Sociology Reference Guide: The Formation of Cultures, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429834935
  • ISBN-13: 9781429834933
  • DDC: 306
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 113 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Sociology Reference Guide series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume surveys the formation of cultures and offers readers an introductory understanding of sociological methods and important concepts in the field. The essays are divided into four subsets: the first explores the relationship between culture and biological processes; the second defines the use of language, symbols, and other forms of cultural information; the third investigates dominant cultural patterns or norms; and the fourth looks at the development process of distinct cultures and ethnic groups.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Cultural Universals & Human Nature.
2: Biology & Culture.
3: Culture: Sociobiology.
4: Cultural Relativism.
5: Culture & Language.
6: Cultural Scripts.
7: Cultural Symbols.
8: Cultural Transmission.
9: Ideal & Real Culture.
10: Culture: Values, Norms & Material Objects.
11: Culture & Conformity.
12: Popular Culture.
13: Subcultures & Countercultures.
14: Society & Multiculturalism.
15: Ethnocentrism.
16: Global Culture.