Culture - CHAPTER2 Culture SOCIETY

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Culture CHAPTER 2
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SOCIETY People who interact, usually in a defined territory, and  share a culture- seen in religion, language, norms, values,  material and non-material culture.
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DEFINING CULTURE Culture  is the sum of  practices, languages,  symbols, beliefs,  values, ideologies,  and material objects  that people create to  deal with real-life  problems. Cultural Universals :   A common practice or  belief shred by all. 
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DEFINING CULTURE Popular culture, Pop  culture , or  Mass  Culture Culture consumed by  all classes. Defines the larger  social climate
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COMPONENTS OF CULTURE Material culture  is composed of the tools and  techniques that enable people to get tasks  accomplished (ie; fashion and status items,  architecture, music, dances) 
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COMPONENTS OF CULTURE Nonmaterial culture  is composed of symbols, norms,  and other non-tangible elements of culture (ie: gang  signs, wolf whistles, slang language, beliefs, etc…)
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NONMATERIAL CULTURE Language  - A system of symbols strung  together to communicate thought.  Allows us to share understandings, pass experience  and knowledge and make plans for the future.  Allows culture to develop. Not just the popular language, but colloquiums,  slang, profanity, and vernaculars are all part of  culture. Did you know?    There are approximately 7000  languages spoken in the world today. However, over 500  of them are considered nearly extinct because they have  fewer than 100 living speakers.  Another 3000 are  endangered, with fewer than 10,000 speakers.
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COMPONENTS OF  NONMATERIAL CULTURE Symbols  - Anything  that carries a  particular meaning,  including the  components of  language,  mathematical  notations, and signs:  unspoken conduits of  communication
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NONMATERIAL CULTURE Values - common belief system that is  shared within a society.   Values are ideas about what is right and  wrong, good and bad, beautiful and ugly. Common religion; common system of laws;  common goals that require shared  behaviors- are all signs of values, and value  systems in a society. Some examples in the United States include the importance 
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