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DS3_2007 - SOC 101 Discussion Sheet Three Culture Due...

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SOC 101 Jipson Discussion Sheet Three Culture Due September 13 Name ____ _________ Answer the following questions from the Macionis text and discussion in class. Please feel free to write on the back. 1. Explain the meaning and significance of culture. Cultures is the values, beliefs, behavior and material objects that together form a people’s way of life. Culture includes what we think, how we act, and what we own. Culture is based on both out past and how we are guided in the future. Some ideas are created by individuals in society, while others are physical that are created by members of society 2. What role does the media play in creating and/or disseminating culture? Does the media affect how people see themselves? The Media plays a huge role in how we view culture, and to what we find both socially expectable and unacceptable. Everything we do these days is based on how we want other people to think of us. If we expect the media to look at us, and criticize what we do then it is obvious that the media effects in a negative way as to how we look at ourselves. The media
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