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Founds chapter 26

Cultural diversity

culture a shared system of beliefs, values, and behavioral expectation that provides social structure for daily living
subcultures a large group of people who are members of an even larger group but who have certain ethnic, occupational or physical characteristics that are not common to the larger culture
a dominant group the group that has the most ability to control the values and sanctions of the society, but does not have to be the largest group in a society
minority group have some physical or cultural characteristic such as race, religious beliefs, or occupation) that identifies the people within it as different from dominant group
cultural assimilation when a minority group lives within a dominant group, many of their members may lose the cultural characteristics that once made them different and their values may be replaced bu the values of the dominant culture
cultural assimilation when people immigrate and encounter a new dominant culture, as they go to work, go to school and learn the dominant language, they often move closer to the dominant culture
mutual cultural assimilation many Hispanic immigrants to the US learn to speak English, and many americans learn to cook and enjoy traditional Hispanic foods. what is that process called?
cultural shock the feelings a person experiences when placed in a different culture perceived as strange
stereotyping when one assumes that all members of a culture, ethnic group, or race act alike
negative stereotyping racism, ageism, sexism, beliefs that certain races, age group, or one gender is inherently superior to others
cultural imposing the belief that everyone should conform to your own belief system
cultural blindness occurs when one ignores cultural differences and proceeds as though they do not exist
cultural conflict occur when people become aware of cultural differences, feel threatened and respond by rediculing the beliefes and traditions of other to make themselves feel more secure about their own values
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