CTD 446 Lecture 4: CTD 446 Section 4 Notes

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CTD 446

CTD 446 Section 4 Notes Dress, Culture, and Society Culture • That Complex Whole which includes knowledge, beliefs, art, morals, law, customs, and other capabilities and habits acquired by humans as members of society • Group of people and behavior that is taught • Material and nonmaterial • Dress is a material culture – explains and relates to nonmaterial culture such as beliefs, values, and patterns within a society Enculturation • Learning the cultural ways that are taught to members of the group • How to sit, how to interact with older or younger people in a culture, appropriate dress for a situation Concept of Culture Evolved th • 19 thntury: material culture focus • 20 Century: developed non-material concepts ➢ Social aspects: beliefs and values • End of 20 Century: merged 19 and 20 centuries together ➢ Used concepts of culture to examine how ideas are represented by material objects Culture • Significance of various material and nonmaterial things arise from them being shared by a group • Also, important how a thing is made and used and looks • Cultures usually made of many different subculture groups Example of a Subculture • Bicycling clubs • Spandex, bright colors, dressing alike Society • A group of people who occupy a particular territory and speak common language or share common experiences • Group of individuals who interact with each other based on the sharing of many beliefs and way
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