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文化差异(Culture Difference):美国社会正在该变 American Society is Changing

时间:2007-4-27栏目:英语论文

     In many nations , everyday activities are done in a planned , orderly manner. For example , formal relationships among people may be determined according to customs and habits that have existed for a long time . People visiting an informal country , such as the United States , may find that the American belief in personal initiative or freedom (including the freedom to disagree with those in authority ), and the whole economic system is quits confusing and uncontrolled . To some visitors such freedoms are too "loose" and too disorganized to be comfortable.

    Today , the United States is experiencing great change in every part of society ;therefore life in America may indeed seem confused . Social attitudes are being questioned . Americans are wondering: "Is there any morality ?" "Why has the nation never given all of its citizens full opportunity ?""What courses should be taught in school?" "What is the role of women in society ? "As visitors , you will notice that some Americans are beginning to leave the cities and make their homes in small cities and towns where life is quieter and slower . Political beliefs are changing . The kinds of skills needed by workers today differ from those in demand several years ago.

Excerpted from " A Guide to U.S.A. ", edited by Li Yang, Li Yi, published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.



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