Soc101Chapt2 - Traveling to a new and different location...

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Unformatted text preview: Traveling to a new and different location can cause some people to experience severe, personal disorientation, often referred to as Culture Shock one reason for such a reactionThe fact that people internalize the elements of their own culture and then come to know the world only by those standards. Understanding culture selected topics :-Types of Culture-Elements of Culture-Ethnocentrism-Cultural re Relativism-Sub-& Counter Cultures-Social Control-Ideal & Real Culture-Culture Change Culture All the beliefs, values, behavior and material objects that define a peoples way of life and are passed on. Kinds of Culture-Material culture [tangible products]=Housing, clothing, etc.-Non-Material Culture [Intangible products of society]=Laws, Punishments and Ideas. Source: sociology: A Down-To-Earth Approach by Allyn & Bacon Notes: ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ ________________ The Elements of Culture : Elements of constraint or freedom?-Symbols-Gestures-Language-Values and Beliefs-Social Norms Symbols are anything that can carry a meaning....
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