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Chapter 3 sociology vocbulary

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Chapter 3  Culture and Media *culture- a set of beliefs, traditions, and practices; the sum total of social  categories and concepts we embrace in addition to beliefs, practices, and  surroundings; that which is not natural environment around us *nonmaterial culture- values, beliefs, behaviors, and social norms *material culture- everything that is a part of our constructed environment,  including technology *ideology- system of concepts and relationships, an understanding of cause and  effect *culture relativism- taking into account the differences across cultures without  passing judgment or assigning values *cultural scripts- modes of behavior and understanding that are not universal or  normal *subculture- the distinct culture values and behavioral patterns of a particular  group in society; groups having social, economic, or ethnic traits distinctive 
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