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Name: What Is Culture?
ID: m42961
Language: English (en)
  • Differentiate between culture and society
  • Explain material versus nonmaterial culture
  • Discuss the concept of cultural universalism as it relates to society
  • Compare and contrast ethnocentrism and xenocentrism
Subject: Social Sciences
Keywords: Cultural imperialism, Cultural relativism, Cultural universals, Culture shock, Ethnocentrism, Material culture, Nonmaterial culture, Society, Xenocentrism
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Sociology Cap (

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Jan 27, 2012 4:01 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jul 29, 2013 4:28 pm -0500


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Version: 1.4 Jul 29, 2013 4:28 pm -0500 by Sociology Cap
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Version: 1.1 Feb 1, 2012 9:32 am -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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