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Cultural Transmission

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Jinny Choi

on 15 October 2013

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Transcript of Cultural Transmission

Cultural Transmission
the way a group of people or animals within a society or culture tend to learn and pass on new information
Other Theories of the Cultural Transmission Theory
Main Areas of Focus
Residential Instability/Mobility
population turnover where many residents move frequently or are looking to move
Racial/Ethnic Homogeneity
different races, cultures, and language create the perception of insurmountable barriers with people isolating themselves or their groups and avoiding meaningful interaction or common ground to share
inadequate resources, primarily because of a low tax base, which prevent a community from being able to deal with local problems
Familial Culture
Familial culture is how you express culture as a family through traditions, roles, beliefs, and other areas. Religion and community are two of the most influential factors in this specific subculture. As family grows, new generations are introduced to practices and traditions of the family
Routine Activities Theory
States that in order to eliminate crime in any place, you must address 3
necessary conditions:
1) pool of motivated offenders
2) suitable targets of opportunity
3) ineffective guardianship

Learning Behaviors
We learn what is appropriate and inappropriate through a training process. Through this, we develop our conscience. It is our conscience that allows us to feel shame, guilt, pride, etc. that goes hand-in-hand with the cultural transmission theory. The moral preferences we grow up around and learned from are what label an activity as wrong
Gang Theory
Frederick Thrasher found the significance that gangs played when it comes to cultural transmission. Modern sociologists have added discipline, love, identity, and money as reasons to why youth join gangs. This theory has allowed explorations into delinquent subcultures that come about in urban, lower class areas, how violence remains in city slums, and how the mechanisms of learning delinquency work
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