culture shapes your life it is your customs beliefs and the way you live your life
it includes a wife family and children
has several generations living in on household (grandparents parents children and sometimes aunts uncles and cousins)
believes in only one god
believes in more that one god
where people have supreme power
when the people choose leaders to represent them
a ruler or group holds power by force
refers to the skills and tools people use
the movement of customs or ideas from one place to another
a group of people within a society who share certain beliefs values and customs
people who judge other cultures by the standers of their own culture
is the belied that one racial group is naturally superior to another
the fear of immigrants and foreigners
an economic system based on private ownership of capital
a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership
what are the major elements of culture?
social organizations, customs and traditions, language, arts and literature, religion, forms of government and economic systems.
is the organization of members into a smaller units. it is ment to help poeple of a culture work together to meet their basic needs.
why is family the most important unit of social organization?
they learn customs from their family. every culture creates a social structure by organizing it's members into smaller units
what are the four types of economies?
Traditional economy, market economy, command economy, mixed economy
economy based on farming and bartering, hunt, gather, farming, herding. makes own clothes (for themselves
an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices, make then sell then buy
An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.
most common, combines elements of the command and market economies. some make their own decisions and the government makes others
democracies or dictatorships (some places can choose where others cannot)
what are factors that cause cultures to change?
technology, changing environment and new ideas
in this century has culture change increased or decreased?
increased because of new ideas changing enviornment and technology. something new every day
people often have troube understanding other peoples cultures because, they are so used to their own. Most people prefer their own culture because it is familiar and comfortable. Why change when you don't have to.