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  • 1. What is culture?
  • 2. What is culture? Culture - has been called "the way of life for an entire society." As such, it includes codes of manners, dress, language, religion, rituals, norms of behaviors and systems of belief.
  • 3. Values/Beliefs Values comprise ideas about what in life seems important.What are the values in the United States and why?
  • 4. Religion Collection of narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories intended to give meaning to life, to explain the origin of life and the universe Morality, ethics, religious laws and lifestyle derived from ideas about human nature Around 4,200 religions in the world
  • 5. Norms Norms consist of expectations of how people will behave in various situations. Appropriate social behavior and expectations in politenessWhat are the norms in the United States?
  • 6. Institutions Institutions are the structures of a society within which values and norms are transmitted. Schools, churches, legal buildings (police, court)
  • 7. Myths, Legends and Folktales  Short, traditional, historicized narrative performed in a conversational mode, reflecting folk belief and collective experiences and serving as a reaffirmation of commonly held values of the group to whose tradition it belongs.  Teach lessons important for community.  Not entirely realistic.
  • 8. Food Cooked for certain celebrations and holidays; sacred Basic (meat, fish, dairy, eggs, veg, grain, nuts, spices) Foods that grow abundant in a region. Sometimes only for certain groups of people.
  • 9. Holidays and Celebrations A day designated as having special significance  Often accompanied by celebrations or festivities – special costumes, behavior, food  Sometimes mark important changes in life – birth, death, marriage, New Year, coming of age
  • 10. Art, Music, Literature  Art is the expression of human emotion and creativity, generally through a visual medium – painting, sculpture, photo, theater, dance, etc.  Explain what is beautiful in a culture  Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence  Literature is the art of the written word and the beauty of language
  • 11. Clothing  the amount and type of clothing worn depends on physical, social and geographic considerations.  Clothing can show occupation, gender and social status.  Norms about clothing reflect standards of modesty/religion  adornment and an expression of personal taste or style.
  • 12. Clothing cont. protection from the elements enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hunting and cooking protects the wearer from rough surfaces, plants, insects, Clothes can insulate against cold or hot conditions. hygienic barrier
  • 13. Sub-culturesa subculture is a group of people within a culture (distinct or hidden) which differentiates them from the larger culture to which they belong. Stand out through clothing, music, art, and other of the above elements

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