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What are some examples of cultural groups?

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African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and Hispanic and Latino Americans are examples of cultural groups found in the United States.These cultural groups share cultural practices, tradition, history and cultural group identities with the people within the cultural group.

Cultural norms are a part of cultural groups and change the way that the individuals within the cultural group interact. Cultural norms help people to communicate with others by providing a common reference point as a resource so that people do not need to develop new rules every time that they meet a new person. Cultural norms appear across all cultures and have both similarities and differences. These cultural norms come in categories, such as committee meetings, dinner parties or brainstorming session.

Culture used to be confined to a nation state and was defined by the particular nation state. However, with the global world and the melting pot society found in the United States as well as many other countries, culture is no longer confined to one specific nation state. For example, you can see Pacific Islander cultural groups across Asia, Europe and the United States.

Technology allows people to break down geographical borders and share their cultural traditions. Culture is now identified based on shared beliefs, shared values and a shared understanding of the world rather than a particular nation state.

Sources:

  1. mhhe.com
  2. byu.edu

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