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What is Culture 20070628

What is Culture 20070628

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BRIDGES TO UNDERSTANDING: What is culture? • Culture is difficult to define.

Some important elements of culture are: • Members of different cultures view the world in different ways • Cultures change • There are universals connecting all cultures • Humans may identify with more than one culture and thus have multiple loyalties • Culture and communication are closely connected • Cultures cross national boundaries • Cultures are affected by geography and history 1. What do you know about culture? Write a brief definition of what you think “culture” means. Compare your answers with these definitions of culture that Peace Corps volunteers came up with: • The daily patterns and the most deeply help beliefs that a group of people have in common. • A set of behaviors and customs passed from one generation to the next. The rules, languages, religion, family structures, recreation, and education that a group of people share that provide predictability and safety in their lives. When people are bound together by common beliefs and practices, they understand each other and the world around them has meaning. • A shared set of assumptions, values, and beliefs by which a group of people organize their lives. One way to get a clearer understanding of culture is the think of its many features. For example, the kind of food you eat if one aspect of culture. 2. Name ten aspects of culture

BRIDGES TO UNDERSTANDING: What is culture? • Culture is difficult to define. Some important elements of culture are: • Members of different cultures view the world in different ways • Cultures change • There are universals connecting all cultures • Humans may identify with more than one culture and thus have multiple loyalties • Culture and communication are closely connected • Cultures cross national boundaries • Cultures are affected by geography and history 1. What do you know about culture? Write a brief definition of what you think “culture” means. Compare your answers with these definitions of culture that Peace Corps volunteers came up with: • The daily patterns and the most deeply help beliefs that a group of people have in common. • A set of behaviors and customs passed from one generation to the next. The rules, languages, religion, family structures, recreation, and education that a group of people share that provide predictability and safety in their lives. When people are bound together by common beliefs and practices, they understand each other and the world around them has meaning. • A shared set of assumptions, values, and beliefs by which a group of people organize their lives.

One way to get a clearer understanding of culture is the think of its many features. For example, the kind of food you eat if one aspect of culture. 2. Name ten aspects of culture

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