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Topic%205%20-%20Culture - Culture Culture is passed from...

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1 Culture Knowledge Language Beliefs Value Behaviors Customs Norms Material Objects Culture is … Material vs. non-material culture passed from person to person & from one generation to the next. What is Normal, Natural, or Usual? The Culture Within Us Culture as Lens Culture Shock Ethnocentrism Culture and Taken-for-Granted Orientations
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2 Gestures Conveying Messages without Words Gestures’ Meaning Differ Among Cultures Can Lead to Misunderstandings Components of Symbolic Culture Language Allows Human Experience to be Cumulative Provides Social or Shared Past Provides Social or Shared Future Allows Shared Perspective Allows Complex, Shared, Goal-Directed Behavior (ex: race, gender, & class differences) Components of Symbolic Culture Artifacts – Symbols Cross Swastika Heart Table & Chair Blackberry Wedding Ring Components of Symbolic Culture
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