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1 What is the main point andor argument in the article Culture consists of the values abstract ideals the members of a given group hold the norms definite principles or rules people are expected to observe they follow and the material goods they create -Introduction to Society Anthony Giddens and Mitchell Duneier This is how culture is defined in our text In my words culture is the transmission of behavior patterns arts beliefs values institutions and tangible goods among groups of people in a society Now according to Clyde Kluckholm in his article he argues that peoples culture is what makes up a society He says that the way we get by life is constructed by ones culture Culture is like a map- with it you can navigate a society without it you will be barley human says Kluckholm So his main point is that culture is the reason why we exist today It is how we get by life It is a concept which controls the way of life for us humans 2 What theoretical andor methodological framework does the article use and what is the evidence for this In this article Kluckholm proves his theory by comparing and contrasting different parts of the world to each other Such as the women in Siberia compared to the women here in America women in America would find the idea of plural wives absurd however in Siberia they find it absurd if a women is selfish and is not willing to share her man And throughout the article he gives other examples from other parts of the world Later in the article Kluckholm demonstrates his theory by explaining and painting a picture of how a society inherits culture He states that once an individual is culturalized he or she feels a sense of belonging and is obligated to follow the culture passed down to him or her Kluckholm also displays his agreement with Ruth Benedicts
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