True False Points 1 1 Cultures change over time even though we sometimes do not

True false points 1 1 cultures change over time even

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TrueFalsePoints:1 / 1Cultures change over time, even though we sometimes do not notice the changes taking place. Some changes are fast, while others take years or decades. But importantly, culture is dynamic, changing, and does not stay still. You may need to take a step back to witness the changes taking place, or the changes may happen very quickly. Cultural change may be imposed by a powerful group. Domination by internal or external groups of power may affect the culture of a group. Political oppression, wars, and takeovers have effects on cultural elements such as people’s values, beliefs, and behaviors.Think about the concepts of culture lag and cultural diffusion. Choose which concept is best illustrated by the example.Traditionally, the Amish have been a subculture separate from the dominant American culture, refraining from use of many technologies. Some Amish have now begun to utilize certain technologies prevalent in American life that fit with their own traditional lifestyles in a modern environment. Use of such items as electricity has become a necessity in modern society.This example depictscultural diffusion because it representsthe spreading of cultural elements from one group to another .Points:0.5 / 1Cultural diffusion occurs when cultural elements, such as norms, beliefs, and values, from one group are adapted by another group. A widespread transmission of the culture is felt by other cultural groups. This can happen when a dominant culture transmits its culture to subcultures or vice versa. It can also happen through globalization.What is Culture? Culture is the complex and elaborate system of meaning and behavior that defines the way of life for a groupor society.
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The culture in which we grow up has a lot of influence on us. Sometimes we don’t realize how much we take culture for granted until we see how other cultures’ values and behaviors differ from our own.Look at the picture and complete the exercises about cultural viewpoints.© Marina Ramos Urbano/Getty ImagesThis photo depicts a Mursi woman with a lip plate in Ethiopia.Joey sees this photo and wonders why the woman has a lip plate. He thinks that the lip plate musthave a cultural meaning that he doesn’t understand from his perspective. He tries to understand why people value lip plates within this woman’s culture. This is an example ofcultural relativism , which means judgingthe practice within the cultural context where it appears .Points:1 / 1Joey’s viewpoint is based on cultural relativism. He tries to see the value and meaning that the Mursi people place on lip plates rather than judging their values and behaviors in accordance with his own culture’s ideas. He is able to get outside of his own perspective and see things in a broader sense.
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