Discussion: Chapter 12; rationality, perfectibility, and mutability premises
Please answer one of the following questions and respond to at least one other classmate’s posting. Please remember that you should respond to a different question than the one you originally discussed (i.e. if your initial posting was about question 1, please respond to a classmate’s posting for question 2 or 3).
Postings must address all aspects of the discussion question and consist of a well-developed paragraph that includes integration of concepts and terms from the text (please put the terms in bold type or ALL CAPS if your system will not cooperate and include page citations). Emphasis should be placed on discussing the concepts and theories discussed in the text. One sentence responses are unacceptable. Please respond in approximately 150-200 words.
As a friendly reminder, please post your response to a discussion question by midnight on Tuesday, October 21, and your response to a classmate’s posting by midnight on Thursday, October 23.
Consider the following:
• Question 1. What overlapping cultural identities do you have? List the different roles you play in different cultural groups: age, gender race, nationality, educational level, religion, and so on. Think of situations when these identities conflict. How do you resolve these conflicts?
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Question 2. Briefly summarize the rationality, perfectibility, and mutability premises. What social institutions and practices are based on these beliefs? Please provide concrete examples of how these premises play out in society.
Question 3. What advice does the text give that you think parents could use to raise their children to be open to intercultural experiences? What things can they be taught that will allow them to communicate easily with people who are different? Do you think this is an important approach to have in our lives? Why or why not?