Material and Non - Material and Non Material Culture :...

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Material and Non Material Culture Sociologists describe two interrelated aspects of human culture: the physical objects of the culture  and the ideas associated with these objects. Material culture  refers to the physical objects, resources, and spaces that people use to define their  culture. These include homes, neighborhoods, cities, schools, churches, synagogues, temples,  mosques, offices, factories and plants, tools, means of production, goods and products, stores, and  so forth. All of these physical aspects of a culture help to define its members' behaviors and  perceptions. For example, technology is a vital aspect of material culture in today's United States.  American students must learn to use computers to survive in college and business, in contrast to  young adults in the Yanomamo society in the Amazon who must learn to build weapons and hunt.  Non-material culture
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