formation of culture 1

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  • formation of culture
    • norm - are social expectations or rules on how people should behave/not behave
      • e.g: holding doors open for others, forming queues in orderly fashion, being quite when waiting in doctors surgery
        • some sociologists-shares norms play a crucial role in society as a 'SOCIAL GLUE' by binding individuals together.
        • FOX - spent 3 years observing english culture and in her book identifies english norms...
          • 1)ownership of a mobile-regardless of class or ethnicity (for women it is a form of attachment and for children it is a status symbol          2) tea drinking
    • value - the most significant standards or principles in our lives
      • e.g: love, honesty, fairness (value of order and fairness) remaining quite in dr surgery reflects value placed on health and pro advice
        • e.g: holding doors open for others, forming queues in orderly fashion, being quite when waiting in doctors surgery
          • some sociologists-shares norms play a crucial role in society as a 'SOCIAL GLUE' by binding individuals together.
          • FOX - spent 3 years observing english culture and in her book identifies english norms...
            • 1)ownership of a mobile-regardless of class or ethnicity (for women it is a form of attachment and for children it is a status symbol          2) tea drinking
    • status
      • ascribed - status given to a person;little they can do about it. e.g: female and male
      • achieved - status individual has control over, based on merit/talent. e.g: gaining a job, singer
    • roles
      • pattern of behaviour; routines or responses acted in rl.
      • role conflict - e.g role of a student conflicts with part time employee.
    • culture
      • beliefs, customs and ways of life of a society or groups within society.
      • STUART HALL - describes key features of cultural meanings... 1) language 2) shared meanings 3) seen as process or activity
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