Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
  • 2. 
    What members of a culture actually do, which may or may not reflect the ideal 
  • 3. 
    The ways that new technological developments often outpace the norms that govern our collective experiences with these new technologies 
  • 4. 
    The unreasonable fear and hatred of foreigners or people from other cultures 
  • 5. 
    the specific convictions or opinions that a culture's people generally accept as being true
  • 6. 
    The recognition, valuing, and protection of the distinct cultures that make up a society
  • 7. 
    The range of information, awareness, and understanding that helps us navigate our world 
  • 8. 
    The practice of understanding a culture by its own standards
  • 9. 
    The physical items that are created by and associated with people who share a culture
  • 10. 
    The judgment of other cultures by the standards of one’s own on the assumption that one’s own is superior
  • 11. 
    The ideas of a culture, including values and beliefs, accumulated knowledge about how to understand and navigate the world, and standards or norms about appropriate behavior
  • 12. 
    The experience of being disoriented because of a lack of knowledge about an unfamiliar social situation 
  • 13. 
    The collection of values, beliefs, knowledge, norms, language, behaviors, and material objects shared by a people and socially transmitted from generation to generation
  • 14. 
    Tell us what we should not do.
  • 15. 
    Tell us what we should do.
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    Physical Objects produced by a people in a particular culture, including tools, clothing, works of art, shopping malls, and housing
  • 17. 
    Not written down, not as widely known, not so explicitly sanctioned, more informal
  • 18. 
    Norms that are strictly enforced, with potentially severe penalties for violating them 
  • 19. 
    Group habits or customs that are common in a given culture 
  • 20. 
    Directly taught, openly known, sanctions more formalized, more formally 
  • 21. 
    Anything that represents something else
  • 22. 
    An elaborate system of symbols that enables complex communication
  • 23. 
    Actions associated with a group that help to reproduce a distinct way of life
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    A widely held and regularly reinforced set of assumptions that generally support the current social system and serve the interests of authorities
  • 25. 
    A variant of a language with its own accent, vocabulary, and in some cases grammatical characteristics 
  • 26. 
    A group of people who live together in a specific territory and share a culture
  • 27. 
    A deeply held principle or standard that people use to make judgments about the world, especially in deciding what is desirable or worthwhile
  • 28. 
    A culture’s rules and expectations for “appropriate” behavior
  • 29. 
    A culture that permeates the society and that represents the ideas and practices of those in positions of power
  • 30. 
    3 types of cultural activism
  • 31. 
    - cultures associated with smaller groups in the society that have distinct norms, values, and lifestyles that set them apart
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    - A system of meaning that helps define and explain the world and that makes value judgments about that world