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physical objects a society produces such as tools, streets, sculptures, and they depend on nonmaterial for meaning.
Culture as underlying
basis of interaction.
Culture as a 'given'.
Culture shapes us rather
than in how culture itself
conflict theory approach
Culture as a social product.
Whose interests are served
by how culture develops?
refers to having the attitudes and knowledge that characterize the upper social classes
Cultural patterns evolve
to provide solutions to
Problems are universal,
but the solutions
people adopt vary
cultural relativity requires that each cultural trait be evaluated in the context of its won culture
--Immense cultural diversity
not from unique gene pools,
but cultural evolution.
Some aspects are
Culture relies on language.
are shared ideas about desirable goals; tenderness and cooperation, or toughness and competition
are groups that share the overall culture of a society but maintain a distinctive set of vales, norms, lifestyles and language
are groups whose values, interests, beliefs, and lifestyles conflict with those of the larger culture
is process through which individuals learn and adopt values and social practices of dominant group, more or less giving up their own values.
is belief that different cultural strands within a culture should be valued and nourished
The process by which
aspects of one culture
or subculture are
refers to aspects of
culture that are widely accessible and
commonly shared by most members of
a society, especially those in the middle,
working, and lower classes.
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