Chapter3 - CULTURE The values , beliefs, behavior, and...

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Sociology, Eleventh Edition CULTURE The values , beliefs, behavior, and material objects that, together, form a people’s way of life
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition Terminology Nonmaterial culture The intangible world of ideas created by members of a society Material culture The tangible things created by members of a society
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition Terminology CULTURE SHOCK DISORIENTATION DUE TO THE INABILITY TO MAKE SENSE OUT OF ONE’S SURROUNDINGS DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TRAVEL ETHNOCENTRISM A BIASED “CULTURAL YARDSTICK” CULTURAL RELATIVISM MORE ACCURATE UNDERSTANDING
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition SYMBOLS ANYTHING THAT CARRIES A PARTICULAR MEANING RECOGNIZED BY PEOPLE WHO SHARE CULTURE REALITY FOR HUMANS IS FOUND IN THE MEANING THINGS CARRY WITH THEM THE BASIS OF CULTURE; MAKES LIFE POSSIBLE PEOPLE MUST BE MINDFUL THAT MEANINGS VARY FROM CULTURE TO CULTURE WHY AMERICANS ARE AT TIMES CALLED “UGLY” MEANINGS CAN EVEN VARY GREATLY WITHIN THE SAME GROUPS OF PEOPLE FUR COATS, CONFEDERATE FLAGS, ETC.
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition LANGUAGE A SYSTEM OF SYMBOLS THAT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH ONE ANOTHER CULTURAL TRANSMISSION the process by which one generation passes culture to the next SAPIR-WHORF HYPOTHESIS People perceive the world through the cultural lens of language NON-VERBAL LANGUAGE BEWARE OF USING GESTURES
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Sociology, Eleventh Edition VALUES CULTURALLY DEFINED STANDARDS OF DESIRABILITY, GOODNESS, AND BEAUTY, WHICH SERVE AS BROAD GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL LIVING VALUES SUPPORT BELIEFS BELIEFS SPECIFIC STATEMENTS THAT PEOPLE HOLD TO BE TRUE
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Chapter3 - CULTURE The values , beliefs, behavior, and...

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