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Perceptions on trade of cultural goods in Mexico, United States And Ukraine


Journal of Historical Archaeology & Anthropological Sciences
María Fernanda Silva Peñaloza, Robert Ojeda Pérez

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Abstract

This research paper seeks to answer the question of what are the perceptions of trade in cultural property in the USA, Mexico and Ukraine? For this, this paper analyzes the importance of the trade of cultural goods, which cultural goods are the most important for each country, which countries they receive the majority of cultural goods from, and the perception that some nationals of these kind of goods have. This research uses the qualitative method, so I am going to aim describing contextual real-world knowledge about the behavior, social structures and shared beliefs of a specific group of people, in this case about three different cultures: USA, Mexico and Ukraine. This method will be based on interviews, participant observation and existing data, mainly based on Hofstede dimensions. This paper has found out USA perceptions as open to the export of cultural goods, but a little closed to imports in this kind of goods due to they prefer to support local goods; Mexico perceptions show an open thinking about imports and exports of cultural goods, while they maintain their cultural traditions; and finally, Ukraine perceptions show a good reaction for trade on cultural goods, but they still feel a kind of threat for their own culture.

Keywords

cultural goods, international trade, Hofstede dimensions, perceptions, cultural patterns, cultural behavior

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