Ntl Diversity & Change US (N)
Ntl Diversity & Change US (N) ISS 335
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Buster Heller on Saturday September 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ISS 335 at Michigan State University taught by Cyrus Stewart in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see /class/207757/iss-335-michigan-state-university in Integrative Studies Social Sci at Michigan State University.
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Date Created: 09/19/15
ISS 335 9611 0 The concept of culture 0 Depth of culture 0 Assimilation against stylearticle 0 Americans vs Immunity article 0 Fundamental concern in coursegt culture 0 The eagle dance sacred dance 0 Russel Means is a major player in the Indian movement 0 Depth of culture 0 Superficial directly observable see a difference between different groups of people I What are the cultural differences between generations I Change from escape to loud rock I DO we get away from the superficial Do we ever understand 0 Interpretive inferred from observation I Derivable from the objective I Analysis interpretations etc I Lava rocks the curse of touching them 0 Deep structural fundamental components I Dolphin example when he felt truly connected to a different species I Cosmology what can exist 0 Culture will differ as to what can exist Ontology what can be known 0 Of the things that can exist that we do not know I Epistemology how do we learn 0 Turning into and becoming object of observation I Logic relationships between things known 0 Illogicalgt ex Ask dead mom for parking spot and it s there 8 out of 10 times 0 As we approach cultural realities perspectives are different 0 Families language is a cultural universal I Axiology comparative value of things known 0 Silly dangerous acts are seen differently 0 Groups are like us but are different at the same time o Multiculture and culture pluralism 0 Search for balance 0 Multicultures encourage variation while simultaneously supporting overall cohesion Without controls changes will continue 0 The concept of culturez o Equilibrium Social order and individual autonomy llNew Golden Rule Respect and uphold society s moral order as you would have society respect and uphold your autonomy I Balance of centrifugal outward and centripetal inward forces I Most people would identify w American society 118 12 Multicultural perspective A cognitive map of social reality Diversity a core principle Privileging blocks recognition of alternatives Reduces critical assessment of alternatives Barrier to understanding intetolerance Resistance to change and the inclusion of the other Focuses changeaccommodation on nonthreatening aspect The inherent conservatism of systems Rationale for acceptance of diversity Protection of multiple sources of meaning Protection from unilateral decisionmakingproblem solving differential power Expansion of available resources Moral basis Ethical and political traditions of EuroAmerican civilization Individuality Authenticity equality liberty justice fairness freedom respecthonor tolerance Diversity assumption underlying principle ALL groups treated with respect as equals Support worthvaluerights dignity of marginalized and disenfranchised groups Valuerespect authentic difference legitimate alternative Groups follow unique developmental path Freedom from external coercion intrusion 39 1 quot39 resist 39 39 derivatives Distortions privileging Monoculture perspectives are less accurate and generalizable more oppressive Diversity tensions Failure to acknowledge debt to western moral traditions Failure to respect what is valuable in all cultural groups
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