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Babies Ethnocentrism

By Brenden-Menefee Jan 18, 2015 201 Words
The movie, Babies, is a video documentary showcasing different cultures around the  world, in different countries like America, Japan, Mongolia, and East Africa. The four  babies had very different ways of living, the Mongolian and East African babies both  lived in more of a rural setting, as opposed to the Japanese and American babies, who  lived in more of an urban setting. As displayed in the film, our American culture is  extremely different from other cultures from around the globe. First thing I noticed about  East Africa was the style of clothing  or lack thereof. In East Africa, the people are all  often topless and the females covered their chest in some form of homemade red paste  and the babies had their head covered in the same paste. Also, the hygiene  in rural  places are very different as well, the women licked their children clean like cats. They  would lick the dirt off their body, then spit out the dirt. That was one of the most  strangest things I ever seen. The most similar cultures was American and  Japanese.They were both modern style of living and parenting. After watching, this  movie, I realized my culture by seeing things done differently.  

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