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Lec 111506 2121 North Hall-undergrad office for bus econ Cultural construction of reality cultural patterns give meaning to reality from cultural training we learn which meaning to attach to objects and events of our world cultural patterns: “lens” through which we view our world cannot know world w/out lens b/c cannot ignore or subtract our cultural patterns from ourselves What is reality? Does it exist? rality exists, but only as “social” reality o we only know world according to conventions [of bodily and mental practice] of cultural group[s] to which we have been enculturated and adhere o learned and socially ratified conventions form basis of relationship to world as “natural” –e.g. race [change in categories over time and space] -some have easier access to paths of least resistance than do others -cultural constructions are real in their consequences Difference is not the problem* The meaning assigned to difference is racism: not promoted by recognizing difference in skin pigmentation [or any other
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course ANTH 2 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '06 term at UC Merced.

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