Cultures & Groups : Society & Culture & Entertainment
As globalization spreads throughout the world, cultures must deal with the effects. The actual influence depends on each individual. Some societies want globalization for the possible financial advantages while others seek to prohibit ideas that will bring change. Opponents often want to preserve tr
Oaxaca has a vast musical heritage. As every region in Mexico, Oaxaca has developed its own musical styles and interpretations, blending traditional sounds and instruments with newly introduced forms. A visitor to Oaxaca will encounter a musical diversity that reflects the region's rich cultural her
In many Native American cultures across the continent, feathers were placed in headdresses. Headdresses were used to communicate status and occupation. The styles of the headdresses, as well as the types of ornaments used to adorn them, have their own purposes and meanings. Feathers often signified
The "Cheeseburger in Caseville" festival is held for ten days in August in the normally quiescent beach town of Caseville, Michigan. It is based on the famous tune by Jimmy Buffet entitled "Cheeseburger in Paradise," and celebrates American and Caribbean culture.
African Americans relied on agricultural jobs for survival in the south.plantation image by Christian De Brito from Fotolia.comWithin the 20th century, the African American population underwent a gradual migration from the southern parts of the United States to the northern. Also known as...
The intuitive-projective stage of spiritual development begins around age three for most children and continues until age seven when the child moves onto the next stage. The theory of spiritual development stages was developed by James Fowler in 1981 in his book "Stages of Faith: The Psychology of H
Fire magic is the magic of destruction, as well as divination and passion. Typically, its destructive force is used to eradicate bad habits and disease. It is also used as a symbol of the sun in New Year rituals and as a medium for divination. However, fire magic is unpredictable and very powerful.
The Republic of Mauritius developed with influences of the countries that colonized the nation in the Indian Ocean. African heritage and Islamic influences also shaped the island where dodos once roamed. Historically, Arab and Malaysian settlers were aware of Mauritius since the 10th century.
A migration kit is a small cable that plugs into your XBox 360. It allows you to transfer your files from one hard drive to another. However, it is possible to mod some aspects of your XBox 360 using the migration kit. You can alter your saved game data by using the kit, giving yourself more weapons
Where there is work, there are tools. Jehovah's Witnesses have made headlines and have inspired both the opening and closing of doors with their worldwide preaching work. This work is based on their belief in the Bible and what it reveals about Christian faith, including devotion to God and service
Though modern Russian women share many beauty customs with the West, such as makeup brands and fashion trends, they still employ many traditional beauty rituals as well. This blending of tradition and modern fashion helps Russian women create their own unique style.
You've spent your life making artistic doodles and drawings, and maybe you dream of displaying those creations on a human canvas. Yes, we're talking about tattoos. No longer relegated to the seedy underworld, the tattoo artist (or permanent cosmetics professional) is now a career path held in high e
Social behavior is a concept of creating social relationship with the people living in the society. It is the relationship between two individuals or groups forming a society or the social structure. We are in ...
Islam has about 1.5 billion believers spread around the world. The faith believes in the same monotheistic God as the Old and New Testaments, but that the final messenger of God was Mohamed, who in A.D. 610 began to receive new revelations from God. Those revelations were written in the Muslim holy
Taking place every spring since 1987, the Sheepshearing Festival celebrates the forthcoming warm weather by removing sheep's winter fleece coats. Occurring rain or shine, this Waltham, Massachusetts, tradition is complete with a crafts fair, historic re-enactors, live music and food.