World Cultures Final Exam Terms

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World Culture’s Final Exam Terms Intro to the World 1. Cultural Conflict – clash of different ways of life over scarce resources, religion, race, land, oil, water, power, etc… 2. Cultural Relativism – judge culture on their own standards and values 3. Culturally different – one culture different from every other culture 4. Culture – total way of life of someone 5. Diffusion – mixing of different cultures from place to place 6. Ethnocentrism – belief that ones own culture is superior to other’s: judge other’s by your own standards 7. Globalization – process by which countries become increasingly interconnected 8. International Date Line – line that is used by geographers that divides the world into two day’s 9. Interdependence – mutual dependence of countries 10. Kalahari Bushmen – natives of Africa who tried to keep their distance from the world and traditions became corrupt with a simple coke bottle 11. L.A.S.S. – learned adaptive symbolic shared: this is the way culture’s would be able to mix 12. Norms – expectations of behavior 13. Prime Meridian - 0° longitude on a globe, located in Greenwich, England 14. Relative location – natural occurring physical features used to describe a location on the map if not given the exact location 15. Socialization – taught about a culture either or their own or another’s 16. Standard of living – depends on the effort you put into how you want to live 17. Symbols – represent a certain topic, feeling, idea etc… 18. Time zones – divides up the globe depending on the number of hours they are away from Greenwich 19. Equator – Along the x-axis, or meaning Latitude 20. Universally Similar – meaning that every culture has similar foods, religions, clothes, language, housing, music, sports, and gestures 21. Values – beliefs about... ... middle of paper ... ... upon and soon befriends him and is taught their ways through him 28. Thieves – white man saw the Indians as thieves as a stereotype 29. Treaty of 1868 – stated that no white man would step foot on the Indians holy ground of Pana Sapa in Laramie, Nebraska 30. Ultimatum – the Indians where given two choices but in both cases they would lose because either they went on the reservations peacefully or they would be put on there with force 31. Wakan Tanka – means great spirit that the Indians believed in as the life force of life itself 32. White Europeans – responsible for the cultural genocide of the Indians and where the new settlers taking over the new world 33. Wounded Knee – massacre of Crazy Horses tribe because of the accidental release of gun fire that would not be known on who it was caused: those who died were left with an improper burial 34. Yellow Metal – also known as gold to the white man: Indians just saw it as something that caused the white man to go crazy so to speak
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