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Beliefs Connotation
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The set of associations and meanings that a word evokes in addition to its literal definition. Conceptions that people accept as true, concerning how the world operates and where the individual fits in relationship to others.
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Cultural Genocide Cultural Relativism
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The perspective that a foreign culture should not be judged by the standards of a home culture and that a behavior or way of thinking must be examined in its cultural context. A form of ethnocentrism in which the people of one society define the culture of another society not as merely offensive, but as so intolerable that they seek to destroy it.
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Denotation Culture Shock
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The strain that people from one culture experience when they must reorient themselves to the ways of a new culture. A word’s literal definition.
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Ethnocentrism Diffusion
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The process by which an idea, an invention, or some other cultural item is borrowed from a foreign source. A viewpoint that uses one culture, usually the home culture, as the standard for judging the worth of foreign ways.
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Feeling Rules Folkways
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Norms that apply to the mundane aspects or details of daily life. Norms that specify appropriate ways to express internal bodily sensations.
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Idiom Institutionally Complete Subcultures
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Subcultures whose members do not interact with anyone outside their subculture to shop for food, attend school, receive medical care, or find companionship because the subculture A group of words that, when taken together, have a meaning different from the literal meaning of each word understood on its own.
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satisfies these needs.
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Material Culture Mores
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Norms that people define as critical to the well-being of a group. Violation of mores results in severe forms of punishment. All physical objects that people have borrowed, discovered, or invented and to which they have attached meaning.
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Norms Nonmaterial Culture
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Intangible human creations that we cannot identify directly through the senses. Written and unwritten rules that specify behaviors appropriate and inappropriate to a particular social situation.
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Reverse Ethnocentrism Reentry Shock
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reverse; it is experienced upon returning home after living in another culture. A type of
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course SYG 2000H taught by Professor Brentmarshall during the Fall '07 term at University of Central Florida.

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