Sociology Topic 4.docx culture

Sociology Topic 4.docx culture - c. Ethnocentrism i....

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Culture 1. What is culture? a. Social heritage of a people b. Learned patterns for thinking, feeling and acting c. Transmitted from one generation to the next d. Shared meaning system used to interpret reality 2. Components a. Norms i. Folkways ii. Mores iii. Laws b. Values c. Symbols i. Non-verbal ii. Language iii. Expressive symbolism 3. Variability in culture a. Cultural universals i. Patterns common to all cultures b. Cultural integration i. Elements tend to be consistent with each other
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Unformatted text preview: c. Ethnocentrism i. Judging behavior of other groups by standards of ones own group d. Cultural relativism i. Examining the behavior of other groups by the standards of ones own group e. Subculture i. Distinct and unique cultural patterns of a group that also shares mainstream cultural traits f. Counterculture i. Subculture at odds with the larger society...
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