This article touched on something that’s very true; we don’t understand what we don’t understand. I am guilty of ethnocentrism. I would not think that I was because I’d like to think I respected all backgrounds and cultures, it’s not intentional, but like in one of the examples in the article, when someone of a different culture speaks, the way that they translate is different. For instance, in a nail shop when the people say something in their language then translates it comes out …let’s just say different. Not very politically correct, I know but its how I felt. Similar to the article, their words also don’t have tenses or genders so a lot of times, even with translations, it’s really hard to understand what is being said; this in turn frustrates me because I feel as though they are being disrespectful for not learning the primary language of where they live. It’s not that I am racist or anything even close to that; I only recently learned that they don’t have tenses or genders so the way that they are translating IS how they speak; but me not understanding, didn’t understand. Reading this article does make me feel like I have been quick to judge without first examining or researching. I jumped immediately to the disrespect card. It also makes me feel better knowing that to some degree, everyone has this in them. I would hate to think that it’s just me. It’s has never been my intent to feel this way and I have never verbalized it to anyone, but since i'm just “journaling”
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Multiple Choice Questions
1. The term globalism or globalization generally refers to ___d__.
a. increasing loyalty to your own country
b. global competition characterized by networks that bind countries,
institutions, and people.
c. competition in an increasingly borderless world
d. b and c only
2. Which of the following is correct about measuring globalization: C…
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• Physical geography studies the characteristics of the physical environment.
• Human geography studies human groups and their activities, such as language, industry, and the building of cities. This is a social science
• Most contemporary geographers employ three analytical methods: Area…
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MASTER THESIS Author’s name: Patrycja J. Krause Student’s number: 258891 Academic advisor: Søren O. Hilligsøe Faculty of English Aarhus School of Business May 2006
I would like to thank my Mom, Barbara, for her understanding, encouragement and eternal support, as well as my advisor, Søren O. Hilligsøe, for his academic help, advice and faith in me keeping…