Chapter 2


Culture


A set of learned behaviors and ideas


Subculture


a culture within a culture


society


shared territory and shared language


Cultural relativism


an attitude that a society customs and ideas should be understood in the context of that societys.


cultural evolution


go from savage to western civilization. stages. savage progressive.


ethnocentrism


those who hold any attitude towards cultures


Indirect vs direct


cultural constraints. indirect is fuzzy and its things we shouldnt do but do anywaydirect is clear cut and are illegal things ie murder.


Ideal vs Actual patterns of behavior


cultural contraintsideal is how you should act and behave in a societyActual is how people act when no one is watching