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Chapter 7 Part 1 Cst229


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Chapter 7 Part 1 Cst229

  1. 1. Chapter 7 Cultural Antipathy
  2. 2. Cultural Antipathy ( - ) <ul><li>Deep dislike for people of another culture </li></ul><ul><li>Takes on the form of negative beliefs or attitudes; usually no major action taken </li></ul><ul><li>How do these beliefs begin? Spread? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ethnocentrism ( - ) <ul><li>You believe that your culture is the best and all others are wrong/bad/stupid </li></ul><ul><li>The culture we live in becomes the lens through which we see the rest of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Also can be called cultural exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between this and patriotism? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ethnocentrism ( - ) <ul><li>In - group </li></ul><ul><li>The groups with which you identify </li></ul><ul><li>The groups we are born into and the ones we join as we get older </li></ul><ul><li>Supply our basic needs; we them as correct in their ways </li></ul><ul><li>Out - group </li></ul><ul><li>The groups to which we do not belong </li></ul><ul><li>Members are seen as strange / inferior </li></ul><ul><li>Avoidance </li></ul><ul><li>Blame them for our troubles </li></ul><ul><li>They are incorrect in their ways </li></ul>
  5. 5. Functions of Ethnocentrism <ul><li>Maintain the integrity of the in-group </li></ul><ul><li>May take on extreme behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>chauvinism: excess prejudice or loyalty to one’s own group (we often hear it as male chauvinism but can be others) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cultural Relativity ( + ) <ul><li>Viewing cultures without being judgmental; an attitude that recognizes and accepts the idea that everyone does things differently </li></ul><ul><li>How can you best reach cultural relativity? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stereotyping ( - ) <ul><li>We, as humans, have a predisposition to categorize things in order to process them better but this goes to too far and oversimplifies people / things and puts them into very general categories </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotype – very rigid positive or negative beliefs about a group resulting in generalized images </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stereotyping <ul><li>How do we distort reality to develop stereotypes? </li></ul><ul><li>Accentuate the differences (us vs them) </li></ul><ul><li>Underestimate the differences (1 example) </li></ul><ul><li>Selective perceptions (we only see a small portion or see what we want to see) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stereotype Transmission <ul><li>Verbally (stories, passing down through generations) </li></ul><ul><li>Nonverbally (through observation of others) </li></ul><ul><li>What are some examples of nonverbal tranmission? </li></ul>