Dr. John Lamberton, Clinical Sociologist

PUTTING SOCIOLOGY TO WORK

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

CULTURE

Proprietary Lecture NotesALING
 

Culture is the product of human interaction. 

Relevant Concepts about CULTURE

   (2) Watch the following video and take notes over the relevant points: 

                        Culture Drives Behaviors


(3) IDEAL culture refers to the values and standards of behavior that people in a society profess to hold.
(4) REAL culture refers to the values and standards of behavior that people actually follow.

Please watch the following VIDEO about Ideal and Real culture.

(5) Watch read the following definitions and watch all of the following Videos.  Introduction to Folkways and Mores.

FOLKWAYS are informal norms or everyday customs that may be violated without serious consequences within a particular culture. Wearing deodorant, brushing teeth, dress for the occasion.

MORES are strongly held norms with moral and ethical considerations that may not be violated without serious consequences in a particular culture.

TABOOS are Mores so strong that their violation is considered to be extremely offensive and even unmentionable. Marrying a parent, sibling.

ETHNOCENTRISM is the practice of judging all other culture by ones own culture.