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SSP1: Introduction to Sociology Ziad Munson Spring 2007 munson@lehigh.edu
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Chapter 2 Culture
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Defining Culture Complex system of meaning and behavior that defines the way of life for a society. Includes: beliefs, values, knowledge, art, morals, laws, customs, habits, language, and dress.
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Culture Material culture consists of the objects created in a given society. Buildings, art, tools, toys, print and broadcast media, and other tangible objects. Nonmaterial culture includes the norms, laws, customs, ideas, and beliefs of a group of people.
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Characteristics of Culture 1. Culture is shared . 2. Culture is learned .
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If {image} , then {image} Rate yourself on attractiveness to the opposite sex compared with the average person your age and in your culture. 1 2 3 4 5 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% a. Highest 10 percent b. Above average c. Average d. Below Average e. Bottom 10 percent
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1. Culture is shared . 2.
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2008 for the course SSP 001 taught by Professor Munson during the Spring '06 term at Lehigh University .

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