Flashcards in Culture Deck (19):
The beliefs , norms, behaviors and products common to the members of a particular group
Ethnic or racial group?
It is any group that you belong to. Frat, emo, etc
Cultures that exist together with a dominant culture but differ in some important aspects from the dominant culture.
Four things that all cultures consist of
The physical objects that are created, embraced, or consumed by society that help shape people’s lives.
Culture and Language- Language is a symbol
Define: The abstract creations of human culture, including language and social practice.
Language and cultures go extinct:
A symbol, it is a system of symbols verbal, non verbal, and written representations rooted within a particular culture.
A particular idea that people accept as true
Accepted social behaviours and beliefs that govern behaviour
The general standards in society that define ideal principles, like those governing notion of right and wrong.
fairly weak norms that are passed down from the past, the violation of which is generally not considered serious within a particular culture.
strongly held norm, the violation of which seriously offends the standards of acceptable conduct of most people within a particular vulture.
Powerful more, the violation of which is considered serious and even unthinkable within a particular culture.
confined norms or rules of behaviour
the values, norms, and behaviors that people in a given society profess to embrace.
Expectations vs reality.
the values, norms, and behaviors that people in a given society actually embrace and exhibit.
a contradiction between the goals of ideal culture and the practices of real culture.
Agent of socialization
Agent of Social Solidarity
Maintain positive sense of self in relation to our culture.
Oppress the undesirables
Not all values, norms, and laws apply to everyone