the entire way of life of a group of people (both material and symbolic elements) that acts as a lens through which one views the world and is passed from one generation to the next. it varies from group to group, and is the human equivalent of animal instinct.
learned; second nature
culture is something that is _________________; it may seem to us to be "______________ _____________", but it only seems this way because we learn it so slowly and incrementally--we are unaware of the process.
sociologists mainly focus on our culture, through ________________, ___________ __________, __________________, and _______________ _____________, as well as by the research methods.
the principle of using one's own culture as a means or standard by which to evaluate another group or individual, leading to the view that cultures other than one's own are abnormal. (there is nothing more inherently better about ours).
the principle of understanding other cultures on their own terms, rather than judging or evaluation according to one's own culture. (this helps us place different values, beliefs, norms, and practices within their own cultural context).
the objects associated with a cultural group, such as tools, machines, utensils, buildings, and artwork: any physical object which we give social meaning (what they hold dear gives us great insight into their culture).