I was born and raised up in South Korea for twenty years, and thus I know Korean culture very well. I also understand American culture as well, because I lived and worked with Americans for four years. I decided to choose this topic, because in my experience, I have noticed a lots of differences between Korean culture and American culture; for example how Korean or American treat older people, how Korean or American act in the gym, and about the differences in foods. I picked those subjects because I have experienced the Koreans and Americans side well enough to understand both and I’m currently in South Korea with military men and women. I have Korean friends and American friends spending time together sometimes, and then I can observes differences and similarities.
Reputation and titles that culture has played throughout history has evolved since the beginning of time and has changed over the centuries, greatly influencing nations, specifically North Korea. The North Korean society is regarded as unique, modestly due to their cultural and idealistic values differing significantly from other countries. When exploring their cultural qualities, we can identify the purpose and way of life through their civilization. Culture is influenced by factors such as weather, viable agriculture, terrain, history and social clarifications caused by past conflicts. The word culture is defined in the Oxford English dictionary as “the ideas, customs, and courtesies of a particular group” (Oxford Dictionaries).
When examining racial identity in America, it can be said that it has become institutionalized. It shows up in our everyday life, appearing in both the sociopolitical and economic spheres of life. America has demonstrated an obsession with categorizing people on the basis of their race, and has imposed these ideas on immigrants who come to live in this country. Many immigrants, especially from Latin America, have different notions of race, and may not share the same ideas as Americans. Their opinions may vary because of many factors, such as familial or societal influence.
Gender Roles: Shaped by Culture Enforced by Society The term culture itself encompasses many different characteristics, such as, values, beliefs, and practices. These characteristics in turn are extremely broad themselves. It is no wonder that there are differences between cultures; however, there are also some similarities. How do intelligence, child-rearing, interpersonal attraction, emotional experiences, or even gender roles compare across different cultures? Are they similar, or are they extremely different?
When I asked her, she started to say a lot of typical Mexican plates such as “quesadillas with mushrooms, potato or pumpkins” and “chilaquiles without cream and cheese”. She also said that she becomes really happy when she goes to her country because her family prepares for her all the dishes she wants and they learn how a vegan is. After all these questions, I started to wonder about the vitamins that the body needs that comes from animal products. Do vegan people feel weaker than people who eat meat? Guadalupe explained that you just have to know what to eat.
After the 14 days of fighting, they got to be able to rest from the war. However, almost half of their regiment is gone, only having 80 members of the 150 of them. Bäumer then explains about his day after the 14 days of fighting and who the soldiers really were. He introduces Leer, Müller, and Kropp, and explains that they were all friends from the same school, same age, and they all in the same class who volunteer to join the war. He also meets two new friends name Tjaden and Westhus, who they became friends with when they enlisted for the war.
Hirabayashi had two close Japanese friends, and these two friends had been to Japan before. Therefore, his friends always talked the experience in Japan with each other that made Hirabayashi felt that he was an outsider, and then he decided to go to Japan. And he studied in Japan for eight years.
Nick enjoys lamb and mashed potatoes, Luke is anxious to sink his teeth into some fresh ham, Mya is there for the pumpkin pie, and I´m there for my grandma´s cheesecake. We all have unique and different Thanksgiving favorites, but we all are thankful for everything and everyone there. Our Thanksgiving is very different from those of the Pilgrims and Native Americans. They ate wild fowl, venison, lobster, and seal. They also shared their meal with their allies and neighbors around them, rather than with family and friends.
I believe that many different factors throughout my life have contributed to my cultural identity. Our cultural identity plays a huge role in who we are and how accepting we are of different cultures. I have also considered myself very accepting of different cultures and ethnicities. I always knew racism existed but has not directly affected me until I met my African American husband. We have been married for four years and have a two-year-old son together as well as a nine-year-old daughter that I have from a previous relationship.