What is culture - o understanding of reality Normative...

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What is culture? Culture (def.): the learned set of practices, beliefs, values, and rules for proper behavior, and material objects that are shared by members of a society culture is a universal feature of human social life culture is learned culture is shared culture is cumulative Three components of culture: Cognitive component (how we think) o language o symbols o values o society?s beliefs (Weltanschauung, world hypotheses, and domain assumptions)
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Unformatted text preview: o understanding of reality Normative component (how we act) o norms o folkways (group habits, customs) o mores (moral imperatives) Material component (what we make) o artifacts o art o architecture o other material objects that a society creates and to which it assigns meanings Ethnocentrism (making judgements about other cultures from the perspective of one's own culture)...
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