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culture shock

the disruption ofone's normal social perspectives (own society, subculture, membership groups) as the result of confrontation with an unfamiliar or alien culture. While culture shock can be psychologically unsettling and troublesome to individuals (as when violently removed from their own society or when this has been undermined by outside intervention), it can also be liberating, leading to a new depth of understanding of sociologically significant relationships. It is in this latter context that sociology and anthropology often pride themselves in providing an element of culture shock for new students of their disciplines. See also STRANGER.
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Reverse cultural shock was later defined by Uehara (1986) as "temporal psychological difficulties returnees experience in the initial stage of the adjustment process at home after having lived abroad for some time" (p.
An American computer supply company moves its operations to the Philippines in an effort to be more cost competitive but experiences cultural shock as it attempts to institute greater efficiency.
Many don't have a clue what it's like to live and work in a foreign environment and suffer severe cultural shock if they do go overseas.
I BELIEVE that it is always a cultural shock to go down a level.
Students who apply for courses at UAE universities are expected to extensively research about the culture and norms of the country to avoid any cultural shock.
At first, it was cultural shock," he said, standing on a stage constructed in front of the front doors, his name spelled out in 6-inch-tall brushed metal letters above the door frame.
Walsh's comments bring home the deep cultural shock that Gates caused by asking the services to treat the wars as a routine expense.
For many women this a cultural shock and all day long they feel discriminated.
Also for many some of the habits in the cities are somewhat a cultural shock especially if they have never travelled outside their village before.
But it was still a bit of a cultural shock when I had two of his children arrive in Washington DC just two months after our marriage," says Deonna adding that, "maybe I was young and immature at the time to realise the full impact of a ready-made family of five children that I had to look after.
CAST IRON MOVE: Office-bound executive Michael Thurman from London got a more than the usual cultural shock when he moved up north and saw the ramshackle iron foundry in Bowesfield Lane, Stockton which his bosses expected him to run.
It is necessary to keep in mind that cultural shock may occur with any trans-cultural encounter.

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