The X-Global Culture Collective™.



The X-Global Culture Collective™ is a project built from an empirical methodology based on research procured by social scientist Xiomara A. Sosa. It is designed to explore global cultures and to educate people about cultural topics that contribute to valuing global culture. This initiative identifies and highlights diverse cultures from around the world in hopes of promoting respect and acceptance of all people. Culture from the Latin cultural, stemming from colere “to cultivate,” is defined as the whole that makes up every human being on the Earth. Culture is the sum total of who and what we are and includes: arts, language, beliefs and rituals, rules and laws, habits, as in historical patterns or customs shared by a particular society. Defining Culture has such an enormous scope that renowned Anthropologist Alfred Kroeber gave 164 definitions for it in 1952. Global Culture then is broad and all-encompassing and so unique and complex in its definition, that there should not be one single opinion on what it is. This being the case, one in particular, is very close to being a nearly perfect overall definition and should be given merit. It is the definition given by Frank Lechner and should be a starting point in the study of Global Culture. Please click on this link to see our posts.

The Hopis were dubbed “the oldest of the people” by other Native Americans.

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For millennia, the ancient Hopi people, recognized for their profoundly traditional way of life and deep spiritual beliefs, have inhabited the same realms. They are noted for being the perfect guardians of their rites, which often take place in underground chambers called kivas. Emily Benedek, an author who has penned two highly praised books on the Native Americans of the Southwest, notes in The Wind Won’t Know Me that “in spirit and in ceremony, the Hopis maintain a connection with the center of the earth, for they believe that they are the earth’s caretakers, and with the successful performance of their ceremonial cycle, the world will remain in balance, the gods will be appeased, and rain will come.” More at


This Stunning Photo Series Offers a Look Into Chiapas’ Muslim Maya Community.

This Stunning Photo Series Offers a Look Into Chiapas’ Muslim Maya Community

Catholicism is the religion perceived to be most closely associated with Latin America. While this may have been true at one point – data suggests that between 1900 and 1960s, Latin America was 90 percent Catholic – a 2014 Pew Research survey found that the number has dropped, with 69 percent of adults in Latin America identifying with the religion. Of those surveyed, 84 percent said they grew up as members of the Catholic church. So it’s not surprising that when Reuters photographer Edgard Garrido visited a Tzotzil Maya community in Chiapas, he saw how they have embraced Islam.

Siberia’s Indigenous People.

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Photographer Spends 6 Months Traveling Alone to Photograph Siberia’s Indigenous People

7 Indigenous Peoples of Colombia Who Have Often Gone Ignored.

When talking about Colombian culture, historically, more attention has been given to the Spanish part of the country’s makeup. Very little is given to the various indigenous cultures who were there before the Spanish ever arrived, despite the fact that there are around 1.5 million indigenous people, from over 87 tribes, that make up about 3.5% of the total population. In an effort to learn more about Colombians – from all places and backgrounds – we are taking a look at seven different indigenous peoples who call Colombia home.

The unexpected toys Rohingya children cherish in exile.

Ed Jones, a photographer with Agence France-Presse, had first wanted to show what people — adults and children alike — had brought with them as they escaped a bloody crackdown by security forces in Burma, which is also called Myanmar. “I felt that anything that people bring with them, however small, in the midst of panic must not only have some interesting stories attached to them but might also serve to illustrate the urgency with which people left their homes,” Jones said. But, as he asked the people he was photographing, it turned out that no one had brought anything with them, “which, in itself, is sadly revealing,” he added.