Chapter 2


A set of learned behaviors and ideas


a culture within a culture


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.


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