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Sociology Ch2 Culture Social Structure
What is culture and one characteristic?
: The social heritage of a people
: Learned patterns for thinking, feeling and acting that are transmitted from one generation to the next through material and nomaterial means
What is Society?
Group of people who live with the same territoy and share a common culture
what is Norms?
Social Rules that deal mostly with sex, property and safety
What is mores?
Less stringent norms
Formal norms enforced by threat of force
What are Values?
Broad ideas shared by members of a socity regarding what is desirable, correct, and good
what is symbols?
Acts or objects that, in society, tand for omething else
what is language?
Socially structured system of sound patterens with specific and arbitrary meanings
What is Ethnocentrism?
Judging behavior of other groups by standards of our own culture
Viewing behavior of people from perspective of their culture
Members who participate in main culture of society while sharing number of unique valus, norms, traditions, and lifestyles
Subculture at odds with its parent society
interweaving of people's interactions and relationships in more or less recurrent stable patterns
A position within group or society
Assigned by group of society
secured on basis of individual choice and competition
core status that carries primary weight that carries primary weight in person's interactions and relationships with others
Sets of culturally defined rights and duties
Actual behavior of the person who occupies a statues
Multiple roles attached to a single status
Results when individuals are confronted with confliciting expectations stemming from simultaneous occupancy of two or more statuses
Occurs when individuals find the expectations of a single role incompatiable that they have difficulty performing the role
Occurs when people stop playing roles that have central to their lives and to their social identies
Two or more people in stable patterns of social interaction and a sense of unity
Collection of anonymous individuals who are in one place at the ame time
collection of people who share a characterisitic or havior pattern deemed to be of social significance
principal social structure that organizes, directs, and executes essential tasks of living