Notes Midterm 1

Notes Midterm 1 - different cultures mix to create a new...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1) Ethnicity – place of birth, parents, religion, etc…. Can change given a situation: American Indians until the gaming came out did not want to be recognized as Indian. 2) Race – biologically defined… 3) Language a) Strongest distinguishing feature of ethnic groups 4) Different types of ways to lose an ethnicity a) Alculturation – people can be encouraged to adapt to a dominant culture without losing their original native cultural practices. b) Conversion – people feel that the new culture or religion is greater than theirs and they will be able to flourish under the new rule c) Syncretism – In a situation of cultural syncretism, cultural ideas from
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: different cultures mix to create a new reality. Have cultures existing in modern culture for instance China town? i) Buddhism is a syncretism religion and philosophy Buddha was originally a Hindu. Includes both Hinduism and Taoist thoughts. d) Paternalism dominant culture imposes rules on the weaker culture without them having a say Tibet, Iraq, British colonization of India. 5) A state is defined by the territory you can militarily control. A nation is 6) Inter Ethnic Strife a larger threat to the survival 4...
View Full Document

Ask a homework question - tutors are online