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CULTURE DIVERSITY (the big “D” word) Homogeneous societies —people who generally share the same cultures Heterogeneous societies —diversity and differences—immigration into the US creates this diversity—60 million “documented” aliens have entered the US in 185 years—who “looks like an American”? Subculture--- set within a dominant culture, but with distinguishing traits, values, believes and/or norms—is a subculture “deviant” in a negative sense? Use the Amish as an example, or the Kurds. Does a culture have to own a territory?—as a rule, a subculture doe not try to overturn the dominant culture—there are thousands of subcultures just in the U.S.— discuss occupational subcultures (hard hats as an example) CLASS EXERCISE : name a subculture, and give some of its traits or Describe the cultural elements of this class Is cross-cultural knowledge important? Only if you accept diversity, otherwise you have a dominant culture Ethnic subcultures—
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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