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Introduction to Culture

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republic
A form of government in which the people choose leaders
patriarchal
Male exercises majority of authority in decisions in the family
matriarchal
Women exercises more authority in decisions in the family
nuclear family
Includes parents, children, and siblings (brother/sister)
mixed economy
individuals make some economic decisions and governments make others
monotheism
worship of one god
instinct
an inborn impulse or tendency to perform certain acts or behaviour
polytheism
worship of more than one god
social class
ranking people that may be based on money, occupation, education
democracy
a tybe of government in which people have the supreme power
traditional economy
people produce most of what they need to survive
market economy
individuals answer basic economic questions by buying and selling goods
dictatorship
one ruler or group holds all government power
command economy
government controls what/how goods are produced and what they will cost
extended family
includes grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins nieces and nephews
family
the most important unit of social organization
culture
transmitted from generation to generation; used to cope