Essays on Culture

Corporate Culture

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is an American, multinational, Fortune 100, telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois. It is a manufacturer of wireless telephone handsets, and also designs and sells wireless network infrastructure equipment such as cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers. Motorola’s home and […]

Fostering culture

Another way of effective knowledge management in the organisation is to set up and encourage communities of interest (Davis, 2002). These are groups of people who share the same type of vocation or interest; an example would be a particular department in a firm. By […]

HSBCs use of intercultural communications

  The first piece to be examined was released in 2006 and is titled “trendy” (see fig 1). This image shows a contemporary tattoo versus a henna tattoo and inverts their labels of “trendy” versus “traditional”. This ad explores how different cultures view this type […]

What’s sex got to do with it?

After going through all of the material covered in the last Semester of Researching Culture, I decided that the theoretical material which appealed most to me was the work of Judith Butler in the topic Sexuality and Subjectivity. In ‘Gender Trouble’ (1990) Butler describes gender […]

Girl power

  One is looking at the present with contrast to the past, there is also the ‘what’s new’ and there is “a curiosity about the ephemera of the present and the intensive feeling of here and now that youth culture is so often pervaded by”. […]

Culture influence

The way her culture influenced her interactions with others, was that she was not interacting at all with anyone who wasn’t Lebanese or Armenian. She didn’t even know anything about other cultures and was unable to tell how much different they were from her own […]

Traditional society Modern concepts

Introduction – Definition of “Consumer Culture” “Consumer culture” generally refers to the way in which consumption is organized within modern capitalist societies over the modern period, gathering social weight and importance from the eighteenth century onwards, with periods of huge transformation in the twentieth century. […]

Sanatana Sanskrti

Mahatma Gandhi, an uncompromising believer in and advocate of the fundamental universalistic human values, not favouring the isolation and exclusion of a singular culture, acknowledged the possibility of synthetic or assimilative approach towards the alien cultural influences. Once he said: ‘I do not want my […]

Culture in Contemporary America

Graffiti and rap were especially aggressive public displays of counter presence and voice. Each asserted the right to write-“to inscribe ones identity on an environment that seemed Teflon resistant to its young people of colour” (Rose: 1999, p. 60). Graffiti was the voice of kids […]

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 opposing statements? “Different cultures have different truths. ” “A truth is that which can be accepted universally”. By reformatting the […]