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Elements of Culture

Topic: Culture

The elements of culture include the symbols, language, values, beliefs, and norms by which a society defines its culture.

The elements of culture include:

  1. Symbols: anything that carries a particular meaning recognized by people who share the same culture
  2. Language: System of symbols that allows people to communicate with one another
  3. Values: Culturally-defined standards that serve as broad guidelines for social living
  4. Beliefs: Specific statements that people hold to be true
  5. Norms: Rules and expectations by which a society guides the behavior of its members

These elements of culture may be seen in various contexts over time and across geography.


Key Points

• The elements of culture include the symbols, language, values, beliefs, and norms by which a society defines its culture.

• These elements of culture may be seen in various contexts over time and across geography.


Key Terms

elements of culture: the symbols, language, values, beliefs, and norms by which a society defines its culture

culture: the beliefs, values, behavior, and material objects that constitute a people’s way of life



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