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Intro to Sociology Day 2

by: Jenna Esser

Intro to Sociology Day 2 SOC 1010

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In class notes General topics discused in class
Intro Sociology
Dr. Crystal Edwards
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jenna Esser on Saturday September 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 1010 at University of Nebraska at Omaha taught by Dr. Crystal Edwards in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Intro Sociology in Arts and Sciences at University of Nebraska at Omaha.


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Date Created: 09/03/16
Intro to Sociology Class notes Day 2 Understanding Culture Culture -A way of living -Totality of shared language, knowledge, material objects, and behavior -We perceive the world through a cultural lens -shared assumptions Society -the structure of relationships within which culture is created and shared through regularized patterns of social interactions Difference Culture-what we do Society-All the people Culture is -emergent -learned -channels human behavior -maintains boundaries Types of Shared Knowledge -symbols-universally understood, everyone knows what it means -technology -typewriter -Ideology-the way we think about or justify our society -Societal Norms-prescriptions for behavior, how we expect you to behave -Values-things that we hold dear, and are important to us -Roles-who we are, like a script, or an expectation on how that person should behave What creates variations and changes in culture? -Culture varies within between societies -Innovation -Individual agency/Rebel -Changing values -Changing norms -Sanctions-can be positive or negative -Globalization and technology-we are more connected, so our culture is spreading through the world Culture serves the elite -Dominant Ideology -Cultural beliefs and practices that legitimate existing powerful social economic, and political Perspectives on Cultural diversity -Ethnocentrism-believing that your culture is better than all the rest -Cultural Relativism -Understand the action within the context of the culture


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