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What happens when cultures collide?

What happens when cultures collide?

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School: Florida Atlantic University
Department: Social Science
Course: Global Society
Professor: Sharon placide
Term: Spring 2017
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Cost: 50
Name: Global Society - Exam 1 Study Guide
Description: This study guide breaks down material from weeks one through five of this semester of the global society course. Most of this material should appear on the exam.
Uploaded: 02/10/2017
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Global Society  


What happens when cultures collide?



Exam 1 Study Guide  

Exam Date: 16 February 2017  

Global Citizenship  

• According to Arcaro, global citizens are responsible for creating a global   social structure that fosters intellectual, physical and spiritual growth for all   humans.  

• The process of becoming a global citizen creates both contradictions and   tensions.  

Organizations  

• Sociologists  

• Doctors without Borders  

• Reporters without Borders  

Tensions/Contradictions 

 -Different people have different opinions on which needs are more important.   -National vs. Global Citizenship  

What is Culture?  

 -Learned ideas, values, knowledge, aesthetic preferences, rules and customs that  are shared by a particular group of social actors.  


What are the four major aspects of globality?



 -It’s the shared reality of ideas and patterned behaviors within a geographic  region. (This refers to a shared worldview or a common way of doing things.)  

Culture is manifested and reinforced in social institutions. Systems that regulate  child bearing—family systems.  

 Systems that establish our values or morals—religious systems   Systems that regulate our power—political systems  

 Systems that handle conflicts—military systems.  

**Institutions, like the ones listed above, have been shaped by a worldview that we  share.  

Perspectives of Globalization  

-Transformationalists  

-Skeptics  

-Hyperglobalizers Don't forget about the age old question of What are the four types of firms?

Elements of Culture  


Why we need to understand other cultures?



-Material  

-Non-material  

• symbols  

• values  

• beliefs  

Important Topics  

Why is Culture Important?  

Why we Need to Understand Other Cultures.  What Happens When Cultures Collide?  

The Green Revolution  

What are the four major aspects of globality?  If you want to learn more check out What would be an example of the use of the sociological imagination?
If you want to learn more check out What are the core activities of scientific approach?
We also discuss several other topics like What is the definition of traditional knowledge?

Three Theories of Globalization  

-Cultural differentialism  

• Samuel Huntington’s theory, Clash of Civilizations -Cultural hybridization  

• “Glocalization”  

-Cultural convergence  

Important Terminology:  

 Sociology  

 Reflexivity  

 Globality  

 Globalization  

 Deterritorialization  

 Global Citizens  

 Racism (Arcaro’s definition from the reading)   Xenophobia (Arcaro’s definition from the reading)  Social institutions  

 Ethnocentrism We also discuss several other topics like What is the meaning of divergent interests?
If you want to learn more check out What does individualism uphold?

 Local inhabitants  

 Culture (Bolin & Basilica’s definition)   Cultural relativism  

 Cultural differentialism  

 Cultural hybridization  

 Glocalization  

 Creolization  

 Cultural convergence

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