4.19.06 - Cultural construction Culture is contested...

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Culture- definitions How do we define it? Four commonalities o Culture is distinguished from biology(not reducible to biology) o Cultural is disguised from society Culture is the meaning that orients to life o Culture is supra organic Culture is at a level above the individual Culture transcends individuals We are the products of our rational choices o The way we see our world is shaped by culture Culture is meaning
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Unformatted text preview: Cultural construction Culture is contested Reflects on how we are positioned Culture is like a coral reef in the sense that the structure is permanent and made by little organisms Food o Completely cultural Issues for comparative analysis of culture o Ethnocentrism hinders the development of comparative knowledge o Cultural relativism Methologized issue Ethical questions?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 2a taught by Professor Humancore during the Winter '06 term at UC Irvine.

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