ISU SOA 106 - Culture (3 pages)

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Discussion of culture and how it shapes our lives.


Lecture number:
8
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Illinois State University
Course:
Soa 106 - Introduction to Sociology
Edition:
1
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SOA 106 1ST Edition Lecture 8 Outline of Last Lecture I Deaths by Various Causes II So What Implications of a Dominate Reality Outline of Current Lecture II What is Culture III Why is Culture Significant IV Material Culture V Non Material Culture Current Lecture What is Culture Culture a collection of ideas values practices and material objects shared by a social group o Also the social process through which meaning is constructed and disseminated The American Flag Star Spangled Banner Why is Culture Significant Shapes our reality Seperates societies Shapes who we are Humans need culture to survive Culture guides human behavior Culture gives us meaning Culture teaches people everything o Nothing is really instinct of human nature It tells us what behavior is acceptable what is good and bad is guided by our culture Gives meaning to our lives when we are dead These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute o grandma is in a better place now Material Culture Material objects objects created by humans to be used enjoyed or exchanged o Money o Phones o Cars Symbols and language Symbols something used to represent or stand for something o Crosses o Money o Monuments statue of liberty o Colors white purity o American Flag Language written or spoken system of symbols that convey meaning o Most important set of symbols we have Most powerful symbol through which social reality is constructed and maintained Non Material Culture Norms culturally defined rules of conduct o Sit when coming into class not cutting in line raising your hand to talk Values Beliefs Ideology Enforcing norms o Mores serious norm violation having sex in public murder o Folkways less serious infractions cutting in lines o Sanctions



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