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Running head: The Multi-Cultural influence of My Brazilian Heritage.

Multi-Culture of Brazil
Leanndra Mix
Ryan Torngren
Introduction to Sociology 101, Fall 2012
October 3, 2012

The culture of Brazil presents a very diverse nature reflecting an ethnic and cultural mixing occurred in the colonial period involving mostly Native Americans, Portuguese and Africans. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Italian, German, Spanish, Ukrainians, Polish, Arab and Japanese immigrants settled in Brazil and played an important role in its culture, creating a multicultural and multiethnic society
Multi-Culture of Brazil
The culture of each country affects how the people perform certain tasks. The growth of international corporations and international trade forces decision-makers to consider how the people with whom they must deal in other countries make decisions and why. Brazil is case in point. It is a country with a very different history from our own, different social and cultural traditions, and different views of the nature of business and the nature of decision-making. These are the issues we must consider as we try to communicating or dealing with the people of or from Brazil.
As Lane and DiStefano (1992) note, one result of not considering these questions can be culture shock, which reduces performance at least during the period of adjustment. To some extent, disorientation is natural and inevitable, but the reasons are known and can be controlled: The normal assumptions that the manager uses in his or her home culture to interpret perceptions and to communicate intentions no longer works (Lane and DiStefano, 1992, 47).
Brazil is a gigantic country that offers startling geographic and socioeconomic contrasts. The culture is marked by the use of Portuguese as the official language, and the mixture of Portuguese and Brazilian cultures makes this area subtly different from its neighbors with their Hispanic heritage. Brazil is the largest Roman...