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What is the definition of "culture"?
Culture is the entire way of life of a group of people, and it acts as a lens through which we view the world.
The article "Body Ritual among the Nacirema" is useful to sociologists because:
it challenges people's inability to observe their own cultures.
How is culture transmitted and internalized?
We learn values and beliefs slowly and incrementally.
Sociologists claim that culture is the lens through which we perceive and evaluate what is going on in the world around us.
What do sociologists call informal rules and guidelines for behavior that is considered acceptable within a group?
Sociologists use which of the following terms to describe a group whose values and norms oppose the dominant culture?
The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis suggests that:
language can structure our perception of reality.
The ability to understand another culture in terms of that culture's own norms and values, without reference to any other culture's standards, is called:
The tendency to use your own group's way of doing things as the yardstick for judging others is called:
Unlike a folkway, a more is closely related to:
the core values of a group.
The widespread use of plastic in American culture is no accident; plastic offers consumers convenience, disposability, and choice. These advantages of plastic are all elements of:
It's all too common to see someone driving a car on a busy freeway while cursing and gesturing at another motorist whose poor driving has offended him. Cursing and gesturing are an individual's attempt at:
A cultural group that exists harmoniously within a larger, dominant culture is called a:
Norms are symbolic culture in action.
Conflict within mainstream society about which values and norms should be upheld is called:
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