Anthro3 - Talk to a student with a cultural background...

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Talk to a student with a cultural background different from your own. Ask them what they have noticed about Americans’ view or approach to time. How is it different (or similar) to the approach with which they are familiar? I have lived in America my entire life, and have only been acquainted with the American way of life. To learn about how other cultures manage their time, I interviewed a student, Gabriel Lintner who had lived in Germany until he was thirteen and moved to America, and could adequately compare and contrast the differences in time management between the two countries. The foremost and most prominent difference he noted was how Americans spent their time on Sundays compared to Americans. In Germany, all stores were closed on Sundays because it is observed as a day of rest, and people are rarely seen rushing about trying to get things done, but instead observed doing leisurely activities. In America, most stores are open every day, and Sunday is like any other day of the week. The closing of
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course ANT 302 taught by Professor Seriff during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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