Culture. Culture v. Society: What’s the difference?. culture. a ll the shared products of human groups. society. a n organized group of interdependent people who share a common culture and feeling of unity . Material v. Nonmaterial Culture.
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all the shared products of human groups
an organized group of interdependent people who share a common culture and feeling of unity
What knowledge, skills, or rules do you need to use these American tools?
Fun fact for you:
Have you ever visited a foreign country and been unable to speak the language? Describe your experience.
American values are dynamic, not static.
What does this mean?
Which early sociologist used the terms dynamics & statics to describe elements of culture?
Our values have changed over time
Morality & Humanitarianism
Efficiency & Practicality
Progress & Material Comfort
Equality & Democracy
Nationalism & Patriotism
Science & Rationality
Racial & Group Superiority
Religion & Spirituality
What do you do when you yawn?
What do you do when you sneeze?
After you use the restroom, what do you do?
When lowering the American flag, what should you NOT do?
What do you eat soup with?
Memory Trick: Mores are MORE seriousMores
Remember the Urinal Game? Why did you choose your answers?
When someone finishes performing a great song or speech, what do you do?
When you walk down the hallway or drive down the road, what side do you stay on?
Because you have internalized America’s restroom norms
Who does the enforcing?
self-control, authority figures, police, courts, religion, family, public opinion
To maintain social stability so society can function smoothly
Karen tribe of Burma
system of beliefs or ideas that justifies the social, moral, religious, political, or economic interests held by a group of by societyIdeologies spread by social movements…
(example: societies in Africa blended Christian
beliefs with elements of traditional religions)
Cultural leveling – where cultures become so similar to one another that traditional cultures begin to lose their unique distinctions
New York City
Pick one counterculture OR subculture group: