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Chapter 12: The Sociology of Culture

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The Sociology of Culture
The sociology of culture

The word culture is derived from the Latin cultura (from the root colere: to cultivate, to dwell, to take care, to tend and preserve), which shows its affinity to “agriculture” and also to religious worship. Throughout most of history, culture has been virtually synonymous with religion. Prior to modern ...

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