Unformatted text preview: CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 3 CULTURE CULTURE A way of life for people in a society. Culture is learned; it is not innate. We all have culture, no one has more culture than someone else, just different taste. Culture consists of all the material and non material goods and services that are transmitted and shared from generation to generation. CULTURE continued.. CULTURE continued.. Both material and nonmaterial Material culture changes faster Culture lag is when one part of society changes faster than another COMMON CHARACTERISTICS COMMON CHARACTERISTICS OF ALL CULTURES: All culture is learned Culture is patterned Culture is shared Cultures all change All culture is transmitted Culture is inescapable IMPORTANT COMPONENTS IN IMPORTANT COMPONENTS IN CULTURE: Symbols, Language, Values and Norms Language sociologist believe that language separates us from animals, it is one of the most important symbols. Symbols: Anything that meaningfully rep...
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- CULTURE continued.. CULTURE, Values and Norms