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Unformatted text preview: human society. The cross-cultural perspective The study of sociology must address cultural differences and issues. Research studies and social investigations have determined that beliefs, practices, and values certainly differ considerably from culture to culture. That which is acceptable to one group may not be to another. Hence, the cross-cultural perspective deals with the comparative nature of customs and standards of behavior within a community or system. Remaining alert to cultural differences increases opportunities to challenge gender-role stereotypes , or beliefs within a society as to how members of each sex should appear and act. The cross-cultural perspective, then, takes into account the many variations that exist across societies and cultures....
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- Fall '09