Cultural norms

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Cultural norms

  1. 1. Cultural Norms Cultural Norms are rules (written and informal) that a society lives by. The two types of cultural norms are: LAWS: Written rules with specific physical or monetary punishments. Set by the government. TRAITS: Unwritten rules that are learned by living in that culture. Set by the society as a whole.
  2. 2. Types of Cultural Traits <ul><li>1. Language </li></ul><ul><li>A. Actual Language Spoken </li></ul><ul><li>B. Language used in certain situations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Cultural Traits <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Owned Space” </li></ul><ul><li>Perception of ownership of places not really owned </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Cultural Traits <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Owned Space” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Comfortable closeness (bubble) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Cultural Traits <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Owned Space” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort With Touching </li></ul>
  6. 6. Physical Contact Traits
  7. 7. Types of Cultural Traits <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Owned Space” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing for different situations </li></ul>
  8. 8. Web      Images      Video New!      News      Maps      more »    Advanced Image Search    Preferences      Schools around the World INDIA SOUTH KOREA NIGERIA ECUADOR JORDAN SLOVAKIA                              Images    Showing:   Results 37 - 56 of about 2,290 for Indian teens . ( 0.11 seconds)  Moderate SafeSearch is on
  9. 9. Types of Cultural Traits <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Owned Space” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Actions deemed appropriate for culture </li></ul>
  10. 10. Dining Traits Around the World Kazakhstan Zambia Japan Bahrain Chad Morocco
  11. 11. Types of Cultural Traits <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>“ Owned Space” </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul><ul><li>Religious traits can tie into a culture if the majority of the culture practices the religion. Not as common in the U.S. </li></ul>

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