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Culture shock: The organization of civil society as meaningful actor



Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Anthropologia Integra
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords acculturation; culture; culture shock; organization of civil society
Description Reciprocal contacts of cultures open space for a lot of experience. One of them is culture shock. It results from numerous stressors. They occur due to contact with a different culture. Culture shock happens because of encountering unfamiliar and unexpected circumstances and represents a psychological impact of adaptation to a new culture. However there are ways for managing culture shock. In other worlds, we can identify positive elements influencing this phenomenon. This paper poses how organization of civil society can affect experience of culture shock. In media res this article analyses activities of Diocesan Charity Brno in relation to culture shock. We claim that organizations of civil society contribute to bridging culture shock.

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