ISS 3-21-2011 - ISS3212011 12:00 CulturalInterference

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ISS 3-21-2011 12:00 Cultural Interference We internalize cultural rules viscerally o Public display of affection in Dubai Cultural Interference: Habits and behaviors that are ingrained and performed  without thinking o Pouring a beer in Ghana o Los phosporos (Matches in Mexico) Ethnocentrism:  is a high calculation placed on ones own culture and  disparagement of other peoples culture.  (The way we do things is different) Cultural Persistence Cultural practices persist due to habit and the dead weight of custom rather  than inherent advantage. o Language interferences-habits of our first language “bleed through” into  our later languages Limitation of Prior Accomplishments o Veblen and the restraining dead hand of past achievements o Systems are integrated; being the first to make change more difficult as  new technologies emerge. Integration – a custom or process is firmly embedded in a cultural matrix that 
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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ISS 3-21-2011 - ISS3212011 12:00 CulturalInterference

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