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Third Week of Sociology

by: Lauren Dennis

Third Week of Sociology Sociology 1101: Introductory Sociology

Lauren Dennis

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These notes cover Culture in Sociology. Last of the notes before the first exam.
Dr. Kim
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Culture, sociology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Dennis on Saturday February 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Sociology 1101: Introductory Sociology at Georgia State University taught by Dr. Kim in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 43 views. For similar materials see Sociology in Social Sciences at Georgia State University.

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Date Created: 02/06/16
Week: 1/26 and 1/28 Sociology Notes  Culture o “society’s entire way of life” o Made of three things:  Material goods: production and consumption  Norms: standards of behaviors  Values: abstract ideas o The shared ways of living in a given society Extreme to Study: s  Ethnocentrism:  Ethno: people  Judging through lens of one’s culture  Xenocentrism:  Xeno: alien  Judging a culture as yours is superior  Cultural Relativism:  Judging a culture by a culture’s standards o Development:  Cultural universe  Close relationship- family (marriage)  Dancing- Religion  Gift giving. Games, and Joking- basic human interaction  Cooking and Rules of Hygiene- usages of tools and regulations  Importance of Language  System of Symbols  Functions of Language  Linguistic Relativity Hypoyhesis o Values and Norms:  V: culture standards that guide social living  Good and desirable  N: rules and expectations that guide social behaviors  Taboos, social control, and sanctions o Ten Values for Americans  Equal opportunity  Achievement and Success  Material Comfort  Activity and Work  Practicality and Efficiency  Progress  Science  Democracy and Free Enterprise Week: 1/26 and 1/28  Freedom  Racism and Group Superiority o Culture Change  Invention: creating new element- airplane  Discovery: recognizing and better understanding- X-Ray, DNA  Diffusion: Spreading of Cultural Traits- Jazz Music o Diversity:  Subculture: A group within a group  Counter-Culture: Go against a culture


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