Cultural Diversity

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Cultural Diversity Many people mistakenly use such phrases as “American culture,” “white culture,” or “Western  culture,” as if such large, common, and homogenous cultures exist in the United States today. These  people fail to acknowledge the presence of  cultural diversity , or the presence of multiple cultures  and cultural differences within a society. In reality, many different cultural groups comprise the United  States.  Subcultures Smaller cultural groups that exist within but differ in some way from the prevailing culture interest  sociologists. These groups are called  subcultures . Examples of some subcultures include “heavy  metal” music devotees, body-piercing and tatoo enthusiasts, motorcycle gang members, and Nazi  skinheads. Members of subcultures typically make use of distinctive language, behaviors, and  clothing, even though they may still accept many of the values of the dominant culture. 
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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