Lecture Notes 061906 - 2) norms rules for...

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Katie Kerr SOC 302 June 19, 2006 Culture – the sum total of a societies mental and material constructs Mental constructs: - literature - belief systems/morals - traditions - language - knowledge base Material constructs: - food - architecture - tools - weapons - technology - clothes - currency - pastimes Societal Culture 1) subcultures – cultures that have norms, believes, etc, that are different  from, but not in opposition with, the societal culture 2) counter-cultures – subcultures that have believes, norms, etc., that are in  opposition to the larger societal culture Important Components of Culture 1) values – whatever it is people consider to be important in their lives
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Unformatted text preview: 2) norms rules for behavior/behavioral expectations a. The norms reflect our values; the values are used to justify or legitimate the norms. 3) roles the set of behavioral expectations that is attached to a particular status a. role conflict a situation where the demands associated with one status conflict with the demands of a second status b. role strain a situation where there is a conflict within a single role c. anomie a situation in which the roles have been disrupted and, consequently, we dont know what to do....
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