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Day 6 Notes - Day 6 Notes Dimensions of Culture What is...

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Day 6 Notes Dimensions of Culture What is Culture? Culture The language, beliefs, values, customs, knowledge, and material objects that are passes from one generation to the next in a human group or society Types of Culture Material-everything that is a part of our constructed environment [cars, buildings, houses] Non-material-values, beliefs, behaviors, and social norms [music; how music makes us feel] Perspectives on Culture Culture = Human – Nature [humans are using nature to improve on humanity; agriculture, use nature to create stuff, using nature to go beyond] Culture = (Superior) Man – (Inferior) Man [divide between classes; what type of culture is good, what type of culture is better; ideas about system of stratification; emergence of classes] Culture = Man – Machine [man is using machines/technology to create culture, machines help us bridge the gap to culture, the internet] Components of Culture Symbol : Anything that is used to communicate meaning or to represent meaning [building; school building, academic space; church, worship; gestures; facial expressions] Language : System of symbols that is designed to represent tangible objects, as well as thoughts and ideas [naming objects]
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Mermis-cava during the Summer '08 term at UC Davis.

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