Due to the many different types of cultures, each culture seems to judge other cultures. Therefore, most think their culture is the best and are not open minded to consider other cultures being acceptable. This leads to people becoming ethnocentric. It is important not to judge others without any prior knowledge of their history or heritage. If society would take the time to learn about the things that are unfamiliar, the understanding of others would be more prevalent.
( Kawagley, P.5 ) It is indeed a fact that many of Yupiaq people especially the elders are sad about the emergence of modern technology in their communities and it is not very surprising due to the fact that they believe that things from the western world can destroy not only their land but also their culture. Their life has always been about observing and they become better in better because of experience as a participant in their nature. In fact they have have always been a participant observer (Kawagley P.17) Modern technologies have helped the western world in many different ways. Some of the things such as microwave ovens,refrigerators etc. are indeed helping the Yupiaq to make their lives easier
The Amish Becky Cline ANT 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Mitra Ronki December 5, 2011 The Old Order Amish Mennonites is from the North America these people are Germanic. The Anabaptist group has been persisted from their beliefs for more than three centuries they are the Amish, the Mennonites and the Hutterites. They believe in baptism and pacifism, they stayed with a strict religious community. Later on the Amish had migrated from several countries to America. The first migration started in 1727 to 1790, there was about five hundred Amish that settled in the Pennsylvania area.
Most people have a basic understanding of obedience; however, many may fail to see the application and the impact of it in their own lives and in our society. Submission into conformity discourages the type of independence that is valued in our supposedly free-thinking world. Censorship is one of the major themes in Fahrenheit 451, and its impact is illustrated through submission in appearance, behavior and thought. This invites us to draw clear relationships between Ray Bradbury‘s novel and our current society. The association between appearance and social acceptance is already apparent in our lives.
One major similarity is that of a creation story. Both aborigines and Christians believe their world was created by a supernatural power. Aboriginals believe in higher beings that travelled across the shapeless world in spiritual form, creating the landscape, people and laying down laws. Christians also believe in a higher being that created the world in seven days. Another similarity is that both religious traditions reflect the geographic nature of the environment through their creation stories which expresses the religious beliefs.
We get even more embarrassed when the other just told his/her name and we’ve already forgotten it. This problem is common to many people. In fact, some people have hard time approaching someone whose name they have forgotten. Eventually many of them became unsociable and miss out on great opportunities such as business contract. Remembering names is the easiest task to show people that one appreciates the others.
For others, it is a personal expression of uniqueness. Humans are tribal creatures, and tattoos provide a sense of belonging and connection to that their “tribe”. Body art practices have spanned the globe, evidencing themselves among the Greeks, Germans, Britons, and Romans. After the advent of Christianity, it was forbidden in Europe but persisted in the Middle East, Far East, and tribal cultures. The reason for the
Islam: Also a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion based on the Qur’an (a religious text considered by its followers to be the word of God). A member of Islam is called a Muslim. Muslim’s believe that God is one and incomparable and that the purpose of existence is to worship God. Islam had a tremendous impact on world history as well as the present-day, mostly because of the religion's magnitude. The religion has billions of members, about 1/6 of the world's population.
Their social society was stratified farming towns. Neolithic time came and so did the Agrarian Civilizations. Religion brought the social structure of highly stratified warrior chiefdoms and absolute monarchies. This social structure was built of patrician, king, court, high officials, business, craft, and accouters. Hammurbi ruled this time because God called him to create a code of laws for the people to follow.
Geertz offers a similar, more general picture of symbolism, stressing that symbols are the driving force for understanding world order. Through the descriptions of each author’s theories on religious symbolism, it is evident that all three anthropologists have many comparative and conflicting terms and definitions. Sherry Ortner presents her own theory of symbolism in her article “On Key Symbols.” Ortner is an American anthropologist who studied at the University of Chicago and Michigan. She started the trend in American anthropology to go further than before and find religious symbols that could sum up the particular ethos, world view, or character unique to a culture.