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SOC 302 Lecture 3 Notes

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SOC 302 Lecture 3 Notes Soc 302

Cassidy Schap
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Intro to the study of society
Tetyana Pudrovska

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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cassidy Schap on Wednesday September 30, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 302 at University of Texas at Austin taught by Tetyana Pudrovska in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Intro to the study of society in Sociology at University of Texas at Austin.

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Date Created: 09/30/15
Lecture 3 Summary Chapter 3 Textbook Why Do People Get Tattoos Canvas Culture is a system of shared meanings Culture consists of values norms languagesymbols and material goods 0 Values abstract ideals o Norms widely agreedupon rules or principles 0 Material goods Physical objects created by people 0 Language and signs I Linguistic relativity hypothesis Language in uences our perceptions of the world I Symbols Main ways in which cultural meanings are expressed I Semiotics Analysis of verbal and nonverbal cultural meanings Culture and society are closely connected but also can be distinguished from each other 0 Society is a group of people sharing a territory political authority and culture 0 Cultures is a source of conformity that keep society together I Changing norms of smoking I Changing norms of family life I Conformity is accomplished in two ways Members learn the norms of their culture starting from childhood Members are sanctioned for failing to conform Culture as a tool kit from which people select different identities and behaviors o Tattoos among youth 0 Tattoos among women Cultural universals Language marriage religion Cultural diversity 0 A subculture is a group whose values and norms are distinct from the majority I Tattoo subculture o Assimilation is the process by which different cultures are absorbed into the mainstream culture 0 Multiculturalism Ethnic groups retain their cultural distinctiveness Every culture has its own unique patterns of behavior Ethnocentrism Judging other cultures in terms of the standards of one s own Cultural relativism Judging each culture by its own standards


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