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CHAPTER 2 - CHAPTER 2 COUNTERCULTURE A group whose values...

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CHAPTER - 2 COUNTERCULTURE A group whose values, beliefs, norms, and related behaviors place its members in opposition to the broader culture. PLURALISTIC SOCIETY A society made up of many different groups, with contrasting values and orientations to life. VALUES IN U.S. SOCIETY ( AN OVERVIEW OF US VALUES ) The United States is a pluralistic society, made up of many different groups. 1. Achievement and Success 2. Individualism 3. Hard Work 4. Efficiency and practicality 5. Science and Technology 6. Material comfort 7. Freedom 8. Democracy 9. Equality 10. Group Superiority 11. Education 12. Religiosity 13. Romantic love VALUE CLUSTER Values that together form a larger whole. VALUE CONTRADICTION Values that contradict one another; to follow the one means to come into conflict with the other. EMERGING VALUES ( IN THE U.S. ) 1. Leisure 2. Self – fulfillment - “ human potential ” movement. 3. Physical fitness - publicity given to nutrition, organic foods, weight, and diet.
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