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Ch+2+Culture+f09 - What is Culture? Culture the values,...

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1 What is Culture? Culture – the values, beliefs, behavior, and material objects that form a people’s way of life. Learned Shared Changing Both material and non-material Components of culture 1. Symbols 2. Language 3. Rituals 4. Norms 5. Values 6. Beliefs
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2 Components of Culture: Symbols Symbols – anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share culture. Symbolic meaning may vary within a single society and may change over time.
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3 Components of Culture: Language Language – a system of symbols that allows people to communicate with one another. Major vehicle of cultural continuity and transmission Cultural transmission – the process by which one generation passes culture to the next. The Sapir-Whorf Thesis – people perceive the world through the cultural lens of language. Language as cultural property Language evolves American Dialectical Society
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4 Rituals A behavior routine that expresses one’s belonging to the culture.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course SOC 40187 taught by Professor Robert during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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Ch+2+Culture+f09 - What is Culture? Culture the values,...

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