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counterculture
groups that reject the norms and values of dominant culture and have a distinctive way of life
culture
values,ideas,beliefs,behaviors,language and material objects that form peoples way of life, tx from generation
culture relativism
evaluation of the practices and customs of a culture b that cultures own standards
culture shock
disorientation people feel when they are exposed to a different way of life
culture universals
customs, traits, and behaviors that occure in every known culture
ethnocentrism
practice of evaluating other culture by the values and standards of ones own culture
folkways
norms and customs of lesser moral significance that guide everyday interaction, and which may be violated without serious consequence
high culture
cultural patterns that distinguish society's elite from other classes
ideal culture
values a culture professes to be very important
incest taboo
cultural universal that forbids sexual relations or marriage between relatives
language
set of symbols that allow people to think and communicate
laws
formal norms created by societ's government that are punishable by official sanctions when violated
material culture
tangible objects that members of a society use,share,and create
mores
norms of considerable moral significance that carry serious consequences
nonmaterial culture
intangible parts of a society,such as ideas,values,beliefs,norms and languages the shape people's beleifs
popular culture
patterns that widespread within middle and working classes
real culture
actual values embodied in the everyday behaior of members of a specific culture
Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis
language shapes the specific way people understand,view and and interpret reality
subculture
group of people that possess some cultural patterns different from the larger society
symbol
anything that carries a specific meaning recognized by people in the same culture,including sounds gestures and writing
values
general evaluative standard which members of culture determine what is right and wrong