The Definition Of Multiculturalism

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The culture is very simple word but has many definitions and we can see it from many different angles like what does is mean in the dictionary and what does it mean in our and others life .
According to Cambridge English Dictionary, the culture is, "the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time."
When used as a count noun "a culture", is the set of customs, traditions and values of a society or community, such as an ethnic group or nation. In this sense, multiculturalism is a concept that values the peaceful coexistence and mutual respect between different cultures inhabiting the same territory. Sometimes "culture" is also used to describe specific practices within a subgroup
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The concept is often employed when trying to describe modern phenomena such as globalization, mass migration or the apparently increased importance and fascination of religious groups in secularized and/or traditional societies the concept is thus claimed to be of importance when explaining dynamic changes in history.
The usage of this concept immediately leads to a number of important questions: How are we to define cultural encounters themselves? What does ‘cultural’ actually signify? What does it mean to have cultures encounter each other? What does it mean when we claim cultural encounters to be ‘dynamic’? What are the consequences of viewing historical development as a result of some sort of cultural encounters? How does this influence our thinking of past and present? And if our own preoccupation with history (as teachers and researchers) may be termed a cultural encounter, how do we actually carry it out.
Every country has a specific inherent culture, which can vary from one region to another. Anthropologist Edward T. Hall introduced the concept of high and low-context culture, as well as the use of personal space by individuals within a
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people have religious ties and visiting the church daily to study bible ,in the same time this new community was surprised when they found the new comer talking about joy club.
That changed happened to the new Chinese family and English lessons in the church did stop them using their mother language which is Chinese to communicate .this will be shown and know when the author showed the mother using this language with her young daughter instead of her new language.
The cultural encounters are very clear and continuous with the mother and her thoughts.
In the whole story will find difference between the main characters in it. the mother and her daughter .the mother with her Chinese background and culture against her daughter with the modern and American culture .
Maye the other accepted her daughter and her culture but the daughter never accepted her mother thoughts and believes. All of the other stories were a fancy for the daughter or like what the author mentioned wee tale
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