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Ch. 5 What is Culture?
What is Culture?pp.66, 67 Culture is a reflection of who or what we are. It refers to everything connected with the way humans live in groups. Physical Environment History Social Life Economic Life Political Life
What is Culture?pp. 68 – 69. Anthropologists are scientists who study human cultural characteristics. They have pointed out that there are many important differences among cultures. In other words, there is cultural diversity. Which of the following have to do with culture? Eye color, eating with chopsticks, values and traditions, long fingers, fingernail polish, school rules, keen sense of hearing.
What is Culture? pp All people have needs: Physical needs – food, water, clothing, shelter, and safety. Emotional needs – friendship, sense of belonging, love, self-esteem, knowledge, excitement, and self-expression.
What is Culture?pp To understand cultures better, anthropologists examine material and non- material aspects. Material culture – the physical objects produced or used by society. Non-material culture – spoken language, ideas, stories, myths, legends, religious beliefs, and ways of behaving.
What is Culture? pp Values – the ideas, beliefs, and ways of behaving that are important to people of a particular culture.
What is Culture? pp Culture is often transmitted from one generation to the next. Customs, beliefs, opinions and stories passed down are traditions. The traditional culture of a group is made up of the practices over generations. The culture shared by many groups in Western society, city and country, is popular culture.
What is Culture? pp
What is Culture? pp Socialization is the process of learning behavior that is considered suitable in your culture.
What is Culture? pp Mainstream culture is the general culture of the majority of people. Contributing culture is the culture of smaller groups of people in the general population. Complete # 3a p. 78 – refer to fig p. 77 for help. P.E.I. Culture
Test Review Vocabulary: Culturepopular culture socializationmicrocosminstitution mainstream culturevalues traditional cultureritestraditions Know: cultural diversity, physical needs, emotional needs – explain the difference Discuss material culture and non-material culture, provide examples – know 5 groups that play a role in an individual’s socialization. P. 75 Know 4 factors in the spread of popular culture.