CULTURE by Conrad Kottak, Lisa Gezon

By Conrad Kottak, Lisa Gezon

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How about your mother, aunt, or grandmother? The answer to these questions may differ between men and women, and for male and female relatives. Culture can help us to make sense of these differences. As You READ • What is culture, and why do we study it? • What is the relation between culture and the individual? • How does culture change? >> What Is Culture? Humans share society, organized life in groups, with other animals—social animals, such as monkeys, wolves, and ants. Other animals, especially the great apes, have rudimentary cultural abilities, but only humans have fully elaborated cultures—distinctive traditions and customs transmitted over the generations through learning and through language.

The familiar pet that barks is no more naturally a dog than it is a chien, Hund, or mbwa, the words for “dog” in French, German, and Swahili, respectively. Language is one of the distinctive possessions of Homo sapiens. No other animal has developed anything approaching the complexity of language, with its multitude of symbols. Symbols often are linguistic. There also are myriad nonverbal symbols, such as flags, which stand for various countries, and the arches that symbolize a particular fast-food chain.

C. Their transmission through learning rather than through biological inheritance. d. Their tendency to remain unchanged despite changing historical circumstances. How has human reliance on cultural means of adaptation changed? a. Humans are just beginning to depend on them. b. Human have become increasingly dependent on them. c. Humans have become entirely reliant on biological means. d. Humans no longer use cultural means. Anthropology’s focus on both culture and biology: a. Is not a characteristic of anthropology in America.

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