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Home Culture is the Standard • Americans are bewildered by Koreans eating and drinking from the same plates and glasses, references to age and the types of responses to each other • Many foreign students will talk about their difficulties in adjusting to American way of life Home Culture is the Standard • Reentry shock --returning home after being in another culture – Usually unexpected feelings – Very common for Peace Corp workers – When I came home from India I felt lonely as I was used to being in a big crowd of
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Unformatted text preview: people • Ethnocentrism --belief that your culture is best--most common feeling for most people Home Culture is the Standard • Ethnocentrism can be taken to extremes where one culture feels so superior to another culture that they desire to kill off the other culture--cultural genocide – Hitler with the Jews – Japanese tried to do this to the Koreans when they controlled it from 1910 to 1945 had to learn Japanese and name kids Japanese names...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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