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Sociology Vocab 2

Sociology Ch.2 Vocab

Norms shared rules of conduct that tell people how to act in situations
Material Culture physical objects created by human groups
Folkways norms without great moral significance
Cultural Relativism belief cultures should be judged by own standards
Mores norms with great moral significance attached
Laws written rules of conduct that are enforced by the government
Culture Patterns combination of number of culture complexes into a whole
Values shared beliefs about what is good and bad
Subculture group with own unique values, norms, and behaviors, that exist
Counterculture group rejects values, norms, and practices, of larger society
Society group of mutually interdependent people
Culture shared productes of human groups
Nonmaterial Culture abstract human creations such as language, ideas, and beliefs
Culture Complexes clusters of interrelated culture traits
Cultural Universals common features found in all norm cultures
Culture Trait individual tool, act, or belief, thts related to situation or need
Ethnocentrism tendency to view ones own culture and group as superior other cultures, and groups
Technology knowledge and tools people use for practical purposes
Created by: meagan937