Thinking Critically Chapter 2 - Michael Samuels Sociology...

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Michael Samuels9/10/07Sociology 001Critically ThinkingChapter 2 1.Do you favor ethnocentrism or cultural relativism? Explain your position. I think human nature makes you favor ethnocentrism but personally or rather ideally, I would favor cultural relativism. It is important to understand culture and people within that culture. As said in the book on the surface, bull fighting may seem wrong, but to those people of that culture it is a way of life and an activity they grew up participating in. All cultures are different, and it is best to be understanding and open to ideas/concepts that are different than yours. 2. Do you think that the language change in Miami, Florida, (Discussed on page 45) is an indicator of the future of the United States of America? Why or Why Not?

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