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Sociology Notes - I. Functions of Culture A....

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I. Functions of Culture A. Structural-Functional 1. Explains culture as a complex strategy for meeting human needs 2. Draws fro philosophical doctrine of idealism 3. Structural-functional analysis helps us understand unfamiliar ways of life (ex: Amish) 4. Cultural universals – traits that are part of every known culture B. Social-Conflict 2. Benefits some members at expense of others 3. Culture is shaped by society’s system of economic production 4. rooted in philosophy of materialism (pg 61) 6. stressing divisiveness of culture, understates ways in which cultural patterns integrate member of society 1. sociobiology a. theoretical approach that explores ways in which human biology affects how we create culture b. rests on theory of evolution proposed by Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” c.
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2008 for the course SOC 202 taught by Professor Xiauqinwuturner during the Fall '08 term at N.C. State.

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