Chapter 3 notes - Chapter 3 Differences in Culture Culture-...

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Chapter 3 Differences in Culture Culture - a system of values and norms that are shared among a group of people and that when taken together constitute a design for living Values - abstract ideas about what a group believes to be good, right, and desirable Norms - social rules and guidelines that prescribe appropriate behavior in particular situations Folkways - routine conventions of everyday life (shaking hands) Mores - norms that are seen as central to a functioning society and to its social life (infidelity) Society - a group of people who share a common set of values and norms Differences in social culture : religion, political philosophy, economic philosophy, education, language, and social structure Social structure - the basic social organization of a society. Two dimensions are important aspects: individual vs. group, and degree of classes or castes Group - an association of two or more individuals who have a shared sense of identity and who interact with each other in structured ways on the basis of a common set of expectations about
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