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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 001
Professor
Beth Mintz
Semester
Spring

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January 31 Lecture 5 Culture: a complex system of meaning and behavior that defines the way of life for a society  Includes: beliefs, values, knowledge, art, morals, laws, customs, habits, language, and dress  In a given society, culture defines what is perceived as beautiful and ugly, right and wrong, good or bad  Material culture consists of the objects created in a given society. o Buildings, art, tools, toys, print and broadcast media o Significant because of the meaning they are given  Nonmaterial culture includes norms, laws, customs, ideas, and beliefs of a group of people o E.g. definiti
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