Unformatted text preview: culture 11. Myths: Stories or images representing a culture’s values handed down from generation to generation as a guide for living 12. Race: Biologically defined as group who share some hereditary physical characteristics, sociohistorically defined by unstable social meanings constantly being transformed by debate 13. Reference Group: Group to which one aspires to attain membership 14. Rituals: A socially essential collective activity within a culture 15. Subculture: Group within a larger society that shares distinctive cultural characteristics to distinguish it from others 16. Subgroup: Group based on vocation, avocation, or special skills that, like cultures, provide patterns of behavior and values 17. Symbols: Verbal and nonverbal language that is used to communicate the idea of a communication source 18. Values: A central organizing belief or belief system that shape’s a persons goals and motivations 19. White Privilege: Advantages that Whites have living in a White Culture...
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- Fall '09
- Sociology, unstable social meanings, hereditary physical characteristics, central organizing belief