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Unformatted text preview: Culture Culture: What is it? Culture: refers to an ordered system of beliefs, expressive symbols, values and knowledge in terms of which groups of individuals define their world, express their feelings, make their judgements, and cope with their environment (Dr. Bee). Culture is Learned Shared Symbolic Integrated Cumulative System vs. the Individual Individuals make up the system yet are also constrained by the system and the actions of other individuals Individuals active participants w/in the system Not an entity but a process Practice Theory Ideal vs. Real Culture Ideal Culture Real Culture Why do you think this distinction is important to anthropological research? Levels of Culture International Culture National Culture SubCultures Ethnocentrism Cultural Relativism Human Rights Cultural Rights The role of the anthropologist? ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2009 for the course ANTH 1000 taught by Professor Sabem during the Spring '08 term at UConn.
- Spring '08