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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT1101
Professor
Natalie Ward
Semester
Fall

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Cultural Appropriation - The adoption of specific elements from one culture by different cultural group Culture and society are two different things: Society is a group of people who interact Culture is the distinctive ways of life of such a group of people Ethnocentrism – the very common assumption that our own culture is normal, natural, the most sensible and best while cultures or practices that differ from it are abnormal, unnatural, irrational, and inferior, the result of ignorance or superstition 3 Types: - Positive - Negative - Extreme Negative Cultural Relativism – Is the view that cultures and practices are best understood in their own context, in their own terms, from the point of view of the people of that culture, and the circumstances they are in Enculturation – the process by which a person learns the requirement of culture - Starts from the assumption that people do things fro reasons that make sense to them - Seeks to understand what those reasons are,
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