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Elements of Culture
Transcript of Elements of Culture
What is Culture?
How does culture change?
Cultural diffusion- the spread of cultural traits, material and non-material, from one culture to another.
Language allows people to communicate information and experiences and pass cultural values and traditions.
Ex: how many words for snow are there?
Versions of language are called
(there are variations in pronunciation and the meaning of words).
Ex: southern drawl, street slang
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Language helps establish a cultural identity.
How is language diffused?
A group of people who shares a
ancestry, language, religion, customs, or place of origin.
The way of life of a group of people who share similar culture traits, including beliefs, customs, technology, and material items.
An ethnic group has an identity as a separate group of people within a region where they live.
Ex: Latinos living in the U.S.
What ethnic groups are found in the U.S.?
Technology is any resource or product which meets a need.
happens when we take existing technology & resources to create something new.
Religions are categorized as:
Major Religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism.
Religion consist of a belief in a supernatural power or powers that are regarded as the creators and maintainers of the universe.
What are beliefs?
How do religions spread?
What percentage of the world's population...
How do these categories differ?
Government maintains order within a country, provides protection from outside dangers, and supplies other services to its people.
Norms- acceptable behaviors in society.
Society- a group that shares a geographic region, a sense of identity, and a culture.
The way people
goods and services.
What are some examples of norms?
Economies operate on a local, national, and international level.
Types of economies-
How does a command economy differ from a market economy?
A culture's way of expressing itself.
Oral & Written-
Art reflects the attitudes and behaviors of the group.
Music is found in all societies.
What are some examples of art & music?
Cultural hearth- a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward.
Examples of cultural hearth-
Nile River civilizations
Tigris-Euphrates River Civs.
Examples of technology?
What is the difference between ethnicity and race?
What are some examples of dialect?
Gov't is organized according to level of power and type of authority.
How a culture utilizes its natural resources to meet needs such as food and shelter.