Terms

Culture

Who
Culturologist
Cultural Historian
 
Culture What
Etymology Latin Cultura
 
Definition and History
Culture is about the expressions of humans. As a top level heading, the Class Culture was introduced after 1945. In terms of our concept of 5 Worlds, the results of Culture are most readily visible in the Man Made World (Built World or Built Environment) as Tangible Culture, where it includes disciplines such as Architecture and products such as Sculpture, Buildings, Monuments, Sites, and sometimes Landscapes and Cities. In some cases, such as food, the starting point is something in the Natural World, but its preparation in the Man Made World leads to cuisine which some see as part of Intangible Culture. In some cases such as Customs, Dance, Interactive Art, and Installation Art, Culture includes the Social World. Culture is particularly associated with the Mental Worlds of Art And Literature with products such as painting and drawing, which we call Semi-Tangible, because they are objects that can be touched and yet the scenes depicted are open only to the eyes of the imagination. Related to this is Intangible Culture in the forms of Music, Dance, Customs etc. In Earlier Cultures this Mental World of Art and Literature often interacts with and sometimes conflates with a Metaphysical World. While there is some value in trying to cubbyhole culture into these different worlds, in order to class some of the key media of expression, a fundamental dimension of Culture is that it creates bridges between these different worlds of experience. Hence we speak of a sixth Creative World. Science in the modern sense focusses on understanding the logical dimensions of what the natural world or the physical world is. Science aims to understand 1 world. It interacts with technology which aims to master the man-made world, again a 1 world activity. Culture, by contrast, is about exploring and expressing relations between/among all 5 worlds. For this reason, we have multiple Goals and Activities in order to understand and foster the diversity of the history of culture. ---------
 
One of the noteworthy features of the United States, which does not have a ministry of Culture, is that Culture is almost absent from their classification systems. The Library of Congress lists cultural dimensions under Civilization and records artistic and literary achievements by country under In art and and In literature.
 
Wiki List of basic culture topics
Portal Categories Arts Entertainment History Humanities Law Museums Personal life Philosophy Religion Society Subcategories Subportals Food Language Mythology Nudity Numismatics Philately
 
Narrower Terms Library of Congress
Culture and Christianity
Culture and Cognition
Culture and Communism
Culture and Cultural Processes
Culture and Education
Culture And Gender Bias
Culture and Globalization
Culture and Hinduism
Culture and Interpersonal Relations
Culture and Islam
Culture and Law
Culture and Mass Media
Culture and Personality
Culture and Politics
Culture and Psychiatry
Culture and Religion
Culture and Society
Culture and Tourism
Culture Awareness
Culture Conflict
Culture Contact
Culture Diffusion
Culture Economic Aspects
Culture Forecasting
Culture Hero
Culture History
Culture Media Development
Culture Methodology
Culture Philosophy
Culture Political Aspects
Culture Psychological Aspects
Culture Research
Culture Semiotic Models
Culture Shock Culture
Social Aspects
Culture Sociological Aspects
 Culture Study and Teaching
Culture Theory
Culture War
 
Scope Note
Narrower Term: Acculturation
Narrower Term: Biculturalism
Narrower Term: Buddhism and culture
Narrower Term: Christianity and culture
 
See Also: Civilization
Narrower Term: Classification Books Culture
Narrower Term: Cognition and culture
Narrower Term: Communism and culture
Narrower Term: Cross-cultural studies
Narrower Term: Cultural lag
Narrower Term: Cultural policy
Narrower Term: Culture diffusion
Narrower Term: Educational anthropology
Narrower Term: Fascism and culture
Narrower Term: Guilt and culture
Narrower Term: Hinduism and culture
Narrower Term: Intellectual life
Narrower Term: Intercultural communication
Narrower Term: International relations and culture
Narrower Term: Language and culture
Narrower Term: Material culture
Narrower Term: Personality and culture
Narrower Term: Philistinism
Narrower Term: Politics and culture
Narrower Term: Psychoanalysis and culture
Narrower Term: Religion and culture
Narrower Term: Representation (Philosophy)
Narrower Term: Social evolution
Narrower Term: Socialism and culture
Narrower Term: Subculture
Narrower Term: Political culture
Narrower Term: Communication and culture
Narrower Term: World Decade for Cultural Development, 1988-1997
Narrower Term: Mass media and culture
Narrower Term: Interpersonal relations and culture
Narrower Term: Counterculture Narrower Term: Islam and culture
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