Archive for the ‘Tradition & Taboos’ Category

(Bild: Bettina Storck)

Elnaz Ghorbanimonhasser (25) kommt aus der iranischen Metropole Teheran und lebt seit 2 Monaten in Deutschland. Hier besucht sie zurzeit einen Vorbereitungskurs an der Hochschule Fulda, um in wenigen Monaten ihr Master Studium namens „Intercultural Communication and European Studies“ beginnen zu können. Im Rahmen eines Seminars, wollten wir von ihr wissen, welche Erfahrungen sie bisher in Deutschland gesammelt hat, ob sie sich hier wohl fühlt und was sie an den Deutschen besonders interessant findet… Dabei sind wir auf erstaunliche cultural secrets gestoßen. Hier erfahrt ihr mehr…

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Know-how – Different ways of wearing a headscarf

Posted by Olga Smirnova On April - 7 - 2011

Maria, a 26-year-old student from Indonesia, is studying in Germany. She kindly agreed to give us an interview on the secrets of wearing a headscarf and of femininity in a Muslim culture.

Maria also showed us how a headscarf is worn in different countries where Islam is the predominant religion.
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What does your headscarf mean to you?

Posted by Olga Smirnova On April - 7 - 2011

Photo by Bettina Storck

Maria, a 26-year-old student from Indonesia, is studying in Germany. She kindly agreed to give us an interview about the secrets of wearing a headscarf and femininity in a Muslim culture.

Have you ever wondered, what such an element in a wardrobe could mean for a woman?

Is she happy wearing it?

Does it protect her?

Is it just a religious tradition or rather something personal?

What is it like to wear it in a different culture?

Does she go to the swimming pool/hair-dresser?

 

We want to thank Maria for sincerely answering our provocative questions!

Here you’ll find the answers.
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Family is…

Posted by Magdalena Eiffert On April - 7 - 2011

Every culture is different and has its special features. Nevertheless, family plays a very big role for everyone, no matter what culture you come from.
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Many cultures, one event: Christmas

Posted by Carolin Heid On April - 7 - 2011

Talking about traditions in different countries is also part of our project: in the first day of our Medienwoche we thought at what could be “traditional”. After having made a brainstorming we all agreed on Christmas but not without doubts, if you are not Christians how could you celebrate it? Read the rest of this entry »

Two “secrets” about secrets

Posted by Magdalena Eiffert On April - 7 - 2011

Carolin’s secret

If someone tells you a secret I know it is very mean to share it with others. It is a moral sin. But I have to admit that after being told a secret, I will assess if this secret is worth to be a secret. If it is something that is unimportant from my point of view, I will not pay attention to keep it as a secret. It also depends on the relation between the person and me. If it is not a good friend, I will talk with others about it. We all know these people who tell you everything although you are not a good friend. I have to say that then it is their own fault when their secrets are spread by others.

Just a little chat: taboos & secrets

Posted by Magdalena Eiffert On April - 7 - 2011

We have been chatting on facebook to ask people what they don’t talk about and whether they see themselves as good secret keepers. Let’s see what they said:
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