Culture, Customs, And Cultural Diffusion

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Culture, Customs, And Cultural Diffusion

  1. 1. Culture, Customs, and Cultural Diffusion Intro to Global 9
  2. 2. What is Culture <ul><li>The way in which a group </li></ul><ul><li> of people live, including </li></ul><ul><li>their customs, traditions, </li></ul><ul><li> values, religion, art, </li></ul><ul><li>music, government, and </li></ul><ul><li> economy </li></ul>
  3. 3. What factors influence culture? <ul><li>Geographic conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Core values and beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery, invention, and </li></ul><ul><li>technology </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are customs? <ul><li>Rules of behavior, or </li></ul><ul><li>norms that affect a </li></ul><ul><li>peoples ordinary way </li></ul><ul><li> of doing things </li></ul><ul><li>For example, eating </li></ul><ul><li>habit or dress </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is cultural diffusion? <ul><li>The borrowing or sharing </li></ul><ul><li>of ideas from one culture </li></ul><ul><li>to another </li></ul><ul><li>Human interaction around </li></ul><ul><li>the world often leads to </li></ul><ul><li>cultural diffusion </li></ul>
  6. 6. How are ideas exchanged? <ul><li>Assimilation – absorbing another culture </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnocentrism – the belief that one culture is superior to others </li></ul><ul><li>Trade – the exchange of goods requires interaction from people of different origins </li></ul><ul><li>Technology – rapid exchange of ideas from around the world can now take place on a daily basis </li></ul>

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