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Copyright © 2008 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2-1 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Culture Culture by Robert Brym by Robert Brym
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Copyright © 2008 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2-2 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Will examine: Origins of culture Culture and social control Culture as freedom Culture as constraint*
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Copyright © 2008 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2-3 CULTURE AND SOCIETY CULTURE AND SOCIETY Culture : Sum of socially transmitted practices, languages, symbols, beliefs, values, ideologies and material objects that people create to deal with real-life problems Enables people to adapt to, and thrive in, their environments Society : People interacting socially and sharing culture, usually in a defined geographical area*
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Copyright © 2008 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2-4 ORIGINS OF CULTURE ORIGINS OF CULTURE Three tools in human cultural survival kit: 1. Abstraction : Capacity to create ideas or ways of thinking that allow us to classify experience and generalize from it Ideas or ways of thinking find expression in symbols : Anything that carries a particular meaning, including the components of language, mathematical notions, and signs…*
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Copyright © 2008 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2-5 ORIGINS OF CULTURE ORIGINS OF CULTURE (Three tools in human cultural survival kit) 1. Co-operation : Human capacity to create complex social life by establishing norms , which are standards of behaviour or generally accepted ways of doing things 1. Production : Human capacity to make and use tools, and thereby improve our ability to take what we want from nature Tools and techniques known as material culture *
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Copyright © 2008 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2-6 THE BUILDING BLOCKS THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF CULTURE OF CULTURE
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Copyright © 2008 by Nelson, a division of Thomson Canada Limited 2-7 CULTURE AND CULTURE AND SOCIAL CONTROL SOCIAL CONTROL To ensure conformity to cultural
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2009 for the course SOCIOLOGY SOC101Y1 taught by Professor Tepperman during the Winter '09 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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2 - Chapter 2 Culture by Robert Brym Copyright 2008 by...

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