A cultural pattern develops through a society's perception, interpretation, response and expression to its surrounding environment. In some cultures, sexual activity between a man and his intended wife's sister is permis... More »

An understanding of cultural relativism can lead to an advantage in international business, it can enable people to gain a better insight into their own moral reasoning and it can help to avoid the pitfalls of ethnocentr... More »

A settlement pattern is an archaeological term used to describe how cultural activities were distributed over a given area at a particular time period. Settlement pattern studies are conducted by archaeologists using map... More »

The cultural deviance theory states that social disorganization and delinquency are linked, resulting in crime as a normal response to the social, structural and cultural characteristics of a community. This theory uses ... More »

Culture is defined as an expression of society through material things and beliefs. Culture encompasses ideology, values, religion and artistic works. Subcultures are values and norms distinct from the societal majority.... More »

The cultural transmission theory, also known as cultural learning, enculturation and socialization, states that all behavior is learned from the society or culture that surrounds a person. If a child is exposed to devian... More »

A person's cultural background refers to the environment and surroundings in which he/she grew up in. It is the collection of influences in a person's life and involves much more than just geographic location. More »