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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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According to Koteswari and Bhattacharya (2007), the expatriate's family also experiences cultural shock and anxiety.
That said, the experience of cultural shock is more severe when the host cultural environment is significantly different from the home cultural environment.
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There is no cultural shock between the two countries given its long standing historical ties, so it is a natural choice for Omani businessmen to invest in agriculture items like rice, sugar, horticulture and wheat among others.
Sridevi simply sinks into the Big Apple, biting off juicy mouthfuls of New York's sobering cultural grace absorbing the cultural shock with a dignity that films about journeys tend to undervalue.
Second stage is hostility stage is characterized by an actual phenomenon of cultural shock.
As such, it accomplished the fusion of the modern biological paradigm with the cultural shock brought about by World War I, promoting total war for the sake of total health, and did much of the ideological work underlying the praxis of the Holocaust.
There'll be a phase when you will crave for Indian food, have trouble understanding the Americans and get angry," cautioned David Mees, Cultural Attache at the US Embassy, and added by way of assurance: "It's just cultural shock and it'll pass.
They definitely experience cultural shock after moving to North America.
Zwanzger said of his arrival in Iran, "What surprised me is that I didn't even get the slightest cultural shock.
This book analyzes how emotive reactions impact on the way religion is understood, exploring theological responses to human tragedy and cultural shock by focusing on reactions to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, among other disasters.
I will attempt to explore how our various cultural orientations affected how we each dealt with the different stages of cultural shock.

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