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Culture

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC101Y1
Professor
Sheldon Ungar
Semester
Fall

Description
Sociology September 22 , 2010. Culture Reading: NS Ch. 2, SLDI ch. 2 Many believe there is a benevolent spirit so we must follow some rituals and then we will be happy in the afterlife All elements of culture try and solve some human needproblem that exists Has to become wildly shared before we can call it culture Culture is the sum of socially transmitted ideas, practices, and material objects that people create to overcome real-life problems. Culture gives us guidelines for how to act Culture becomes culture when it fulfills human need A ritual becomes culture once it is socially transmitted, once it is transmitted from one person to another, becomes widely accepted shared, and is learned Example: steam engine once used to open doors when it was first created after Christ and was promptly forgotten, was revived later on and was improved to fulfill human needs and wants. It then became part of culture, once it became useful (social need for it developed) and not before, before that it was forgotten for 1700 years Complication with culture:
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