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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Robert Brym
Semester
Fall

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LECTURE 2 NOTES analyzing one’s own culture: indiviuals are “blind” and uncritical about their own culture. We take our culture for granted Understanding culture of others’ culture: is difficult and may people feel odd, irrational or inferior: Known as ETHNOCENTRISM Ethnocentrism: Cultural relativism is the opposite of ethnocentrism Cliterectomy (female genital mutilation, FGM): Over 90% of women go through this Lessons sexual arousal effect Is considered a crime In general, we should respect other cultures, however, as responsible citizens, our understanding should “draw the line”, we should have values we follow. – Freedom, justice, equality, So we can reasonably oppose certain cultural studies that goes against human dignity (like cliterectomy) Education is thought control Consumerism: Is a lifestyle that
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