American Culture: AnthonyGordon

This is a picture of a statue of soldiers holding our flag.  It is an example of values which are shared beliefs about what is good or bad, and it's an example of American culture and the value we hold in our freedom.  We are willing to fight for our freedom and the freedom of others.

This is a picture of different races holding hands.  It shows our beliefs and values in equality.  It shows how we look past the color of ones skin and judge them by their character.  

This is a picture of the phrase thank you in many different languages.  This shows different languages throughout the world.  Language is the organization of written or spoken symbols.

This is a video of a new iPhone 6.  It describes current pop culture.  We are all wanting to be on the cutting edge of new technology.

This is a picture of Emile Durkheim.  He was a famous sociologist that believed in the Functionalist Perspective.  The Functionalist Perspective is the idea that all different parts of society all work together to form a steady society.  

This is a picture of Karl Marx. He was another famous sociologist that believed in the Conflict Perspective.  The Conflict Perspective is  the idea that there are two groups of people.  There are people who own products or companies, and there are those who own their labor.  

This is a picture of Max Weber.  He was another famous sociologist that believed in the Interactionist Perspective.  The Interactionist Perspective is the idea that our values and beliefs hold society together with the interaction between us.  

This is a picture of a picture of an A+.  It is a symbol which is anything that stands for  something.  This shows a common symbol in classrooms in America.  

This is a picture of a suit, it is an example of a norm which are shared rules of conduct that tell people how to act in specific situations.  This is an example of dress code which is a norm.  

This is a picture of silverware.  It is a representation of table manners which is a folkway.  Folkways are norms that do not have great moral significance attached to them.

This bloody knife is an example of a more.  Mores are norms that have great moral significance attached to them.

This house is an example of material culture which are physical objects that are part of our culture.  This house is an example of what we consider home.  

This picture of YOLO, it's an example of nonmaterial culture which are nonphysical objects that are part of culture.  YOLO is something a lot of  young Americans have in their lifestyle.  

This picture of a family is an example of Culture Traits.  Cultural Traits are any traits of culture.  We usually have parents, grandparents, kids, cousins, uncles, aunts, and all of that in our families.  

This picture of christmas decorations is an example of Culture Pattern. Cultural pattern is a common culture traits in a society that happen continually.  Every year in America lots of people celebrate Christmas.  

Culture vs. Society

Society and culture are two different things.  Society is a group of interdependent people who share a common culture and feeling of unity.  A culture is a group with shared characteristics.  

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