Cultures of the World: Past, Present and Future


Carole Sims (Editor)
Bobby Hall (Editor)

Series: Cultural Studies in the Third Millennium
BISAC: SOC002010

The opening chapter delves into the cultural roots and historical backgrounds of Chinese parents, giving insight into their behaviour, the effects of this behaviour on the teachers, cultural clashes caused in Australia, and the influences of the parent-teacher interactions in the schools, the local community and also the culture of Australia. Recommendations are also made.

Following the first chapter, the author of chapter two looks into recent developments in Chinese calligraphy in Australia and its influences in Australian culture.

The next chapter discusses culture and effective management practices in the African context.
Chapter four examines the uses of film as an analytic tool to describe aspects of popular U.S. culture. It identifies genres and ratings of the most popular films (as defined by inflation adjusted domestic box office sales) since the 1930s. We examine changes in the content and intent of films over time. Chapter four also offers insights into possible alterations or continuity of dominant cultural norms.
American society does not embody a culture of inclusion. Multiculturalism and miscegenation were taboo concepts for many in the powerful white elites. The exclusion presented in the closing chapter is something practiced by men of the same ethnic group. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Soft Power of Chinese Parents in Australian High Schools
(Shi Li, PhD, School of Humanity, Arts and Social Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia)

Chapter 2. The Charm of Chinese Calligraphy in Australia
(Shi Li, PhD, School of Humanity, Arts and Social Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia)

Chapter 3. Cultural Values and Management in African Countries
(Betty Jane Punnett, PhD, Bella Galperin, PhD, Terri Lituchy, PhD, Lemayon Melyoki, PhD, James Michaud, Candidat PhD, and Clive Mukanzi, PhD, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Wanstead, Barbados, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA, CETYS Universidad, Mexicali, Mexico, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Université Laval, Quebec City, Québec, and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Juja, Kenya)

Chapter 4. American Motion Pictures as a Reflection of US Culture
(Reese Fisher, and Steven G. Koven, Department of Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA)

Chapter 5. A Semiotic Analysis of the Exclusion of the Protagonists in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita, The Shining and Eyes Wide Shut
(Marcela Siqueira, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil)


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