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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Fall

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CultureWhat is itsocial forcesinternalexternalall about perception what we see is selectiveSocial orderpredictabilitybehaviour is not random in social groupsits patterned predictableppl tend to conformculture isnt randomculture is the most powerful widespread social force that governsValues beliefsnormsValuesthings everybody in cultures sharemost abstract inclusivepolitical equalitysystem treats you equallyfreedom of consciencefreedom to explore your own spiritualityNormseven more specific to groupsthings that govern everyday conductmore concrete than values beliefswhat kind of behaviour isnt allowedproscribedwhat kind of behaviour is allowedprescribedThe two faces of cultureallows us to be free but sometimes constrains itparadoxStatusroleallows us to live together peacefullycan force you to do things
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