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Using a movie or TV show that effectively communicates the culture, values and norms of a society which is different from your own. Ideally this movie or TV show would be a foreign film complete with subtitles. The movie or TV show should provide you with a glimpse of what life is like in another culture. The process of watching this movie or TV show should provide you with a unique cultural experience as African American . This movie / TV show and use your reactions as part of your response to the following topic: Define ethnocentrism and how it affects individuals, societies, and multinational corporations. Your paper should provide a comprehensive overview of the concept of ethnocentrism. You should use your cultural (African American) experience of watching the selected movie or TV show to discuss the affect of ethnocentrism on individuals, societies and multinational corporations. However, do not let your personal experiences with other cultures be the focal point of this paper. The focal point of the paper is your cultural experience watching the selected movie or TV show and then your comprehensive overview of the concept of ethnocentrism.

Further guidance:

1. Recognize the causes and effects of social inequality, including racism, sexism, and systems of social stratification.
Examine social behavior and its influences.
2. Remember the assignment is about ethnocentrism and its affects on individuals, societies, and multinational corporations, so in viewing a TV show or foreign movie, keep that utmost in mind.

Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you.

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Topic: Ethnocentrism and its affects on individuals, societies, and multinational corporations Hi, Interesting assignment!

It would have been helpful if you had chosen a particular Movie that you have watched about African American culture. However, since you did not, let's consider Malcolm X, which is a movie that most people have seen. It is also a TV show. One approach is to look at each of the following guidelines and providing definitions and examples for you to consider for your final paper.

Your tentative outline might be something to the effect...

I. Introduction (E.g. Introduce your topic of ethnocentrism and social inequality, including a purpose statement: The purpose of this paper is an in-depth analysis of ethnocentrism and the causes and effects of social inequality, including racism, sexism, and systems of social stratification illustrated, in part, through the Movie Malcolm X and my personal experiences to watching the movie).

II. Ethnocentrism (e.g. define, gives example of the Movie, and examples of your personal thoughts, feeling about watching the film in relation to ethnocentricism and the causes and effects of social inequality).

III. Social Inequality: Causes and effects (E.g. include racism, sexism, and systems of social stratification by giving examples of social behavior from the Movie and/or other sources and its impact on other, society and multinational corporations).

IV. Conclusion (E.g. tie up main points) (E.g. Watching this movie Malcolm X provided me with a unique cultural experience as African American, during this period. It clearly illustrated the concept of ethnocentrism and the negative impact of social inequality on the individual, And so on...

Now, let's look at some information to help you fill in the above outline by looking at each of the following guidelines for the assignment.

Assignment: Using a movie or TV show that effectively communicates the culture, values and norms of a society which is different from your own. Ideally this movie or TV show would be a foreign film complete with subtitles. The movie or TV show should provide you with a glimpse of what life is like in another culture. The process of watching this movie or TV show should provide you with a unique cultural experience as African American. This movie / TV show and use your ...

Solution Summary

By example and supplementary information, this solution describes the concept ethnocentrism and its affects on individuals, societies, and multinational corporations. it also provides a tentative outline for structure of the paper.

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