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Unformatted text preview: Culture is a system of meanings embodied in symbols • Symbols can be explicit and implicit • Connection is arbitrary – many meanings (color red) Attributes of culture • It is learned (enculturation) • It is transmitted • It has a history • It changes. It is not static • It is shared • It involves debate • It involves power Other Assumptions • Enlightenment views of equality If nature made us all equal and you’re off the table, then there is something naturally wrong with you • Lab in the world, world in the lab...
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