Chap 1 Vocab - culture 11. Myths: Stories or images...

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CSD-Chapter 1 1. Aboriginal : The indigenous peoples of Australia 2. Co-culture: Term used to convey concept of interdependent and equal subcultures within a society 3. Cultural Identities: Identification with and perceived acceptance into a culture 4. Cultural Studies: An approach that attempts to develop and ideal personification of the culture, which is then used to explain the actions of individuals in the culture 5. Culture: Sum total of ways of living, including behavioral norms, linguistic expression, styles of communication, patterns of thinking, and beliefs and values of a group large enough to be self-sustaining transmitted over the course of generations 6. Ethnic Group: subgroup identified by shared descent and heritage 7. Ethnic Identity: Identification with and perceived acceptance into an ethnic group 8. Ethnography: The direct observation and reporting of customary behavior of a culture 9. Globalization: The worldwide spread of market economies and democracy 10. Heroes: Real or imaginary persons who serve as a behavior model within a
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Unformatted text preview: culture 11. Myths: Stories or images representing a cultures values handed down from generation to generation as a guide for living 12. Race: Biologically defined as group who share some hereditary physical characteristics, sociohistorically defined by unstable social meanings constantly being transformed by debate 13. Reference Group: Group to which one aspires to attain membership 14. Rituals: A socially essential collective activity within a culture 15. Subculture: Group within a larger society that shares distinctive cultural characteristics to distinguish it from others 16. Subgroup: Group based on vocation, avocation, or special skills that, like cultures, provide patterns of behavior and values 17. Symbols: Verbal and nonverbal language that is used to communicate the idea of a communication source 18. Values: A central organizing belief or belief system that shapes a persons goals and motivations 19. White Privilege: Advantages that Whites have living in a White Culture...
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