ppt_ch3 - CHAPTER 3: CULTURE CULTURE AND SOCIETY...

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CHAPTER 3: CULTURE
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CULTURE AND SOCIETY Culture —the learned and shared behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, values, and material objects that characterize a particular group or society 1
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Society —a group of people that has lived and worked together long enough to become an organized population and to think of themselves as a social unit 1 Society
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Characteristics of Culture Culture is learned. Culture is transmitted from one generation to the next. Culture is shared. Culture is adaptive and always changing. 1
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Material culture consists of the tangible objects that members of a society make, use, and share. Examples include tools, jewelry, pottery, clothing, and furniture. 1 Material Culture
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Nonmaterial culture includes the shared set of meanings that people use to interpret and understand the world. Examples include political opinions, religious beliefs, and marriage patterns. 1 Nonmaterial Culture
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Application What is the material culture and nonmaterial culture of …? Baseball School Shopping
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THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF CULTURE Symbol —anything that stands for something else and has a particular meaning for people who share a culture Symbols include Words—chair, tomorrow, hope Gestures—wave, salute Physical objects—cross, wedding ring 2
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Language a system of shared symbols that enables people to communicate with one another. 2
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Language is important. It makes us human. It helps us interact. It directs our thinking, controls our actions, and gives us a sense of belonging. 2 Language
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Is there anything wrong with the traditional  use of language such as business man chair man , mail man , or  man kind? Is it acceptable to use 
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2009 for the course SOC 100 taught by Professor Tba during the Summer '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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