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SOC Ch.3 - Culture

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 103
Professor
Terry Roswell
Semester
Fall

Description
SOC 103 Ch3Culture Culture Culture is a system involving behaviour beliefs knowledge practices values and material such as buildings tools and sacred itemsHowever culture is contested there is not total agreement as to what constitutes a culture even by those who belong to the group One of the points of contestation is authenticityAuthenticity refers to the following of traditional practicesHowever culture is dynamic Traditional practices become altered as a culture changesDominant culture vs Subculture and Counterculture Dominant culture is the culture that through its political and economic power is able to impose its values language and ways of behaving and interpreting behaviour on a given societyCanadas dominant culture English speaking white heterosexual male university graduate of European background between the age of 2555 in good health who owns a home in middleclass neighbourhood in Ontario or Quebec Subculture is a group of people who share a distinctive set of cultural beliefs and behaviours that differ in some significant way but are not opposed to that of the dominant culture Ex Groups organized around hobbies and occupations Count
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