Sociology of Culture

The sociology of culture concerns culture—usually understood as sets of cognitive meanings[dubious – discuss]—as it is manifested in society. For Georg Simmel, culture referred to "the cultivation of individuals through the agency of external forms which have been objectified in the course of history". Culture in the sociological field can be defined as the ways of thinking, the ways of acting, and the material objects that together shape a people's way of life. And culture can be any of two types, non-material culture or material culture.

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