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I need to interview someone of a different culture

 
 
Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2014 08:16 pm
I am doing an essay for class and need to interview someone of a different culture. There are about 15 questions. PM me if you are interested.

I am a German-American Female living in New Jersey.
Thanks for tip @tsarstepan


 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2014 08:18 pm
@kolibri0516,
FYI: How does one know they're a different culture then you without any context provided from you?
kolibri0516
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2014 08:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
Sorry. I am a German-American Female living in New Jersey.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2014 09:05 pm
Just post the 15 questions here and we'll try to answer them.
I'm English and that's my culture..Smile
kolibri0516
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2014 09:09 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
1. What are the 5 most important values of your culture (of origin)?
a. How do people express these values? What would you see someone in your culture do that would let you know that these are their values?
b. How are people taught these values?
c. How were you taught your values?
2. How are your culture’s values different from “American” cultural values?
a. Has this caused any problems for you or people you know? (ask for examples)
b. How do you/did you deal with this?
3. Are these cultural values that are the same or similar to American cultural values or values that help you “fit” or succeed in American culture?
4. What do you think are the most positive things about being a member of your culture/ethnic group?
a. Are there any negative things?
5. How much do you feel a part of your culture of origin? Do you participate in your cultural community? How?
6. How much a part of American culture or society do you feel?
7. Have you or your family or friends experienced discrimination or negative experiences based on treatment due to your cultural/ethnic group? (Examples).
8. What do you think are the most important needs of your cultural/ethnic community?
9. Were there or are there difficulties in participating in mainstream American culture/society?
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Tue 25 Feb, 2014 09:23 pm
(My answers are in pretty red ink, I'm a 65-yr-old English Christian male)

1. What are the 5 most important values of your culture (of origin)?
Sensible, level-headed, intelligent, compassionate,christian

a. How do people express these values? What would you see someone in your culture do that would let you know that these are their values?
They'd have all the above 5 values

b. How are people taught these values?
It's in their DNA from birth, God is an Englishman

c. How were you taught your values?
I wouldn't argue with my DNA or God

2. How are your culture’s values different from “American” cultural values?
Pretty much the same except the yanks talk funny

a. Has this caused any problems for you or people you know? (ask for examples)
b. How do you/did you deal with this?
Nah, the Brits like yanks, they usually make great TV scifi films

3. Are these cultural values that are the same or similar to American cultural values or values that help you “fit” or succeed in American culture?
The English settled America so the yanks have our DNA and are no different from us apart from the funny way they talk

4. What do you think are the most positive things about being a member of your culture/ethnic group?
We English are glad we're English..Smile

a. Are there any negative things?
The English weather is a bit damp

5. How much do you feel a part of your culture of origin? Do you participate in your cultural community? How?
6. How much a part of American culture or society do you feel?
7. Have you or your family or friends experienced discrimination or negative experiences based on treatment due to your cultural/ethnic group? (Examples).
Nah, England is our country and we run the show

8. What do you think are the most important needs of your cultural/ethnic community?
Better weather

9. Were there or are there difficulties in participating in mainstream American culture/society?
Nah, I go on many American internet discussion boards to set them straight
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dinhquoctuan
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 01:19 am
@kolibri0516,
I am from Vietnamese. I am really different culture. Please you sent 15 questions for me.
Thank you very much!
saab
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 01:57 am
I only feel like answering one question and that is this one;
How are your culture’s values different from “American” cultural values?

How can one grew up in Europe and even know about American cultural values in a very close sence? How am I supposed to know about Spanish Mexicans in California.
I know that Swedish Americans and Swedes to a great extent have the same culture regarding food and holidays.

Even the Europeans know very little about the cultural values in the other European countries.
Just the idea that we would compare our values with American values is BS.
Most of us stay in the same area our whole life.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 02:02 am
@saab,
And one will never gain a true picture just by asking a few people.

Take Romeo's post (above) for instance. The researcher will now go away from this, thinking that all Englishmen are total dickheads.
saab
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 02:57 am
@Lordyaswas,
Just before Christmas I happened to see a German docomentary about Swedish Christmas. It should have been a Same Christmas.
First of all we all get our reindeers together to mark. The rest was just as unrealistic.
It is only the Same who are allowed to have reindeer - we Swedes have cows.
Reindeers do not live all over Sweden - only way up north close to Santa Claus where they pull his sledge. That was not even in the docomentary. That part is at least correct.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 03:22 am
@saab,
Wow.

I always envisaged a Swedish Christmas to be one where you all dressed up in Abba costumes, ate Smörgåsbord all day, and you all end up having a communal sauna! Very Happy

You've now ruined all my illusions!
Music4eva3
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 03:55 am
@kolibri0516,
I am a female muslim and my religion is islam

1 - pray, believe/faith in Allah, fasting, pilgrimage to mecca, reading the qur'an
a. Praying 5 times a day . Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Mighrib, Isha
Wearing a hijab (only if girl)
Going to the mosque
B. By family, friends, the qur'an.
C. Family

2 - believe in Allah, the way they dress and express themselves, praying 5 times a day, wearing a hijab, reading the Qur'an, fasting
A. No, cant force someone to believe

3 - No
4 - Everything
A. No
5 - A lot. Going to the mosque. Reading the qur'an. Fasting.
6 - Not much
7 - Yes, when wearing a hijab
8 - To have faith in Allah and to believe everyday evry minute every second
9 - Not much
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 05:43 am
@Lordyaswas,
It could very well be that you are correct.
Smörgåsbord and Lutfisk traditional dish. It is made from aged stockfish (air-dried whitefish) or dried/salted whitefish and lye (lut). It is gelatinous in texture, and has an extremely strong, pungent odor.
Want to ty it????
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 08:36 am
@saab,
So, you do look like this on Christmas day!

Wonderful!

http://complete-costumes.co.uk/fancy-dress-images/755-Abba_Mens_1970s_Mama_Mia_Fancy_Dress_Costume.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 09:48 am
@Lordyaswas,
Gosh
that sure is out of date.
Prefer something from here
http://www.shops2b.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/hm-logo.gif
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Wilso
 
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Reply Wed 26 Feb, 2014 03:43 pm
Be warned. Romeo isn't from a different culture. He's from a different species.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Thu 27 Feb, 2014 01:33 pm
Quote:
4. What do you think are the most positive things about being a member of your culture/ethnic group?

We English don't dither, we just get stuck in..Smile

Great Moments in History:-
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/pilgfathsleaveplym1620.jpg~original


..And arrive in the New World-
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/arrival3.gif~original
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bcole2
 
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Reply Wed 1 Mar, 2017 10:23 am
@dinhquoctuan,
I realize this was quite a while ago but I am also looking for someone of a different culture to answer questions for a paper I am writing. Are you still willing to do so?
saab
 
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Reply Wed 1 Mar, 2017 10:55 am
@bcole2,
There is a big discussion going on in Denmark at the moment about who and when are you a Dane. Even the Danes sees it differently. It seems like language is important and also the culture. Some thinks Christianity others not.
20% of the Swedes think it is important to be born in Sweden
44 % of the Swedish Democrats (riht winged praty) think it is important.
25% of the Germans think it is important to be born in Germany
47% of the AfD (right winged party) think it is important to be born in Germany
44% of the Brits and 73% of the more right winged
How important is the language to make a citizen of a country
Netherlands find 84% it is important
UK 81%
Germany 79%

See how divided even a country is.
You do not get an impression of a country just by interviwing one person.
Sweden 66%

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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 1 Mar, 2017 11:13 am
@kolibri0516,
Have you tried a neighbour ?
 

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