Collectivism Essays

Fooled Into Collectivism

In most Collective Societies people are tricked into thinking that it will be better for them, than their old form of government. Most of them are fooled into believing that they will have a perfect life, and they will never have any more problems. In Anthem, a science fiction novel written by Ayn Rand, everyone thinks that their life is perfect and that this way of life is the only option they have. The people in these societies have accepted…

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Sociology in My Life

When I look back and try to analyze my personal sociological standpoint, I see myself as a functionalist with organic solidarity throughout of my personal background. However, I also support conflict theory related to my educational experience in United States. I grew up in a very diverse city and was raised in a traditional family: mother, father, grandparents. I think my family is the major framework for me. I believe that it is essential nucleus helps me function and be…

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International and Intercultural Communication

International and Intercultural Communications have been of great interest to the Hofstede Centre for many years. In fact Geert Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been the most widely disseminated of all theories. Hofstede’s five cultural dimensions are, “1) Power Distance, 2) Individualism or Collectivism, 3) Masculinity-Femininity, 4) Uncertainty Avoidance, and 5) Short or Long Term Orientation.” (Donald Baack, 2012, Chapter 2.4). “Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by…

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Pursuit of Happiness

There are many aspects of life that the American culture and Asian culture have very different views and practices, the pursuit of happiness are among these. This difference can be summarized by two very specific “contrasting cultural models”, individualistic and collectivist cultures. The individualistic culture, very prominent in North Americans, revolves around an emphasis on “individual rights, responsibilities, and freedom”. The collectivist culture, or a society which places the emphasis on “an interdependent view of self, in which personal identity…

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Collectivism, New Right

Collectivism focuses on the government’s responsibility of providing health and social care services to society which is funded by taxation and National Insurance. This approach is an example of a political response to meeting the needs of identified welfare. In all societies there are groups which are more vulnerable than others such as children, the elderly and people with mental or physical impairments. In some society’s, their care will be seen as the responsibility of the individual or their families…

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Extended Essay_ How Does Culture Influence Social Conformity to Groups_

Introduction I still remember my first day of American Government class freshman year. The teacher asked us, “What are the three branches of government?” I wanted to raise my hand and say “Judicial, congressional, and executive.” But no one else raised their hands. I thought to myself, “No one else knows it, maybe I don’t know it. I don’t want to stand out on my first day. Better just keep my hand down.” As it turns out, my answer was…

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