Geography Notes 1HA3 - Culture 2

Geography Notes 1HA3 - Culture 2 - Canada and Us have...

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Canada and Us have shared cultural traits: Language, religion, tech, politics, democracy, economy -Each country has distinctive societal values (national psyche); principles ("life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" vs. "peace, order,and good government"); symbols(eagle vs beaver); geopolitical position(world's only superpower vs. peacekeeper); -So, is there one (North American) culture, or are there two, distinct cultures? - Does it matter if we make a distinction? One additional observation: -Culture differentiate humanity from other life forms, i.e we can distinguish between biological
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Unformatted text preview: adaptations (survival instincts) and cultural adaptations (learned behaviors) Culture and Society Culture - anthropology Society - Sociology see box 6.1, p213 Culture:-ideas, values, artifact’s-ie.WHAT Society:-"relational system of interaction among individuals are groups"-ie, HOW Components of Culture Material vs non-material components of culture 1.Mentifacts - values, language, religion 2.Sociofacts - norms, rules 3.Artifcats - elements related to livelihood-Mentifacts + sociofacts = non-material element of culture-Artifacts = material elements of culture - see norton p,213...
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  • Fall '11
  • Dr. Peace
  • Sociology, Geography, Culture and Society, distinctive societal values, vs non-material components, -Culture differentiate humanity

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