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Basic Country Information
In conclusion, we learned as a team a lot about England. It was interesting to realize that by searching information from this country, is possible to also learn from other cultures around the world that are part of England's society.
Thorough history, England has always been one of the most important countries, and the innovation in their actions reflect in history.
With history, British people has been able to crate an identity that influence all the social and economic sectors of the country.
We can conclude that we can learn a lot from different countries, their culture, government, traditions, among other things.
4 Dif. News
England is known, and has always been known for innovating in Europe community and for the country's creativity.
Art is one of the most important things:
History marks the course of the people's culture and behavior.
Queen Elizabeth II -> most respected person in the country.
*Speak w. politeness
Food and drinks:
*Importance of pubs
*Fish and chips+curry
Important music manifestations are:
B-pop: that refers to the incoming pop music form Britain.
Indie music: Alternative music, consider more a concept of thinking.
Mods: Jazz, blues and so.
Because of England's diverse population other music concepts have developed:
Ska: Jamaican music.
Soca: Trinidad's music
Important movies and music figures:
*Anti-establishment views and the promotion of individual freedom.
*The punk subculture is centered on a loud, aggressive genre of rock music called punk rock.
*Refers to a violent, and destructive behavior by supporters of association football clubs, including brawling, vandalism and intimidation.
*People who likes their art and music with an alternative or indie edge.
*Focused on British café racer
Motorcycles and Rock'n'Roll music
England is a country full of minority groups and racial groups. Currently, 14 per cent of the UK population are from ethnic minorities. Experts predict that as a result, by the middle of the century between 20 per cent and 30 per cent of the population (up to 16million people) will be from a minority community.(
The largest minority ethnic and racial groups in England:
To a certain extent, these groups suffer of discrimination
because of their race and their religions: xenophobia, islamophobia,
and anti-simitism are some examples
of discrimination in England. In 2011/12, the number of crimes
aggravated by religious hatred or racism in the UK
topped the number of 100 per day.(InterNations,2015)
Gender division of work
Social role by age
Cumbria County Council confirms 1,800 jobs will be cut
England, such as any occidental society, has some taboos, some examples of forbidden behaviors are:
"England’s flag is represented by a red cross set on a white background. This cross is known as the St George’s Cross [...]The red cross was also an emblem of a knighthood system originating to England’s medieval times, known as the Most Noble Order of the Garter." (England´s Flag, 2015)
"England is a country that forms part of the United Kingdom. The total area covered by the country is 50,346 square miles. England is bordered by Scotland to the north; Wales to the west; the Irish Sea to the north-west, the Celtic Sea to the south-west, the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south" (Maps of world, 2015)
*Piercings and tattoos
Are expected to go to school, learn the basic system of the social living, learn to socialize, and learn manners.
Are expected to go through high-school and so on, until they take the SAT exam.
Teens can start to apply for simple jobs, so they can win experience.
Study a Major in a university
They are expected to start to contribute to the society = work.
Contribute to society, meaning: working, apply to the rules, pay taxes, etc.
Form a family (if is the case) and if so, teach manners, etiquette, social behavior, etc.
Help in families, pass knowledge through generations.
The Cumbria Country Council
The Cumbria Country Council announced that 1,800 jobs will be cut over the next three years and that the council taxes will rise 1.99 percent to mitigate the impact and to be able to deliver the services.
Why it happened?
This decision was made in order to make budget savings of £83m.
Reorganizing the way it is run bringing the savings.
white 87.2%, black/African/Caribbean/black British 3%, Asian/Asian British: Indian 2.3%, Asian/Asian British: Pakistani 1.9%, mixed 2%, other 3.7%
English and regional languages
Christian 59.5%, Muslim 4.4%, Hindu 1.3%, other 2%, none 25.7%, unspecified 7.2%
(CIA world bact book, 2015)
In England, gender division of work is delimited by the occidental society,and as we already know, there is a type of discrimination in this society where women receive less payment than men for the same work, and in the occidental society, there are many paradigms that tend to make women specialize more in emotional, caring services in the health, social work and education sectors, such as being nurses, teachers, secretarial occupations, social workers, psychologists, nanny, etc. In Western society women also do unpaid works in the home such as being housewives and moms. On the other hand, men tend to work in business, engineering, hard manual labor,industries, etc. Also according to our society, men should work for more hours because they are the money providers. (Elizabeth Washbrook, 2007)
17.3% (male 5,660,891/female 5,380,448)
12.6% (male 4,116,859/female 3,945,146)
41% (male 13,299,731/female 12,843,937)
11.5% (male 3,621,110/female 3,702,717)
17.3% (male 4,990,024/female 6,182,114)
(CIA world fact book, 2015)
(International Studies Aboard, 2014)
"On New Year's Eve,before midnight, many people turn on a television to show pictures of one of the four clocks on the Clock Tower counting down the last minutes of the old year. At midnight,the chimes of Big Ben are broadcast to mark the start of the New Year."
(Learn English culture, 2014)
[Some social groups are]
(Time and Date, 2015)
Early May Bank Holiday
(first Monday in May)
This holiday takes place at the end of the winter and almost at the beginning of summer, it celebrates the hope for the fertility of the land and basically to wish the season to be great. A particular tradition is marypole dancing shown in the pictyre below
Spring Bank Holiday
It is a holiday in which people does not go to school or work. It fall on the last monday of May
Nowadays, it is a day of sport events. In past times it used to be a day to give away good, or money to people who needed it
It celebrates Jesus' birth and is it is tradition to have christmas gifts and trees and lights
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England's population has the highest obesity rate of the European Union with 22.3% of men and 23% of women.
The class system of the country is mostly ruled by manners and and background ( family, education...) instead of money.
England owns the largest tea per capita of the world, that is 22 percent more than the American or the French and 2.5 times more than Japan.
Public schools in England are very expesive and exclusive private schools and ordinary schools are free, they are called state schools.
British police do not carry guns unless it is an emergency.
This social class owns a low economic level as well as social and cultural capital.
Traditional Working Class:
This class scores low on all forms of the three capitals although they are not the poorest group. The average age of this class is older than the others.
Emergent Service Workers:
This new class has low economic capital but has high levels of 'emerging' cultural capital and high social capital. This group are young and often found in urban areas.
Technical Middle Class:
This is a new, small class with high economic capital but seem less culturally engaged. They have relatively few social contacts and so are less socially engaged.
New Affluent Workers:
This class has medium levels of economic capital and higher levels of cultural and social capital. They are a young and active group.
Established Middle Class:
Members of this class have high levels of all three capitals although not as high as the Elite. They are a gregarious and culturally engaged class.
This is the most privileged class in Great Britain who have high levels of all three capitals. Their high amount of economic capital sets them apart from everyone else.
Patricia bell Leader and Cabinet member responsible for resources was the one who say that the priority is to protect the services. And that this will be difficult so what they need is to working in a different way, delivering services in new ways, to get more volunteers and to work together.
Dave Armstrong Unison's North West regional organizer was the one who said that this cut will damage their local economy even though the rise of taxes.The council will have halved in size since 2010.
Relationship with social aspects
Differences emerge among Bank of England rate-setters in February
The Bank of England sees the possibility of keeping the interest rates below 0.5%.
The Bank of England.
Inflation may turn weaker than expected, and this means England will have it fastest growth since 2006.
Inflation could fall below zero thanks to the low oil prices.
*Carney is one of the most important politic figures in England.
*He is the BoE (Bank of England) governor.
* "UK inflation predicted to fall to lowest level in 25 years".
(Inman, P. 2015)
*He is a Monetary Policy Committee Member.
*"Inflation is likely to stay very low until the sharp fall in oil prices lies more than a year in the past."
*He is acting with the bank, in order to get inflation back to target.
(The Guardian, 2015).
The interest rate is keeping on hold lower than 0.5 percent because inflation fell last month to 0.3 percent. The main reason for this to happen is the decreasing price of oil. So, inflation is likely to stay at a very low rate.
The fact that inflation, interest, and oil price rate is at a very low percentage affects all the population because its affecting all of the country's economy.
(Milliken, D., & Bruce, A, 2015)
(Milliken, D., & Bruce, A, 2015)
Conclusion about this new:
*The rate of inflation and interest is very low right now in England affecting economy. This rate is the lowest it has been for over 5 years.
Family Drug and Alcohol Courts to be extended in England
East Sussex, Kent and Medway, Plymouth, Torbay and Exeter, and West Yorkshire.
Family Drug and Alcohol Court will open more courts in England.
Family Drug and Alcohol Court.
The London FDAC will be expanding their branches thanks to the Department for Education.
Because families with at least one parent that has an addiction need help with their kids all over England.
*Is the institution responsible for providing education to addicted parents.
*Is the one who provides foster families while parents go through the intoxication process.
Edward Timpson MP
*He is the man who is appealing to the court in order for this to treat more cases.
*Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families.
*"Importantly, FDAC has the support of parents themselves, which is crucial to its success."
The FDAC is extending because there is a considerable big amount of parents that are addicts to drugs. There is the need in England for all of them to have access to a court case, so their kids have a future insured.
A lot of single mothers, and dysfunctional families. The FDAC is providing help for them so their kids can have a healthy family. As well, they are reducing the opportunity for a kid to be having alcohol and drugs problems when growing up.
The fact that this court is expanding is a relief to many families that have problems with drugs and alcohols.
This court is providing the option of being clean and stop consuming addictive substances, so families are having the opportunity of being healthy for their kids.
A baby was rescued from a river
Andy Hill, James Williams and Mickey Bramall.
Andy Hill, James Williams jumped to the river while Mickey Bramall went for a lifebuoy.
Because if they had not save the baby, she would have died.
Men who rescued baby from River Severn in Shrewsbury honoured
"The England form of Government is a constitutional monarchy, which combines a monarch head of state with a parliamentary system. While many consider the England form of government a democracy, which it is in practice, the Queen of England has many titular roles and is officially the head of state, although in practice, she has little political power or influence. The true influence and power in the England form of government comes from the prime minister and the Parliament." (Englandmu, 2013)
The grandmother was walking alongside when the river and strong gust of wind pushed the pram with a 6-month-old baby, felling down into the river.
The Chief Executive Officer of Royal Life Saving Society UK was the one who think that the three of them deserved to be recognized because not everybody does that.
He was the man who jumped straight into the water even though the dangerous it could be. He had struggles because she was strapped in a pushchair but he safe her.
It affects the society because this men are an example for the society and let us know how important is for Britain society the value that is given to Heroism and
Many people after the performance, recognized them as heroes like Det Insp Paul Mathis.
Also, the fact that the baby fell, let them think that they have to be more alert from any danger.
This new was important because it let us now that humanity is not lost. There is still people that care for the others and can do anything to save a life.
What we have to accept is that in this situations like Patricia said, England has to innovate new solutions, to work different which is going to be easier for them than for another country because they have a culture of innovation. This new isn’t particularly going to affect a minority group or gender. Because the economy of all Cumbria will be affected.
Relation with the country social aspects
(BBC, 2015 )
(BBC, 2015 )
(BBC, 2015 )
This affects society because this problem everybody will affect their local economy and social fabric.The delivery of the frontline services will be affected but not as much as it would thanks that they plan to rise the taxes. This new is important because the economy maybe could drastically change.
The Crumbia Country Council announced that they had to make budget savings of 83m to be stable in economy.
This new has relation with social roles and individual roles as well.
As a citizen, people have the responsibility to contribute to society; meaning that in situations of danger and panic, help must be provide to others.
Heroism is also an important part of society, and this refers to the fact that being recognize for a specific act is important.
(BBC, 2015 )
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