Sociology Book

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Culture is people’s way of life. It is their pattern of behavior, which has been created by human beings. Culture includes: Intangible (non-material) items like values, beliefs, norms, language, and ideas (ideologies: perception of reality) that govern the way of life. The way we play our roles.

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CULTURECulture is peoples way of life. It is their pattern of behavior, which has been created by human beings.Culture includes: Intangible (non-material) items like values, beliefs, norms, language, and ideas (ideologies:perception of reality) that govern the way of life. The way we play our roles.+ Tangible things material objects. Human beings have created this way of life, which includes bothmaterial and non-material objects. Hence some Anthropologists call it as man- made part of theenvironment. Culture is the patterns of behavior and the products of the patterns of behaviorDo non-humans have a culture?Non-humans guided by instincts. They have a biological programming. Humans guided by culture, whichmay be called as social programming. Culture is learned, shared, transmitted, and it is changing.Some specific features of culture: Universality: Culture is universal. There is no society without culture. As part of the culturesthere are many aspects that are found in almost all the societies. For example the institutions likemarriage and family, religion, education, polity, economy, and sports are found all over the world.Societies have developed values, norms, beliefs, and other patterns of behavior that govern thesystem of marriage and family. One could find such a pattern all over the world, and the same isapplicable to religion, education, political behavior, economic behavior, and so on. Variability: There is variability in the universa

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