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Intro vocab

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FC: World Cultures Intro Vocab

1: Culture: Common beliefs, values and manners of a society. | The American culture consists of sports and pie.

2: Rituals: Religious procedure or other rite. | The ritual of the Native Americans included a lot of dancing.

3: Belief: something believed, opinion. | A common belief is God.

4: Value: Something with worth or importance. | An American value is money.

5: Ethnocentrism: The belief that your ethnicity is better than all others. | The man was very ethnocentric and could not see the good in others.

6: History: Knowledge of past events. | The two World Wars are a part of history.

7: Geography: Study of the earth's surface. | Mountains, oceans, and rivers are a part of earth's geography.

8: Economics: Production, distribution, and consumption of a good or service. | Many people do not worry about economics until they reach the work force.

9: Government: Political control over a society. | A country's government is very important to keep the country running smoothly.

10: Cultural Anthropology: origin, history, and development of a culture. | A cultural anthropologist will study another culture to learn more.

11: Multiculturalism: Many cultures existing together. | Discrimination does not often occur in multicultural situations.

12: Stereotype: To falsely characterize a group of people. | The stereotype about blonde girls is not true.

13: Globalism: considering the whole world before a small nation when making a decision. | Globalism effects countries of all different sizes.

14: The ethnicity of Asia consists mostly of Chinese | Ethnicity: Ethnic traits or background.

15: Culture Shock: The anxiety felt by one who has been put into a new cultural environment. | The women was overcome by culture shock once she had arrived in America.

16: GDP: Totally value of goods and services produced in a year. | The GDP of all countries was not the same throughout the year.

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