Culture is a term for the 'way of life' of groups of people, which means that they do things. Different groups may have different cultures.
A culture is passed on to the next generation by learning, while genetics is passed on by heredity. Culture is seen in people's writing, religion, music, clothing, cooking and what they do.
The concept of culture is very complex, and the word has many meanings. The term 'culture' is commonly used in three ways.
- Excellent taste in fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture.
- A unified pattern of human knowledge, belief and behavior.
- Attitudes, attitudes, values, morals, goals and customs shared by a society.
Broadly speaking, 'culture' includes all human phenomena that are not purely the result of human genetics. The discipline that examines cultures is called anthropology, although many other disciplines play a role.
There are cultures that make countries distinctive. Each country has various cultural activities and cultural rituals.
Culture includes material goods, goods used by people, and production. Culture is also the way people think and understand their beliefs and values and the world and their own lives.
Different countries have different cultures. For example, some older Japanese people wear kimonos, arrange flowers in vases, and have tea ceremonies. Some countries oppose certain things in their culture, such as discrimination or religion.
Regional or non-regional cultures
Culture can also vary within a region, society, or sub-group. A workplace may have a specific culture that distinguishes it from similar workplaces.
The territory of a country may have a different culture than the rest of the countries. For example, in a large country like China or Canada a region may have a different way of talking, different types of music and different types of dance.
A group that acts or speaks differently may be called a subculture, or may be.
Companies or other organizations (groups of people) may have a different culture. Japanese construction companies often have a different culture to Western companies; The workday begins with exercise, and the workers are very loyal to the company.
High-technology sector companies often have a different culture than other companies. Software and computer companies sometimes allow employees to play games during a workday, or take time off to rest, as these companies believe it will help workers think better.
Anthropology is studying humans and how they relate to each other. An anthropologist is one who studies anthropology. Anthropologists study how culture shapes people and their lives. As people walk and communicate with new groups of people, the culture constantly changes.
For example, immigrants (people who move from one country to another) may keep certain customs and traditions from their old country. In this way while maintaining their culture, they bring pieces of their culture to a new place where others begin to experience it.