Howmaterial culture affects individual group
Materialculture is the physical evidence of culture in the objects anddrawings preserved for cultural uses. They include the physicalobjects, resources, and spaces that people use to define theirculture including schools, churches, offices, factories and firms.Simply, material culture specifically means all material data whichcan be attributed to culture. The actions of an individual group canbe affected by material culture (Peter and Steits 167).
Materialculture has particular merchandise that affects social groups. Theparticular item to focus in this discussion is cultural artifacts.Cultural artifacts among the Chinese, for example, play a verysignificant role in the community. They include Buddha statues, TheRound Alter, and modes of dressing as well as traditional ceremonies.They affect different groups in the community since it can be arguedthat culture continues to be passed on from one generation toanother. They also bring about solidarity as members of the groupcome together in the promoting welfare of the community. Engaging inworshipping Buddha together gives a sense of uniqueness to the group.Offering sacrifices to their gods unifies the community. Thesacrifices see the community saving itself from curses and bad omens(MacKinnonand David 20).
Themutual involvement of the organization of Chinese in using the dragonpatterned style provides a holistic engagement of all in celebration.Karate culture is quite entrenched in Chinese culture. The use ofswords and training temples indicate the group has a reference pointthat is, history. In summary, it is worth noting that materialculture plays an important role as it affects different groups in thesociety (Burke and Stets 23).
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