Flashcards in 6 Giddens Culture Deck (20)
Culture is a pattern of shared attitudes, beliefs, self-definitions, norms, roles, and values that can occur among those who speak a particular language or live in a defined geographic region
Process by which a person learns norms, values, and behaviors of another culture
Ex.) a high school student from the United States spends a summer abroad with a family in Switzerland
Process of acquiring new attitudes., role, customs, or behaviors
Ex.) an immigrant from china develops a preference for western foods and music
Process by which a person gives up her original identity by becoming absorbed into the dominant cultural group
Ex.) a Native American looses his native identify after living in Chicago for 10 years
Duel pattern of identification
Ex.) a women of Christian faith married to Muslim adopts some Muslim practices and also maintains some Christian practices
Ethnicity and ethnic identity
Common ancestry that leads to shared values and beliefs
Influenced by culture and common ancestry
Ethnicity is a powerful determinant of ones identify, known as ethnic identity
Influenced by physical or biological characteristics
Attributes of culture
Culutre is learned
Culture is changing and adapting
Individualism versus collectivism
Masculinity versus femininity
Long-term versus short-term orientation
Theoretical links to culture
What do you call the problem? What caused it? Why do you think it started when it DI?
How does it work?
What kind of treatment?
What are the chief problems it caused?
What do you fear most about the sickness?
Is the study or examination of morality through a variety of different approaches
Scope of ethics:
Society provides a normative basis for ethical behavior with laws and regulations
Law is the minimum standard of behavior to which all members of society are held
Ethical questions surrounding biological sciences and technology
Decision made at the bedside
Conduct of research using humans and animals
Ethics of duty
Is the right thing to do
Ethics of consequences
Is the greatest good for the greatest number
Ethics of character
Is based on life experiences and a willingness to reflect on our actions