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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Winter

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Culture What is it? - social forces internalexternal - all about perception, what we seeis selective Social order & predictability - behaviour is not random in social groups - its patterned, predictable ppl tend to conform - culture isnt random - culture is the most powerful widespread social force that governs Values, beliefs & norms Values things everybody in cultures share - most abstract, inclusive - political equality system treats you equally - freedom of conscience freedom to explore your own spirituality Norms even more specific to groups - things that govern everyday conduct - more concrete than values, beliefs - what kind of behaviour isnt allowed proscribed - what kind of behaviour is allowed prescribed The two faces of culture - allows us to be free but sometimes constrains it paradox Status & role - allows us to live
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