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11 terms

Ch 2.1

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Culture
the body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition
Material culture
The art, housing, clothing, sports, dances, food, and other similar items constructed or created by a group of people
Nonmaterial culture
Human creations, such as values, norms, knowledge, systems of government, language, and so on, that are not embodied in physical objects
Technology
the combination of object and rules
Symbols
anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share a culture
Language
our spoken, written, or signed words and the ways we combine them to communicate meaning.
Values
shared beliefs used to decide what is good or bad, right or wrong, desirable or undesirable
Norms
Expectations for the way group members will behave while in the group. i.e. "The Rules"
Folkways
Informal norms or everyday customs that may be violated without serious consequences within a particular culture
Mores
Accepted rules of behavior. Violation leads to serious consequences.
Laws
Norms that are enacted as formal rules by a political body and enforced by the power of the state. Written Rule.