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Culture to anthropologist

Full range of learned human behaviour patterns

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Social change

Changes of societies organization and beliefs and practices of the people who live in it

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What do anthropologists focus there studies on?

Enculturation - norms of the culture

Members of a culture learn and internalize shared ideas,values and beliefs

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Cultural changes happens b/c

Invention -new products or social patterns

Discovery- finding something unknown

Diffusion - culture sharing something with other culture

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Anthropologists

Study constantly changing organisms

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Cultures made up of 4 parts

1. Physical environment
2. Level of technology
3.social organization
4. System of symbols

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Theories of social change

Acculturation - prolonged contact btwn 2 cultures interchange symbols, beliefs etc.

Diffusion- cultures sharing their culture symbols from another

Culture evolution- cultures evolve from common patterns