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Bias

A particular preference or point of view that is personal, rather than scientific.

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Cultural Practice

A ritual or activity that is performed in daily life e,g. greeting people

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Cultural Product

The things that we encounter in our daily lives e.g. a mobile phone

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Elite Culture

A culture of those with power and influence e.g. a national government

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High Culture

Cultural patterns that are associated with the elite e.g. classical music and Shakespeare literature

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Popular cultures

Cultural products and practices that are consumed by the masses e,g, TV, film and video games.

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Youth Culture

Cultural products and practices of the young

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Ethnicity

A history, culture, and sense of identity shared by a group of people.

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Gender

The expectations of thought and behavior that each culture assigns to people of different sexes.

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Meanings and Practice of Everyday Life

The codes and conventions that govern the way we live our lives

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Prejudice

A negative attitude toward an entire category of people, often an ethnic or racial minority.

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Register

A style or way of using language that is typical or appropriate for a particular setting.

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Ritual

A ceremonial act; usually something that is regularly and faithfully practiced e.g. no phones at the dinner table

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Social class

A group of people who are based on power, wealth and income

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Socialisation

All of the processes through which we are inducted into society.

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Agents of socialisation

Family, friends, work, school, religion, community.

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Status

A social position that a person holds

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Stereotype

A generalized belief about a group of people

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Style

A basic and distinctive mode of expression that can form into an artistic medium such as music, literature or art

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Taboo

Something that is forbidden to be used or discussed because of social or cultural prohibitions