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Exploring Culture

Exploring Culture

Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

  • Author: Geert Hofstede,Gert Jan Hofstede,Paul B. Pedersen
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473643724
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Exploring Culture brings Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of national culture to life. Gert Jan Hofstede and his co-authors Paul Pedersen and Geert Hofstede introduce synthetic cultures, the ten "pure" cultural types derived from the extremes of the five dimensions. The result is a playful book of practice that is firmly rooted in theory. Part light, part serious, but always thought-provoking, this unique book approaches training through the three-part process of building awareness, knowledge, and skills. It leads the reader through the first two components with more than 75 activities, dialogues, stories, and incidents. The Synthetic Culture Laboratory and two full simulations fulfill the skill-building component. Exploring Culture is suitable for students, trainers, coaches and educators. It can be used for individual study or as a text, and it serves as an excellent partner to Geert Hofstede's popular Cultures and Organizations.

Cultural Psychology

Cultural Psychology

Exploring Culture and Mind in Diverse Communities

  • Author: Robyn M. Holmes
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0197503063
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 544
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Cultural Psychology draws upon major psychological topics, theories, and principles to illustrate the importance of culture in psychological inquiry. Exploring how culture broadly connects to psychological processing across diverse cultural communities and settings, it highlights the applied nature of cultural psychology to everyday life events and situations, presenting culture as a complex layer in which individuals acquire skills, values, and abilities. Two central positions guide this textbook: one, that culture is a mental and physical construct that individuals live, experience, share, perform, and learn; and the second, that culture shapes growth and development. Culture-specific and cross-cultural examples highlight connections between culture and psychological phenomena. The text is multidisciplinary, highlighting different perspectives that also study how culture shapes human phenomena. Topics include an introduction to cultural psychology, the history of cultural psychology, cultural evolution and cultural ecology, methods, language and nonverbal communication, cognition, and perception. Through coverage of social behaviour, the book challenges students to explore the self, identity, and personality; social relationships, social attitudes, and intergroup contact in a global world; and social influence, aggression, violence, and war. Sections addressing growth and development include human development and its processes, transitions, and rituals across the lifespan, and socializing agents, socialization practices, and child activities. Additionally, the book features discussions of emotion and motivation, mental health and psychopathology, and future directions for cultural psychology. Chapters contain teaching and learning tools including case studies, multidisciplinary contributions, thought-provoking questions, class and experiential activities, chapter summaries, and additional print and media resources.

Ecofeminism and Globalization

Ecofeminism and Globalization

Exploring Culture, Context, and Religion

  • Author: Eaton,Lorentzen
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0585482764
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 272
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Discusses ecofeminism in the context of the social, political and ecological consequences of globalization. The book includes case studies, essays, theoretical works, and articles on ecofeminist movements from many of the world''s regions including Taiwan, Mexico, Kenya, Chile, India, Brazil, Canada, England and the United States.

Exploring Culture

Exploring Culture

Exercises, Stories and Synthetic Cultures

  • Author: Gert Jan Hofstede,Paul B. Pedersen,Geert H. Hofstede
  • Publisher: Intercultural Press
  • ISBN: 1877864900
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 234
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This unique training book contains an abundance of exercises, dialogues, stories and simulations that put Geert Hofstede's five dimensions of culture into action: power distance, collectivism versus individualism, femininity versus masculinity, uncertainty avoidance and long-term versus short-term orientation.

Exploring Cultural History

Exploring Cultural History

Essays in Honour of Peter Burke

  • Author: Melissa Calaresu,Joan-Pau Rubies,Filippo de Vivo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351937634
  • Category: History
  • Page: 394
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Over the past 30 years, cultural history has moved from the periphery to the centre of historical studies, profoundly influencing the way we look at and analyze all aspects of the past. In this volume, a distinguished group of international historians has come together to consider the rise of cultural history in general, and to highlight the particular role played in this rise by Peter Burke, the first professor of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and one of the most prolific and influential authors in the field. Reflecting the many and varied interests of Peter Burke, the essays in this volume cover a broad range of topics, geographies and chronologies. Grouped into four sections, 'Historical Anthropology', 'Politics and Communication', 'Images' and 'Cultural Encounters', the collection explores the boundaries and possibilities of cultural history; each essay presenting an opportunity to engage with the wider issues of the methods and problems of cultural history, and with Peter Burke's contributions to each chosen theme. Taken as a whole the collection shows how cultural history has enriched the ways in which we understand the traditional fields of political, economic, literary and military history, and permeates much of what we now understand as social history. It also demonstrates how cultural history is now at the heart of the coming together of traditional disciplines, providing a meeting ground for a variety of interests and methodologies. Offering a wide international perspective, this volume complements another Ashgate publication, Popular Culture in Early Modern England, which focuses on Peter Burke's influence on the study of popular culture in English history.

Sociocultural Positioning in Literacy

Sociocultural Positioning in Literacy

Exploring Culture, Discourse, Narrative, & Power in Diverse Educational Contexts

  • Author: Mary B. McVee,Cynthia H. Brock,Jocelyn A. Glazier
  • Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
  • ISBN: 9781572739925
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 270
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This text uses positioning theory as a guiding framework to examine teaching and learning in literacy related contexts. These contexts include a range of literate practices, participants and settings. Throughout the book, literacy practices, whether involving children or adults, are viewed as situated, social proceses contigent upon cultural contexts and the meaning-making systems used within such contexts.

Exploring Culture and Gender Through Film

Exploring Culture and Gender Through Film

  • Author: Christian Hammons
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781516571826
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 328
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Exploring Culture and Gender through Film introduces cultural anthropology through concepts and case studies presented in a variety of media. The book pairs accessible documentaries and ethnographic films with written material that addresses the same themes and issues. It provides conceptual tools and background information to help students understand both the visual and written content. The material is loosely organized into three sections. The first focuses on basic concepts in anthropology while the second applies these concepts to the subject of inequality. The final section broadens this application to include issues in globalization. Specific topics include ethnography, ritual and gender, tribal politics, shatter zones, social media and social movements, stories of the black market, and genocide. While ideally designed to be used in conjunction with the suggested films, the book also successfully stands alone as an introduction to cultural anthropology through contemporary issues. Exploring Culture and Gender through Film is a fresh, interesting choice for courses in social and cultural anthropology. It can also be used as a supplemental reader for classes in media studies or contemporary issues.

The Art of African Masks

The Art of African Masks

Exploring Cultural Traditions

  • Author: Carol Finley
  • Publisher: Lerner Publications
  • ISBN: 9780822520788
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Describes how different types of masks are made and used in Africa and how they reflect the culture of their ethnic groups.