Culture bound syndromes

Culture refers to ‘way of life’ or the way groups of people do things. It includes customs, traditions, values, concepts, rules, practices and set of knowledge that are acquired over a period of time and transmitted across generations through learning. Culture is significant from psychiatric point of view because it influences psychopathology of various psychiatric … Read more

A History of Hinduism

Hinduism is the name given to one of the most ancient religion practices in India. Vedanta is the true name of this religion. When British rule began to populate India this ancient religion evolved into what is known today as Hinduism. Hinduism constitutes an extremely intricate religion upon which a single definition cannot be composed. … Read more

Celebrity Justice

Murder, sexual assault, and drug possession are just a few of the heinous crimes famous people commit everyday. Celebrities do tend get away with more crimes than the average person, but the answer as to why they seem to get away with them is one most people would like the answer to. While the typical … Read more

Adapting to a New Environment

Many people go to different countries. Some of them go for school, some others go for business and some others go for living. However, some people adapt well to a new environment and others retain their original culture identity. I think adapting to a new culture or environment depends on three main reasons: background culture, … Read more

The influence of Japanese woodblock prints on the work of Western artists

This essay will examine the influence of Japanese woodblock prints on the work of Western artists. More specifically, this paper will focus on the influence that ukiyo-e woodblock prints had on 3 artists, Belgian cartoonist Herge, Canadian aboriginal Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Van Gogh. These artists were chosen because they … Read more

The youth obsessed culture

While many cultures celebrate the ageing process, in our western society, looking young is an obsession and growing old is never celebrated. We often associate being old with the bad – bad health, bad appearance, dependency, disability and irrelevance. In 2015, there were 51,140 reported surgical procedures. This is up from 45,406 the year before. … Read more

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and ‘The Birthday Party’: How Antagonism Affected the Plot

Both Harold Pinter and Tennessee Williams depict vivid and intimidating oppositions in their characters Stanley Kowalski and Goldberg and McCann. The oppositions in both A Streetcar Named Desire and The Birthday Party strive to assert their power over their victims, Blanche DuBois and Stanley Webber, through the emergence of their pasts to the present, portrayed … Read more

Organizational Culture in PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s organizational culture demonstrates the company’s commitment to maximizing the strengths of its human resources. A solid organizational culture defines the traditions, values and opportunities to perform by the workers. In PepsiCo’s case, employees are encouraged to focus on excellence in a cooperative manner. As the second largest food and beverage manufacturer in the world, … Read more

Celebrity Justice

Murder, sexual assault, and drug possession are just a few of the heinous crimes famous people commit everyday. Celebrities do tend get away with more crimes than the average person, but the answer as to why they seem to get away with them is one most people would like the answer to. While the typical … Read more

History Of Holi

What Is Holi? Holi? Festival Of Joy? Festival Of Happiness? Festival of Excitement? Festival of colours? No, its more than it especially when we talk about India and then more about UP And Bihar. We welcome Holi ,we celebrate holi, we spread colour of happiness, joy, we share our happy moments, our sad moments and … Read more

Arguments In Support For Ethical Egoism

James Rachels describes, ethical egoism as being a normative theory with the idea that each person, pursues or, “is ought to pursue their own self-interests exclusively”. Rachels explains that we have no moral duty, but to only focus on ourselves. Rachels takes note of that given the central egoist belief, it doesn’t really take after … Read more

Count Dracula vs. Vlad the impaler 

History is sometimes told through stories and this is a fact but sometimes, these stories are not a hundred percent loyal to what really happened in history. This relationship between “history” and “story” is going to be the base for this work because I have decided to do my essay about one of the topics … Read more

Differences and similarities in birth rituals and beliefs of the Samoans and Pygmies

The human lifecycle is biologically determined stages of development and is culturally understood and experienced. The rite of passage is any lifecycle ritual that marks a person or group’s transition from one social state to another. Arnold Van Gennep was an ethnographer known for his studies of the rites of passage of various cultures. Van … Read more

Vietnamese culture

It is evident that every country will display a different culture that best fits the citizens and working system. Without the diversity of cultures, the values, beliefs and perceptions of different countries citizens wouldn’t be prominent, leading to every country being similar. Divergent cultures make for independent countries. I have been fortunate enough to explore … Read more

Morality in A Christmas Carol

“These are but the spirit of things that have been.” The metaphorical words of the Ghost of Christmas Past are typical of Dickens’ melodramatic writing style. Set in Victorian England, a time rife with greed and social stratification, Charles Dickens’ novella ‘A Christmas Carol’ unveils his view on the values of the time period not … Read more

A Comprehensive Review Of The Cinco De Mayo: La Batalla

Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (May 5: The Battle) tells the historical events of the French and Mexican Conservative siege over the city of Puebla on May 5 1862 against the Mexican Liberal army under General Ignacio Zaragoza’s command. Several historical figures include General Porfirio Diaz, President Benito Juarez, President Abraham Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon … Read more

What is paella?

Paella? yeah I’m trying to be more easily understandable in my writing than having that bla bla in foreword which I’ve been doing all this time, and now I’m trying to avoid it which is not easy, so the goal is to achieve rather brief gastronomical history yet full of reading point. So what is … Read more

Cross Culture Research Between Kuwait And United States Of America

Introduction In this wide world the values, culture, norms, consumption pattern, and shopping behavior are different. It is true, in the era of internet the sides world is very close to each other. However; still many differences are alive. The differences between the United States of America and Kuwait from the marketing field are to … Read more

The Comparisons And Contrasts Of Japanese And Filipino Eating Etiquettes

Asian countries are known for their rich culture and traditions. They are still very much connected with their customs that are passed on from previous generations. Although there have been various modern technologies and other development, some traditions are still maintained. Japan is a first world country hence; their cultures are very authentic and preserved. … Read more

Adapting to a New Environment

Many people go to different countries. Some of them go for school, some others go for business and some others go for living. However, some people adapt well to a new environment and others retain their original culture identity. I think adapting to a new culture or environment depends on three main reasons: background culture, … Read more

Morality in A Christmas Carol

“These are but the spirit of things that have been.” The metaphorical words of the Ghost of Christmas Past are typical of Dickens’ melodramatic writing style. Set in Victorian England, a time rife with greed and social stratification, Charles Dickens’ novella ‘A Christmas Carol’ unveils his view on the values of the time period not … Read more

Comic Books In The 21st Century

Comic books have been around for over seventy years. Comic books in the twenty-first century are quite different since its inception nearly a century ago. The industry has matured and the characters are more fully developed. The villains are more villainous, the superheroes are more powerful and the relationship between the two has evolved. Comic … Read more

The Argumentation Against Columbus Day Celebration

Columbus Essay In recent years, a topic of much controversy has been the circumstances of our own American colonization. The mistreatment, capture and killing of Native Americans during the Columbian Exchange has turned the perspective of many from an event of major importance to an event of major disaster. The Columbus Day holiday itself isn’t … Read more

A Study Of The Food Culture In Punjab, India

Food in Punjab, India Everyone needs food to survive and every culture has unique and special traditions surrounding the gathering, preparation, and consumption of food. The Punjab region of India, is one of South Asia’s largest producers of food and the Punjabi people are known for the variety of foods they eat. Punjab, India is … Read more

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman: Role of Characters’ Opinions

One of the most distinctive and immediately impressive things about Ernest Gaines’ novel, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, is the way the author opens his story with an introduction of a collective of speakers, his cast of character/narrators, so to speak. Gaines weaves his narrative through an interplay between the organizing consciousness of the … Read more

Poverty affects young people

Poverty affects the lives of youths in Papua New Guinea Poverty is the state of being extreme poor. It is caused by many factors including lack of education, unemploymennt, poor environement, bad habits and morals , overpopulation, endemic of diseases, bad governent policy. Globally poverty affects more than 80% of the worl population. Besides, poverty … Read more

What is Peking opera?

Peking opera is a special unique blend of theater, mime, acrobatics, circus and carnival action. Wichmann stated that “Beijing Opera is a synthesis of stylized action, singing, dialogue and mime, acrobatic fighting and dancing to represent a story or depict different characters and their feelings of gladness, anger, sorrow, happiness, surprise, fear and sadness.” It … Read more

Oral literature

Oral literature is a culture passed down by word of mouth from one generation to another. Story telling has been around since humans invented language. Oral literature includes legends, myths, chants, songs and tales. This essay will discuss oral literature, as a literary genre, specific generic features from “Rainbow and Her Daughter” and its purpose. … Read more

Origin of Fetish in ‘The Conjuring Stories’

A fetish object assumes distinct, almost superstitious power and is often associated with sexual gratification, desire, and worship. As explained in “Sexualization in the Media,” “Fetishization marks a cultural, psychological, and social technique of fetishizing things by making them appear larger than life, animate, or sexually desirable”. It is argued that this process has profoundly … Read more

History Of Holi

What Is Holi? Holi? Festival Of Joy? Festival Of Happiness? Festival of Excitement? Festival of colours? No, its more than it especially when we talk about India and then more about UP And Bihar. We welcome Holi ,we celebrate holi, we spread colour of happiness, joy, we share our happy moments, our sad moments and … Read more

What Is Cultural Convergence?

Cultural convergence is when different cultures become more and more similar and things like beliefs, values, customs and behaviors become alike. This is mostly shown with countries that interact and communicate, such as India and Pakistan.Communication and languages are incredibly important, as through languages we can see the impacts of cultural convergence and globalization throughout … Read more