Culture the fundamentals

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Culture the fundamentals

  1. 1. The Fundamentals<br />Unit 2: Culture<br />
  2. 2. Read p. 71<br />Using your sociological imagination, identify specific examples of culture illustrated in the story<br />The Story of Jabu<br />
  3. 3. CULTURE<br />Culture defines how people in society behave in relation to others & physical objects<br />Culture consists of the knowledge, language, values, customs, and physical objects that are passed on from generation to generation among members of a group.<br />Material vs. Nonmaterial<br />
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  5. 5. SOCIETY<br />Society uses culture to guide their relationships<br />Society is a group of people who live in a defined territory and participate in a common culture<br />
  6. 6. CULTURE + SOCIETY =<br />Human behavior is learned.<br />Human behavior is based on culture.<br />Society uses culture as its guide.<br />
  7. 7. CULTURE vs. HEREDITY<br />Why is culture more important than instinct?<br />Instincts are genetically inherited patterns of behavior (unlearned)<br />If controlled by instincts, then…<br />Example<br />
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  10. 10. How does heredity affect behavior?<br />Nature vs. Nurture<br />Reflexes are the automatic reaction to physical stimuli<br />Examples<br />Drives are impulses to reduce discomfort<br />Examples<br />Culture channels the expression of biological characteristics<br />Example<br />

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