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Cultural Anthropology Study Guide

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Cultural Anthropology Study Guide 20/02/2007 13:05:00 Acculturation:   where a group makes adjustments  to live in the dominant  society while maintaining or preserving much of the original culture. Anthropology:  the study of humanity, from its origins thousands of years ago to  its current worldwide diversity Assimilation:   when a less numerous or prominent group changes its ways to  blend in  with the dominant culture Bilateral Descent:   principle of descent in which people think of themselves  related to both their mother’s kin and their father’s kin at the same time Cultural Anthropology : comparative study of cultural behavior Cultural Relativism : looking at others (behaviors, values, norms, attire) through  that culture’s lens Culture : Learned  behaviors, values, beliefs, rules of conduct shared  by members  of a society Dialect:   a variety of a language spoken by a particular group of people, based  on regional differences or social differences such as gender, class, race, or ethnicity Ethnocentrism : tendency to examine the world strictly  through our own eyes Enculturation:  
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