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It has gained momentum through technological change, especially in information and communication technology (ICT). Globalization does not spread evenly, and its interactions with, and effects on, local cultures vary substantially from positive change to cultural destruction and extinction. 3). The clash of civilizations argument says that the spread of Euro-American capitalism and lifeways throughout the holism the view that one must study all aspects of a culture to understand it. globalization increased and intensified international ties related to the movement of goods, information, and people.

The men’s house physically and symbolically separates the worlds of men and women. Men engage in rituals that purge them of female substances: nose or penis bleeding, vomiting, tongue scraping, sweating, and eye washing. Men possess sacred flutes, which they parade through the village from time to time. If women dare to look at the flutes, men have the right, by tradition, to kill them. Age The human life cycle, from birth to old age, takes people through cultural stages for which appropriate behavior and thinking must be learned anew.

In some cultures, it is important to eat only from one’s own plate, whereas in others, eating from a shared central platter is considered proper. 1 Weyéwa Region in Indonesia Flores Sea Java Flores Bali Timor Sumba INDONESIA EAST TIMOR Timor Sea 100 0 0 100 200 Miles 200 Kilometers Weyéwa region 25 0 0 25 50 Miles 50 Kilometers Sumba Sumba, one of Indonesia’s many islands, is 75 miles long. The Weyéwa people number about 85,000 and live in small settlements on grassy plateaus in the western part of the island.

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