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What is Culture? “The totality of human products   -knowledge, belief, art, morals,  capabilities and habits acquired by  a human being.
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The essence of culture is:   the  creation   and  sharing   of  meanings   in a society of people. British Premier League fans American NFL fans
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Material Culture vs. Non-material  Culture  Material Culture   - “cultural products” or  artifacts produced by people in a  society Includes things like songs, stories,  etc. that you can’t actually hold Non-material Culture   - Beliefs, values,  behaviors that sustain a particular  people (These are explained on pp.  132-139 of your text.)
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Types of Non-material Culture Beliefs: what you hold to be true or  false o Everyone should work o If you work hard, life will improve o Each person is responsible for  his/her own well-being o People are equal and deserving of  having their rights protected
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2010 for the course MC 2525 taught by Professor Song during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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