Conversations I Wish I Had

Is Culture Concise?

Ah yes. The topic of “culture”.

“The doctor then exclaims “Is this culture or what?” This doctor assumed that this woman had made this decision based on her cultural background, but is it really correct to do so?”

What can you do with anthropology?

In this article, “We know popcorn goes ‘pop’ but can culture ever go ‘snap’?,” we see a term called “stretched culture.” This term is referring to how people perceive most and every action of a person to be based on where they live. Our first example of this comes when Elizabeth P. Challinor describes her experience her conversation with a doctor that she is assisting. In this conversation the doctor tells her that one of her patients, a Cape Verdean woman, had recently given birth and had refused to the hormonal implant that the doctor was going to give her. The doctor then exclaims “Is this culture or what?” This doctor assumed that this woman had made this decision based on her cultural background, but is it really correct to do so?

There are so many people that assume peoples actions based on their cultural background from their area, most…

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