dominant culture

dominant culture

the ruling cultural values and social practices within any society. As such the dominant culture may be contrasted with SUBCULTURE. See also POPULAR CULTURE.
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It also makes an effort to appreciate the values that other cultures bestow on the so-called dominant culture.
Education researchers and practitioners describe how they are using classrooms not just to accommodate diverse cultures and languages but to preserve and revitalize cultures and languages that are under threat from a dominant culture. Considering in turn power, culture, and language, they discuss such topics as critical ancestral computing for the protection of Mother Earth, voices from the community: the past embraced, teach what you know: cultivating culturally sustainable practices in pre-service Alaska native teachers, and writing from the threads of our lives: stories from a bilingual family writing project.
Iyanaga argues that Afro-Brazilians used samba to revise the nature of Catholic saints, simultaneously resisting and re-inscribing the dominant culture.
There was a dominant culture of men expected to keep women down for fear of being called a wimp I maintain that the role of everyone, irrespective of gender, is to uphold what is fair and just and to me this is the central message of the film.
Mark Scanlon-Greene opined, "The more LGBT people assimilate into the dominant culture, the less use there will be for drag queens, gay bars, and all the other accoutrements that came with gay liberation.
The dominant culture in a society always has the advantage.
The findings section starts with insights of the dominant culture and then explores two additional subcultures (line management and employee) as a means of highlighting the differentiation in perspective across internal stakeholders.
He draws mostly on transcripts of the trials, but also on other sources to discuss such aspects as from Concordia to Portogruaro, readers of the town, the temple of the virgins, the father of Christ, written culture and oral culture, mythical cheeses and real cheeses, the flight of an idea, end of the interrogation, prison, nocturnal dialogue with the Jew, second sentence, two millers, dominant culture and subordinate culture, and letters from Rome.
Due to a custom and tradition of intense privacy and respect of the sacred, much of the history and lore of the Hopi kachinas is little known by members of the dominant culture. Perhaps part of the mission of "Hopi Kachinas" to is further educate all regarding this highly stylized, culturally connected evolved Native American art expression.
He explained that communication should stem from the admission of identity and cultural singularity, and not follow one dominant culture.
The properties varied in the degree that they integrated perspectives different from the white dominant culture. The mothers did not experience significant changes in their perspective on race subsequent to adoption.
The only thing to come from a dominant culture, one where other cultures are less than only creates aggression, antagonism and resistance (Hanley, 1999).