The Nature of Culture: Essential

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Bias
a way of privileging one argument or interest over another based on personal feeling rather than rational argument
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Cultural practice
the things people do in everyday life - such as greeting each other
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Cultural product
the things we encounter in our daily lives
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Elite culture
the culture of those with power and influence
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High Culture
according to Arnold "the best that has been thought and said": Art, Literature and Music
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Popular (low culture)
the products and practices of everyday life as practiced and valued by ordinary people
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youth culture
the cultural products and practices of the young
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ethnicity
a term which represents social groups with a shared history, sense of identity, geography and cultural roots which may occur despite racial difference, ethnic character, background or affliation
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Gender
refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributed that a given society considers appropriate for men and women
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Meanings and practices of everyday life (MPEL)
the codes and conventions that govern the way we live our lives
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prejudice
a pre-formed opinion, usually an unfavourable one, based on insuffiicent knowledge, irrational feelings, or inaccurate stereotypes
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register
used to describe variations in the use of language or other communication codes associated with a particular context such as a job, an area of technical expertise or social setting
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ritual
the system of set procedures and actions of a group
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social class
any category based on power, wealth or income
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socialisation
all of the processes through which we are inducted into society
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status
the relative position or standing of somebody or something in a society or other group
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stereotype
a mould into which reality poured, whatever its individual shape. A stereotype is a simplified and generalised image of a group of people, which is created out of the values, judgements and assumptions of its creators, in most cases society itself
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style
a distinctive and identifiable form in an artistic medium such as music, architecture, or literature
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taboo
forbidden to be used, mentioned, or approached because of social or cultural rather than legal prohibitions
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the things people do in everyday life - such as greeting each other

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the things we encounter in our daily lives

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the culture of those with power and influence

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according to Arnold "the best that has been thought and said": Art, Literature and Music

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