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Culture and Society in a Changing World 
Understanding how culture affects our lives helps us develop If sociological imagination. When we meet someone from a culture vastly different from our own, or when we travel-in another country, it may be easier to perceive the enormous influence of culture on people’s lives.

However, as our society has become more diverse. and communication among members of international cultures more frequent. the need to appreciate diversity and to understand how people in other cultures view their world has also increased (Samovar and Porter, 1991b). For example, many international travelers and businesspeople have learned the importance of knowing what gestures mean in various nations . Although the “hook Horns” sign-l he pinky and index finger raised up and the middle two fingers folded down–is used by fans to express their support for University of Texas at Austin sports teams, for millions of Italians the same Culture and Society  in a Changing World Understanding how culture affects our lives helps us develop II sociological imagination. When we meet someone from a culture vastly different from our own, or when we travel-in another country it may be easier to perceive the enormous influence of culture on people’s lives. However, as our society has become more diverse. and communication among members of international cultures more frequent. the need to appreciate diversity and to understand how people in other cultures view their world has also increased (Samovar and Porter, 1991b). For example, many international travelers and businesspeople have learned the importance of knowing what gestures mean in variousnations  Although the “hook ~m Horns” sign-l he pinky and index finger raised up and the middle two fingers folded down is used by fans to express their support for University of Texas at Austin sports teams, for millions of Italians the same your thumb and index finger indicates “OK” in the United States, but in Tunisia it means “I’ll kill you!” (Samovar and Porter. 1991a).

Posted on September 6, 2014 in Culture

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