Angolan and North American Culture Comparison Essay by BrainC

Angolan and North American Culture
A cross-cultural comparison of Angolan and North American culture.
# 52524 | 1,546 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Sep 06, 2004 in Anthropology (African) , Anthropology (Cultural)

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This paper examines how Angola is an interesting nation with complex cultural issues and how, in comparison with the cultural climate found in North America, there exist many similarities, as well as differences. It looks at how the complexity of Angolan culture is largely due to its large ethnic and linguistic diversity within a relatively small country and how, by comparing cultural traits specifically related to art, music, language, and linguistic environments, religious and social structure, as well as racial and political characterizes and trends, interesting insights can be gained. It also shows how, by comparing these cultural characteristics with those found in North America, the individual can gain a greater insight into Angolan culture as a whole.

From the Paper:

"Within the boundless field of cultural anthropology, the cross-cultural comparison is a staple of classroom discourse. This is simply because one of the best ways in which to become aware of cultural differences and nuance (indeed, many would say the only way), is through the comparison of another culture with one's own. With regard to the extremely complex cultural landscape of the African nation of Angola, one can see that specific cultural traits not only differ from those found in the United States, but, in other instances, are strikingly similar. Indeed, these similarities and differences can be noted in the areas of art and music, language and linguistic practice, religious and social structure, as well as racial and political characteristics and trends."

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