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Study Questions: Chapter 4

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1. What are dominant cultures, subcultures, and countercultures. Give examples for each type of culture.

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2. How do positive sanctions differ from negative sanctions?

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3. What are the functions of symbols in a culture? What form(s) do symbols take?

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4. What is ethnocentrism?

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5. What is sociolinguistics? Why is it a source for both understanding and misunderstanding?

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6. Do you think people have agency in the culture they consume? Why or why not?

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7. What are some of the major differences between English and Aboriginal languages? What might the significance of these differences be?

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8. What is the difference between mass culture and popular culture?

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9. What is cultural globalization? What are the implications of culture being dominated by a single nation?

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