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What is Culture?

What is culture and the components that make up culture?
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Laura Thrower

on 14 January 2014

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Culture?
What is
Way of life
Ethnicity
Religion
Speech
Behavior
Communication
Beliefs
Symbols
Practices
Cultural Components
Lifestyle
Clothing
Food
Art
Architecture
Technology
Let's look at cultural components of Jamalu
Jamalu is a small Arab state found in the Middle East, specifically the southern part of the Persian Gulf at approximately 26°N and 52°E.
The population of Jamalu is about 786,001.
With an area of 333.67 square miles (864.5 sq km), the population density of the region is 2.36 people per mile.
Jamalu has an average growth rate of 1.15%.
Women are very much restricted and separated from men in many regions of the Middle East.
Honor
Generosity
Privacy
shared beliefs about what is right/wrong/good/bad
Symbols
Jamalu is one of the countries that is still governed by a king as a monarchy. This flag symbolizes their history.
Technology
Jamalu has recently found great riches in oil refineries, leading to an increased standard of living and a more educated population.
The society is modernizing.
Norms
Norms are shared rules of conduct that tell people how to act in specific situations.
Norms are broken into two types:
folkways
and
mores
(any of these can become laws, but usually mores are found in laws)
Values
The head covering worn by the women symbolizes modesty.
The country's official language is Arabic, the language
(written or spoken symbols)
in which all the Islamic scriptures are written.
Language
folkway
more
Let's look at the results of breaking norms
in our society...

folkways...
breaking
mores

breaking
Be thinking about a norm YOU can break!
Break a social folkway (NOT a more!). In your journal,
describe what folkway you broke, and document the reactions. You can do a video journal as an alternate method of
documentation.
anything that represents something else
objects and skills
needed to use these
objects
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