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University of Pennsylvania CH2 Mainstream Society & Cultural Patterns Report

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  1. The purpose of this assignment is for you to apply what you learned through the activities and chapter readings. You can reflect on the reading and activities for this week to inform your answers.
    Review the Sociology Matters prompt at the end of Ch. 2.
    Write a 700-word response to one bullet at the end of the chapter.

Sociology matters because it raises your awareness of cultural patterns you would otherwise take for granted.

  • What culture and/or subcultures do you belong to? Have you ever questioned your culture’s norms and values?
  • How does your culture relate to cultures in other societies? Do you feel comfortable in mainstream society?

Sociology matters, too, because it shows you how you became who you are.

  • How do you view yourself as you interact with others around you? How do you think you formed this view of yourself?
  • What people, groups, or social institutions have been particularly important in helping you to define who you are?

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Sociology matters


Sociology Matters

Sociology defines culture as behaviors, beliefs, arts, habits, and morals in society
(Yinger, 1960). They include but not limited to things such as gender roles, religion, language,
and ideologies. Examples of cultures include popular culture and high culture. Popular culture
refers to the consumption patterns, beliefs, mannerism pleasures, and tastes associated with
mainstream society. High culture, on the other hand, refers to the consumption patterns related to
the wealthy and high-class section of the society. High culture is associated with intellectualism,
political power, and prestige. Yinger (1960), defines subculture cultural clusters within a broader
culture where the people have uniqueness but still in the greater culture.
I belong to the high culture associated with attitudes and cultural experiences in the
highest section of American society. We are considered intellects, having political influence,
wealthy, and highly est...

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