Cultures Essay Topics

Different cultures have different truths

“Different cultures have different truths.” “A truth is that which can be accepted universally.” What are the implications for knowledge of agreeing with these opposite statements? “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set yet free.” A powerful, simple statement, taken from the bible. The eternal struggle of mankind, however, has been to find… View Article

Comparing Poems From Other Cultures

In these two poems, identity is seen to be important, for in half-caste the author is trying to seek acceptance from others around him for who he is as a person, but in search for my tongue the author is losing her identity and is seeking help in finding out who she as a person…. View Article

Western and non-Western cultures

Relationships occur all over the world, and so some people may assume that they are the same. In fact this is not true, and it is a mistake of psychologists to make a theory for Western cultures and then generalise it to match the rest of the world. Cultures differ in many different ways; for… View Article

The relationship of stereotyping in different cultures

The investigation I carried out was based on the research done by Best and Williams (1990) where children in 25 different countries such as Pakistan Japan new Zealand etc where tested on stereotyping. The aim of the investigation was to see the difference in the stereotyping in these countries Introduction Sex role stereotyping is a belief that… View Article

Indian and English cultures

A passage to India is mostly concerned with the relationships between Indian and English cultures, and the interaction and conflicts are the most important moments in the book. This is clearly explained when at the beginning of the book when Dr. Aziz rides on his bicycle to Hamidullah’s house and debates whether it is possible… View Article

Intercultural aspect of conflict resolution

During the first day of the workshop, I did not completely understand the real meaning of culture. I did not even have a single definition for the term culture. Many questions came into my mind such as, “What is culture? What are the factors that create culture? What is the scope of culture? Does culture… View Article

Ethical differences in cultures

Culture is defined by Lustig and Koester (2003) as an acquired set of shared values, norms and beliefs by a group of people. It is the unifying element communities have. It is their image and identity. Other definitions classified culture as a means by which people communicate with each other, more importantly how they set… View Article

Different cultures

In the past, different cultures have been developing in various ways and in different parts of the world. These cultures have been influencing the living styles of various nations in the world. It is now very important that different countries be grouped according to their cultural beliefs and civilization e. g. European communities will share… View Article

How One Ought To Behave When Wronged

Man being good or evil by nature has long been subject to speculations. While some schools of thought advocate that man is good by nature, some argue that man is innately evil. Perception of what’s good and bad also differs among cultures — differing cultures have differing sets of morals and values. What may be… View Article


Eurocentrism can be defined as the idea that the Roman and Greek cultures gave rise to the modern explosion of ideas and learning. Within this idea is contained the notion that the origins of Greek culture lie strictly within the borders of what is currently considered Western Europe, making the ancestors of Western Europeans responsible… View Article

The Interpretation of Cultures

Geertz writes about the important role of thoughts and symbols in society. He believes that actions are guides by symbols. Culture, to Geertz is a system of conceptions that are inherited and then expressed. He describes expression as symbols. Symbols are the way people communicate and express their thoughts and beliefs. This communication then perpetuates… View Article

Syncretism in America, Africa, India, and China

Syncretism as defined by Merriam-Webster is the combination of different forms of belief or practice or the fusion of two or more originally different inflectional forms. Simplified this means two cultures combine thoughts and beliefs into its own “new form” of an old belief. The difference in the syncretism of the America and Africa and… View Article

Сlashes in culture

Three plays that explore clashes between cultures are Wole Soyinka’s “Death and the King’s Horseman,” Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” and Anna Deavere Smith’s “Fires in the Mirror. ” In general, these three plays depict and illustrate how conflicts between two cultures arise due to differences in beliefs and practices, among others. However, while these… View Article

Cultures in the World

To define culture is not easy because culture means different things to different people. Hence there many definitions of culture as there are many different cultures in the World. Anthropologists define culture as social behaviour of human beings. To others dance, music, theatre, artifacts and fashion constitute culture. On the other hand, fashion is a… View Article

Structure characterizes managerial culture

Culture is an inevitable aspect of organizational life because this provides the context for communication, interaction, and meaning derivation in groups (Schein, 2004). Four cultures of the academy provide contexts for academic organizations. These cultures are collegial, managerial, developmental and negotiated. Collegial culture refers to freedom guiding attitudes and behavior that fosters open communications and… View Article