sociology paper 32

sociology paper 32 - Rachel Kronenberger Culture: A...

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Rachel Kronenberger Culture: A Sociological View The article, “Culture: A Sociological View,” by Howard S. Becker describes the meaning of culture and it also shows its subtleties and importance. The beginning of the article starts out with a short story about Saturday night musicians. Becker then goes on to explain what he believes culture to be. Also, Becker explains to the reader how culture allows people to act collectively. Further along in the article it talks about how people react when put under new conditions. The article also describes how culture can sometimes work as a guide in organizing collective action. The author gives an example in the text about how falling in love can play a role in culture. Lastly, the article examines how the existence of culture makes in possible for individuals to be able to plan out their own lives. The story of the Saturday night musicians is a prime example in the article of collective action. The author explains that culture is what explains how people act in
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENG 121 taught by Professor Howard during the Spring '08 term at Sinclair CC.

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