Culture JSA Lecture

Culture JSA Lecture - Culture JSA Lecture 17:03 What is...

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Culture JSA Lecture 17:03 What is culture? Studied by anthropologists The taken for granted but powerfully influential understandings and codes that  are learned and shared by members of a group- james peacock “the systematic body of learned behavior which is transmitted from parents to  children”- Margaret mead o emphasizes how culture is passed from one generation to the next o cultures reproduce by passing down beliefs  o social reality is truly socially constructed  the “outsider/insider” problem o outsider born into a different culture, but studies this culture positives: they don’t assume that all the studies of this particular culture  are true.  Negatives: can’t be completely unbiased, so its possible they will apply  the standards of their old society to their new society in an  inappropriate way  Perfect example: Europeans studying non western cultures, they 
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