Defining culture

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Defining culture Charon and Vigilant: “Culture is a perspective on the world that people come to share as they interact.” “The United States is a society whose people share a culture.” “And within the United States, each community, each formal organization, each group, and each dyad has its own culture…” (p. 81) Culture is a body of learned customs, knowledge, behavior, and material objects Some sociological principles of culture Material and non-material Dynamic Learned Imperfectly represented by individuals Elements of culture Key concepts of culture
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Unformatted text preview: Beliefs (truths): conceptions of the world and the individuals place within it Values: shared conception of what is good, right, or important with regard to conduct, appearances, or states of being Norms: rules that specify behavior appropriate to a social situation Elements of culture Key concepts of culture Values: shared conception of what is good, right, or important with regard to conduct, appearances, or states of being Norms: rules that specify behavior appropriate to a social situation...
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