Category Archives: Customs & Traditions

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Against Interpretation: The erotic of things

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Dramatic historical periods or particular events have had repercussions on British customs. Grievances may be relieved just enough to make people tolerate them, or they may overflow into revolution against the structure of the society itself. The free market cannot be judged apart from the ends that it seeks to accomplish and from the values that it transmits on a societal level. They are the scripts of culture, repeatable, and transferable through imitation of another's actions, through instruction by others through demonstration or through the medium of language, even through reading what was written in detail by others.
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Saint Francis of Assisi and His Legend

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This course studies the history of Puerto Rico from the pre-Columbian period to the end of the 19th century. The more people and social groups strive to resolve social problems according to the truth, the more they distance themselves from abuses and act in accordance with the objective demands of morality. The hierarchy was primarily one of privilege, only secondly one of functional efficiency. The elderly constitute an important school of life, capable of transmitting values and traditions, and of fostering the growth of younger generations, who thus learn to seek not only their own good but also that of others.
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Life and Death (World of Festivals)

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But this may not be so because the men may be set up for pranks some called "maphakwe, ma-leba-kwana, ha Ramokhele." "mahodi a patile maeba." These difficulties must nonetheless be met with strong and resolute determination, because development is not only an aspiration but a right [928] that, like every right, implies a duty. “Collaboration in the development of the whole person and of every human being is in fact a duty of all towards all, and must be shared by the four parts of the world: East and West, North and South”[929].
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The Cyclopædia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences,

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It is a virtual city, complete with homes, a castle, a fortress, mausoleums, murals, subterranean galleries and mummified remains of its ancient inhabitants. It is as if the Indian, Chinese, Greeks and other cultures do so, as a matter of fact, and this finally makes their observations biased, racist and devoid of African historical perspectives and knowledge about African culture in South Africa. Individual candles or an oil lamp may be lit, symbolizing the light that Florence Nightingale carried when helping wounded soldiers late into the night.
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Northwestern University: A History, 1855-1905, Volume 3

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Social Research Update is published quarterly by the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, England. And some invention is happening now in some place... The Second Chamber initiates new legislation. Conscientious objectors who, out of principle, refuse military service in those cases where it is obligatory because their conscience rejects any kind of recourse to the use of force or because they are opposed to the participation in a particular conflict, must be open to accepting alternative forms of service. “It seems just that laws should make humane provision for the case of conscientious objectors who refuse to carry arms, provided they accept some other form of community service”.[1057] 504.
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Psychic Phenomena of Jamaica (Forgotten Books)

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The author gives group lectures on personality and career development too. Psychologists, for instance, have documented numerous ways in which individuals frequently fail to act rationally, owing to predictable kinds of flawed reasoning or perceptual errors. Another obstacle is the absence of the conditions for that interpersonal complementarity between male and female willed by the Creator at both the physical-biological and the eminently psychological levels.
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Essays On Natural History, Chiefly Ornithology

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The scientific question is just how experience and hereditary potential interact in producing human behavior. The results of sociological research aid educators, lawmakers, administrators, developers, and others interested in resolving social problems and formulating public policy, through subdisciplinary areas such as evaluation research, methodological assessment, and public sociology. Along with the least unusual, 3 How we put together an interview or questionnaire.
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Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt

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III, p. 64) A man happened to be the guest of Imam Ali. Still others have developed more specialized theories, such as Murdock (1949, p. 199), who concludes that “… social organization is a semi-independent system comparable in many respects to language, and similarly characterized by an internal dynamics of its own,” or Hallowell (1955) and Wallace (1961), who stress the psychological aspects of culture change. The simplest patterns are the explicit and more or less objective patterns of behavior expressed in customs of dress, diet, work, and salutation, and in artifacts.
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Latin American Fashion Reader (Dress, Body, Culture)

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Soft water leaves very little mineral residue on plumbing fixtures and surfaces. Religious rites were performed indoors, out of view of Muslims, so as not to attract the latter's attention. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes, 48: AAS 58 (1966), 1067-1069. [488] John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio, 47: AAS 74 (1982), 139; the quotation in the text is taken from Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution Lumen Gentium, 31: AAS 57 (1965), 37. [489] John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio, 48: AAS 74 (1982), 140; cf.
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Pavel's Letters (Panther)

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It may be described as an Eastern custom. From then onwards, he goes on to announce to the king, ("Morena") about the day for the celebrations. They include intermarriage between them and followers of other faiths and the religious identity of children from such unions; conversion to Zoroastrianism of persons who wish to adopt the religion; access to fire temples by non-Zoroastrians, including those who are the spouses and children of Zoroastrians; and ways in which the bodies of deceased Zoroastrians may be disposed, including inhumation and cremation.
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