Culture - d Although different in certain respects culture...

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Culture Culture - That complex whole that includes knowledge, beliefs, arts, morals, laws, customs and any other habits and capabilities acquired by human beings as members of society. Culture refers to all those ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that are socially transmitted from one generation to the next. E.B. Tylor (18871) Characteristics of Culture: a) Only human beings have culture. (as far as is known) b) Culture exists in the minds of individual human beings who have learned it in their past associations w/other human beings and who use it to guide their own continuing interaction w/other humans. c) Human culture vary considerably, one from the other.
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Unformatted text preview: d) Although different in certain respects, culture resemble one another to a certain extent. e) Once a culture has been learned, it tends to persist. f) Culture are continuously being changed, even though human beings tend to resist these charges. g) In the process of changing a culture, members of a society often borrow from other cultures. When aspects of other cultures are taken on by a culture this process is referred to as "acculturation." h) No person can escape entirely from his culture . i) Different individuals may behave differently in society even though they have been raised in accord to similar culture values....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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