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What is Culture? (df)
values, beliefs, behaviour & material objects that constitute a people's way of life
canadians compared to americans (4)
trust gov't, respect for authority, less individualistic, less likely to volunteer
americans compared to canadians (4)
distruct of gov't, less respect for authority, individualistic, more likely to volunteer
Lipset: why are americans different from canadians? (2)
revolution, religion (protestant vs. catholic)
all cultures have categories, but specifics vary; sport/basketball vs. sport/gladiator dueling
cultural beliefs are a rational adaptation to material conditions; india and cow love
s.f. says barbie defines roles and middle class and consumerism, c.f. agrees but says that's bad, s.i. is focused on how girls play with barbie dolls
culture (txt df)
knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities aquired by man as a member of society
three characteristics of cultural elements
shared by whole social group, older pass down, shapes behaviour
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