“Age grouping is so familiar and so important that it and sex have been called the only universal factors that determine a person’s position in society.” (p. 71)
PERCEPTIONS AND CLASSIFICATION OF AGE-GROUPING: Mexico, Russia, and South Korea
MEXICO: Breaking the Piñata is a common costume among kids and some adults.
Russia: Only youths celebrate Valentine's Day.
SOUTH KOREA: Grandparents, and elders are authority figures, however only the ones on the male line.
"When eating bamboo sprouts, remember who planted them."
RESPECT FOR ELDERS ON DIFFERENT CULTURES:
MEXICO: We as mexicans understand, that in order to achive greater things, we must know, respect and value what the elders did so we could be in this place. For example, we are here due to our parents' / grandparents' work.
“I will achieve mainly because of my family, and for my family, rather than for myself.”
RUSSIA: Elders (especially those who fought in WWII) have a holiday called "Defender´s of the Fatherland Day" the 23rd of February. They receive presents.
SOUTH KOREA: They hold ancestral ceremonies for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day.
Commisceo-global.com. (2017). South Korea - Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette. [online] Available at: http://www.commisceo-global.com/country-guides/south-korea-guide [Accessed 30 Jan. 2017].
Samovar, L., Porter, R. and Stefani, L. (2009). Communication between cultures. 1st ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publ. Co.