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Sociology of Culture SOC 100 Lecture Sep 7
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What is Culture? Ideas, practices, and material objects that people create to deal with real-life problems High culture tends to be consumed by upper classes and includes opera, ballet, and art. Popular culture or mass culture tend to be consumed by all social classes.
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What is Society? People who interact, usually in a defined territory , and share a culture . Sociology beyond societies Global culture
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Cultural Processes Abstraction is the ability to create ways of thinking or general ideas such as symbols . Cooperation is the capacity to create a complex social life through norms and values . Production involves making and using tools and techniques.
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Material and Nonmaterial Components of Culture Material culture is composed of the tools and objects that enable people to get tasks accomplished. Nonmaterial culture is composed of symbols, norms, and other nontangible elements of culture.
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