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Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Culture
What is it?
- social forces internal/external
- all about perception, what we see is selective
Social order & predictability
- behaviour is not random in social groups
- its patterned, predictable ppl tend to conform
- culture isnt random
- culture is the most powerful widespread social force that governs
Values, beliefs & norms
Values things everybody in cultures share
- most abstract, inclusive
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political equality system treats you equally
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freedom of conscience freedom to explore your own spirituality
Norms even more specific to groups
- things that govern everyday conduct
- more concrete than values, beliefs
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what kind of behaviour isnt allowed proscribed
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what kind of behaviour is allowed prescribed
The two faces of culture
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www.notesolution.com
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