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SOC 110 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Clan Home, Subculture

8 pages94 viewsSpring 2013

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOC 110
Professor
Stacy Silver
Study Guide
Midterm

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Sociology 110 01/29/2013
Culture:
A system developed for organizing people, cooperating, dividing up tasks, and making decisions for the
good and survival of the group.
Helps you survive
Controls people
Exerts and effect
Key tasks of culture:
1. Spiritually and morality
Religion
2. Physical needs Culture Individual
Economy
3. Kinship and kids
Family
4. Passing on knowledge and beliefs
Education (family)
5. Defense and control
Government
Culture doesn’t care how these needs get fulfilled or which gender does them.
Socialization:
The process by which we learn and internalize the expectations and beliefs of our culture.
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Norms:
Societal expectations for behavior in a given situation.
Social Control:
Attempts to change someone’s behavior from what is defined as “deviant” by the group, to what is defined
as “normal”.
Informal: Inappropriate clothes
Formal: Authorities, prison, suspension
Your culture doesn’t care about you.
PART 3
People change culture
Culture Individual
Subculture:
A part of society sharing a distinct pattern of values and behavior that differs from the larger society. EX:
Polygamy, Amish
Culture Individual
Sociology 110 01/29/2013
What is sociology? (Why is it useful to you?)
A science of society
Sociology= The scientific study of human groups and society in search of general patterns of behavior and
attitude.
Making culture visible… Leads to choice
Globe
War
Environment
Diversity of language/cultures
Tech advances
Global econ
Nation
Jobs/econ
Laws/politics
Inequality
Media
Time in history
Community
Tradition-Thon
Football
Drinking
Housing costs

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