C.3.Culture - 1 C.3.Culture Culture In a sociological sense...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 C.3.Culture Culture . . . In a sociological sense . . . . . . is a very broad term than used in every- day speech 2 C.3.Culture Culture Sociological Terms: • Environmentally transmitted • Way of life-- ideas-- objects-- behaviors-- groups unique to a setting or society Society Sociological Terms: • People living within defined territorial borders who ‘share’ a common culture AND • Independent of people outside the area • Share many ways of life • US cities/states are not societies, but . . . • US as a whole is a society 3 C.3.Culture Culture • Commonality simplifies life Society • Similar cultural patterns across geographical area Language • Symbols shared within a culture • Keeps folks ‘on the same page’ of understanding 4 C.3.Culture Culture and Society: A thought to keep in mind . . . “Culture provides the blueprint people use in society to guide their social relationships.” 5 C.3.Culture Is culture (ways of life)-- biologically inherited (instincts)? Instincts vs. Reflexes vs. Drives ex: pain lovde 6 C.3.Culture Culture • Commonality simplifies life Society • Similar cultural patterns across geographical area Language • Symbols shared within a culture • Keeps folks ‘on the same page’ of understanding Cultural Universals • “Same” behaviors carried out “differently” Examples: Food Marriages Clothing • Cultural universals can vary within a society 7 C.3.Culture How does culture change Innovation (process of introducing something new into a culture) • Discovery-- Cloning-- Round Earth-- -- Electrons • Invention (something new from existing cultural items)-- computers-- cell phones 8 C.3.Culture Globalization • Cultural expressions crossing national...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Reid during the Spring '08 term at Central Piedmont Community College.

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C.3.Culture - 1 C.3.Culture Culture In a sociological sense...

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