nonmaterial culture


nonmaterial culture
A component of culture that consists of the abstract or intangible human creations of society (such as attitudes, beliefs, and values) that influence people’s behavior.

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  • nonmaterial culture — Sociol. the aggregate of values, mores, norms, etc., of a society; the ideational structure of a culture that provides the values and meanings by which it functions. Cf. material culture. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonmaterial culture — Sociol. the aggregate of values, mores, norms, etc., of a society; the ideational structure of a culture that provides the values and meanings by which it functions. Cf. material culture. [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonmaterial — adjective not consisting of matter immaterial apparitions ghosts and other immaterial entities • Syn: ↑immaterial • Ant: ↑material (for: ↑immaterial) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Culture — For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). Petroglyphs in modern day Gobustan, Azerbaijan, dating back to 10 000 BCE indicating a thriving culture …   Wikipedia

  • Culture by region — Cultures of the world is the aggregate of regional variations in culture, both by nation and ethnic group and more broadly, by larger regional variations. Similarities in culture often occur in geographically nearby peoples. Both summaries of… …   Wikipedia

  • material culture — Sociol. the aggregate of physical objects or artifacts used by a society. Cf. nonmaterial culture. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • material culture — noun : the totality of physical objects made by a people for the satisfaction of their needs; especially : those articles requisite for the sustenance and perpetuation of life * * * Sociol. the aggregate of physical objects or artifacts used by a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madagascar — Madagascan, n., adj. /mad euh gas keuhr/, n. an island republic in the Indian Ocean, about 240 mi. (385 km) off the SE coast of Africa: formerly a French colony; gained independence 1960. 14,061,627; 227,800 sq. mi. (590,000 sq. km). Cap.:… …   Universalium

  • cultural lag — noun : a relatively slower advance or change of one aspect of a culture; especially : the slower development of nonmaterial as contrasted with material or technological culture traits * * * Sociol. slowness in the rate of change of one part of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cultural lag — Sociol. slowness in the rate of change of one part of a culture in relation to another part, resulting in a maladjustment within society, as from the failure of the nonmaterial culture to keep abreast of developments in the material culture. Also …   Universalium