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SOCA01 J CHAPTER 3 Culture is the sum of practices, languages, symbols, beliefs, values, ideologies, and material objects that people create to deal with real-life problems. Culturesenable people to adapt to, and thrive in, their environment High culture if culture consumes mainly by upper classes (opera, ballet, etc.) Popular culture (or mass culture) is culture consumes by all classes Abstraction is the capacity to create general ideas or ways of thinking that are not lined to particular instances J Ideas Symbols are things that carry a particular meaning, including the components of language, mathematical notations, and signs. Symbols allows us to classify experience and generalize from it Cooperation is the capacity to create a complex social life by establishing generally accepted ways of doing things and ideas about what is right and what is wrong J Norms and values Norms are generally accepted ways of doing things Values are ideas about what is
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