Soci notes Test 2 - Culture o o Values languages symbols...

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Culture o Values languages symbols norms and the material goods of a groups of people o Subculture Groups whose values and norms are distinct from broader culture o Social Construction It’s a design for living It’s a tool box from which you pull items and tools for daily use o Cultural Universals Symbols and language Speech and writing: expression of language Marriage/ Family system Religious rituals Incest Prohibition Property rights o Mcdonaldizaion of Society George Ritzer Using Weber’s notion of “rationality” Four components Efficiency: optimum method for getting from one point to another Calculability: quantitative aspects of products sold and services offered Predictability: the product/ service is the same across space and time Control: over everyone who enters the “World of McDonalds” Main Point These components are becoming more common in other institutions and areas of social life
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Education, health care, dating, religion Nature and Nurture o Neither wholly explains human behavior o Biology matters, but it works through a “cultural filter” o Functionalist Culture unites Provides a method for consensus and harmony Survival o Conflict Its all about power Who controls language, values, beliefs, politics, and media o Symbolic Interactionism Culture as a tool kit for interactiong People create meaning Socialization o The process that teaches the norms, values, and other aspects of a culture to new members o Primary and secondary o Socializing Agents Family Peers School Work Media o Social roles
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Socially defined expectation that a person in a given social position follows Identity Process of self development through which we formulate a unique sense of ourselves and our relationships to the world around us Social Identity
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course BUSA 1101 taught by Professor Kostov during the Spring '11 term at Georgia Southwestern.

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Soci notes Test 2 - Culture o o Values languages symbols...

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