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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA01H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Winter

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1 Chapter 3: Culture Culture: is the sum of practices, languages, symbols, beliefs, values, ideologies, and material objects that people create to deal with real life problems. Cultures enable people to adapt to, and thrive in, their environments. High Culture: is culture consumed mainly by upper classes (opera, ballet) PopularMass Culture: Is culture consumed by all classes. Abstraction: is the capacity to create general ideas or ways of thinking that are not linked to particular instances. Symbols: are things that carry a particular meaning, including the components of language, mathematical notations, and signs. Symbols allow 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
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