While USA is spanned across 98,26,675 square kms, India only has a land of 32,87,240 square kms, less than one third of that of USA (but has more than thrice population than USA as seen earlier). The government has recognized 18 official languages; Hindi, the national language, is the most widely spoken, although English is a national lingua franca. Although about 80% of its people are Hindu, India also is the home of more than 138 million Muslims--one of the world's largest Muslim
In other words, gender is the sex of individual human beings. Male and female genders coexist in almost every society, thus leading to a form of cultural diversity. Age is another dimension of cultural diversity that is typically common in all societies. Everyone ages, male and female of all species on earth, no matter what culture or diverse characteristics one may possess. As people age and babies are born, societies inevitably become diverse in the ages of individual members thus, again creating a form of cultural diversity.
Family is defined differently depending on the culture one associates the term with. Within in different cultures are different roles for each family member as well. Perhaps some of the proudest family roles come from the Japanese, American, and Mexican cultures. While family roles are similar among these three cultures, the family roles and interpretations are different, due to the evolution of then nuclear family. According to Barbara Miller, the nuclear family defined refers a domestic unit containing one adult couple married or partners, with or without children (2007 p. 218).
Ethnic and Cultural Influences on Marriage and Familie Culture includes many things: language, customs, religion, and history. Culture can significantly influence individuals, marriages, and families. Ethnic and cultural traditions and expectations can affect how we view men, women, children, adults, marriage, family, and so forth. Culture may influence our views about roles, responsibilities, appropriate/inappropriate behavior, communication (with those inside and outside our culture), etc. Please watch Chapter 1-7 (beginning to 35:00)Answer the following questions as they relate to the influence of Greek culture as portrayed in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Gender Roles in Society and Marriages The term gender is identified by scholars as a major tool in the definition of differences between men and women. Many researchers argue that gender has always been set in all societies. Unquestionably, each religion and continent has their own practices in their religion and their own culture. However, all of these religions and places have many similarities when it comes to their gender roles in society and marriages. Initially, the Middle East has many religions, but the largest religion practiced is Islam.
In Xenophon’s Oeconomicus, Ischomachos describes his own marriage to Socrates who then relates it to Kritoboulos, and consequently to the audience as well. This marriage retains many of the same functional characteristics that are commonly seen in Hellenistic marriages, but it also exhibits some less common, but still very significant details of how the marriage is mutually supportive, especially in terms of these details of the institution of marriage in Ancient and Athenian Greece. It is evident in the way that Ischomachos describes his wife’s duties to her, that there is a definite teacher-student dimension in their relationship. However, it should be noted that Ischomacus’ intimate knowledge of his wife’s tasks allows him to do something that is not altogether common in modern society—understand the difficulty and complexities of his wife’s duties, and how important they are to the household as a whole. This knowledge and appreciation of his wife’s work is manifested in his response when she makes a mistake with the housekeeping, saying charitably, “Don’t be discouraged, woman…you aren’t at fault in this, but rather I am”(Oeconomicus, VIII,2).
Question 1 The term ‘family’ is defined as a distinct group in society whose members are related to one another by ties of either blood or marriage. George Peter Murdoch claimed that the ‘nuclear’ family is universal as it is the ideal family type, that best performs a range of functions for individuals and society, for example, providing education, economic and emotional support, reproduction and sexual stability. Murdoch’s definition of the family was of families living together and sharing the same household, the heterosexual couple would produce at least one child biologically or adopt a child and that it would be a marital relationship. The term household refers to an individual or a group that is defined by the fact that they reside in a particular property (Handout). Murdoch believed that the nuclear family is a universal social grouping, that it is found in all societies.
George. P. Murdock states that the family is a social group characterized by common residence, economic co-operation and reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at least two of whom who maintain a socially approved sexual relationship and one or more children own or adopted of these sexually co-habiting adults. According to Murdock the nuclear family is universal. However many theorists argue that the nuclear family is not universal and there are several different family forms which fulfill the need of society.
The sacred wedding rituals were interwoven by the various ceremonies. These ceremonies had ritual meaning and overlapping rites. Offerings, dedications and sacrifices were made by the bride and the groom. Marriage consisted of a private contract where woman was transferred to her husband. Marriage consisted of transfer and transformation.
Genesis Rascon 12/4/14 Topic: Greek Weddings General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose: I’m going to tell you about traditions in Greek weddings. Thesis: The main idea of my speech is going to be about the proposal then the wedding ceremony and last the celebration. I. introduction A. Attention Getter: Romantic sunsets, beautiful beaches, the pure blue sea color and other hidden beauties make Greece and its islands a paradise to be discovered. That is why Greece is one of the world’s most unforgettable wedding destinations!