experience to connect humans with the divine, no matter what divine matter they call their God. While others believe all types and forms of…

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    The artist Pawel Kuczynski uses the painting Islands to portray the western american culture as isolated individuals due to their addiction to social technology. Through an examination of the audience and purpose, the use of satire and symbolism it is evident that the artist is able to effectively show the audience that the western american culture has become more reliant on cellular devices as their source of human contact. Firstly, it is evident that the artist Pawel Kuczynski is directing…

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    Mental Illnesses can defined as a condition that has impacted many people and has affected their way of thinking, their behaviors and their ability to function in society. When we think about mental illness, society has a pre -conceive notion that many of these illness or what they like to call it psychological disorder, affect everyone but according to the text ,” there are no cross culturally universal standards for normal behavior or thinking,”(221). When look at the difference in culture it…

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    THE GREATER INFLUENCE OF PERSIA OVER GREECE IN WESTERN CULTURE USAACE SFC Eric A. Curfman 15ZSLC 17-002 SFC Maradol History repeatedly tells us that ancient Greece is the cradle of modern democracy, and is one of the most influential cultures to modern western civilization (Borbor, 2008). Hollywood has popularized Sparta as great defenders of freedom and democracy, two pillars of our own way of life, while portraying Persia as a tyrannical empire bent on the destruction and assimilation…

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    India is a great country filled with rich culture and interesting people. These people might seem strange and their practices taboo to western society, but all in all they are people. They view western society just as strange; the only true difference that separates people is where and how they were raised and the effects that their environment has on their mentality. How we live life and interpret the world is mostly based off of our experiences, so we should not dismiss another culture and…

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    In Western culture, comparisons are constructed in an almost natural manner as a way for people to form an understanding of foreign ideas and concepts. The diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses across the world vary from that of Western Culture; thus, it becomes difficult to define the nature of a disorder as it pertains to each individual culture. There is a tendency of miscommunication of the language as well as a variance in the causations of the disorders that create a cultural…

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    Sex in western culture is defined by Webster dictionary as; either of the two main categories (male and female) into which humans and many other living things are divided on the basis of their reproductive functions: adults of both sexes. The sex of a child is determined before birth by the formation of genitalia within the womb; consequently, establishing that child’s role within western society. The formation of XX chromosomes and female-labeled genitals (i.e. vagina and ovaries) or the…

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    Western culture, through the use of media, internet, movies, music, style and entertainment have affected Islam and in particular, Islamic youth by turning many away from Islamic basic values and embracing more modern values of the West. The effects from Western culture are evolving and being interwoven with traditional Islamic culture in the day to day lives of many Muslims. To some who live in Islamic cultures, especially the younger people it might be viewed as a step forward in the freedom…

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    has been made clear that the Western Culture and the Indian culture are not single and unified entities because there so many divisions found in the nations class, religion and racial facets of society. This notion can be best explained by Samuel Huntington in his ‘Clash of Civilizations” in his statement that “At the one hand, the West is at a peak of power. At the same time, however, and perhaps as a result, a return to the roots phenomenon is occurring among non-Western civilizations”…

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