NCERT - Sociology

Book: NCERT - Sociology

Chapter: 4. Culture and Socialisation

Subject: Social Science - Class 11th

Q. No. 2 of Exercises

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How can we demonstrate that the different dimensions of culture comprise a whole?

There are three dimensions of culture – cognitive, normative, and material

1. Cognitive dimension - The term cognition may be defined as the process of acquiring knowledge through thought experience and senses. The cognitive learning is the process in which we learn that how to understand the communication we receive whether it is audible or visible. Every culture has given different meaning to different actions.

2. Normative dimensions - It consists of customs conventions in law which are the values or rules that guide the social behaviour in a particular community. These are the implicit and explicit rules of conduct with influences the members to behave accordingly or direct the behaviour and action of individuals.

3. Material dimension - The material aspect includes tools, technologies, machines, buildings, modes of transportation as well as the instruments of production and communication. It includes the activities which can be made possible by use of various materials


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