What is culture? Culture is traditions and customs that govern behavior and beliefs. They are distinctly human meaning that they cannot be shared with animals and culture is solely transmitted through learning, but the definition might be different depending on who is asking. The word has many different meanings ranging from different tastes in music, food, art, literature, norms, beliefs and values. All cultures have their needs and they develop their own system of beliefs and values to meet them. The acceptance or rejection and the understanding of our values are based on our belief system. A belief system is a collective group of beliefs that is shared by a specific society; it can be religious, ideological, or philosophical. France can be considered a melting pot country that has many different diverse cultures, even though it still has its own unique identity in terms of language, ethics and geography. French culture has been influenced greatly by conflicts the country has been through with other countries such as World War I and II, the Franco-Prussian Feud among other issues. The French belief system influences many facets of French lifestyle such as their traditions, religious tolerance, family structure cuisine, fashion and communication. France is a catholic Similar to the United States, France is typically a liberal country, and they are also strong supporters of the Roman Catholic Church. French people have different ideas about mannerisms about how to act in public than Americans do, as we are typically loud and obnoxious to people that are near us. French people are generally quiet and calm people and they tend to be very poised. Nigeria is described as a country that is overflowing in diversity, as the country contains 400 linguistic groups, 3 main religions and many different socio-political opinions and organizations (Seibert, 2000). The Nigerian people have a vast amount of customs and traditions that would leave most people who are not from the area amazed, but to them it is a norm, or something that is usual, typical, or standard. The typical mean of transport between the common people in the northern states is either camel or the horse in the desert areas. The horse is especially important in Nigerian culture as they are traditionally bred for religious festivals such as the Dunbar, when they are dressed in colorful attire (OnlineNigeria, 2012). When it comes to religion most of Nigeria is divided, less than 20 percent are Muslims, around 60 percent are Christian while the other 20 percent worship traditional gods such as Osun and Ogun. (OnlineNigeria, 2012) Traditional worship is very popular in the western states, so popular that some of their worship has been turned into festivals. Despite a vast number of languages spoken, cultural and traditional norms and dress are very similar. Eastern women dress in traditional simple double wrappers, with a head tie and blouse to match. Men typically dress in trousers with a large shirt to match. Due to how vast the country is communication does vary. In the southwest region of the country, communication is based on proverbs and wise sayings to enrich what they are actually saying. They often find themselves using humor in pieces of what they say to prevent boredom during serious discussions and meetings, as they believe that humor will guarantee that what they say is not forgotten. The Nigerians are a very passionate group of people that take great pride in everything that they do. Most people tend to speak more direct and louder than anywhere else when talking about something that interests them. Nigerians are generally outgoing and very friendly people who are very polite in many different aspects of daily life. Family is considered key in Nigerian culture so taking the time to personally know a Nigerian goes a long way as they will consider you a part of their family and a close friend. The Chinese people can be considered some of the…
impacted her life significantly. She had to make all new friends and leave the others behind. She also had to adjust to the new environment and teaching styles.
A. BB is an African American and uses English as her primary language. No cultural experiences have affected her as of now.
B. BB and her immediate family are Christians and attend a Baptist church on a regular basis. BB seems to respond to the church services in a positive way, she enjoys singing in the choir, and…
Cultural Tale CUBE-Style Analysis
Name of Tale: The Korean Cinderella
Country/Culture of Origin: Korea
Side 1: Setting
1-3 Sentence Claim of Setting: The story takes place in a village, which is located in Korea.
2-3 “Nugget” Quotes Reflective of Setting:
“In the land of Korea, where magical creatures were as common as cabbages, lived a child named Pear Blossom.”
“Back home, a dozen pear trees bloomed. "Ewha! Ewha!" chirruped the sparrows in the branches. In…
Running head: GLOBAL BUSINESS CULTURAL ANALYSIS: ITALY 1
Global Business Cultural Analysis: Italy
This paper hopes to answer several research questions regarding the cultural perspectives of doing business in the country of Italy. The focus will be on discussing the major elements and dimensions of culture within this fascinating European country. It will also deal with how national locals conducting business integrate…
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Essay #2 Cultural Analysis
Changes of parenting over time
American families today are not what they use to be. Parents these days are a lot more laid back and try to be more of a best friend to their child rather than a parent. The punishments that are given to children in today’s times aren’t as effective as they were in the past. The respect that is given from the children to the parent has decreased tremendously in the past fifty years. Some parents would rather drop their kid off…
importance is the need for companies to understand specific cultural differences associated with the country or countries that they choose to enter. Understanding cultural differences can play an important and essential factor in a company’s success. By understanding cultural differences, it can help companies in learning how to overcome and deal with cultural differences that may affect and impact strategic management decisions.
The country of focus is Japan. Japan is a unique…
of German, English, French and Italian immigrants as well as certain nationalities from Eastern Europe settled over, escaping the bad economic conditions in their home countries.
To continue, those different groups marked the country with their cultural influence and provided it with new, slightly different characteristics. The official language is Spanish, although in some regions a couple of other idioms are still prevalent, for example German in the southern region, as well as a couple of Indian…
direct impact on social life. The most influential organizations are the Catholic Church and its affiliates and social organizations related to the pillars, such as trade unions.
4. Race, Ethnicity, and Sub culture - The nation's cultural diversity has been enriched by international and local immigration. The high numbers of Flemish names in the south and Walloon names in the north indicate long time internal mobility. In the last hundred years the most important immigrant groups…
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Cultural Analysis: Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is an African American female MC turned TV and movie actress. Her raps and or songs served different social purposes and her focus has remained unbreakable. Latifah’s values could and can be heard in her music. Latifah was skilled at her craft and was able to reach out and connect with her intended audience. It is a known fact that Queen Latifah’s music is deeply connected to the women’s empowerment…
Global Business Cultural Analysis: France
BUSI 604: International Business
March 5, 2012
This paper will focus on the many elements and dimensions of France and the affect it has on the business that takes place locally and internationally. There will be constant comparisons and contrasts between France and the United States of America taking place throughout this entire research article. I will focus on how the elements and dimensions of the culture separately…