CULTURAL UNIVERSALS

CULTURAL UNIVERSALS - CULTURE CULTURAL UNIVERSALS-George...

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CULTURE CULTURAL UNIVERSALS—George Murdock (1897-1985) more than 70, which he created in 1945—allows societies to be compared horizontally Culture is often imposed, and the functionalists believe it is for the general good, providing stability and continuity, while the conflict perspectives believe it is evidence of the unequal power relationship, or domination and coercion Is one culture superior to another?—if so, what standards are employed?—the exclusivists would say “yes” and Henslin would agree—as a conflict with the Muslim culture grows, these questions become relevant, and very subjective: for example, is it good for a culture to treat women and equals? Settlement of conflicts Territory is often not listed—wholly social and artificial boundaries (Kurds, Mason- Dixon)—modern culture worships the private ownership of land, which “primitive” tribes did not consider-- Cultural imperialism—imposition by force of a dominant culture—also called by Pierre Bourdieu
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