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The Seven Elements of Culture

Describe the seven elements of culture. Include references. Thank you.

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1. What are the 7 elements of culture? Explain.

The Seven Elements of Culture

The seven elements of culture include:

* Social Organization
* Customs and Traditions
* Language
* Arts and Literature
* Religion
* Forms of Government
* Economic Systems

Social Organization

Creates social structure by organizing its members into small units to meet basic needs

* Family Patterns: family is the most important unit of social organization. Through the family children learn how they are expected to act and what to believe
o Nuclear family: wife, husband, children
+ Typical family in an industrial society (US)
+ Does not have to be large to accomplish tasks of living
o Extended family: Several generations living in one household, working and living together: grandparents, aunts and uncles, ...

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This solution describes the 7 elements of culture. References included.