ERIC Number: ED260781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Cultural Molding: A Modular Approach. Cultural Anthropology.
Designed for use as supplementary instructional material in a cultural anthropology course, this learning module introduces the student to cultural molding, the idea that most human behavior can be traced to enculturation and exposure rather than to a socio-biological explanation of human behavior. Following a brief description of socialization, enculturation and acculturation, the following concepts are described and defined: (1) normative standards; (2) means of exercising social control, such as mores, folkways, story-telling and oral tradition; (3) social roles and the division of labor; (4) role conflict, role acceleration, role traits and means of role acquisition such as achievement and ascription; (5) age roles, including age grading and age-set; (6) the distinction between personal and social roles; (7) deviation, including statistical and legal deviation, subcultural exploitation, and anomie; (8) reference points; and (9) territoriality and social distance. Finally, performance activities covering the module's content are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.