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Exnomination and culture

Exnomination and Culture

  • LLC 5160

For details of the license under which you may use this work, see:


What is culture and who has it

What is culture?(And who has it?)

Facets of culture

Facets of Culture

  • Values

  • Norms

  • Institutions

  • Artifacts

Roland barthes

French philosopher(1915-1980)

Identified process of exnomination

Explained why dominant groups feel they have “no culture”

Roland Barthes



"If you are a member of a dominant group, your attributes are invisible. Your role in making things the way they are is not noticeable. You believe your culture is apolitical and non-ideological. Your rules become the rules…"

Some students experience school like this

Some students experience school like this..

School Culture

Home Culture

Other students like this

Other students like this..



Francis l k hsu

Francis L. K. Hsu

  • Chinese American professor of anthropology (1909-1999)

  • Anthropologists should seek understanding of their own culture prior to studying that of others

Discuss hsu s a blueprint for us culture

Discuss Hsu’s “A Blueprint for US Culture”

Postulate 10

Postulate 10?

  • Monolingualism is the norm.

  • Bilingualism is a temporary state on the way to becoming American.

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