Ch. 2 Characteristics of Culture. The Concept of Culture Culture is Learned Culture is Shared Culture is Based on Symbols Culture Gives Meaning to Reality Functions of Culture Culture and Change Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism. What is Culture?.
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The Concept of Culture
Culture is Learned
Culture is Shared
Culture is Based on Symbols
Culture Gives Meaning to Reality
Functions of Culture
Culture and Change
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism
Superstructure: A culture’s worldview, including morals and values, oftentimes grounded in religion
Social structure: The rule-governed relationships—with all their rights and obligations—that hold members of a society together. This includes households, families, associations, and power relations, including politics.
Infrastructure: The economic foundation of a society, including its subsistence practices and the tools and other material equipment used to make a living.
The Barrel Model of Culture
If animals display cultural behavior as do we, should we also view animals through an Anthropological perspective?Sub disciplines of Primate Behavior and Animal Communication deal with this question.
Sometimes can lead to some pretty nasty misunderstandings…