ch2 - Chapter 2: Outline Culture (material and nonmaterial...

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Chapter 2: Outline Culture (material and nonmaterial aspects) Nonmaterial Normative Component (norms) Folkways Mores Cognitive components Knowledge Beliefs Values Ideal vs. Real culture Subcultures & countercultures Global Culture Cultural Relativism and Ethnocentrism Culture and Theory Conflict Functionalist Interactionist
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Culture shared beliefs, languages, norms, values, behaviors and even material objects among members of a group or society that are passed from one generation to the next Material/Symbolic Culture- -Artifacts that humans create, use and share with one another. Nonmaterial Culture- -a groups ways of thinking (beliefs, values, and assumptions about the world) and doing (common patterns of behavior, including language, gestures and other forms of public interaction) In class when we talk about culture, we are usually talking about nonmaterial culture Culture Shock— the disorientation that people experience when they come into contact with a fundamentally different culture
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Normative Culture o Norms- -rules or standards and expectations that guide the behavior and values of members of a society o Folkways- -norms that specify the way things are or are
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