We begin this paper by questioning: What Culture is and how is it related to Heritage? Culture is people’s way of life. It is the characteristic of group of people defined by everything they possess such as language, religion, lifestyle, belief, attitude, food, rituals, customs, behavior, etc. Culture is a set of knowledge acquired overtime. Heritage, on the other hand, is the valued objects and qualities such as historic buildings and cultural traditions that have been passed own from previous generations.
What is Culture? culture can be defined many different ways by many different people. There’s not a correct or just one form of of definition when it come to culture.All though they all come from different experiences and opinions, they all share the same structure and concepts. In the world today there are hundreds of different types of culture, such as, American culture, Deaf culture British culture, Mexican culture,Arabic culture, African culture , Indian culture , Pop culture , Modern culture , Japanese culture , Chinese culture and so on.Culture is a group of individuals that share the same Behaviors, traditions, faith, heritage, traditions and self values and beliefs. The beauty of culture is the fact that it is ever growing and constantly
Keywords: public culture , pictogram , design , display places , orientation and guidance Abstract: The public culture with its simplicity and spontaneity are considered the key of the inherent features of the public cultural history and the title of the civilization identity. In this sense, the interest taken involving the collection, documentation, studying and investment helps to a great extent in understanding the principals of social, cultural, civilizational, informatics, economical and political bases. The term ‘public culture’ is considered a term of two words; public and culture. Culture is all the social activities in its broadest meaning and all the rituals of a given group together with all products of humanitarian activities
Masculinity versus femininity This dimension doesn’t correlate directly with gender roles or behaviours. Instead this is more orientated towards specific traits that Hofstede has defined as masculine and low masculine (femininity). A high masculine culture is characterized by focusing on money, possessions, and traditional family values. Feminine cultures are said to be relationship oriented, focused on quality of life, and failing is generally more accepted. This is best describe by the commonly used phrase “Americans live to work, while Europeans work to live.
Reputation and titles that culture has played throughout history has evolved since the beginning of time and has changed over the centuries, greatly influencing nations, specifically North Korea. The North Korean society is regarded as unique, modestly due to their cultural and idealistic values differing significantly from other countries. When exploring their cultural qualities, we can identify the purpose and way of life through their civilization. Culture is influenced by factors such as weather, viable agriculture, terrain, history and social clarifications caused by past conflicts. The word culture is defined in the Oxford English dictionary as “the ideas, customs, and courtesies of a particular group” (Oxford Dictionaries).
Geerb Hofstede in the 1970s, states that certain cultures have characteristics which are solely specific to them. He believed that culture was a "mental programming". In order to put his model to the test, Hofstede, conducted a massive, longitudinal, cross cultural study in 1973, which included up to 50 countries, and was focused around the employees of the multinational company IBM. His observed findings led to his discovery of the four distinct cultural dimensions, as well as the fifth which was added later on. His five dimensions of culture are; power distance, individualism-collectivism, masculinity-femininity, uncertainty avoidance and long term
Culture is an umbrella term that covers almost every aspects of life. It includes different concepts when viewed from various perspectives. It can be described in individual level as well as communal level, though they are mutually dependent. An individual defines culture at the level of the community he or she follows the patterns of the society in which he or she lives. The culture of a community is defined by the living patterns of the members of the society.
It is through culture that people are defined, and share particular value systems. “Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of and for behaviour, acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievement of human groups, including their embodiments in artifacts; the essential core of culture consists of traditional (i.e. historically derived and selected) ideas and especially their attached values; culture systems may, on
INTRODUCTION In everyday usage, the word culture refers to a desirable quality we can acquire by attending a sufficient number of plays and concerts and trudging through several miles of art galleries. The anthropologist , however has a different definition as Ralph Linton explains culture refers to the total way of life of any society regards as higher or more desirable. Thus, culture when applied to our own way of life, has nothing to do with playing the piano or reading Browning. For the social scientist such activities are simply elements within the totality of our culture. This totality also includes such mundane activities as washing dishes or driving an automobile and for the purpose of cultural studies these stands quite on a par with the “finer things of life.” It follows that for the social scientist there are no uncultured societies or even individuals.
Different layers of culture exist at the following levels : • The national level: Associated with the nation as a whole. • The regional level: Associated with ethnic, linguistic, or religious differences that exist within a nation. • The gender level: Associated with gender differences (female vs. male) • The generation level: Associated with the differences between grandparents and parents, parents and children. • The social class level: Associated with educational opportunities and differences in occupation. • The corporate level: Associated with the particular culture of an organization.