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Unformatted text preview: 1 SOCIOLOGY 101 Introduction to Sociology Culture Some analogies to get us started! ¡ culture:physiology = software:hardware ¡ culture:structure = software:hardware 2 What is “Culture”? ¡ Think of culture as being like blueprints, plans, or recipes--a medium for interpreting, and responding to, our surroundings: a kind of "TOOLKIT“ ¡ A system of meaning and behavior that defines the way of life for a given group or society ¡ Comprises language, other tools, symbols, habits, practices, art, attitudes, roles, values, shared points of contention, etc. Types of Culture ¡ Material Culture: ¢ Objects ¢ Significant because of the meaning they are GIVEN ¡ Non-material culture: ¢ Norms, laws, customs, ideas, beliefs ¢ Intangible, but meaningful ¢ Ex: freedom is valuable, marriage is between a man and a woman Culture is: ¡ Shared ¢ Collectively experienced and agreed upon ¡ Learned ¢ may seem natural ¢ through education, observation, imitation (socialization ) ¡ Taken for granted ¢ Rarely questioned ¢ Seems normal 3 Culture is… ¡ Symbolic ¢ Symbols express cultural meaning ¢ Their meaning provided by society, context ¢ Learning a culture means learning symbolic meanings ¡ Varies across time and place ¢ Cultural relativism: something can only be...
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