what is culture?
the values beliefs, behaviours and material objects that constitute a people's way of life
what is a bridge to the past and a guide to the future?
anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share a culture
a system of symbols that allows members of a society to communicate with one another, allows cultural transmission, shapes society,
culturally defined standards by which people assess desirability, goodness and beauty
specific statements that people hold to be true
what colours our perceptions and forms the core of our personalities?
values and beliefs
rules and expectations by which a society guides the behaviour of its members
various means by which members of a society encourage conformity to norms
embodied in social policy designed to encourage ethinic or cultural heterogeneity
cultural patterns that strongly oppose those widely accepted within a society
close relationship among elements of a cultural system
uneven change among elements leading to disruption and strain
judging another culture by the standards of one's own
judging another culture by its own standards
what is the structural functionalism view of society?
culture is essential to the functioning of society therefore resists change
what is the social conflict view of society?
people in power control visible minorities
what is the symbolic-interactionism view of socity?
we make up our "culture" through the symbols in our social interactions, therefore we define culture continiously
human actions are entirely controlled by previous conditions, operating under laws of nature