Soc 120 week 2 checkpoint Culture Shock

Soc 120 week 2 checkpoint Culture Shock - have electricity....

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Soc 120 week 2 checkpoint Culture Shock If I were to of visited the Yanomano, the best thing I think I would have done to prepared myself for possible culture shock, is to try to find as much information as I could about them. I would try to find photos or articles from people who had been there before and try to study about their lifestyle. I had an experience of culture shock when I went to India for two weeks. The difference in how women are treated was a shock. The food differences were amazing, that they do not eat beef, but a lot of food served has bugs in it as a part of the recipe. The homes are small and few
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Unformatted text preview: have electricity. The language barrier was very difficult, even though I thought I had learned enough to get by, I found out that I was wrong. Just like here in America language can change from one group to another, even when you think it all sounds the same the meaning of one word can change from group to group. By understanding more of how people and culture behave and live can make going into new cultures easier on both sides. When someone understands the culture and can move about within that culture with ease, there is less stress and you are less likely to offend someone, or make a cultural mistake....
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course SOC 120 SOC 120 taught by Professor Dontremember during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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