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  • West African Culture

    West African Culture

    Brief History From the 1500s to the 1700s, African blacks, mainly from the area of West Africa (today's Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Dahomey, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon) were shipped as slaves to North America, Brazil, and the West Indies. For them, local and tribal differences, and even varying cultural backgrounds, soon melded into one common concern for the suffering they all endured. Music, songs, and dances as well as

    Essay Length: 1,341 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Yan
  • African Cultures

    African Cultures

    Peace It seems quite safe to assume that all human beings desire peace. What is not always very clear is what each person means by peace and how it can be attained and maintained. Religion and peace in an African culture have been almost natural companions in the minds of humans in different periods of history and in different cultures of the world. This is because, although far too many adherents and leaders of the

    Essay Length: 667 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: David
  • African Cultures

    African Cultures

    African Cultures Africa has more than 800 languages native to its continent. African cultures are so diverse that they are different from any other culture of the world. African cultures contain many different languages. African languages range from common French to languages unheard of to most people such as Swahili. African arts are much different than American arts. Their art involves much more creative pottery, masks, and paintings. Africa has a very interesting culture. Reasons

    Essay Length: 1,192 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Differences Aesthetics of African Cultures

    Differences Aesthetics of African Cultures

    Differences aesthetics of African cultures The beauty of African art can convey emotional messages to the observer. It is important however to understand the culture that influenced the art. It is hard to distinguish between different types of African art as many of the basic themes of African art are religion. Religion most often manifests itself into African art through masks, sculpture, ancestor or cult figures, fetishes, and reliquary figures. There are many different religions

    Essay Length: 540 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Top
  • African American Culture

    African American Culture

    African American Culture Music Spirituals This is a religious song sung by the black people in the southern part of the US and are often influenced by African melodies. The spirituals are typical working songs and often content stories and persons from the Bible. Many of the slaves, in fact, thought of themselves as modern children of Israel who were looking for freedom. The songs first become well-known outside the southern states when the slaves

    Essay Length: 1,168 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Janna
  • Analysis of African American Culture

    Analysis of African American Culture

    Running Head: Analysis of African American Culture Analysis of African American Culture Abstract The African American society is filled with many negative attributes which make it unsuitable for one to desire to be a part of it. These negative attributes are as follows: decades of unwed mothers, poor educational background, violence, gang activity, drug abuse, poor work ethic, high numbers of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, lower morals and standards, and poverty-stricken. Many research

    Essay Length: 3,908 Words / 16 Pages
    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Fonta
  • African Literature and Culture - African Writers Representation of Male-Female Relationships

    African Literature and Culture - African Writers Representation of Male-Female Relationships

    African Literature and Culture: African writers’ representation of male-female relationships Analyzing male-female relationships in African literature enables a better understanding of how African writers view the gender roles including the application of religious aspects, marriage and identity, midwives and slave women, nationalism, and migration. In earlier works, the female gender was often perceived as “the Queen Mother.” Many African writers portray women in traditional roles whereas articles written in the past few decades analyze male-female

    Essay Length: 1,410 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Jon
  • African-American Contributions to American Culture

    African-American Contributions to American Culture

    Throughout America’s growth and expansion, people, among other factors, have played a key role in contributing to American culture. Just by living their day-to-day lives, people have been a part of America’s history. Some people, however, have lived lives that have had a greater impact on this history. One of these people is Frederick Douglass. Through his abolitionist movements, Frederick Douglass has made a very important contribution to American culture. Born February 14, 1818, Frederick

    Essay Length: 596 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Max
  • African Minkisi Introduced into American Culture: What Are Minkisi, and What Form Did They Take in the Americas?

    African Minkisi Introduced into American Culture: What Are Minkisi, and What Form Did They Take in the Americas?

    African Minkisi Introduced Into American Culture: What Are Minkisi, and What Form Did They Take in the Americas? I. Introduction African Minkisi have been used for hundreds of years in West Central Africa, This area where they are traditionally from was once known as the kingdom of Kongo, when Europeans started settling and trading with the BaKongo people. Kongo was a well-known state throughout much of the world by the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

    Essay Length: 2,017 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Major Socio-Cultural Experiences of African Americans

    The Major Socio-Cultural Experiences of African Americans

    Running Head: Socio-Cultural Experience The Major Socio-Cultural Experiences of African Americans African Americans make up 13% of the population in the United States, but most of these people did not migrate here on their own accord. This is where a lot of their African culture was destroyed. Most was lost through the enslavement of African people and the systems of social policy’s in place, historically and today, that continue suppress African tradition and culture from

    Essay Length: 1,182 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Andrew
  • African American Culture Case

    African American Culture Case

    Racism is not a topic that is fresh to the African American culture. [Unfortunately], America faces a racial fracture whose severity is not sufficiently recognized (Brown). Years ago, in the late 1800’s, African Americans struggled to find their place in the world, following the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Considering slavery at that time, had just been abolished. “Several decades after the war, slavery’s demise had not brought about an integrated society” (Burghardt). Some people believe

    Essay Length: 1,191 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 7, 2015 By: tx004665
  • African-Americans Segregates Themselves

    African-Americans Segregates Themselves

    The argument that African-Americans segregates themselves from other groups is not a valid argument. It is not partly because of history, since municipal ordinance in the early 1900's determined where African-Americans could live, which are now considered ghettos. A reason why this ordinance was in existence is because Chicago is an older city that grew during a time when racial struggles were occurring. This history is what gives Chicago a high index of dissimilarity, which

    Essay Length: 937 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: Artur
  • African Violets

    African Violets

    My science fair project is on the lighting conditions of the African Violet plant. The African Violet plant comes from Africa and dates back hundreds of years. It is one of the more difficult of the plants to grow because it is a plant that blooms flowers and needs to be treated as a bulb. It is a small house plant with thick, dark green leaves. The blossoms come in many different colors such as

    Essay Length: 577 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Culture of the Umuofia Society Before the Colonial

    The Culture of the Umuofia Society Before the Colonial

    The culture of the Umuofia society before the colonial infiltration, may be hard to understand but we are forced by Achebe to realize it has traditions and customs that make it work. Although, looking at it from our Judaeo-Christian point of view we may be appalled by some of their practices. We also have to realize that they have strengths. Things Fall apart is the idea of balance and interdependence, earth and sky, individual and

    Essay Length: 1,352 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Edward
  • African American Leaders

    African American Leaders

    Ashley White General Writing Martha McCully 3/28/02 Jesse Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B DuBois are all African American leaders. All of these men were leaders in their own time and their own sense, living in different eras with different views, but they all shared common ground. All four were African Americans trying to overcome obstacles and become influential leaders in their society. Jesse Jackson was an African American civil rights activist and

    Essay Length: 980 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Downsizing and Organizational Culture

    Downsizing and Organizational Culture

    Downsizing And Organizational Culture Thomas A. Hickok -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Abstract In this article Hickok argues that, ultimately, the most prominent effects of downsizing will be in relation to culture change, not in relation to saved costs or short-term productivity gains. In particular, the author notes three observations in relation to the impact of downsizing on organizational culture. First, it clearly appears that power has shifted away from rank-and-file employees in the direction of top management/ownership. Accompanying

    Essay Length: 6,454 Words / 26 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2009 By: Bred
  • Scipio Africanous

    Scipio Africanous

    SCIPIO Africanus 236 - 184 BC Roman General Publius Cornelius Scipio, The Elder, was a Roman general who fought the Carthagian armies in Spain and defeated them. Then he invaded Africa from Sicily. This act caused Hannibal to leave Italy and return to Africa to fight Scipio. In 202 BC Scipio defeated Hannibal at Zama. Carthage capitulated and had to surrender her war fleet. For his victory in North Africa Scipio was called Africanus Major.

    Essay Length: 284 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Oddyssey in Popular Culture

    The Oddyssey in Popular Culture

    Many forms of popular culture today are inspired by themes, characters, and other references in various types of classical literature. John Denver's song "Calypso" parallels with a number of the themes in Homer's the Odyssey. The Odyssey's themes involving Odysseus' journey back home and the aid of gods and goddesses directly influence "Calypso." The first stanza in Calypso is influenced by Odysseus' journey to back to his homeland. The first couple of lines compare

    Essay Length: 654 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • 60's Culture

    60's Culture

    The article "From counterculture to Sixties Culture" clearly demonstrates that the hippie movement was not just founded on pure rebellion from what their parents had prescribed. The article reveals that the 60s culture was a product of many factors including the youths reaction to the Vietnam War, the outpouring of self expression on college campuses around the continent, the constantly dynamic civil rights, and especially the rejection of the counterculture by the mainstream society. The

    Essay Length: 602 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • Organizational Cultural Inventory Paper

    Organizational Cultural Inventory Paper

    OCI Paper I applied the Organizational Cultural Inventory (OCI) with the intention that it is a fictional company, J Enterprises. It will be assumed that it is one of the largest financial services companies in the world. The main emphasis of the responses comes from the department in which I work. However, the results could be indicative of the entire company. The OCI Circumplex showed that the company has a culture with moderately strong Oppositional

    Essay Length: 1,357 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Cultures' Standard of Beauty

    Cultures' Standard of Beauty

    People are damaging and killing themselves to fit into societies definition of beautiful. Currently we live in a society that is composed of many cultures. These cultures can influence what ones day to day worries are; one of them is being part of a society’s definition of beauty. Some of these cultures are American, European, and Hispanic to name a few. These cultures have influence that way people live, act, and think. Often people

    Essay Length: 1,144 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Vika
  • Women in Pop Culture

    Women in Pop Culture

    If Oprah emphasized racial oppression more aggressively, would she be as popular? After reading Tammy Johnson’s article, I believe that answer to this question is probably no. I myself am a fan of Oprah and I believe that she is extremely generous and does more for the world in one year than most people can hope to do in a lifetime. I believe that Tammy Johnson raised some interesting points, but I don’t necessarily agree

    Essay Length: 637 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Kevin
  • African Headdress

    African Headdress

    Art is a very important part of the Africans way of life. African's have created many works of art using natural materials such as clay, and wood. Their sculptures are usually carved and decorated for ceremonies and religious purpose. Elaborate head coverings are also used for spiritual purposes. African headdresses are easy to identify because of their intricate details and bright colors. Headdresses are use for many reasons in the African culture such as peacekeepers

    Essay Length: 571 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Spanglish: Low Culture Versus High Culture?

    Spanglish: Low Culture Versus High Culture?

    Spanglish: low culture versus high culture? There are numerous critics of Spanglish among both Spanish-speakers and American-English-speakers. It is commonly assumed that Spanglish is a jargon: partly Spanish and partly English, “with neither gravitas nor a clear identity” . It is spoken by many of the approximately 35 million people of Hispanic descent in the United States, who, “no longer fluent in the language of Cervantes, have not yet mastered that of Shakespeare” 3. The

    Essay Length: 854 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Wendy
  • How to Implement Total Quality Management in Strong Cultures: Alignment or Saturation?

    How to Implement Total Quality Management in Strong Cultures: Alignment or Saturation?

    How to Implement Total Quality Management in Strong Cultures: Alignment or Saturation? At the end of this case study, Bernal Flores asks if he should use the alignment strategy or the saturation strategy to implement Total Quality Management (TQM) at the San Juan facility. When the implementation process at Playa Negra and Bocagrande is evaluated, it becomes clear that better choices in implementation and management’s role could have been accomplished. For Bernal, it is a

    Essay Length: 1,419 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Vika

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