Chapter 3 Notes - culture a set of beliefs, traditions, and...

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culturea set of beliefs, traditions, and practices; the sum total of social categories and conceptswe embrace in addition to beliefs, behaviors(except instinctual ones), and practices; thatwhich is not the natural environment around us.ethnocentrismthe belief that ones own culture or group is superior to others and the tendency to view all other cultures from the perspective of ones own.nonmaterial culturevalues, beliefs, behaviors, and social normsmaterial culture everything that is part of our constructed, physical environment, including technology.ideologya system of concepts and relationships, an understanding of cause and effect.cultural relativismtaking into account the differences across cultures I without passing judgementvor assigning value.cultural scripts modes of behavior and understanding that are not universal or natural.subculture part 1the distinct cultural values and behavioral patterns of a particular group in society.subculture part 2
a group united by sets of concepts, values, symbols, and shared meaning specific to the
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Spring
Professor
Dill
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Sociology, Ethnocentrism, distinct cultural values

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