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term used by anthropologists, means all the way of life and knowledge
culture is ?
the learned behavior of people
what is included in culture?
basic technology for society to function effectively
examples of infrastructure?
an attitude or belief that a group holds to be important
the usual way of acting
pattern of behavior or thought that is handed down
ex of value?
working hard- american dream
ex of custom?
saying hello when answering a phone
ex of tradition?
eating turkey on thanksgiving
a characteristic that is held by common members of the same culture
throughout history, cultural traits have flowed from cultural group to another, which is called..
how was cultural diffusion accomplished?
via war, trade and telecommunications
when two cultural groups have sustained contact with each other over a long period
the process of giving up part of one's identity to join a group
what happens during the process of assimilation?
an individual's beliefs and values may begin to change
refers to when people in society share many of the same traits
homogenous is what theory?
melting pot theory
society consists of many different ethnic and or racial groups, social classes, languages and dialects and cultural tradtions
heterogeneous is what theory?
salad bowl theory
refers to feelins of confusion, distress, and sometimes depression that can result from the psychological stress caused by the strain of rapidly adjusting to an alien culture
refers to the native people of an area
the conceptions of appropriate and expected behavior that are held by most members of the society
any behavior or action that is forbidden by the majority of society based on social norms
all cultures experience change, can be slow and may not be noticed for year. what is it true for?
modern cultures that have not been influenced by technology
the world of the late 20th century is more than ever one of ?
all nations are connected through economics and technology
What is happening to the world?
we arent as unique as we once were
nations and cultures are becoming more connected through the internet, corporations and economics
regarding one's own culture as being superior to others and judging other cultures from the perspective of your own culture
accepting another culture, belief, custom, value even if it is not congruent as your own
the meaning of race?
race is not an indicator of language, religion or nationality
*race is primarily a biological concept