Humanities - Culture and Beliefs

Important things to know for culture and beliefs!

Name some important aspects of culture?
customs, traditions, aesthetics, beliefs, morals, language etc
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Name some customs and traditions of the Anuta tribe
- Shake hands with everyone on the island, - polynesian nose kiss and handshake -Children are communial -Gender specific roles
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Definiton of socialisation?
The process by which a child learns the ways of its culture.
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Definition of peer group?
A group of people of the same age who associate regularly
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Example of a simple and complex culture?
SImple - Anuta Tribe. Complex - British
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What is Nuture?
How you have been brought up
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What is Nature?
Your genes
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Example for Nature debate?
The Jim Twins, seperated at birth. Then met at 39, very similar - first wife both called Linda, second wife both called Betty, same name dog and child. same hobbies and job
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Example for Nurture debate?
The Wolf girls - feral children, under care of a she-wolf, wold like characteristics; nocturnal, ate raw meat, would bite and attack if provoked
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What is a mono-culture and what is a multi-cultural society?
Mono culture - only one culture. Multi-cultural - more than one culture.
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Definition of globalisation?
Where activities in one part of the world have consequences for people in other parts of the World
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Definition of stereotyping?
Stereotyping means labelling a group of people with the same characteristics as if all the people in the group were the same
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What is the stereotype chain?
Stereotyping leads to prejudice which leads to discrimination
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Difference between prejudice and discrimination?
Prejudice is an attitude. Discrimination is action.
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Can you test Britishness, answer and why?
Examples of why; multi-cultural society with aspects that have developed from different cultures. Test not sufficient in testing Britishness as many questions are irrelevant. Give example of one of the questions. Say about majority of class failing.
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Definition of immigration?
To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native
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Definition of migration?
To move from one country or region and settle in another
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Why do people emigrate?
Economic reasons. Flee conflict. Better life for family. Flee persecution. Natural disasters. Better education for children.
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Advantages of immigration?
Help the host country financially. Immigratns do jobs no-one else wants to do. Cheap labour. Speciliast skills. Taxes help government. Immigrants are entrepreneurs
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Capital punishment debate views
Jews - believe it depends if someone is of sound mind. Muslims - Is acceptable for murder and for threatening Islam. Christians - believe it is wrong, only God can take life
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Abortion debate views
Church of England - it is never right. Feminists - believe women have a right to an abortion on demand because it is their body. The UN; children are important before birth and their rights should be considered. Doctors; Differing views, no of months
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Definition of Voluntary Euthanasia
Where someone is helped to die with their consent
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Pro Euthanasia arguments
English law acknowledges that people have the right to die, suicide act 1961 made it legal for people to take their own lives. Public biew; human beings have the right to die when /how they want. The independent- patient clear about it then its fine
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Anti Euthanasia arguments
Christians- believe that the right to decide when a person dies belongs to God. Philosophers believe they have a duty to preserve life.
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Name some customs and traditions of the Anuta tribe


- Shake hands with everyone on the island, - polynesian nose kiss and handshake -Children are communial -Gender specific roles

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Definiton of socialisation?


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Definition of peer group?


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Example of a simple and complex culture?


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