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Unformatted text preview: 1-16-08Norms: standards or rules about what is acceptable behavior-Norms takes place in every culture although may be different from culture to cultureIdeal Culture: ideas about how people in particular situations ought to feel and behave. People’s subjective perception of what their culture is-or should be- like.Real Culture: what takes place in reality.*rasism is part of real culture but not ideal cultureUniversal- cultural practice that takes place in every culture through out the world.*funerals and marriages are universal; practiced in every culture although different in every culture.Culture is shared*Dominant Cultural Models – the group with the most decision making power and decide what the norms are*Subculture – such as the Amish*NormsCulture is learned not inherited*Socially transmitted*Not biologically inherited*Socialization aka Enculturation *we find out the norm by watching others reactions and responses to situations....
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- Winter '08
- Sociology, The Culture, ideal culture, Real Culture, Important Concepts Norms