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Culture. The knowledge, language, values, customs, and material objects that are passed from person to person and from one generation to the next in a human group or society. Reflection. Why is culture important?. Material World. Material Culture

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culture
Culture
  • The knowledge, language, values, customs, and material objects that are passed from person to person and from one generation to the next in a human group or society
reflection
Reflection
  • Why is culture important?
material world
Material World
  • Material Culture
    • The physical or tangible (see, touch) that members of a society make, use, and share
      • Raw Materials → Technology → Stuff
  • Non-Material Culture
    • The abstract or intangible human creations of society that influences people’s behavior
      • Language, beliefs, values, rules of behavior, family patterns, political systems
cultural universals
Cultural Universals
  • Customs and practices that occur across all societies
components of culture
Components of Culture
  • Symbols
    • Anything that meaningfully represents something else
  • Language
    • A set of symbols that expresses ideas and enable people to think and communicate with one another
  • Values
    • Collective ideas about what is right or wrong, good or bad, and desirable or undesirable in a particular culture
  • Norms
    • Established rules of behavior or standards of conduct
come up with your own
Come Up with Your Own
  • With a partner, generate a list of the following components of culture
    • Symbols
    • Language
    • Values
    • Norms