SOCA01H3 Study Guide - Orthodox Marxism, Gender Role, Economic Determinism

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Culture is the sum of ideas, practices and material objects that people create to an effort to survive in a complex and changing environment. This definition is very broad it can include the whole of society. The definition of social structure can also be expanded to include the whole of society. Need to distinguish culture form social structure. Philip smith defines culture as the ideal, the spiritual and the non- material . Baumann: culture consists of elements of social life that have meaning that members of society communicate and understand. This distinguishes culture from the concrete elements of social life (baumann lived experience ), which are embodied and enacted by actual objects and people. Gender role attitudes are elements of culture occupation segregation by gender is an element of social structure. Religions institution and religious discrimination are elements of social structure.

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