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    Select a movie or TV show that effectively communicates the cultural, values and norms of a society that is different from your own culture. Ideally, this movie or TV show would be a foreign film with subtitles. The movie or TV show you select 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.
    Watch the movie/TV show that you selected, 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 experience of watching the selected movie or TV show to discuss the effect of ethnocentrism on individuals, societies, and multinational corporations. Please feel free to use any personal experiences you may have had visiting different countries around the world as part of this paper; 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 your comprehensive overview of the concept of ethnocentrism. Please note that this paper is not intended to be a summary of the movie or TV show. Your paper should focus on the cultural observations that you are able to make based on this experience. Your response should be 2-3 pages.

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    Ethnocentrism is the term used to describe behaviors based upon identifying with a
    specific group. Members of an in-group may cooperate with each other when they will not
    cooperate with members of the out-group (Axelrod & Hammond, 2003). In a broader sense the
    concept of ethnocentrism can be applied to various cultures or ethnicities. When individuals
    avoid others of different cultures or ethnic groups they are displaying behaviors of
    ethnocentrism.

    In Ladybird, Ladybird a British mother of four (Maggie) works in a pub and hopes to get
    her children back after having them removes by social services. Maggie meets a man Jorge from
    Paraguay and eventually has a baby with him. Social services removes the baby assuming Jorge
    is as abusive as Maggie's previous husbands with no evidence of violence. After Jorge and
    Maggie have a second child Together social services removes the new baby as well. They do not
    give Jorge a chance when he explains to social workers that he is not abusive and will not hurt
    Maggie or his baby. The neighbors blame Jorge when youths in the apartment complex try to
    steal her dog. She also blames him when the same youths cause further problems, even though
    Jorge is in his own apartment and is nowhere near the youths or the ...

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