To a large extent through time, the world realizes that some practices that are distinct to a group of people are dropped as time goes by and it is realized that, that same group of people gets to practice activities that they get exposed to. To a large extent it can be said that the media has got a very big role that it plays in culture erosion, as a people get more exposed to the media, they get exposed to new lifestyles that are practiced elsewhere, they then get influenced by these new practices and in no time, a new culture will have been picked up and life will continue.
Erosions Thread Contribution Thread posted by Alison Bradley The question we are faced with after reading Louis Menand's "Patriot Games" is whether or not we agree that globalists and intellectual elites as identified by Mr.
Huntington are eroding U. After reading the article written by Louis Menand, I have come to the conclusion that it is primarily a matter of perception as to whether or not globalists and intellectual elites are eroding U.
Personally, I do not believe that the two groups identified by Huntington are guilty of anything. One would have to possess a firm definition of what composes the culture of the United States before being able to state that its condition is being eroded, let alone place blame for any such occurrence.
As discussed in class, trying to identify our culture is absurd because of the multi-faceted backgrounds of the majority of people who live in the United States. In paragraph five, Menand states, "He Huntington thinks that the erosion or diffusion of any cluster of collective ideals, whatever those ideals may be, leads to weakness and vulnerability.
With this in mind, one must consider the level of compassion, education level, and upbringing background of the general public. For example, I have relatives that hold prejudices against two particular groups - one against those of the Jewish faith, and one against African-Americans.
I have heard each of these individuals make statements implying that the more rights and privileges we, as a nation, give to these groups, the weaker the nation becomes. This is where the issue of perception comes into play.
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My particular involvement with the two groups they hold prejudices against is limited, but I feel that my personal upbringing, level of compassion, and education level has allowed my to see the positive attributes these cultures bring to the U. Where these two relatives would see a hindrance by accepting these cultural groups into AmericaI see an opportunity.
With the opportunity to learn more about another culture, we inherently become stronger and less vulnerable. Huntington is apparently not aware of the statistics provided by Menand in the first paragraph that states, "…between ninety-six and ninety-eight per cent of all Americans said that they were "very" proud or "quite" proud of their country.
I see this scenario as a "pro"; Huntington sees it as a "con". I prefer to be optimistic about the future of our nation. But does that make me a contributor to Huntington's perceived erosion of the U.The expansion of trade in cultural products is increasing the exposure of all societies to foreign cultures.
And the exposure to foreign cultural goods frequently brings about changes in . The African "sense of dignity" is constantly being eroded by foreign cultures, especially western television commercials, Botswana's Sport and Cultural Development Minister Dikgang Makgalemele said.
Cultural differences in nonverbal communication take many forms, including touch, posture, and more. settings to have at least a rudimentary understanding of the ways nonverbal cues are communicated across and within foreign cultures. A great number of cultural expressions are achieved through touch.
In America, for example, using a.
had been eroded by colonialism, and also in order to enlighten the foreign reader and help him get rid of the false impressions about the West African cultures acquired from centuries of cultural misrepresentation.
The study found out that there is a positive relationship between social forces such as colonialism, westernization and erosion of cultural values. Also, it was found that there is a positive relationship between the local family structure and the foreign culture.
On the question of whether the Aworis have lost much significant cultural values significant cultural values than they have benefited from the foreign cultures; about three-fifth of the population responded yes, while the remaining two-fifth went for the remaining variables.