EXAM 2 - Exam2 16:14 ModelsofCulturalPower...

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Exam 2 16:14 Models of Cultural Power Mainstream Cultural Model Assumes that there is a core set of believes or values that are maintained and accepted  by the majority of the people in the society.  In this model, you have a majority that generally believes the same thing, but actually  these beliefs originate from a very small subgroup (referent class) Says most people believe that culture is relatively stable; there is not a threat Referent class The little group that actually sets the standards/ they are the model group, and it is their  beliefs/values that get adopted by the majority Today, the referent class is more diverse—how these people speak, dress, etc. is what  sets the tone for the rest of society Cultural Conflict Model American culture is composed of individuals belonging to different communities and  believe in different things. Each group is trying to promote understanding of reality. Ex. Mainstream view of family—a man and a woman. The man works, the woman works  (traditional), 2.4 children, drive a minivan, live in the suburbs, etc. Ex. Cultural Conflict View of Family—mainstream view is obsolete. They think the  institution of the family is very unstable, arguments whether the women should work or  not, same sex unions vs. heterosexual marriage, interracial families, divorces, single  parent families, etc.
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EXAM 2 - Exam2 16:14 ModelsofCulturalPower...

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