Chapter 8 Vocabulary

By Harli Henderson

Culture

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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Animism

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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Hinduism

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


Hindus believe that there are multiple Gods.


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Buddhism

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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Judaism

The monotheistic religion of the Jews


Jews celebrate Hanukah in the late months of the year.

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Christianity

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


Christians celebrate Christmas

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Islam

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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Sikhism

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


They follow ten Gurus


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Urban

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


Coppell is urban



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Rural

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


A farm is rural




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Multicultural

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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