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Study Questions: Chapter 3

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1. Compare and contrast dominant culture with subculture and counterculture. 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. Explain symbols of culture. What form(s) do they take?

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4. Briefly explain the notion of 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? Explain.

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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. Differentiate between mass culture and popular culture.

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9. Explain what cultural globalization is and the implications of it being dominated by a single nation.

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