The Importance of Culture in Daily Life

Explain the importance of culture in personal identity and daily life.

Compare and contrast the two types of culture (material & nonmaterial). How do the two types of culture apply to your occupation and your everyday life? Can you discuss a subculture you have had an experience with and discuss how you decided to be part of that subculture and what you have learned from it? Describe culture, material culture, and nonmaterial culture. Describe how symbols and language reflect cultural values. Explain the concepts of culture shock, ethnocentrism, and cultural relativism. Describe the functionalist, conflict, symbolic interactionist, and postmodernist perspectives on society and culture. Explain how culture impacts the individual and society.