In my search I found Cuba instead of China on October 28th. I captured some Tainos and ordered them to guide me to the gold. Martin Pinzo the captain of the Pinta departed without consent, he was informed by the natives there was gold on another island called Babeque. I departed with two ships. Written by: Christopher Columbus Journal Entry 4 After sailing for two months on December 05, 1942 I made my third discovery.
Culture influences personal biases and helps develop a personalized vision of the world. In any society, there exist certain cultural stereotypes that influence how people from certain cultures are treated. The influence of such stereotypes cannot be undermined as they may lead to negative treatment of certain ethnic groups. However, as the world continues to evolve and more information becomes available on individual as well as cultural differences, the acceptance of
Critiqued for implying that a client’s culture can be understood by the social worker who reads about cultures and asks questions, but the reality is more complex. Not all customers are themselves familiar with their cultural heritage. (Bartoli, 2013) For some, developing Cultural Competence may be a moral and/or ethical consideration, whilst for others, it may be driven by a sense of commitment to political and stated norms of the
Amitabh Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Manju Kapur and Arun Joshi use in their novels code mixing as a way to express their themes authentically and realistically. As a multi-cultural personality, the author has incorporated code switching or code mixing as a leading measure of his stylistic experiments. Vassanji’s works have been translated into various languages like Spanish, Turkish, French, Dutch, Hindi, Japanese, Italian, Swahili etc. According to Paul Bandia, “the most common form of code switching and code mixing used by the African writers is changing between vernacular languages and the European language. When African writers cannot adequately express African socio-cultural reality in a European language, they resort to the use of indigenous words and expressions.”(1996) Chinua Achebe expresses his concern about his failure in expressing his African experience through the use of pure English.
Name: Jez (13) Class: 410 Diversity is socially defined as all of the ways that people are culturally different from one another. Culture plays an essential role in daily life, and includes more than just race or religion; cultural groups may share ethnicity, or nationality, for instance, but can still arise from cleavages of other factors as well, such as ability and disability, political views, religious affiliation, socioeconomic class, and gender. This essay will be exploring if conflict is unavoidable when there is diversity in a nation-state, as well as focusing on the case studies of Sri Lanka and Singapore. Many disagreements and social problems leading to conflict, be it violent or nonviolent, minor or major, personal or public,
Intercultural competence enables a person to interact both efficiently and in a way that is acceptable to others when you are working in a group whose members have diverse cultural backgrounds. The group may consist of two or more people including yourself. ‘Cultural’ may represent all manner of features, including the values and beliefs you have grown up with, your national, regional and local customs and, in particular, attitudes and practices that affect the way you work. For the tolerance of ambiguity category my results showed that I am willing to accept the lack of clarity when dealing people of different cultures and cope with it constructively. Being able to adapt the way I work with other people who may be of an unfamiliar cultural background to avoid unnecessary conflicts of expectations and processes is known as behavioural flexibility.
However, such interpretations vary among members of different cultures. Different meanings are given to the same practice by different communities. For this reason, to have a positive intercultural communication, it is important to consider the different ways of reading and understanding the world by
THE NOVELS OF AMITAV GHOSH: A PERSPECTIVE STUDY Chapter VI CONCLUSION Deepa Bavanasi In foregoing pages an attempt has been made to trace and study in some detail the art and vision of Amitav Ghosh in his novels. They deal with the lives of human beings not in a static environment but that of mobility. His fiction is characterised by strong themes that may be somewhat identified with Post-Colonialism. They are unique and personal;
And, most of the times we tend to judge other’s behaviour based on our own cultural beliefs, which dims our minds receptiveness to new perspectives and possibilities and allowing lots of opportunities for potential conflict, misunderstandings and miscommunication between many people. Furthermore, distinct cultural beliefs of people also lead to different behaviour among people, behaviour that is different from their normal behaviour. So, it is important that we learn and appreciate these differences to work effectively with people from other cultures and
The former visualizes the surface reality whereas the latter unveils the actual core of reality. Dramatic irony, suspense and surprise, symbols etc are skillfully applied. The message of the story may be particularly effective in the current ambience of communal and sectarian malice. Keywords: savage, anguish, loathsome, appearance, reality Introduction: Syed Abdul Malik, Sahitya Academy awardee, renowned Assamese poet, novelist, short-story writer, is best known in Assam for his exquisite story-telling qualities in the realistic, humanist tradition. One of his famous short-stories, “Savage Anguish” (the expression “Loathsome Anguish” could have come closer to the meaning of the Assamese title “Bibhatsa Bedona”) is included in “Splendour in the Grass”, a selection of Assamese short-stories in English, published by Sahitya Academy in 2010.