Sunday, 26 February 2012

What is culture?

Is culture simply a system of shared values in a society, which influences lifestyles and creats boundaries for behaviour and interaction with others? What is the role of tradition? Of class? Of background and historical context...? And what role does globalisation have to play?

Is William's definition useful:

Or do shows like the BBC's Culture show help a little (or at all?)?

Is there a common definition? - I mean the word 'culture' features in one of the governments' departments -

And then there is the question of how culture produces cultural diversity and forms different cultural landscapes:

A good overview for this unit can be found here: