Challenging concepts of cultural and national homogeneity Afro-German women and the articulation of Germanness. by Erin Leigh Crawley

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Reza Jamali, in Online Arab Spring, Cultural homogeneity. Another aspect of national identity is cultural homogeneity, or a sense of pride in one’s culture, nationality and common background with fellow participants were asked about their feelings towards attending group work that, in some way, has to do with the improvement of their country.

Postcolonial Italy: Challenging National Homogeneity (Italian and Italian American Studies) th Edition by Cristina Lombardi-Diop (Author), C. Romeo (Editor) out of 5 stars 2 ratings/5(2). Smith ( ) goes further back in time, tracing the attack and rejection of the concept of national culture to the Chrysanthemum and the Sword which “offered an analysis so exclusively cultural that a corrective reaction was inevitable.” Like Henshall, Smith ( ) argues that the move to jettison the ‘troublesome’ concept of.

The first challenge came from cultural studies researchers who questioned the total homogenizing influences of mass-produced media content on audiences.

the book boasts interesting concepts on. Cultural homogenization is an aspect of cultural globalization, listed as one of its main characteristics, and refers to the reduction in cultural diversity through the popularization and diffusion of a wide array of cultural symbols—not only physical objects but customs, ideas and values.

O'Connor defines it as "the process by which local cultures are transformed or absorbed by a dominant. According to this concept, the selfsame dynamics of globalization are weakening the connections between geographical places and cultural experiences (Held and McGrew, ), and eroding the feeling of spatial distance which tends to reinforce a sense of national separateness (Prasad and Prasad, ).

Michael Weiner (), in Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity, continued in this vein, challenging the ‘dominant paradigm’ of homogeneity by emphasising the diversity that exists in Japanese society.

Weiner ( xiii) argued that Japan was home to diverse populations despite “a master narrative of ‘racial’ and cultural. Understanding the Concept of Cultural Hegemony With Examples.

Cultural hegemony is a philosophical and sociological concept that deals with the dominance of a particular ruling/dominant social group over other social groups in a culturally diverse society. Diversity leadership and leading homogeneity. In SAGE key Concepts Series: Key concepts in leadership (pp.

London: SAGE Publications Ltd doi: /n Gosling, Jonathan, Stephanie Jones and Ian Sutherland. "Diversity Leadership and Leading Homogeneity." In Key Concepts in Leadership,SAGE Key Concepts Series. As a result, rather than meeting the challenge to their beliefs and views with measured consideration and reason, they react by becoming defensive and lashing out to remove or eliminate the source of the challenge.

"Cultural homogeneity" when used to refer to something that the American right-wing views as good is really just code for a "safe. Next» » Postcolonial Italy Challenging National Homogeneity (Italian and Italian American Studies) Postcolonial Italy Challenging National Homogeneity (Italian and Italian American Studies) jogaf; ; ; 0; COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL ITALY - ResearchGate.

Cultural homogeneity and globalization are becoming concepts that are subjects of debate in the world eye. Some scholars and politicians argue for the increase of globalization, and some argue against.

in effect globalization is the concept of the exchange of ideas and goods becoming not a national concept anymore, but an international one. Similarly, cultural heterogeneity refers to a mix of different cultures in one place.

Taking a broad view, the world could be seen as a whole as being culturally heterogeneous; there are many different ethnic groups, languages, religious traditions, political systems, social values and types of cuisine in different places in the world.

The concept of cultural divergence maintains that societies keep their unique set of national values, characteristics, and lifestyles in continents, countries, and regions (Reisinger & Crotts, ).

Benefit: Cultural sensitivity, insight, and local knowledge means higher quality, targeted marketing. Cross-cultural understanding, along with local market knowledge, lends itself the production of more effective marketing strategy and example, high quality and culturally sensitive translations of websites, brochures, and other assets are essential.

The homogeneity of national culture is constructed not only domestically but also by creating cultural others. Historically, the process of nation building is often intertwined with the process of colonial expansion.

In such cases, the colonizers' national culture is discursively constructed as that which the colonized lack and hence have to learn. Key concepts include: Culture is the degree to which members have similar beliefs about the best way of doing things. In mergers and acquisitions, the costs of culture clash will typically show up immediately and affect mainly the operational efficiency of the merged firms.

Americans have long equated popular education with social cohesion and social mobility. After the American revolution, the school became a focus for patriotism and the institution where individuals learned how to become citizens. The testbooks of the midth and early 20th century emphasized white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant values.

While the values of cultural homogeneity have dominated. While Hofstede's work was not the first systematic study on cross-national cultures, his seminal book, Culture's Consequences: International Differences in Work-Related Values (), succeeded in putting cross-cultural analysis at the forefront of international business (IB) a later paper, he boldly asserted that the (“business of international business is culture” 1).

Today’s challenges in the contact zone where cultures interact are identified as ethnic and religious conflict, the changing role of women, technology, migration, and environmental FOCUS ON CULTURE Personalizing the Concept. 8 PART 1 CULTURE AS CONTEXT FOR COMMUNICATION As Collier and Thomas suggest each of us has a cultural identity.

vividly the theories, concepts and frameworks that form the basis of the book. Country case insights are offered on the nation-branding activities and challenges of countries as diverse as France, Japan, South Africa, Egypt, Brazil and many more. It is a key contention of this book that the.

-national culture teaches us to interpret situations, evaluate people, communicate, negotiate, or decide which attitude to take articles and books-Physical: factories, tools, and machinery, food, clothing, ornaments relies on the concept of within-country homogeneity and between-country differences.

Challenge # 1: Maintaining organizational culture. The major challenge for any company is maintaining its healthy organizational culture. It is your own actions that reflect the company’s culture, and it is imperative that it remains a unifying element.

Maintaining your organizational culture will increase the level of employee engagement. A study in the American Political Science Review cast doubts on findings that ethnoracial homogeneity led to greater public goods provision.

A study in the American Journal of Sociology challenged past research showing that racial diversity adversely affected trust. Criticism. GLOBAL CULTURAL HOMOGENEITY Global Cultural Homogeneity Global Cultural Homogeneity Introduction Ethnology is in the sadly ludicrous, not to say tragic, position, that at the very moment when it begins to put its workshop in order, to forge its proper tools, to start ready for work on its,appointed task, the material of its study melts away with hopeless rapidity., Bronislaw Malinowski We.

It is a much more substantial intervention into those justifications of modernity - progress, homogeneity, cultural organicism, the deep nation, the long past - that rationalize the authoritarian, 'normalizing' tendencies within cultures in the name of the national interest or the ethnic prerogative.

Culture is considered to be the underlying values that direct how people behave. Cultural diversity in the workplace is a result of practices, values, traditions, or beliefs of employees based on race, age, ethnicity, religion, or gender.

Economic globalization is one of the driving forces of cultural diversity in the workplace. Homogeneity ensures, in principle, a climate of trust without which human interaction has been and it will always be inconceivable.

But the present economic globalization cannot provide such stability. Movement between different cultural spaces and the confrontation with different values make cultural homogeneity difficult to be attained.

Research within Questia's collection of full-text, peer-reviewed online articles from Journal of Cultural Diversity, Journal of Cultural Diversity is a magazine specializing in Social Science topics.

the exposure to foreign cultural goods frequently brings about changes in local cultures, values, and traditions. Although there is no consensus on the consequences of globalization on national cultures, many people believe that a people's exposure to foreign culture can undermine their own cultural.

Postcolonial Italy Challenging National Homogeneity (Italian and Italian American Studies) kesof 0 Comment COLONIAL AND POSTCOLONIAL ITALY - ResearchGate. Multiculturalism, the view that cultures, races, and ethnicities, particularly those of minority groups, deserve acknowledgment of their differences within a dominant political culture.

It is both a response to the fact of cultural pluralism and a way of compensating cultural groups for. She proposed the anthropological concept culture in nursing in her book, Nursing and Anthropology: Two Worlds to Blend, and rendered culturally congruent care, which was the original term of culturally competent care.

“Cultural” is the adjectival of culture, referring to things related to culture. There may be a better book covering this range of subjects, but I haven’t read it.

JAPAN’S MINORITIES: The Illusion of Homogeneity, edited by Michael Weiner. London: Routledge, (1st. The Japanese have traditionally projected themselves as a culturally and racially uniform society, while in reality, Japan is home to diverse minority 's Minoritiesidentifies and explores the six principal minority groups in Japan: the Ainu, the Burakumin, the Chinese, the Koreans, the Nikkeijin and the Okinawans.

After years of marginalization, many of these "hidden Reviews: 1. There are four levels to these concepts: "Cultural knowledge" means that you know about some cultural characteristics, history, values, beliefs, and behaviors of another ethnic or cultural group.

"Cultural awareness" is the next stage of understanding other groups -- being open to the idea of changing cultural attitudes. Although many cross-cultural studies have used nations as the units of analysis, the concept of national culture has been challenged on various grounds.

One objection is that there may be significa. The chapter addresses Shepard’s position in the cultural battle over the control of national imagery and identity, taking account of his uneasiness about the implications of the early twenty-first century crisis and his apprehension about novel perceptions of patriotism, coercive democracy and conformist homogeneity founded on self-absorption.

A homogeneous culture is a society comprised of people of the same race. This form of culture is characterized by people of the same cultural aspects. In general, they speak the same language and abide by the same societal norms and traditions.

tions are now given to the challenges and opportun­ ities associated with the growing trend toward cultur­ ally diverse workforces, which is a key factor in overall business success. Against this backdrop, this paper first examines the following concepts: culture/organizational cul­ ture; diversity/cultural.

It’s easy to look where we don’t live and make assumptions that are both inaccurate and dehumanizing. It’s worse when assumptions become judgments. And it’s most concerning when we develop our mission from them. Cultural Homogeneity is one of the problematic misconceptions.

Misconception: Cultural Homogeneity.Cultural Constructs: Background for Health Literacy Discussion. The following section presents relevant cultural constructs/concepts.

These constructs, which will be referred to in the ensuing discussion of health literacy and culture, include health belief models, priority identifications, time orientations, and cultural contexts. The challenge for managers is to promote an ethical organizational behavior and culture such that employees will not put their individual interests ahead of organizational interests.

Personal interest is an aspect of organizational behavior and managers face the task of encouraging group interest over personal interest so as to preserve ethical.

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