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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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Many students are not prepared for the reverse culture shock which they have to deal with upon their arrival home.
Room in the Moon is a network that suggests connections between people moving to the same city or country so that they can share information and have a point of contact when they get to the new city, reducing loneliness and helping to overcome culture shock.
In case you are not familiar with the term re-entry culture shock, it is basically reverse culture shock and basically very similar to culture shock except that it is in reverse.
He explained that Kalervo Oberg, developer of the current form of culture shock, was born in British Columbia to Finnish parents living in a multicultural neighbourhood.
Alex Henry, Culture Shock project co-ordinator said: "Culture Shock stories cover so many different topics from lifechanging experiences, childhood memories, health and hobbies to football, fear, food and travel.
I think without a doubt it's a culture shock," he said.
So, culture shock can have its sources in the lack of knowledge, the lack of ability to adapt, the lack of willingness to adapt, etc.
His essays discuss American influences on Japanese naval strategy during the 1920s, the misperceptions that helped pave the way for war in the Pacific, differing perceptions over the US use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and his own culture shock upon returning to Japan after studying for advanced degrees in the United States.
Clark also rates high on the conference's list when it came to the level of culture shock he experienced upon enrolling at Washington State.
In November, the Sick Step Crew, along with Teresa Espinosa of Beat Freaks and Groovaloos, and Arnel Calvario of Culture Shock Los Angeles held hip hop, breaking, and popping workshops at Project: Hip Hop.
COSTA RICA isn't your usual travel guide: its focus is on Costa Rican culture and standards of etiquette, and it tells how to avoid culture shock by providing an easy overview of attitudes, values, and social arts from body language to taboos and habits.
Maybe the worst culture shock for these guys is hailing from a background where the family, the Catholic faith, and the priesthood are revered, and arriving in a parish where there's no need for regular Mass attendance, Church authority, or even the priesthood.