Key Terms & Concepts

  • Culture
  • Dominant culture
  • Levels of culture: international, national, state-level, local, counter-cultures, idiosyncratic culture
  • Overt and covert culture
  • Proxemics
  • Worldview
  • Familial culture
  • Micro or subculture
  • Enculturation
  • Cultural transmission
  • Cultural universals
  • Culture change: discovery and invention, culture lag, diffusion, acculturation
  • Melting pot
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Host conformity
  • Culture Shock
  • Values
  • Norms: folkways, mores
  • Laws
  • Social control
  • Social institutions
  • Etic view
  • Emic view
  • Symbol