culture clash

Culture is the ways of thinking, the ways of acting, and the material objects that together form a people’s way of life (Macionis, 2008).  Culture is crucial to how we connect with others and relate to the rest of the world.  When different cultures meet, we may experience some discomfort and reject different lifestyles.

Your assignment is to view the episode of MTV’s “Exiled,” Bjorn, Full Episode 4 and write an essay to discuss the impact of conflicting cultures.  You should identify, compare, and or contrast the two cultures featured in the program and address the following areas surrounding the two primary characters:


  • Define nonmaterial and material culture

Give examples of:

  • culture shock
  • symbols
  • language
  • values
  • beliefs
  • norms
  • mores
  • folkways
  • subculture
  • cultural relativism
  • cultural diffusion
  • ethnocentrism
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