Argentina is a country that embraces its culture and traditions. There have been many different cultures that have made their own influences on this nation’s culture mainly consisting of Italian, Spanish, and other European influences. When it comes to the people of Argentina they are extremely forward, they share food, drinks and other commodities. One aspect that shows their comradery with one another is that it is very important to have a drinking mate and that mealtime interaction is very important. Since mealtime bonding is so important it raises the question of what is served at mealtime. Argentina’s main diet consist of meat, in the form of lamb, goat, and bbq beef, homemade fries, pasta, and other homemade items. The cultural aspect of sports has played a role in Argentina’s culture. Their most popular sports are football, basketball, ultimate Frisbee and field hockey. Going back to the idea that Argentina is a social society they place a higher emphasis on team rather that individualistic sports. Argentina’s largest demographics are either clustered around the city or located on the coastline.
The people of Argentina believe that they should live in Harmony with their environment and are skeptical of change. They also have a relative sense of time meaning that they have a nonlinear approach to work, planning, and implementation, and also focus on several task at once. They have a collectivist social orientation which means that their loyalty lies to family or groups of close friends. When it comes to government their views are that it is a hierarchal system with much respect being given to the authority at the top of the system. When thinking on how to makes rules and enforce the system the ideas of Argentina are that the system is relationship based, meaning that personal contracts and laws are important, but individual behaviors often come with their own circumstance.
The culture of Argentina according to the Hofstede approach shows that they are at the low end of the Power Distance Index. Argentina is not an overwhelming individualistic country, although, with a score of 46 it is the most individualistic of Latin American countries. Argentina is a slightly more masculine country, meaning that it places a higher emphasis on achievement, but they also have the characteristics to step back and relax if need be. In terms of uncertainty avoidance Argentina scores extremely high there is a definite need for rule and legal system in order to maintain structured living. Long term orientation is not emphasized very much in Argentina, scoring a 20 show that they value their cultures and traditions and focus on quick results. Lastly, indulgence is an aspect of life that Argentinians enjoy. They put a high degree of emphasis on pleasure time and spending their money as they please.
In conclusion, Argentina is a country that is rich in culture and the way that its system is set up. From enjoying a meal with one another to having to emphasize law and order it is a brilliantly unique place in terms of its culture.