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  WorldWide Classroom: About Culture Shock
Culture shock is precipitated by the anxiety that results from losing all familiar signs and symbols of social intercourse.
This second stage of culture shock is in a sense a crisis in the disease.
Persons suffering from culture shock feel weak in the face of conditions which appear insufferable and it is natural for them to try to lean heavily on their compatriots.
www.worldwide.edu /planning_guide/Culture_Re-entry_Shock   (2694 words)

  Culture shock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Culture shock is a term used to describe the anxiety and feelings (of surprise, disorientation, confusion, etc.) felt when people have to operate within an entirely different cultural or social environment, such as a different country or a different state than where they live (e.g.
Other researchers who have subsequently worked on culture shock include Michael Winkelman.
Severe culture shock (moving to a foreign country) often consists of distinct phases.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_shock   (449 words)

 Culture Shock
With the rapid changes in society these days, behavioral scientists have put an increasing emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of culture shock, those feeing of anxiety and disorientation that affect people who have to suddenly function within a new and different social environment.
Culture shock affects individuals who move to another country or sometimes to a different state, for example, from rural North Carolina to urban Southern California.
There are three main phases of culture shock and sufferers do not necessarily pass through all of them.
aboutoursociety.com /society/articles/Culture-Shock.html   (403 words)

 Understanding Culture Shock
More recent experiments still try to quantify cultural shock, the implication being that if it can be identified as such then, like mental illness, it can be "cured." For instance, in a 1988 experiment researchers tried to simulate culture shock in individuals who were to become counselors for foreign students in the United States.
The reason that culture shock is so hard to define, and also to quantify, is that it is composed of numerous different elements.
A less severe effect of culture shock is found in those individuals that have "gone native." These individuals have become so enthralled with the host country that they have tried to adopt the country's culture as their own.
www.faoa.org /journal/cshckfao.html   (3984 words)

 Culture Shock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Historically culture shock was documented in medical journals as a debilitating (and potentially terminal!) disease caught by those suddenly transported abroad.
Today, culture shock is understood to be a very natural response, a form of stress experienced by people going to live in a new culture.
Culture Shock can be understood as a form of stress experienced by people facing the demands of living in a new culture without yet having developed the necessary coping skills.
www.wzo.org.il /doingzionism/resources/view.asp?id=1445   (2185 words)

 Culture Shock: The Naked Truth - International Student Ministries - InterVarsity.org
John was not aware of the effects of his behavior.  He experienced no culture shock.  But the other residents of his apartment building did.  For whenever the values, beliefs and behaviors of a person from one culture unsettle or upset a person from another culture, that is culture shock.
Cultures are products of historical development.  You can’t understand them by looking at the physical or psychological characteristics of their people.  You have to understand them by studying where they’ve been as well as where they are now.
The degree of emotional culture shock depends upon the individual.  It is like a stress reaction that could happen in the United States when you transfer from one school to another or your family moves to another town.
www.intervarsity.org /ism/article_item.php?article_id=481   (512 words)

 Culture Shock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Culture Shock" is the term used to describe the more pronounced reactions to the psychological and physiological disorientation most people experience when they move for an extended period of time into a culture markedly different from their own.
In a sense, culture shock is a by product of personal growth through which one must be willing to go in order to have the pleasures of experiencing other countries and cultures in depth.
For instance, it may derive from being cut off from the cultural cues and known patterns with which you are familiar, as when all the nuances and shades of meaning that you understand instinctively and use to make your life comprehensible are suddenly taken from you.
www.unc.edu /~larking/Sevillasummer/Predeparture/CultureShock.html   (1548 words)

 Culture Shock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Culture shock means the impact you may feel when you enter a culture very different from one with which you are accustomed.
Culture shock is common among immigrants and foreign students.
Culture shock is a barrier to socializing, learning, and generally functioning in the target culture.
www.c2.com /cgi/wiki?CultureShock   (3826 words)

 Amigos - Culture Shock
The term, culture shock, was introduced for the first time in 1958 to describe the anxiety produced when a person moves to a completely new environment.
The feeling of culture shock generally sets in after the first few weeks of coming to a new place.
We can describe culture shock as the physical and emotional discomfort one suffers when coming to live in another country or a place different from the place of origin.
edweb.sdsu.edu /people/CGuanipa/cultshok.htm   (943 words)

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Yet cultural studies' own internal norms dictate that this is a cause for concern rather than something to be celebrated; after all cultural studies was, from its early days, firm in its insistence that it was outside the conventional norms of 'disciplinarity'.
This much made criticism of cultural studies' deliberate academic obscurantism presents cultural studies with something of a paradox, for the simple reason that so much of what comes under its remit is so ordinary, commonly perceived as what Morley calls a 'celebration of the superficial'.
It is a common criticism of cultural studies to wilfully dress these up in unintelligible terminology as a way of clothing the subject in academic respectability (Frith and Savage 1997), a trait rendered even more reproachable by the fact that the subject's interventionist leanings have implications for real people in real struggles.
culturemachine.tees.ac.uk /Reviews/rev7.htm   (4891 words)

 Culture Shock [: Losses in Translation :]
Be aware that culture shock affects all members of the family in different ways so be prepared to be involved as much as possible in children's schooling and social activities.
One of the best antidotes to culture shock - though when you're in the midst of it this may not make sense - is knowing as much as possible about where you are.
Identify a local national (a neighbour, a parent of someone in class with your children, a friend) who is sympathetic and understanding, and talk to that person about specific situations and your feelings related to them.
www.lossesintranslation.com /culture-shock.php   (551 words)

 Surviving culture shock or stress
The term "culture shock" was coined by Kalvero Oberg in 1954.
Knowing how to survive culture shock or stress can be useful to missionaries as well as to aiding foreign students who come to our country to study.
As Paul coped with various cultural issues, he was also dogged by Jewish Christians from Israel who tried to force Gentile converts to become Jewish (in which case Christianity would have been a mono-cultural movement).
home.snu.edu /~hculbert/shock.htm   (690 words)

 Culture Shock
The external forces that shape cultural change can come from within the umbrella of a ruling culture: wherever there are populations that have been excluded from effective participation in the political process, from a share in the benefits of the national economy, and from meaningful roles in the social structure.
In order that the cultures maintain themselves, it may be necessary to promote the “overriding” identification on the local level, and maintain only a lesser identification at the national level.
Cultures may die with an age, and there are truths worthy of preservation in all man’s cultures.
www.hoboes.com /html/NetLife/Children/Culture_Shock.html   (3080 words)

 Culture Shock
To understand culture shock, it helps to understand what culture is. You may know that genes determine a big part of how you look and act.
Culture is made up of the common things that members of a community learn from family, friends, media, literature, and even strangers.
Remember, the key to getting over your culture shock is understanding the new culture and finding a way to live comfortably within it while keeping true to the parts of your culture that you value.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/emotions/culture_shock.html   (2237 words)

 Who Gets Culture Shock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Culture shock is really the transition where one changes from a visitor to part of the local culture.
The reason for culture shock is mostly the fantastic views travelers imagine of where they plan to travel.
Whether it is a fantasy of being the local town hero, the American everybody loves, or visions of exotic destinations on the front of brochures, once bad weather hits, language barriers arise, and different cultures confuse, the shock therapy knocks travelers off their feet.
www.onlinetravel.studenttraveler.com /mag/11-99/culture.php   (203 words)

 Culture Shock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Culture shock is the loss of emotional balance, disorientation or confusion that a person feels when moving from a familiar environment to an unfamiliar one.
The basic cause of culture shock is the abrupt loss of all that is familiar and the lack of skills and knowledge to cope with the unfamiliar.
Be aware that culture shock exists and that it will probably affect you and your family.
www.zu.ac.ae /human_resources/TheOrientation/Culture_Shock/culture_shock.html   (371 words)

 Amazon.com: Culture Shock: USA (Culture Shock! USA, 1st ed): Books: Esther Wanning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
CULTURE SHOCK: USA is a decent overview of American culture, and its sections on body language and conversation can be of immense help to Europeans.
The phenomenon of culture shock describes the feelings - which can range ranging from mild irritation to paralyzing depression - arising from being in a new culture where customs, behaviour and social cues all differ from those you are used to in your home culture.
The German culture shock book was written by an Irish, who actually had lived in Germany for 15 years or so and had a good overview after having gone through his own culture shock.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1558680551?v=glance   (1850 words)

 TWAYF: Cultural Adjustment
One tends to get the impression that "culture shock" is some kind of disease that everyone routinely catches and after a certain length of time, recovers from, but nothing could be farther from the truth.
This is because "culture shock" is actually caused by the aforementioned mismatch of cultural attitudes, not by some virus, as sometimes seems to be implied.
You may be unaware that the frustrations and emotions you are experiencing are related to culture shock; in retrospect, this becomes apparent.
www.cie.uci.edu /world/shock.html   (1972 words)

 So You Think You
It is not possible (or even desirable) to avoid culture shock, but at least anticipating it made it somewhat easier -and kept you from thinking it was all your fault, or all the new culture's fault.
In subsequent years you will have times when you re-experience reverse culture shock, and when you feel like you just got home again; but it will never be as shocking an experience as that first year back.
This is the ability to move from cultural practice to cultural practice, with skill, as the situation calls for it.
www.scrye.org /rotex/so_you_think_you.htm   (1942 words)

 SAO > Dealing with Culture Shock   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We are surrounded by elements in our own culture which influence who we are and how we relate to the world.
Culture shock is a logical reaction to differences we encounter in a foreign culture.
Knowledgeable travelers advise handling culture shock with adaptability, a sense of humor, and a lot of common sense.
www.ips.uiuc.edu /sao/students/curr-cultureshock.html   (797 words)

 Culture Shock
Initially, Culture Shock started out as a magazine of self-expression for young writers, and I just find it very interesting to see now how our contributors' ages vary, ranging from young teenagers to people in their late-twenties (maybe more?).
Culture Shock is published quarterly (when things are going well), or whenever the feeling takes us.
The public should be aware that all work published on Culture Shock remains the property of its respective authors and cannot be sold or distributed anywhere else without the author's permission.
cultureshock.enigmatic.org /003   (568 words)

 Aussie Expats, US Culture Shock at Matesupover   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Culture Shock is one of the most difficult things to deal with when moving to another country.
It is important to realize that culture shock is a perfectly normal condition which affects persons differently, just as grief, shock and other pressures in life.
It is called a reverse culture shock or returning shock, and appears after the return home again.
www.matesupover.com /Main/Culture_Shock/Culture_Shock.htm   (10192 words)

 Studying abroad and culture shock
Culture shock is snappy and somehow we all know what it means to us, although if asked, we may find it as difficult to define as ‘jet lag’ or ‘homesickness’.
Some individuals do not seek cultural adjustment, either because they do not agree with the values and behaviour prevalent in the new country, or because they fear to loose too much of their own cultural identity.
Those who neither completely reject their own culture nor that of the new country tend to be most successful at overcoming culture shock.
www.intstudy.com /articles/ec184a13.htm   (1562 words)

Research has shown that re-entry shock is at least as frequent as initial culture shock.
In the same way that you may have experienced culture shock when you were adjusting to your new cultural surroundings abroad, you will now experience a re-adjustment period in the United States.
The real key to re-entering your home culture is to realize that there may be frustrations with readjusting to life in the United States, and that the frustrations are a normal part of the total learning process, and an on-going part of your cross-cultural experience.
wings.buffalo.edu /studyabroad/rculture.html   (466 words)

 Penn College International Programs Office: American Culture - Culture Shock
"Cultural shock" can be difficult to deal with at times, but always keep in mind that this is a perfectly normal reaction for a human being who is taken from his or her familiar environment and placed in a foreign setting.
America's "car culture" strikes her as ridiculous self-indulgence, and she concludes that Americans are selfish, lazy people.
For example, while Americans' dependence on cars contributes to environmental problems and is inconvenient for those who cannot afford a car, this phenomenon can be explained by such things as the size of the country, the low cost of gasoline, and the national traits of individualism and self-reliance.
www.pct.edu /international/iss/culture_shock.htm   (784 words)

 clash: Culture Shock
These people are in love with the idea of cultural masala, not with the culture itself.
They are intellectual tourists, a gaggle of gawkers with loud shirts, pasty legs and cheap cameras who stop off in "fabulous" places watching "exotic" dances and "quaint" traditions, having a "marvelous" time, all the while comprehending not a single damn thing.
What decades of cultural education and activism by Indians could not correct, economic power has righted in a fraction of the time.
www.vij.com /clash/essays/culture.html   (3045 words)

 UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services
Shock: There are so many differences in this country that you don’t know how to deal with them.
Even though some people may not be able to eliminate culture shock, there are ways to ease the stress.
Many international students experience culture shock in some way while they are here.
www.uwec.edu /counsel/pubs/shock.htm   (754 words)

 Culture Shock: Intercultural Training
What is culture shock and what are the stages of this event?
What are the symptoms of the second stage of culture shock?
Culture shock is very natural occurence when traveling to a new culture.
www.esl-lab.com /shock1/shock1.htm   (161 words)

 Culture Shock Dance Center
Culture Shock Dance Center is proud to be the home of the world famous hip hop dance team Culture Shock San Diego Many of our teachers are members of Culture Shock San Diego.
Culture Shock Dance Center takes great pride in having the most comprehensive, diverse hip hop and contemporary urban dance program in Southern California.
Culture Shock is also home to the spectacular jazz company, Unity Dance Ensemble, directed by Tessandra Chavez and Theo Ivey, who also teaches Advanced Jazz.
www.cultureshockdancecenter.com /home.html   (721 words)

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