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Define culture

a learned set of enduring values, beliefs, and practices that are shared by an identifiable or large group of people with a common history

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Define ethnocentrism

Seeing your own culture as the center of the universe

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Define cultural relativism

Cultures are merely different, deficient--refers to not judging a culture to our own standards of what is right or wrong, strange or normal. Instead, we should try to understand cultural practices of other groups in its own cultural context.

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Define multiculturalism

Promotes diversity of cultures but also uphold human rights

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Define Low-Context

verbally precise, direct, assertive, self-enhancing, and explicit.

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Define High-Context

uses indirect verbal expression and you are expected to “read in between the lines”.

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Define Low Power Distance

values equal power sharing and discourages attention to status differences and ranking in society, sees you as an equal

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Define High Power Distance

relatively strong emphasis on maintaining power differences, hard to challenge authority

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Define Masculine culture

Masculine- dominance, ambitiousness, assertiveness, competitiveness, and drive for achievement

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Define Feminine culture

Feminine- Affectionate, nurturance, sensitivity, compassion, expressiveness (less rigid) more conserved with cooperation