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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Sociology Chapter 3; Culture Culture as Problem Solving Culture sum of practices, languages, symbols, beliefs, values, ideologies, and material objects that people create to deal with real-life problems o Enables people to adapt to, and thrive in, their environments High Culture culture consumed mainly by upper classes Mass Culture Popular culture; culture consumed by all classes Origins of Culture Abstraction ability to create general ideas or ways of thinking that are not linked to particular instances Symbols ideas that carry meaning o Includes components of language, mathematical notations, and signs o Allow us to classify experience and generalize from it Cooperation capacity to create a complex social life by establishing generally accepted ways of doing things and ideas about what is right and wrong o Establishing norms and values Norms generally accepted ways of doing things Values ideas about what is right and wrong Production involves making and using tools and techniques that improve our ability to take what we want from nature Material culture comprises the tools and techniques that enable people to get tasks accomplished Non-material culture composed of symbols, norms, and other intangible elements Three Types of Norms Folkway the least important norms and they evoke the least severe punishment Mores (pronounced morays) core norms that most people believe are essential for the survival of their group or their society www.notesolution.com
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