Cultural Diversity And Culture's Impact On Culture And Ager Development

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DISCUSS CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND GENDER DEVELOPMENT 1.0 INTRODUCTION Culture is is defined as the social behavior and norms found in human societies. Culture is considered a central concept in anthropology that comprises of the range or phenomena that are transmitted through social learning in human societies. (L, 2002) In culture there characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of a community comprising of language, religion and social activities Defining culture as shared patterns of behaviours and interactions cognitive constructs and understanding that are learned by socialization. It can also be seen as the growth of a group identity fostered by social patterns unique to the group. 2.0 Characteristics of Culture 1. Culture is manifested at different layers of depth In analysing the culture of a particular group or organization it is desirable to distinguish three fundamental levels at which culture manifests itself: (a) Observable artefacts (b) Values (c) basic When one enters an organization one observes and feels its artifacts.This level of analysis is tricky because the data are easy to obtain but hard to interpret. We can describe how a group constructs its environment and what behaviour patterns are discernible among the members, but we often cannot understand the underlying logic. 2. Culture affects behaviour and interpretations of behaviour

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