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Unformatted text preview: shantytowns have adapted to these poor circumstances and accept them as the norm. They are able to cope with their relatively terrible situation because what used to be terrible is now part of their culture. Brazilians have been able to do so because what we see as slums and shantytowns they see as their home. They have grown up living this way and have accepted that there will be surrounded by death and poverty. Although Americans may see this way of life as sad and depressing they view it in a completely different light. We have grown up in our culture and have adapted to what our society views as normal or acceptable. These rules and guidelines that we have learned in America do not correlate with the rules and guidelines of those who live in shantytowns. Just as we have Joshua Singer Rosemary Lieske 2/27/2012 Anthropology 101 been able to overcome our circumstances (regardless of the degree of difficulty) the slums of society have been able to do the same thing....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Crandall during the Spring '09 term at BYU.
- Spring '09