Chapter 3 Notes - Chapter 3 Culture I. Defining...

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Chapter 3 Culture I. Defining Characteristics A. Unique – Society will make a culture unique Culture Shock – When you go to other places and the culture is so different you may experience culture shock. B. Evolutionary Process – no culture is inherently good or bad. All cultures will help societies maintain social order. C. Boundary – Culture boundary is flexible. Politics is fixed. Different cultures can coexist in the same territory. D. 9 major cultures in the world. 1. Western – most important. Includes North America, Western Europe 2. Spanish or Latin America – Includes Central and South America 3. African – Africa 4. Hindu – India 5. Islamic – Middle East and Southeast Asia 6. Sinic – Chinese Culture 7. Russian – Eastern Europe 8. Buddhist – Thailand and other Asian areas 9. Japanese – combination of eastern and western cultures. Western culture is dominant in most of the world in sociology because everywhere you go you see a little bit of western culture like Wal-Mart or McDonalds and other places like
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