African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Hispanic and Latino Americans are examples of cultural groups found in the United States.These cultural groups share cultural practices, tradition, history and cultural group identities with the people within the cultural group.Continue Reading
Cultural norms are a part of cultural groups and change the way that the individuals within the cultural group interact. Cultural norms help people to communicate with others by providing a common reference point as a resource so that people do not need to develop new rules every time that they meet a new person. Cultural norms appear across all cultures and have both similarities and differences. These cultural norms come in categories, such as committee meetings, dinner parties or brainstorming session.
Culture used to be confined to a nation state and was defined by the particular nation state. However, with the global world and the melting pot society found in the United States as well as many other countries, culture is no longer confined to one specific nation state. For example, you can see Pacific Islander cultural groups across Asia, Europe and the United States.
Technology allows people to break down geographical borders and share their cultural traditions. Culture is now identified based on shared beliefs, shared values and a shared understanding of the world rather than a particular nation state.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions
The United States government identifies several racial groups, including Asian American, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian and Alaska Native and White. The terms are often used to identify various societal groups.Full Answer >
Ideological conflict is the mental, verbal or physical manifestation of rivalry among groups that share opposing world views. For example, scholastic and scientific debates among members of groups that believe in divine creation and members of groups that believe in Darwin's theory of evolution (Darwinism) are experiencing ongoing ideological conflicts based upon each group's collective belief system.Full Answer >
Indians, as in people from India, are considered Asian because their homeland is in Asia; Native Americans, sometimes called "Indians" for historical reasons, are not considered Asian. India is located on a peninsula in southern Asian, bound by the Himalayas to the north.Full Answer >
Cultural integration is a form of cultural exchange in which one group assumes the beliefs, practices and rituals of another group without sacrificing the characteristics of its own culture. While cultural syncretism carries a negative connotation, cultural integration is generally looked upon as positive because nothing is lost. Seen from this light, cultural integration is a healthy intermingling of the beliefs and rituals of two unique cultures.Full Answer >