Chapter 3 Key Terms

Chapter 3 Key Terms - Key terms acculturation The exchange...

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Key terms acculturation    The exchange of cultural features that results when groups come into continuous firsthand  contact; the original cultural patterns of either or both groups may be altered, but the groups  remain distinct. core values    Key, basic, or central values that integrate a culture and help distinguish it from others. cultural rights    Doctrine that certain rights are vested not in individuals but in identifiable groups, such as  religious and ethnic minorities and indigenous societies. cultural relativism    The position that the values and standards of cultures differ and deserve respect. Extreme  relativism argues that cultures should be judged solely by their own standards. diffusion    Borrowing between cultures either directly or through intermediaries. enculturation
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