Hold dear unconsciously or actively disliking or

This preview shows page 13 - 16 out of 22 pages.

hold dear. Unconsciously or actively disliking or holding a grudge against someonebecause they live in an area where they don't belong. The Nazi’s and Adolf Hitler are wellknown for there ethnocentric behavior.The central point in cultural relativism is that in a particular cultural settingcertain traits are right because they work well in that setting while other traits are wrongbecause they would clash painfully with parts of that culture.Ethnocentric people’sbeliefs are taught, inherited and sometimes forced by their cultural. The practice is relatedto racism and prejudice. We cannot possibly understand the actions of other groups if weanalyze them in terms of our motives and values. We must interpret their behavior in thelight of their motives, habits and values if we are to understand them. It’s all aboutcultural beliefs and perspective.
Cornelius BurnettSoc 1101Dorie Farrell6-20-14Midterm question #7Albert Einstein spoke about how words, impressions, language and thinking,
possible that differences in the way speakers of different languages use their languages inconcrete settings affects their mental life.Linguistic relativity means the way a person's thoughts are influenced depends onthe language available to express those thoughts. Linguistic determinism means that aperson's language affects how they understand the world. Linguistic relativity theory hasthe potential to be used in describing a great many misunderstandings in everyday life.When someone Pennsylvanian says “yuns” it doesn’t make any sense, but when weexamine it is just another word for “you all.” The environment and culture will have anaffect on decoding languages. Some cultures do not have words for items because thoseitems do not exist in that culture.Language provides a frame of reference through which we observe and perceive

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 22 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
Sloss
Tags
Sociology, midterm question, Cornelius Burnett, Dorie Farrell

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture