* ____________: The intangible world of ideas created by members of a society * ____________: The tangible things created by members of a society * ____________: Disorientation due to the inability to make sense out of one’s surroundings; domestic and foreign travel * ____________: A biased “cultural yardstick” * ____________: More accurate understanding Symbols * Anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share a culture * ____________ create new symbols all the time. * Reality for humans is found in the ____________ things carry with them. * The basis of culture; makes social life possible * People must be mindful that meanings vary from ____________ * Meanings can even vary greatly within the same groups of people. Language: A system of symbols that allows people to communicate with one another * ____________: The process by which one generation passes culture to the next * _sapir whorf thesis___________: People perceive the world through the cultural lens of language. Values and Beliefs * ______values__: Culturally defined standards of desirability, goodness, and beauty, which serve as broad guidelines for social living. Values support beliefs. * __ beliefs__________: Specific statements that people hold to be true; artpicular matters that individuals consider to be true or false.
Sociologist Robin Williams’ Ten Values That are Central to American Life Equal opportunity
Achievement and success
Material and comfort
Are some of these values inconsistent with one another? Values sometimes conflict * Williams’ list includes examples of value clusters * Sometimes one...