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Running head: CULTURE AND SOCIETY 1Culture and SocietyName Institution
CULTURE AND SOCIETY 2SummarySociety and culture are generally related in some ways. Culture consists of the objects of a particular society, whereas a society consists of a group of people who share common culture. In today’s world, the terms society and culture have lost some of their usefulness simply because of the increasing number of people globally who interact and share resources. Still, many people prefer to use culture and society in a more traditional manner; for example, some people still prefer to be part of racial culture within the larger U.S society. Language in culture and society influences perception, values that guide the society and norms which form the society. Languages create visual images and distinguish people from outsiders thus maintaining boundaries and societal solidarity. It serves as a unique tool during manipulations of symbols for expression of abstracts, rules and concepts. Therefore, it creates and transmits culture from generation to generation.
CULTURE AND SOCIETY 3Culture and societyIntroductionCulture can be defined as a system in which actions of individuals are understood by a particular group of people. It consists of beliefs, objects, behaviors and other characteristics which are mostly common to members of a particular society or group. People and groups definethemselves, share values in the society and contribute what they have to the society through culture. There are several aspects of culture in the society; customs, norms, language, values, rules, products, tools, organization and institutions. Being cultured only means being well educated, stylish, knowledgeable of the arts, and well mannered. High culture, which is generallypursued by the upper class, refers to theatre, classical music, fine arts and many other sophisticated pursuits (Nogues-Pedregal, 2012). Because of cultural capital, members of the upper class pursue high art, which means they have professional credentials, knowledge, education, and verbal and social skills which are important to attain the property power and prestige. Low culture is generally pursued by the working middle classes. Popular culture includes sports, television sitcoms, soaps, movies and rock music.Sociologists` view on culture is different from high culture, low culture, and popular culture. They refer to societies as people who interact in such a way as to share a common culture. The bond that exists in culture may be racial or ethical, based on gender or due to shared values, beliefs, and activities. The geographic meaning of society refers to people who share common culture in a particular region. For example, those people living in arctic climates tend todevelop different cultures from those people living in desert culture (Besamusca & Verheul, 2010). In time, a large variety of different cultures arose all over the world.
CULTURE AND SOCIETY 4Languages help people from different backgrounds to learn their cultural heritage andsense of identity in their culture. It acts as power and social booster with continuation of different