This article applies to the concepts of culture unit, and more specifically, globalization. It talks about how most Americans receive news, which, not surprisingly, is the television. This produces confusion and miscommunication for viewers, and controls our news intake. The article shows a map how often a place is mentioned on a news broadcast, and its overwhelmingly uneven. Is this answered with population or something else? Whatever it is, this shows how our news is controlled, which controls our political views-your political views. Short term solution, get your news from different sources.
Public schools for the first time are offering classes in Islam to primary school students to better integrate Germany’s large Muslim minority and to try to counter the influence of radical religious thinking.
This article applies to our unit of cultural differences in religion.The article talks about how these new classes in Hesse, Germany could lower radical religious thinking. This not only helps educate muslim children so their thinking doesn't become radical, but also educates the country to accept islam and not outcast those with that relgion. This could become a reality in your hometown if proved successful. In the future we can hope to see more tolerance and acceptance in the islamic faith and also tolerance for islamics in countries like Germany or maybe even The US.
This article applies to the concepts of culture unit, specifically the diffusion section. It talks about Copenhagen's new cycling culture emerging after the government's efforts to neutralize CO2. 36% of the city's population bikes to work or school, a number they'd like to increase. However, they are still well ahead of The United State's highest percent in Portland, Oregon of 6%. Copenhagen's action could be a model for your community to change to biking.
MIAMI (AP) — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America's No. 1 condiment was just the start.
These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns; sales of tortilla chips trump potato chips; and tacos and burritos have become so ubiquitously "American," most people don't even consider them ethnic. Welcome to the taste of American food in 2013.
This article showcases the acculturation of Hispanic foods into the American menu, and applies to the concepts of culture unit. It focuses on the ever increasing sale of tortillas, salsa, and tortilla chips, and also the adaptation of Hispanic flavors and food into Classic American restaurants. This trend promotes predictions that tortilla chips will outsell potato chips, while salsa already outsells ketchup. Every community has proof of this, as ethnic foods begin to make their way out of the international food aisle and into the aisles of bread and condiments.
This article talks about bringing back a law to stone adulterers to death in view of public, as many human rights activists around the world condemn the plan and ask for rejection to the plan. This can relate to folk culture- a nation keeping laws that have been around from many years ago.
SLOVAKIA needs migrants to meet the needs of its labour market, but government officials have made it clear that Slovakia will still expect migrants to “fully integrate." What is the different between cultural assimilation and acculturation? Why is Slovakia maintaining this cultural stance? How will this impact Slovak society and immigrants? Is this a good plan?
This article applies to diffusion and cultural regions. It talks about the migration patterns of those from the same place, moving to the same place. It shows us the pattern of group migration, one that is very important to understanding and easily discovered as to why migration is happening. This also applies to pop culture becuase the device used to create this map is Facebook. Its incredible that a social media site can produce this kind of information. This shows us that new social media sites are improving data and allowing us to explore many new things in human geography.
This article applies to how values and preferences impacts an area. For Germany, their low birth rates are being caused by highly valuing single mothers and discouraging immigrants to stay in their country. These unfavorable birth rates may be a future for many other highly developed countries, or already are a part of many countries. This could happen to your home, so your values or preferences may be come a problem to the economy. Low birth rates and unwelcomed immigration are causing decreased work force and increased demand in Germany, that they can't fulfill. It also causes an uneven population between the young and old population.
This article applies to the gender cultural differences sub unit. This article focuses on the change in gender roles in the computer software industry. An industry that males dominate today, was actually once considered a job for women. This wasn't becauseof gender equality, but that the cultural values for gender placed computer software as a job for women. The few men in the computer industry put a lot of effort into taking women out of that work, and succeeded, completely changing the workforce in the computer software industry. This is a great example of cultural differences in our society and how much it can affect us.
In this article you see enviornmental impacts from cultural attitudes and practices, and also acculturation. This article focuses on the many organic farms now in Wisconsin. It talks about the change that farmers should make to become organic, so pesticides are no longer affecting the enviornment or our food. Also, about the adaptation small family farms must make to become profitable in our society. They have the choice to become organic or become a large farm.
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