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The relationship between culture and identity is connected to the theories regarding nature versus nurture. Although a person's genetics might have some influence on the person he eventually becomes, the environment he is raised in also plays a large part in the formation of that identity. The cultu
Astrologers apart, common people are also very much curious to know Mayan astrology signs and Mayan calendar report in details. The article gives you an insight into the broader picture of this ancient astrology system ...
Hairstyles made bold fashion statements in 18th century Europe. For the wealthy and fashionable aristocrats, it was a time for what would now be called extreme styles among men and women competing at court for the favor of the monarch. One element seemed to be common for men and women:...
Cherokee Indians are known for designing jewelry, clothing and handicrafts with beautiful and intricate beadwork patterns. The tradition of making items from beads has deep historical roots in the Cherokee community; it dates back earlier than the 17th century. Cherokee people stopped beading for a
The practice of tattooing and piercing is widespread in tribes throughout the world. Practices, beliefs and materials differ among tribes and regions. As Europeans began exploring the world, they learned about different tattooing and piercing practices. The history of tribal piercing and tattooing h
Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy is a vast topic that encompasses 1,200 years of thought, from the pre-Socratic philosophers of the 6th century B.C. to the neo-Platonists of the 6th century A.D. Several schools of thought emerged during this time, including cynicism, stoicism and epicureanism. In
The Mojave people are a Native American tribe indigenous to the Colorado River area of the Mojave Desert in the American Southwest. Today the Mojave people live on the Colorado River Indian Reservation in California and Arizona. They share the reservation with the Hopi, Navajo and Chemehuevi people.
Cardboard dance mats are used in the break dance tradition. Breakdance originated on the streets where artists would use old cardboard boxes when dancing. Breakdance involves moves where the dancer is spinning or dancing on the ground, which would be difficult on the uneven surface of the streets. T
"The evil eye" is a belief that can be found in many cultures in which certain individuals have the power to cause harm or bad luck to others through their gaze. There are many different folk remedies to protect against this harmful glare, one of the most common being the donning of a bracelet desig
Western philosophy is the philosophy of European countries and those countries that were populated or heavily colonized by Europeans. Australian and North American philosophers, for example, would fall under the banner of western philosophers. There is also the Eastern philosophical tradition, which
The Lenape, a name translating as "the people," were a nation of Native American Indians living in the areas between Delaware and the Hudson river during the arrival of Europeans. Lenape Indians have a rich and varied culture, with languages and beliefs shared amongst all three of their clans -- the
OverviewJupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesAn ethical dilemma is a situation that presents a conflict between socially accepted principles of what is right and wrong and the consequences of actions. For example, you may have a negative outcome if you act in accordance with recognized...
The age of European exploration lasted from roughly the 15th to the 17th centuries. The age of colonialism lasted from roughly the 15th to the 20th centuries, but peaked in the early 19th century. It was followed by the age of imperialism in the 19th century. The goals of imperialism were not prima
Once an unimaginable prospect during the Communist era, Russian immigration to America has grown popular for people interested in starting fresh. Yet Russian-Americans face several problems unique to their culture. Besides adjusting to an alien country and learning its language, Russian...
Many regard the didgeridoo as a classic Australian instrument whose playing is not easy. Indeed, much practice is required to produce a clear and attractive sound from the instrument. Beginners can play the didgeridoo fairly well, though, by mastering its basic technique. More seasoned players can i
Nomadic and sedentary are both adjectives that describe a state of movement and commonly are used to describe past societies while explaining cultural characteristics arising from the type of lifestyle. The words are opposites with nomadic referring to a constant state of movement and a sedentary st
The Caribs are an American Indian people who migrated around A.D. 1000 from South America to islands in the sea eventually named for them, the Caribbean. Known for their skills in warfare, they were more successful than many native groups in resisting European colonists. They were particularly fierc