Thinking Critically Chapter 2

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Michael Samuels 9/10/07 Sociology 001 Critically Thinking Chapter 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? Fundamentally I do not believe it is an indicator of the future of the US. I’ve read many statistics showing when Spanish will become the language most spoken by people of the United States but I do not see this actually coming to fruition. Granted I
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Minnich during the Fall '07 term at GWU.

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