single story: the one track mind

“Show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and over again, and that is what they become.” Chimamanda Adichie, in her TED talk, discussed how when we think of a culture and a people in one way and one way only, that is what they become.  Using examples from her own experience,…

Hofstede’s Dimensions

            When reading about and contemplating Hofstede’s four value dimensions to describe culture and to compare cultures to one another, I began defining my own cultural environment in his values, finding it easy.  This is easy because I feel as if these dimensions attribute certain values automatically with the United States…