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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1A06
Professor
Sandra Colavecchia
Semester
Winter

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Culture Defined - Known as all objects (books) and ideas that deal with real life problems - Ex: Gretzky (believed in being ritualized) Cultural Universals - i.e. bodily adornment, sports, gift giving, social institution (family) Cultural Surprises - Gelato examples  Canadian adults failed to immerse young children into late night activities whereas Italians do  Boundaries between public and private self in Canada  Routines and scheduling in parenting-> Italians have more flexibility in their schedule than Canadian parents  Social norms varied throughout cultures Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism Ethnocentrism: one’s own practices/beliefs are superior Cultural Relativism: all cultural practices have equal value Ideal vs Real Culture - A gap exists between what we say and what we do (ideology and action) - Ex. Environmentalism-> say we are concerned about environment and investigate what people say and day (people’s behavior falls short in doing) - Ex. Consumption of alcohol-> people said they frank less alcohol than they did (understanding a less desirable act) Contemporary culture - Globalization  Political interconnectedness (i.e. UN)  Economic interconnectedness (i.e. EU, Free Trade)  Travel and migration  Transnationalism- people moving back and forth between two countries (place of origin, and living in Canada)  C
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