Components of Culture

Components of Culture - Culture and Society Components of...

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Culture and Society Components of Culture A. Cultural Universals Cultural universal refers to a cultural item that exists in all cultures part and present. Items like religion and language are found in every culture. They are examples of cultural universals B. Innovation Innovation is the process of introducing an idea or object that is new to culture. There are two forms of innovation: discovery and invention. C. Diffusion Sociologists use the term diffusion to refer to the process by which a cultural item is spread from group to group or society to society. Cultures learn from one another. Diffusion can occur through a variety of means, among them exploration, military conquest, missionary Henslin (2004:51) contends that when groups make contact with one another, they most often exchange nonmaterial culture. D. Cultural Leveling Henslin (2004:51) uses cultural leveling to describe a situation in which cultures become similar to one another as a result of travel and communication. The fact that one can find a McDonalds or a
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