SOC101Y1 Lecture Notes - Consumerism

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19 Apr 2012
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Culture is a set of practices or symbols that somehow fulfill the human need to lower anxiety, etc. Culture guides us on how we are suppose to act. Superstitions differ from culture: culture is passed through generation, it is collective, people must interact socially to transmit 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. Society: exists when people interact and share culture generally in a geographically limited area. Hero"s apologize, 1st century c. e: he used this idea and created the first steam engine. Understanding the culture of other people is difficult because we consider the practices of those cultures. Ethnocentrism: invluves judging another culture exclusively by the standards of one"s own. Cultural relativism is the belief that all elements of all cultures should be respected as equally valid. > aspects of culture both frees us and constrains us:

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