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    • Cultural academics

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    • Admiration of foreign cultures

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    • Cultural anthropology

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    • Cultural appropriation

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    • Arabic studies

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    • Archaeology of material culture

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    • Area studies

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    • Cultural studies awards

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    • Catholic studies

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    • Cross-cultural psychology

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    • Cultural conferences

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    • Culture terminology

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    • Deaf studies

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    • Dialectology

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    • Disability studies

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    • Cultural economics

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    • Ethnic studies

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    • Cultural geography

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    • Cultural heritage

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    • Cultural history

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    • Interculturalism

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    • Islamic studies

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    • Cultural studies literature

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    • Museology

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    • North American cultural studies

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    • Organizational culture

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    • Cultural studies organizations

    • Antillanité is a literary and political movement developed in the 1960s that stresses the creation of a specific West Indian identity out of a multiplicity of ethnic and cultural elements. From the early 1960s, a new way of envisaging French West Indian identity began to be articulated by a number of Martinican ... Cultural studies organizations


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    • Cultural politics

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    • Popular culture studies

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    • Academic studies of ritual and magic

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    • Science fiction studies

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    • Cultural studies

    • Cultural studies is a field of theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged cultural analysis that concentrates upon the political dynamics of contemporary culture, its historical foundations, defining traits, and conflicts. Cultural studies researchers generally investigate how cultural practices relate to wide ... Read »


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    • List of universities with programs in cultural studies and related programs

    • This is a list of universities with programs in cultural studies and related disciplines. department of English and cultural studies panjab university chandigarh. ... Read »


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    • Acculturation

    • Acculturation is the process of cultural change and psychological change that results following meeting between cultures. The effects of acculturation can be seen at multiple levels in both interacting cultures. Acculturation is a direct change of one's culture through dominance over another's culture through either mi ... Read »


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    • Antillanité


    • Anxiety/uncertainty management


    • Arbitrary culture theory

    • Arbitrary culture theory is the view that human behavior is purely a product of culture, and that culture is completely arbitrary. The implication of this idea is that evolution cannot be applied to human behavior. This article incorporates material from the Citizendium article "", which is licensed under the Creative ... Read »


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    • Bahá'í studies


    • Besharmi Morcha

    • Besharmi Morcha, also known as "Slutwalk arthaat Besharmi Morcha", is the Indian equivalent of SlutWalk. This was an organization started in 2011 by Canadian women who protested Toronto's police public statements suggesting that women could avoid rape and sexual assault by the way they dressed. They have conducted even ... Read »


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    • Budapest School (Lukács)


    • Buffy studies

    • Buffy studies (also referred to as Buffyology by insiders) is a term applied to the collection of written works about, and the university courses that discuss aspects of, the television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer and, to a lesser extent, its spin-off program Angel. It explores issues related to gender and other p ... Read »


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    • Captivity (animal)

    • Animals that live under human care are in captivity. Captivity can be used as a generalizing term to describe the keeping of either domesticated animals ( and pets) or wild animals. This may include, for example, farms, private homes, zoos and laboratories. Keeping animals in human captivity and under human care can th ... Read »


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    • Caucasology

    • Caucasology, or Caucasiology refers to the historical and geopolitical studies of Caucasus region. The branch has more than 150 years history. In 1972, the Caucasiological Center (renamed to International Caucasiological Center in 2000) was founded under the auspices of the Israel President Zalman Shazar. ... Read »


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    • Suzanne Césaire


    • Charmed academia

    • Charmed academia is a subset of the academic field of cultural studies. It explores issues related to gender as expressed through the content of the television program Charmed and, to a lesser extent, its novel spin-off series. Such work is concerned with the scholarly study and exploration of the television series tha ... Read »


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    • Children's literature criticism


    • Circuit of culture

    • The circuit of culture is a theory or framework used in the area of cultural studies. It was devised in 1997 by a group of theorists when studying the Walkman cassette player. The theory suggests that in studying a cultural text or artifact you must look at five aspects: its representation, identity, production, consum ... Read »


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    • Co-cultural communication theory

    • Co-cultural communication theory was built upon the frameworks of muted group theory and standpoint theory. The cornerstone of co-cultural communication theory is muted group theory as proposed in the mid 1970s by Shirley and Edwin Ardener. The Ardeners were cultural anthropologists who made the observation that most o ... Read »


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    • Colonial mentality

    • A colonial mentality is the attitude that colonized people feel themselves to be inferior to their colonizers based on the fact of colonization. Critics claimed that Rudyard Kipling's portrayals of Indian characters generally supported the colonialist view that colonized people were incapable of surviving without the ... Read »


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    • Discrimination based on skin color

    • Discrimination based on skin color, also known as colorism or shadism, is a form of prejudice or discrimination in which people are treated differently based on the social meanings attached to skin color. Colorism, a term coined by Alice Walker in 1982, is not a synonym of racism. "Race" depends on multiple factors (i ... Read »


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    • Conceptual history

    • Conceptual history (also the history of concepts or, from German, Begriffsgeschichte) is a branch of historical and cultural studies that deals with the historical semantics of terms. It sees the etymology and the change in meaning of terms as forming a crucial basis for contemporary cultural, conceptual and linguistic ... Read »


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    • Configurational analysis

    • In cultural and social studies, configurations are patterns of behaviour, movement (→movement culture) and thinking, which research observes when analysing different cultures and/ or historical changes. The term “configurations” is mostly used by comparative anthropological studies and by cultural histor ... Read »


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    • Consumer capitalism

    • Consumer capitalism is a theoretical economic and social political condition in which consumer demand is manipulated, in a deliberate and coordinated way, on a very large scale, through mass-marketing techniques, to the advantage of sellers. This theory is controversial. It suggests manipulation of consumer demand so ... Read »


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    • Coordinated management of meaning

    • In the social sciences, Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) provides understanding of how individuals create, coordinate and manage meanings in their process of communication. Generally, it refers to "how individuals establish rules for creating and interpreting meaning and how those rules are enmeshed in a convers ... Read »


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    • Coptology

    • Coptology is the science of Coptic studies, the study of Coptic language and literature. The European interest in Coptology may have started as early as the 15th century AD. The term was used in 1976 when the First International Congress of Coptology was held in Cairo under the title "Colloquium on the Future of C ... Read »


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    • Critical code studies

    • Critical Code Studies (CCS) is an emerging academic subfield, related to software studies, digital humanities, cultural studies, computer science, human-computer interface, and the DIY do-it-yourself maker culture. Its primary focus is on the cultural significance of computer code, without excluding or focusing solely ... Read »


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    • Cultural analytics

    • Cultural analytics is the exploration and research of massive cultural data sets of visual material – both digitized visual artifacts and contemporary visual and interactive media. Taking on the challenge of how to best explore large collections of rich cultural content, cultural analytics researchers developed ne ... Read »


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    • Cultural capital

    • In sociology, the term cultural capital refers to the social assets of a person (education, intellect, style of speech and dress, etc.) that promote social mobility in a stratified society. Cultural capital functions as a social-relation within an economy of practices (system of exchange), and comprises all of the mate ... Read »


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    • Cultural communication

    • Cultural relativism is the view that cultures are merely different, not deficient, and each culture’s norms and practices should be assessed only from the perspective of the culture itself, not by standards embraced by another culture. It is the idea that one cannot make judgments about a culture just because they ... Read »


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    • Cultural contracts

    • Cultural contracts refer to the degree that cultural values are exchanged between groups. It extends identity negotiation theory and uncertainty reduction theory by focusing defining the negotiation experience from the perspective of minority groups when dealing with majority cultural norms. Cultural contracts theory w ... Read »


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    • Cultural criminology

    • Cultural criminology is a theoretical, methodological, and interventionist approach to the study of crime that seeks to understand crime in the context of its culture. It views both crime and the agencies of control as cultural products. Cultural criminology seeks to highlight how power affects constructions of crime, ... Read »


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    • Cultural cringe

    • Cultural cringe, in cultural studies and social anthropology, is an internalized inferiority complex that causes people in a country to dismiss their own culture as inferior to the cultures of other countries. It is closely related to the concept of colonial mentality and is often linked with the display of anti-intell ... Read »


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    • Cultural dissonance

    • Cultural dissonance (education, sociology, anthropology and cultural studies) is an uncomfortable sense of discord, disharmony, confusion, or conflict experienced by people in the midst of change in their cultural environment. The changes are often unexpected, unexplained or not understandable due to various types of c ... Read »


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    • Cultural imperialism

    • Cultural imperialism comprises the cultural aspects of imperialism. Imperialism here refers to the creation and maintenance of unequal relationships between civilizations, favoring the more powerful civilization. Thus, cultural imperialism is the practice of promoting and imposing a culture, usually that of a political ... Read »


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    • Cultural materialism (cultural studies)

    • Cultural materialism in literary theory and cultural studies traces its origin to the work of the left-wing literary critic Raymond Williams. Cultural materialism makes analysis based in critical theory, in the tradition of the Frankfurt School. It emerged as a theoretical movement in the early 1980s along with new hi ... Read »


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    • Cultural memory

    • Because memory is not just an individual, private experience but is also part of the collective domain, cultural memory has become a topic in both historiography (Pierre Nora, Richard Terdiman) and cultural studies (e.g., Susan Stewart). These emphasize cultural memory’s process (historiography) and its implicatio ... Read »


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    • Cultural policy research

    • Cultural Policy Research (or Cultural Policy Studies) is a field of academic inquiry that grew out of Cultural Studies in the 1990s. A quarter of a century later, by now both “Cultural Policy Research” and "Cultural Policy Studies" each match almost 100 million entries in the World Wide Web. Cultural Policy ... Read »


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    • Cultural practice

    • Cultural practice generally refers to the manifestation of a culture or sub-culture, especially in regard to the traditional and customary practices of a particular ethnic or other cultural group. In the broadest sense, this term can apply to any person manifesting any aspect of any culture at any time. However, in pra ... Read »


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    • Cultural rights

    • The cultural rights movement has provoked attention to protect the rights of groups of people, or their culture, in similar fashion to the manner in which the human rights movement has brought attention to the needs of individuals throughout the world. Cultural Rights are rights related to art and culture, both un ... Read »


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    • Cultural schema theory

    • Cultural schema theory (Nishida, 1999) explains the familiar and pre-acquainted knowledge one uses when entering a familiar situation in his/her own culture. Cultural schemas for social interaction are cognitive structures that contain knowledge for face-to-face interactions in a person's cultural environment. Schemas ... Read »


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    • Cultural studies theory of composition

    • The cultural studies theory of composition (hereafter referred to as "cultural studies") is a field of composition studies that examines both writing as an artifact of culture and the contexts of writing situations. It also examines what happens to writing when cultures come into contact with each other, situations oft ... Read »


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    • Cultural system

    • A cultural system is the interaction of different elements of culture. While a cultural system is quite different from a social system, sometimes both systems together are referred to as the sociocultural system. A major concern in the social sciences is the problem of order. One way that social order has been the ... Read »


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    • Cultural turn

    • The cultural turn is a movement beginning in the early 1970s among scholars in the humanities and social sciences to make culture the focus of contemporary debates; it also describes a shift in emphasis toward meaning and away from a positivist epistemology. The cultural turn is described in 2005 by Lynette Spillman an ... Read »


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    • Culture industry

    • The term culture industry (German: Kulturindustrie) was coined by the critical theorists Theodor Adorno (1903–1969) and Max Horkheimer (1895–1973), and was presented as critical vocabulary in the chapter "The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception", of the book Dialectic of Enlightenment (1944), wh ... Read »


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    • Culture of fear

    • Culture of fear (or climate of fear) is the concept that people may incite fear in the general public to achieve political goals through emotional bias. It is also a term applied to the workplace. Ashforth discussed potentially destructive sides of leadership and identified what he referred to as petty tyrants: le ... Read »


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    • Culture theory

    • Culture theory is the branch of comparative anthropology and semiotics (not to be confused with cultural sociology or cultural studies) that seeks to define the heuristic concept of culture in operational and/or scientific terms. In the 19th century, "culture" was used by some to refer to a wide array of human activit ... Read »


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    • Cultureme

    • A cultureme is any portion of cultural behavior apprehended in signs of symbolic value that can be broken down into smaller units or amalgamated into larger ones. Their usage can be seen in cultural expressions, phraseologisms, jokes, slogans, literature, religion, folklore, sociology, anthropology, etc. The notion o ... Read »


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    • Culturology

    • Culturology or science of culture is a branch of social sciences concerned with the scientific understanding, description, analysis, and prediction of cultures as a whole. While different cultural practices were studied by ethnology and anthropology, these studies included diverse aspects: sociological, psychological, ... Read »


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    • Cybernetic Culture Research Unit

    • The Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (Ccru) was a student-run interdisciplinary research collective founded in 1995 out of the University of Warwick's philosophy department. The collective's research was closely tied to the work of philosophers Sadie Plant (around whom it was founded), Nick Land, and their colleag ... Read »


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    • Deculturalization

    • Deculturalization is the process by which an ethnic group is forced to abandon its language, culture, and customs. It is the destruction of the culture of a dominated group and its replacement by the culture of the dominating group. Deculturalization is a slow process due to its extensive goal of fully replacing the su ... Read »


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    • Domestication theory

    • Domestication theory is an approach in science and technology studies and media studies that describes the processes by which innovations, especially new technology is 'tamed' or appropriated by its users. First, technologies are integrated into everyday life and adapted to daily practices. Secondly, the user and its e ... Read »


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    • Dominant culture

    • The dominant culture is a culture that is the most powerful, widespread, or influential within a social or political entity in which multiple cultures are present. In a society refers to the established language, religion, values, rituals, and social customs. These traits are often the norm for the society as a whole. ... Read »


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    • Dominator culture

    • Dominator culture is a term coined by futurist and writer Riane Eisler. This term first appears in her book The Chalice and the Blade (Harper Collins San Francisco, 1987). This book outlines in detail her theory of hierarchical dominator cultures vs. distributed "Partnership" cultures. Terence McKenna, a friend of Eis ... Read »


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    • Bessie Dunlop of Lynn

    • Donald Foley (born 1963) is an American actor. Shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Donald Foley made a decision. “It kind of woke me up a little bit,” he said. Life was too short and too uncertain to waste it doing something he didn’t really want to do, he said. A self-employed computer pr ... Read »


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    • El Mercado de Los Angeles

    • Built in 1968, El Mercado de Los Angeles is located in the Boyle Heights district of the city of Los Angeles east of the LA River and adjacent to East Los Angeles (an unincorporated portion of the County of Los Angeles often cited as the heart of the Mexican/American community) on the corner of 1st Street and Lorena St ... Read »


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    • Emotions and culture

    • According to some theories, emotions are universal phenomena, albeit affected by culture. Emotions are "internal phenomena that can, but do not always, make themselves observable through expression and behavior". While some emotions are universal and are experienced in similar ways as a reaction to similar events acros ... Read »


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    • Enculturation

    • Enculturation is the process by which people learn the requirements of their surrounding culture and acquire values and behaviours appropriate or necessary in that culture. As part of this process, the influences that limit, direct, or shape the individual (whether deliberately or not) include parents, other adults, an ... Read »


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    • Ethnocinema

    • Ethnocinema, from Jean Rouch’s cine-ethnography and ethno-fictions, is an emerging practice of intercultural filmmaking being defined and extended by Melbourne, Australia-based writer and arts educator, Anne Harris, and others. Originally derived from the discipline of anthropology, ethnocinema is one form of ethn ... Read »


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    • Euro-Sinica

    • Euro-Sinica is a scholarly series, published by the European academic publisher Peter Lang. The series focuses primarily on intercultural and transcultural studies, including intellectual history, of Europe and China. The monograph series was founded by Adrian Hsia, of McGill University, following the first Sino-Germa ... Read »


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    • Face negotiation theory

    • Face-negotiation theory is a theory first proposed by Brown and Levinson (1978) to understand how people from different cultures manage rapport and disagreements. The theory posits "face", or self-image, as a universal phenomenon that pervades across cultures. In conflicts, one's face is threatened; and thus the person ... Read »


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    • The Fairgrounds Park Riot

    • The Fairgrounds Park Riot was a race riot that broke out on June 21, 1949 at a newly-integrated public swimming pool. The Fairgrounds Pool, in St. Louis Missouri, was the largest in the world measuring 440 feet. The pool was able to hold from 10,000 to 12,000 swimmers at a time. During this time period much of the ... Read »


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    • List of female action heroes

    • The following is a list of female action heroes who exist in various forms of media, including animation, comics, film, literature, television and video games. ... Read »


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    • Frankfurt School

    • The Frankfurt School (German: Frankfurter Schule) is a school of social theory and philosophy associated in part with the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Founded during the interwar period, the School consisted of dissidents who felt at home neither in the existent capitalist, fascist, ... Read »


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    • Gandhigiri

    • Gandhigiri is a neologism in India which is used to express the tenets of Gandhism (the ideas of Mohandas Gandhi which include Satyagraha, non-violence, and truth) in contemporary terms. The term became popular due to its usage in the 2006 Hindi film, Lage Raho Munna Bhai. As a colloquial expression in various lan ... Read »


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    • Girl power

    • The phrase "girl power" is used as a term of female empowerment, independence, and self-sureness. Girl power expressed a cultural phenomenon of the 1990s and early 2000s. One of the earliest uses of the phrase "Girl Power" was in 1987 by a London-based 'capella' all-girl group called 'Mint Juleps' in a song entitl ... Read »


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    • Cultural heritage

    • Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical science artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. Cultural heritage includes tangible culture (such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, boo ... Read »


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    • Heritage studies

    • Heritage studies looks at the relationship between people and tangible and intangible heritage through the use of social science research methods. The publication of the book by David Lowenthal, The Past is a Foreign Country, in 1985 is credited with creating the field (Carman & Sørensen 2009). While related to the ... Read »


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    • Hip-hop in academia

    • Hip hop studies is a multidisciplinary field of study that encompasses sociology, anthropology, communication and rhetoric studies, religious studies, cultural studies, critical race theory, missiological studies, art history, dance, musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and gender studies. The term "hip hop studi ... Read »


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    • Cultural history

    • Cultural history combines the approaches of anthropology and history to look at popular cultural traditions and cultural interpretations of historical experience. It examines the records and narrative descriptions of past matter, encompassing the continuum of events (occurring in succession and leading from the past to ... Read »


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    • Cultural informatics

    • Museum informatics is an interdisciplinary field of study that refers to the theory and of informatics by museums. It is in essence a sub-field of cultural informatics at the intersection of culture, digital technology, and information science. In the context of the digital age facilitating growing commonalities acros ... Read »


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    • Insects in culture

    • The roles of insects in culture span different aspects of human life, whether analysed academically or more generally. Academically, the interaction of insects and society has been treated in part as cultural entomology, dealing mostly with "advanced" societies, and in part as ethnoentomology, dealing mostly with "pri ... Read »


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    • Integrative communication theory

    • Integrative communication theory is a theory of cross-cultural adaptation proposed by Young Yun Kim. The first widely published version of Kim's theory is found in the last three chapters of a textbook authored by William Gudykunst with Young Yun Kim as second author. See acculturation and assimilation. Young Yun ... Read »


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    • Interactive acculturation

    • The Interactive Acculturation Model (IAM) seeks to integrate within a common theoretical framework the following components of immigrants and host community relations in multicultural settings: The framework of these established among a structural political/governmental environment. Ultimately, the goal of the model i ... Read »


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    • Intercultural communication principles

    • Inter-cultural communication principles guide the process of exchanging meaningful and unambiguous information across cultural boundaries, in a way that preserves mutual respect and minimises antagonism. For these purposes, culture is a shared system of symbols, beliefs, attitudes, values, expectations, and norms of be ... Read »


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    • Intercultural competence

    • (Inter)cultural competence is the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of other cultures: In interactions with people from foreign cultures, a person who is interculturally competent understands the culture-specific concepts of perception, thinking, feeling, and acting. Intercultural compe ... Read »


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    • Intercultural relations

    • Intercultural Relations, sometimes called Intercultural Studies, is a relatively new formal field of social science studies. It is a practical, multi-field discipline designed to train its students to understand, communicate, and accomplish specific goals outside their own cultures. Intercultural Relations involves, at ... Read »


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    • Intercultural theatre

    • Intercultural theater, also known as cross-cultural theatre, may transcend time, while mixing and matching cultures or subcultures. Mixing and matching is the unavoidable process in the making of inner connections and the presentations of inter-culturalities. Majority of the works in the intercultural theatre is basica ... Read »


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    • Interdiscourse

    • Interdiscourse is the implicit or explicit relations that a discourse has to other discourses. Interdiscursivity is the aspect of a discourse that relates it to other discourses. Norman Fairclough prefers the concept "orders of discourse". Interdiscursivity is often mostly an analytic concept, e.g. in Foucault and Fair ... Read »


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    • Interindividual differences in perception

    • Interindividual differences in perception describes the effect that differences in brain structure or factors such as culture, upbringing and environment have on the perception of humans. Interindividual (differing from person to person) variability is usually regarded as a source of noise for research. However, in rec ... Read »


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    • Jewish studies

    • Jewish studies (or Judaic studies) is an academic discipline centered on the study of Jews and Judaism. Jewish studies is interdisciplinary and combines aspects of history (especially Jewish history), Middle Eastern studies, Asian studies, Oriental studies, religious studies, archeology, sociology, languages (Jewish la ... Read »


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    • Sociology of Jewry

    • The sociology of Jewry involves the application of sociological theory and method to the study of the Jewish people and the Jewish religion. Sociologists are concerned with the social patterns within Jewish groups and communities; American Jewry, Israeli Jews and Jewish life in the diaspora. Sociological studies of the ... Read »


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    • Kaross

    • A kaross is a cloak made of sheepskin, or the hide of other animals, with the hair left on. It is properly confined to the coat of skin without sleeves and used to be worn by the Khoikhoi and Bushmen / San peoples of South Africa. These karosses became replaced by a blanket. Their chiefs wore karosses of the skin of th ... Read »


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    • Kartvelian studies

    • The Kartvelian studies (Georgian: ქართველოლოგია) also referred as Kartvelology or Georgian studies is a field of humanities covering Kartvelian (Georgian) history, languages, religion and/or culture. In a narrower sense, the term usually refers to the re ... Read »


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    • Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck's Values Orientation Theory


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    • Kiarina Kordela

      Aglaia Kiarina Kordela (Greek: Αγλαΐα Κιαρίνα Κορδέλα; born July 13, 1963) is a Greek-American philosopher and critical theorist. She is a professor of German Studies and founding director of the Critical Theory Program at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. ... Read »


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    • Learning to Labour

    • Learning to Labour

      Learning to Labour: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs is a 1977 book on education, written by British social scientist and cultural theorist Paul Willis. A Columbia University Press edition, titled the "Morningside Edition," was published in the United States shortly after its reception. Willis's first maj ... Read »


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    • Lipstick feminism

    • Lipstick feminism is a variety of third-wave feminism that seeks to embrace traditional concepts of femininity, including the sexual power of women, alongside feminist ideas. Unlike early feminist campaigns that focused on the basic fundamental rights of women,starting with the Womens' Suffrage Movement, lipstick femi ... Read »


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    • List of women warriors in folklore

    • This is a list of women who engaged in war, found throughout mythology and folklore, studied in fields such as literature, sociology, psychology, anthropology, film studies, mass communication, cultural studies, and women's studies. A mythological figure does not always mean a fictional one, but rather, someone of whom ... Read »


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    • Madonna Studies

    • Madonna Studies is a term which has been used to refer to a controversial development of a field in several studios since late 1980s. One writer described the "institutionalization of a major subdivision of American media studies into Madonna studies". The field related to the study of and interpretation of the work of ... Read »


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    • Malinchism

    • Malinchism (Spanish: malinchismo) or malinchist (Spanish: malinchista) is a form of attraction that the foreigner has in the popular imagination, causing individuals to lose the spirit of nationality by moving to the other side, a particular case of cultural cringe. It is derived from the name of Hernán Cortés's ... Read »


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    • Marxist Literary Group

    • The Marxist Literary Group (MLG) is an affiliate of the Modern Language Association centered on scholarly discussion of the contributions of Marxism and the Marxist tradition in the humanities and related disciplines. It holds an annual summer institute, holds sessions at the MLA convention, and publishes the journal M ... Read »


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    • Material culture

    • Material culture is the physical evidence of a culture in the objects and architecture they make, or have made. The term tends to be relevant only in archeological and anthropological studies, but it specifically means all material evidence which can be attributed to culture, past or present. Material culture studies i ... Read »


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    • Farid Matuk

    • Farid Matuk is an American poet and educator, born to a Peruvian father and Syrian mother in Peru. He writes in both English and Spanish, and his Spanish translations have appeared in Kadar Koli, Translation Review, Mandorla, and Bombay Gin. His poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Flag + Void, Iowa Review, and Poe ... Read »


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    • Media archaeology

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    • Migration studies

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    • Non-material culture

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    • Organizational culture

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    • Performance studies

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    • Pizza effect

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    • Posthegemony

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    • Cultural psychology

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    • Racial integration

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    • Rape culture

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    • Seikatsu

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    • Self-expression values

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    • Social criticism

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    • Software studies

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    • Soudavar Professor of Persian Studies

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    • Subaltern (postcolonialism)

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    • Symbolic boundaries

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    • Syriac studies

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    • Transculturalism

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    • Transculturation

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    • Urban acupuncture

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    • Visual culture

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    • Witchcraft

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