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Characteristics of culture (slideshare).ppt

  1. 1. Characteristics of Culture <ul><li>always a product of </li></ul><ul><li>human behavior </li></ul><ul><li>always transmitted </li></ul><ul><li>through learning </li></ul><ul><li>always gratifies human </li></ul><ul><li>needs </li></ul><ul><li>always tends toward </li></ul><ul><li>integrating a society </li></ul>
  2. 2. Culture is learned and acquired <ul><li>not instinctive </li></ul><ul><li>acquired through the senses and from experience </li></ul><ul><li>habits, skills, vakues and knowledge </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>may be acquired through imitation,conditioning,suggestion,formal or informal instruction, or mass media </li></ul><ul><li>follows system of reward and punishment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Culture is shared and transmitted <ul><li>transmission through ideas </li></ul><ul><li>passed on to generations using language and other symbolic means of com. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Culture is social <ul><li>it's a group product </li></ul><ul><li>it's social due to man's natural tendency to socialize </li></ul>
  6. 6. Culture is ideational <ul><li>formation of ideas and use of the same to assign meanings to his environment and experiences </li></ul>
  7. 7. Culture gratifies human needs <ul><li>culture's provision to satisfy biological and sociological needs of people i.e. food, clothing, shelter, protection, love, security, sex, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Culture is adaptive <ul><li>dynamism of culture </li></ul><ul><li>adaptiveness of customs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Culture tends toward integration <ul><li>elements or traits that make up culture are (customs) mostly adjusted to or consistent with one another </li></ul>
  10. 10. Culture is commulative <ul><li>accumulation of certain features of culture over time </li></ul>

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