Quiz4 - B Cultural relativism 4 “Children are a Precious...

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Understanding Societies, Spring 2009 QUIZ #4 January 27, 2009 1. “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” focuses primarily on: A. Material culture B. Symbolic culture – the focus of the article was on what people do in grooming (brushing teeth, shaving, going to the hospital, therapy, breast enlargement surgery). Not as much attention was paid to physical objects which are material culture. 2. The Nacirema are a tribe that lives in A. North America (SOC p. 57) B. Central America C. South America D. New Guinea 3. “Cannibal Tours” best demonstrated: A. Ethnocentrism – the use of one’s own culture as a standard to measure another person’s culture.
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Unformatted text preview: B. Cultural relativism 4. “Children are a Precious Commodity” is an example of a cultural A. Value – a shared idea or sentiment about what is good or desirable. B. Norm – a rule, guideline or standard of acceptable behavior C. Taboo 5. Maintaining this “ideal culture” is an impediment to achieving better outcomes for children in the United States. . A. True B. False. Ideal culture is inconsistent with real culture, but maintaining ideals makes sense because it ensures financial investment in children and good policy decisions regarding fertility rates (see ST p. 31, 33, and 35)....
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