Central Questions – Helpful Definitions
Function — purpose:an action or use for which something is suited or designed (i.e., Its function is to collect water).
Culture(s) — people with shared beliefs and practices:a group of people whose shared beliefs and practices identify the particular place, class, or time to which they belong
- important organization: a large organization that is influential in the community, e.g. a college, hospital, or bank
- established practice: an established law, custom, or practice
(e.g., the institution of marriage)
Oppress(ion) — dominate harshly: to subject a person or a people to a harsh or cruel form of domination
Perpetuate — to make something continue, usually for a very long time