The Portuguese Empire Started in 1415 when the Portuguese soldiers captured Ceuta. The four other major Colonizes at this time that were continuously spreading was the Dutch, the British, the Spanish, and the French. Portugal colonized in Brazil, Africa, and India, they also attempted to colonize in North America but failed. The Portuguese were effective in colonizing in the Atlantic world because they constantly gained more land and they governed it for many years.
Race is based on observable characteristics that is then assigned to particular groups of people. Ethnicity is based largely on ‘groups’. That is, I can say my ethnicity might be American, but this does not directly correlate to my culture, as America has many different cultures. I was correct to think of culture as societal values and traditions, according to my source though. While at first glance the 3 terms seem to split hairs, I’ve realized that each term focuses on largely different
From the 1500s - 1800s there were many independence movements across the globe. One of the most highlighted ones is the uphill battle for the Creoles against the Spainards. In the early 1800s the Creoles started revolting against their rulers, the Spaniards. There were a handful of unfair laws placed against the Creoles that were intolerable. Not only did the Creoles have to break free from the Spaniards they also had to become independent from all the other social classes surrounding them.
Juan Gomez Quinones, historian and scholar defines culture as a “central concept” that all people share. That concept varies from the group’s behaviorism, habits and beliefs. Quinones believe that factors such as “culture, history, and nationality” are all interconnected which gives people a common ground. Quinone’s calculated language on his concept of culture invokes a sense of similarity and trivial connection between humans. Instead of describing how diverse culture separates people, Quinone’s embraces the ability of diversity to bind people to one large community.
It is very dangerous to use cultural blindness and forget that different culture see different manners as acceptable. Every culture comes with different manners. While it is normal to have a stare eye contact, call people by their first name, be open and speaking up, etc. all of the above could be disrespectful in, as an example, Japan. Eye contact is in most Asian countries considered rude, calling someone by their first name is disrespectful, openness and speaking up is the opposite of the Japanese culture and goes against their believes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define the term, “Latino” or, “Hispanic” as “a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin” (Arias, 2010). In the United States, Latinos have comprised 16 percent of the population, making them the largest minority. Some sources project that this proportion will increase to 30 percent by 2050 (Juckett, 2013). With such a presence of Hispanic people, it is very likely that nurses will have the opportunity to provide culturally competent care to these individuals. As such, it is important to know how the Latino culture generally regards health, illness, disease, and death.
Growing up in Cuba, boys and girls were freely allowed to play with one another. Many girls would climb big trees to get fresh savory mangos. They would fall and scrape their knees while playing hide and seek and even play sports which were considered “manly”. Many girls preferred to work outside the house, they would perform jobs such as; repairing a broken fence or painting the house. Boys were never told not to play with the girls, in fact, they would also help out around the house and clean dishes after a meal.
American, Asian, Russian, Mexican; we all belong to an ethnic group. While some let their culture and ethnic background define them others allow it to shape your life. Being a Mexican-American I’ve had to simultaneously learn two languages at once; Spanish for when I’m at home or with family and English only at school and with friends. Growing up, my parents didn’t speak much English, so my sister and I had to step up as the family translator. Speaking Spanish is important to my family in many ways, not only is it a way for us to communicate with our family in Mexico, but also a reminder of where we come from.
(SP 1 The Haitian People feel very strongly about greetings, Men shake hands on meeting and departing, men and women kiss on the cheek when greeting, women kiss each other on the cheek. An older person might be called “aunt” or “uncle” as sign of respect even if they not related. B. (SP 2) - The tradition of hospitality is clear in how they treat guests or go out of their way to help strangers find an address or something else they need. (Transition: I’ve told you about our customs, now I’ll tell you how cuisine play an important part of customs.)
The Spanish and Portuguese two vast empires that took over the New World and made it their own for over three hundred years. Spain and Portugal were able to maintain their empire for over three hundred years due to the following resources and advantages. Financial stability, military superiority, and slavery, which both utilized in order to dominate the new world. In the age of exploration as Spain and Portugal were shipping out famous explores such as Christopher Columbus, Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro, Pedro Alvares Cabral, and Ferdinand Magellan.
Everyone around the world has different beliefs, behaviors, objects and religion that are common for a particular society or a group of people who enjoys shared values and thus gives positive contributions to the society. This is called Culture. These are carried on by the people from generation by generation. It is the particular view point, customs and beliefs that discern one culture from another. It is transferred from one generation to another through language, material objects, and daily rituals.
Portugal set their first colony, Luanda, in 1575, and a few other coastal cities throughout the century. At first the Portuguese had little impact on politics; the Portuguese merely trades with the two kingdoms (firearms and technology for ivory, slavery, and minerals). From around 1610 to 1640 Portugal was under control of the Spanish. The Dutch took advantage of this and began taking over Portuguese colonies in 1641. None of this affected Ndongo much, they just continued trade like always.
As an American we believe that continuously staring at someone is rude and can come off as threatening (Changing Minds). In caribbean culture, it is common to have others stare someone without the thought of it being disrespectful. In both Haitian and Montserratian culture staring at someone shows interest in whatever they may be doing (Culture Crossing Guide). Even though each culture has their differences, some share similarities. America and Montserrat have similar social expectations when greeting someone.
The Language Culture and Society programme provides us with strong theoretical and interdisciplinary foundation for the study of a range of educational practices across the human lifespan and in a range of theoretical and methodological perspective is brought to bear on studies that explore the nature of literate practices, democracy and civic engagement and participation in social life. The programme focuses on relationships between education school and the dynamics and changing structures of language, culture, and society. It examines connection between broader, social, cultural, linguistic, historical, aesthetic and political factors in education and the local context in which these issues take place. It has long been recognized that language is an essential and important part of a given culture and that the impact of culture upon a given language is something intrinsic and indispensible. Language is a social phenomenon.