He later wrote a book that includes vivid descriptions of the distant lands. His book becomes a source of inspiration for many explorers. Mention must be made also of Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan traveler who traveled an approximately 75,000 miles before reaching his hometown again after a gap of long twenty-eight years. Although his journey was purely for traveling, he is regarded as a person who gained all knowledge about the geography of the world from his own personal experiences. According to Royal Geographical Society (2010), " From Moorish Spain and Timbuktu in the west to Samarkand in Central Asia, and India, Vietnam, and the Philippines in the east, the learned scholar even reached the Yuan-dynasty China"(p.68).
But contemporary conceptions of culture are radically different from the meaning culture used to have when anthropology developed as a discipline within the academy in the nineteenth century. A brief excursion into the shifting meaning of culture over the years may help to clarify contemporary connotations of culture. Many anthropological textbooks open with the definition of culture as a whole way of life of a group or society as it was first formulated by the English
As the rate of globalization as increased over the years and the to diaspora, this research paper looks into the Globalization in the last few years and its effects on Diaspora in South Africa. In this research paper, I conduct a study on Globalization and Diaspora. According to the Oxford Dictionary, Globalization is defined as, “The act of globalizing, or extending to other or all parts of the world.” (Dictionary.com, n.d.). And Diaspora defined as, “The scattering of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity.” (Dictionarycom, n.d.). With this paper I explore globalization and its link to Diasporic Cultures in South Africa.
One image is the implicit theoretical assumptions of the fieldwork method and ethnographic style similar to Malinowski’s monographs on Trobriand Islanders. The other image is the more graphic theory of culture based on assumptions in A Scientific Theory of Culture (1944). Malinowski’s fieldwork style of functionalism wasn’t that much different from that of Radcliffe-Brown, but Malinowski was the better researcher. Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922) is the most famous work of Malinowski where he basically describes the Trobriand and his time there. He also goes on to specifically describe the rules of the kula exchange and the canoe journeys.
1.2. A Brief Introduction to Walden Walden details Thoreau’s experiences over the two years in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, a midst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson, near Concord, Massachusetts. He recounts his daily life in the woods and celebrates nature. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised. Along with his critique of the civilized world, Thoreau examines other issues afflicting man in society, ranging from economy (the first chapter of the book) and reading to solitude and higher laws.
John Williams uses very simple language with no description of a place or characters thoughts. He avoids long pages of descriptions; he only uses it when he needs to emphasize the situation or needs to change the tone. In fact, as a reader we know we will be reading a life story of Stoner, however we only know him from the outside. Stoner has an ordinary life as a professor at the University of Missouri. Maybe the novel was in a simple and precise way on purpose to emphasize on the main character’s common life.
The Neighborhood in the Country In the small town of Tonganoxie, Kansas there was a little neighborhood out in the country. It wasn’t a normal neighborhood because the houses were spread out. In each of the houses there was one or more kid. Although most of them didn’t go to the same school all of them were very close friends with each other. These friends weren’t the usual friends, they didn’t call or text for you to come over and hang out, they walked to each other’s house to talk to them in person.
Staying at the Palace of the Alhambra, Irving was accompanied by the guide whose name was Mateo Ximenes. In the “Tales of the Alhambra” Washington Irving called him as a “son of the Alhambra” [2, p. 22]. Mateo being aware of the details about the historical truths, customs and traditions of the Alhambra and its inhabitants encouraged Irving to compose the unexampled work including a series of verbal sketches, stories and essays. The tales with the reflection of real historical truths are centralized in this book. The ruins reflect the traces of the periodical invasions of people with different faiths as well as the traces of natural calamity including
2. Workforce With globalization, the workers will be able to move from one country to another. This would led to those who have higher qualification of professionals moving to developed countries which consists of better pay incentives. Therefore, the developing countries facing the problem of the level of professional skills and expertness of the labor. At the end, the developing countries will experienced the scarcity of qualified worker to operate local
Jamil Ahmad has made a place for himself, in the Pakistani literary sphere, in a very short span of time through his sole novel The Wandering Falcon. There is not much criticism available on his work. The book was composed in 1970s but no publishing house was interested in publishing it. But in the post 9/11 scenario this part of the world became prominent and so the book aroused a lot of interest and finally got published in 2011. Ahmad had served as a government agent in the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) for almost 18 years of his life and his experience is manifested in the nine loosely connected short stories.