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  • Muslim Stigma In Western Culture

    unearthing the origin of the Muslims stigma in Western culture. Following the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the Muslim Seljuk and Ottoman Turks seems to be posing a threat to the Western Christians. Despite Europe’s lack of resources to translate the Koran, they still worked towards disproving the validity of the Koran’s teachings, including the mention of Muhammad in the famous poem Dante’s Inferno. By the twelfth and thirteenth century the anti-Muslim concept was fully accepted. By then the negative Islamic stereotype was etched in everyone’s mind. The crusaders attempted to destroy Islam through persuasion since invasion failed. Raymond Lull (ca. 1235 – 1315) attempted to get a team of missionaries over to educate Muslims about Christianity, but was unable to find willing teachers and students. Out of desperation he resulted to preaching out loud on the streets of Tunisia, which lead to his violent death. Leuven, Peeters. "interculturelecommunicatie." 2001.…

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  • The Importance Of Culture In Western Culture

    It was stated that in our western society the element of youth is valued in the work force over age, due to their innovative ideas, a more in-depth knowledge of technology, and an energetic, flexible attitude towards their careers (Barak, 2014). While in eastern societies, age is more desirable, because the attributes of wisdom and experience are positively correlated with advanced age (Barak, 2014). In my experiences with people from both western and eastern cultures, I would have to agree…

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  • Western Culture Analysis

    The Middle East has the same stuff over there that the rest of the Western world has, but (in some cases) it’s different. They change it, adapt it, and make it their own. In some cases they don’t alter it at all, and keep it in its purest unadulterated form. They value the authenticity of western culture: the good, the bad, and the ugly. An appreciation for American gluttony and beauty at the same time. That’s not to say they won’t vehemently defend their own culture when the two worlds collide.…

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  • Three Factors Contribution To The Western Way Of Culture And Western Culture

    to the globalization. Back to the days, not that many people can speak a second language. No need to mention they certainly cannot communicate with foreigners. Only few elites have the resources to acknowledge western cultures. Nevertheless, globalization made western way of life approach majority people in China. For instance, you can find simple English words on the street in China that was impossible 50 years ago. I personally think there are many reasons devoted to cultural assimilation.…

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  • Marxism In Western Culture

    convincing individuals that they will never be good enough unless they conform to these standards dictated by the ruling class of western commercialization. It is no secret that Western media culture produces an inordinate amount of images of digitally altered, white women to keep consumers chasing after an impalpable vision of what it means to be beautiful. It is western culture saturating the market as well as our society’s standards of women that ultimately degrades the quality of the…

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  • Mental Illness In Western Culture

    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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  • Entomophagy In Western Culture

    simply fulfilling one’s dietary nourishments. In modern cultures, medical substances fit into this category, since they are properties that are ingested for reasons other than nutritional value. In Callahan’s article, ‘Eating dirt’, he not only discusses the nutritional elements of geophagy, nonetheless, he discusses a series of other benefits humans believe eating dirt provides (2003, pg. 153). In his article he mentions a quote by Stephen Jay Gould stating, “we live now in the ‘Age of…

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  • The Influence Of Western Culture And Indian Culture

    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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  • Influence Of Islam And Western Culture

    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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  • Individualism In Western And Asian Culture

    it will give a definition of culture and difference of the value system in each Western and Asian culture. Culture can be explained in many kinds of terms. Lustig and Koester (2010:25) defined “culture is a learned set of shared interpretations about beliefs, values, norms, and social practices, which affect the behaviors of a relatively large group of people.” Culture is something learned, shared and internalized by a certain number of people ,for example family, company, local community or…

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