In this essay I will discuss culture, cultural axioms, and how .
I will discuss how people interact with each .
other in relation to culture, cultural axioms, and how ethnocentrism related to .
Diana Kendall, in Sociology In Our Times, culture is defined as: .
"The knowledge, language, values, customs, and material objects that are passed from person to person and from one generation to the next in a human group or society." (65).
Cultures do not always share the same characteristics, they might have a .
common language for example; my culture we all speak English. We all share the .
same family traditions, which have been passed from generation one generation .
to the next such as; Christmas, Easter, and Weddings. (Barak).
Cultural axioms are best defined from Tamotsu Shibutani's textbook:.
"How people are of the norms by which they organize much of their lives varies. These are often taken for granted and regarded as self-evident." (69.
Cultural axioms are the way things are done in our culture compared with other .
cultures. What we are used to in our culture compared to another, for example.
when we travel to another country and there way of life is somewhat different .
than what we are used to, for example food in Germany is different than food in .
Saskatoon. Cultural axioms can also affect communication and reflect the way .
we act with others, for example in some countries it is normal to burp after a .
meal where if someone did that at my table I would be insulted. (Barak).
Ethnocentrism relates to culture because ethnocentrism is defined as:.
"The belief of in the superiority of one's culture compared with.
that of others." (Kendall 669).
Ethnocentrism relates to culture because it shapes us to who we are. Cultres .
have valves, ethnocentrism as well, and people will make themselves superior .
to another culture. Culture is the way people are and all cultures vary from one .
group to the next. People act that way because they are taught and it's passed .