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social heritage

noun, Sociology
1.
the entire inherited pattern of cultural activity present in a society.
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  • He shows from infancy that he is unable to enter into the social heritage because he is unable to learn to do social things.

    The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
  • Human society, then, unlike animal society is mainly a social heritage, created in and transmitted by communication.

  • In any concrete situation the transmission of a social heritage may combine varying elements of both processes.

  • The social heritage is, of course, all that a man or woman gets from the accumulated wisdom of society.

    The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
  • They bit deeply in to social institutions; the temper of mind they induced became part of our social heritage.

    Religion & Sex Chapman Cohen
  • Now, if this be the social heritage, we may go on to ask: Who are to inherit it?

    The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
  • The social heritage of the Negro has been described at great length and often with little regard for fact, by hundreds of writers.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

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