Society & Culture Concepts

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  1. Acculturation
    The learning process where the knowledge and culture of one group is transferred to another group
  2. Change
    How persons or societies conduct themselves in a way that is different from the way they previously conducted themselves
  3. Citizenship
    Legally a citizen is a member of a specific country and entitled to accept rights and responsibilities
  4. Communication
    • The way persons in a society transmit meaning to each other
    • speaking, writing and reading
    • body language and symbols
  5. Community
    Refers to a local area drawn together through common interests, locality and networks
  6. Conflict
    The disagreements within a society
  7. Continuity
    The maintenance of tradition in societies and cultures
  8. Cooperation
    Persons in a society or culture working together
  9. Decision Making
    Personally, can refer to your role in your family; nationally, it refers to the governments decisions
  10. Enculturation
    Where a person learns to be a full member of a culture or subculture and uses the accepted standards and patterns of behavior.
  11. Groups
    A number of people or things that are located, gathered, or classed together
  12. Macro World
    • Public Knowledge
    • e.g. media, law, workplace and goverment
  13. Micro World
    • Personal Experience
    • e.g. family, peers, school and work
  14. Multiculturalism
    A range of different cultural practices within a society
  15. Social and Cultural
    The skills to simply recognize and accept the differences without making value judgments
  16. Socialisation
    The process of learning to become a member of society
  17. Beliefs
    An acceptance that something exists or is true
  18. Empowerment
    The ability to overcome adverse circumstances to achieve a positive outcome
  19. Globalisation
    Describe the emergence of a global culture brought about by a variety of social and cultural development
  20. Heritage
    The notion that something has been preserved over time
  21. Identity
    Our sense of who we are is created through socialisation when we learn the norms and values of our society
  22. Industrialisation
    The development of industry on an extensive scale
  23. Institution
    An organization founded for a religious, educational, professional, or social purpose
  24. Modernisation
    A process of social change resulting from the diffusion and adoption of the characteristics of expansive and apparently were advanced societies through societies that apparently less advanced.
  25. Social and Cultural Literacy
    The skills to simply recognize and accept the differences without making value judgments
  26. Tradition
    A custom or practice that has been handed down by generations over time.
  27. Values
    Principles or standards of behaviour; one's judgement of what is important in life
  28. Westernisation
    The social process of becoming familiar with or converting to the customs and practices of Western civilization
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