Definitions of culture

Definitions of ‘culture’ vary in both complexity and the attributes that are emphasised. Some examples are:

  • A culture is a LIFESTYLE shared by a large GROUP of people
  • Culture is what is TAUGHT by a large GROUP to its members
  • Culture is the FILTER through which we see ‘reality’

A culture is identified when a large group of people share a distinctive set of:

  • Manners (CUSTOMS, practices, rules)
  • Morals (VALUES, BELIEFS, norms)
  • ARTS (visual, literary, performing, aural, etc)
  • Traditions including KNOWLEDGE and HISTORY

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