STUDY_GUIDE_ sociology exam 2

STUDY_GUIDE_ sociology exam 2 - STUDY GUIDE: EXAM #2...

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STUDY GUIDE: EXAM #2 Culture: Culture is the totality of learned, socially transmitted behavior. Culture is all the values, norms, and customs that people share with one another. Culture includes language and beliefs Culture is all of the material objects such as monuments, three- piece suites, the lottery, fur coats, and fine automobiles. Culture is ideas found within a society. Culture is what individuals think is right and important as they interact Material The physical or technological aspects of our daily lives the buildings, tools, and other artifacts that include any material item that has had cultural meaning ascribed to it, past and present. Examples: food, houses, factories Non-Material- refers to abstract human creations language gestures values beliefs rules (norms) philosophies customs governments institutions Language Primary way people communicate with one another . Language is universal in that all cultures have it, but it is not universal in that people attach different meanings to particular sounds.
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Sapir-Worf Hypothesis The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis argues that language provides categories through which social reality is defined and constructed. It argues that thinking and perception are not only expressed through language but also shaped by language. “Nature vs. Nurture”
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