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Running head: TRADITIONAL AND NONTRADITIONAL CULTURE 1
Traditional and Nontraditional Culture
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TRADITIONAL AND NONTRADITIONAL CULTURE 2
Traditional and Nontraditional Culture
Cultures all across the globe are perceived in many different ways. Cultures may view other cultures
as being odd, while other people in different cultures view some of the aspects of different cultures as
being either traditional or nontraditional. In this paper we will focus on the aspects of how cultures are
either traditional or non traditional, what makes them so and the differences between two specific cultures
in their being either traditional or nontraditional. But what exactly is a traditional and nontraditional
culture?
Traditional VS Nontraditional
Traditional cultures are those that adhere to strict cultural boundaries and expectations throughout
time and history, they do not change or evolve. There is a high level of conformity in such cultures and
very little tolerance for there being anything different in many aspects. Nontraditional cultures are those
that do not adhere to historical views and perceptions of generations past; they evolve and change with
time and each generation. Within nontraditional cultures change is welcomed, diversity is welcomed and
the culture in and of its self breeds change in the aspects of its people, religions, environments and
societies (Carteret, 2008). Two good examples of traditional and nontraditional cultures are that of the
United States and India; the United States of America being the nontraditional culture and India being the
traditional culture. While the United States fosters change and strives to evolve in a forward motion, India
works to maintain the traditions and ways of their ancestry. This in no way constitutes that one culture is
better than the other; they both have their pros and cons. This can include many aspect of ones behavior
both spoken and unspoken, the very nature of what one believes to be socially acceptable can be very
different between traditional and nontraditional cultures (Carteret, 2008). The meaning of eye contact,
body language, head nodding, use of silence and gesturing can mean very different things in each culture
but no bigger difference has been seen that in the traditional versus nontraditional cultures
(Carteret, 2008).

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