Chapter 8 Vocabulary

By Harli Henderson


The beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time

There are many different cultures in the world.

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The belief in the existence of individual spirits that inhabit natural objects and phenomena

Animism was part of many Native American's cultures.

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A major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion

Hindus believe that there are multiple Gods.

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a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha

Buddhists believe in four noble truths

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The monotheistic religion of the Jews

Jews celebrate Hanukah in the late months of the year.

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The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices

Christians celebrate Christmas

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The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah

Islams have faith in the Quar'an

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A monotheistic religion founded in Punjab in the 15th century by Guru Nanak

They follow ten Gurus

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In, relating to, or characteristic of a city or town

Coppell is urban

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In, relating to, or characteristic of the countryside rather than the town

A farm is rural

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Constituting several cultural or ethnic groups within a society

Coppell is multicultural

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Gender Roles

The overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness

The man provides for the house is a common gender role for a male

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Social Class

People having the same social, economic, or educational status.

Middle class is a social class

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Social Mobility

The movement of individuals or groups in social standing social position. It may refer to classes, ethnic groups, or entire nations, and may measure health status, literacy, or education — but more commonly it refers to individuals or families, and their change in income. ...

As you change from social class to social class, you are social mobilizing.

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