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    • Animals in human culture

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    • Culture

    • Culture (/ˈkʌltʃər/) can be defined in numerous ways. In the words of anthropologist E.B. Tylor, it is "that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society." Alternatively, in a contemporary variant, "Cult ... Read »


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    • Outline of culture

    • The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to culture: Culture – set of patterns of human activity within a community or social group and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. Customs, laws, dress, architectural style, social standards, religious beliefs, and tra ... Read »


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    • Amphibians in culture

    • Amphibians have for centuries appeared in culture. From the fire-dwelling salamander to the frogs (and occasionally toads) of myth and fairytale and the rare use of a newt in literature, amphibians play the role of strange and sometimes repulsive creatures. Frogs however have symbolised fertility, as in Ancient Egypt, ... Read »


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    • Art and culture law

    • Art and culture law is the body of law, including domestic and foreign law, and multilateral treaties and conventions, that regulates and is applied to artists, fine art and cultural property. ... Read »


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    • Art film

    • An art film is typically a serious, independent film aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience. An art film is "intended to be a serious artistic work, often experimental and not designed for mass appeal"; they are "made primarily for aesthetic reasons rather than commercial profit", and they contain " ... Read »


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    • Aversion to happiness

    • Aversion to happiness, also called cherophobia or fear of happiness, is an attitude towards happiness in which individuals may deliberately avoid experiences that invoke positive emotions or happiness. One of several reasons that aversion to happiness may develop is the belief that when one becomes happy, a negative e ... Read »


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    • Basimba people Clan names

    • The Basimba people culture of naming their children and the way of their life, general custom and belief can be differentiated by way of a particular Basimba sub-division group or clan at a particular time. The Basimba clan refers to the network of families with their surnames names of family, history. It serves the B ... Read »


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    • Birds in culture

    • Birds have appeared in culture for thousands of years. They have been captured or bred as poultry for use as food. Raptors have been used in falconry, often to catch other birds, whether for pleasure or for food. They have been kept as cagebirds for their song, or raised for traditional sports such as cockfighting and ... Read »


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    • Bread in culture

    • Bread has a significance beyond mere nutrition in many cultures in the West and Near and Middle East because of its history and contemporary importance. Bread is also significant in Christianity as one of the elements (alongside wine) of the Eucharist; see sacramental bread. The word companion comes from Latin com- "wi ... Read »


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    • Bullying culture

    • Bullying culture is the context or venue in which a bullying pattern of behavior is ordinary or routine. It is about an imbalance of social, physical or other power involving a person or group. The culture of bullying includes daily activities and the way people relate to each other. A bullying culture emphasizes a wi ... Read »


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    • Ceremonial pole

    • A ceremonial pole symbolizes a variety of concepts in several different cultures. For example, in the Miao culture in Yunnan China. In The Evolution of the Idea of God, Grant Allen notes that Samoyeds of Siberia, and Damara of South Africa plant stakes at the graves of ancestors. According to Zelia Nuttall in The Funda ... Read »


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    • Civilization

    • A civilization, or civilisation (see spelling differences), is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification, symbolic communication forms (typically, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment by a cultural elite. Civilizations are inti ... Read »


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    • Classic

    • A classic is an outstanding example of a particular style; something of lasting worth or with a timeless quality; of the first or highest quality, class, or rank – something that exemplifies its class. The word can be an adjective (a classic car) or a noun (a classic of English literature). It denotes a particular ... Read »


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    • Collectivism

    • Collectivism is the moral stance, political philosophy, ideology, or social outlook that emphasizes the group and its interests. Collectivism is the opposite of individualism. Collectivists focus on communal, societal, or national interests in various types of political, economic and educational systems. Collectiv ... Read »


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    • Critical consumerism

    • Critical consumption is the conscious choice of buying or not buying a specific product according to ethical and political beliefs. The critical consumer recognizes the importance of considering some characteristics of the product and its realization, such as environmental sustainability and respect of workers’ ri ... Read »


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    • Cross-cultural narcissism

    • Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes. The term originated from Greek mythology, where the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Narcissism is a concept in psychoanalytic theory, which was popularly introduced in Si ... Read »


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    • Cultural deprivation

    • Cultural deprivation is a theory in sociology that claims that members of the working class cannot easily acquire cultural capital, hampering their access to education and upward social mobility. Proponents of this theory argue that working class culture (regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or other factors) inheren ... Read »


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    • Cultural emphasis

    • Cultural emphasis is defined as an important aspect of a culture which is often reflected though language and, more specifically, vocabulary (Ottenheimer, 2006, p. 266). This means that the vocabulary people use in a culture indicates what is important to that group of people. If there are a lot of words to describe ... Read »


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    • Cultural framework

    • Cultural framework is a term used in social science to describe traditions, value systems, myths and symbols that are common in a given society. A given society may have multiple cultural frameworks (for example, United States society has different cultural frameworks for its white and African American populations). Us ... Read »


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    • Cultural institution

    • A cultural institution or cultural organization is an organization within a culture/sub-culture that works for the preservation or promotion of culture. The term is especially used of public and charitable organizations, but its range of meaning can be very broad. Examples of cultural institutions in modern society are ... Read »


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    • Cultural lag

    • The term cultural lag refers to the notion that culture takes time to catch up with technological innovations, and that social problems and conflicts are caused by this lag. Subsequently, cultural lag does not only apply to this idea only, but also relates to theory and explanation. It helps by identifying and explaini ... Read »


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    • Cultural mediation

    • Cultural mediation describes a profession that studies the cultural differences between people, using the data in problem solving. It is one of the fundamental mechanisms of distinctly human development according to cultural–historical psychological theory introduced by Lev Vygotsky and developed in the work of hi ... Read »


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    • Cultural movement

    • A cultural movement is a change in the way a number of different disciplines approach their work. This embodies all art forms, the sciences, and philosophies. Historically, different nations or regions of the world have gone through their own independent sequence of movements in culture, but as world communications hav ... Read »


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    • Cultural narcissism

    • Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one's own attributes. The term originated from Greek mythology, where the young Narcissus fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool of water. Narcissism is a concept in psychoanalytic theory, which was popularly introduced in Si ... 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 radicalism

    • Cultural radicalism (Danish: Kulturradikalisme) was a movement in first Danish, but later also Norwegian culture. It was particular strong in the Interwar Period, but its philosophy has its origin in the 1870s and a great deal of modern social commentary still refer to it. At the time of the height of the cultural rad ... Read »


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    • Cultural retention

    • Cultural retention is the act of retaining the culture of a specific ethnic group of people, especially when there is reason to believe that the culture, through inaction, may be lost. Many African-American, European and Asian organizations have cultural retention programs in place. ... Read »


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    • Cultural universal

    • A cultural universal (also called an anthropological universal or human universal), as discussed by Emile Durkheim, George Murdock, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Donald Brown and others, is an element, pattern, trait, or institution that is common to all human cultures worldwide. Taken together, the whole body of cultural un ... Read »


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    • Culture change

    • Culture change is a term used in public policy making that emphasizes the influence of cultural capital on individual and community behavior. It has been sometimes called repositioning of culture, which means the reconstruction of the cultural concept of a society. It places stress on the social and cultural capital de ... Read »


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    • Culture hero

    • A culture hero is a mythological hero specific to some group (cultural, ethnic, religious, etc.) who changes the world through invention or discovery. A typical culture hero might be credited as the discoverer of fire, or agriculture, songs, tradition, law or religion, and is usually the most important legendary figure ... Read »


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    • Design theory

    • Design theory refers to understanding the methods, strategies, research and analysis of the practice of design. Design theory has been approached and interpreted in many ways, from personal statements of design principles, through constructs of the philosophy of design to a search for a design science. The essay ... Read »


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    • Dirndl

    • A dirndl (German: [ˈdɪʁndlÌ©], Bavarian: Diandl) is the name of a traditional feminine dress worn in Austria, South Tyrol and Bavaria. It is based on the traditional clothing of Alps peasants. Dresses that are loosely based on the dirndl are known as Landhausmode ("country-inspired fashion"). A dirndl skirt ... Read »


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    • Empowerment

    • The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-e ... Read »


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    • Ethnoscience

    • Ethnoscience has been defined as an attempt "to reconstitute what serves as science for others, their practices of looking after themselves and their bodies, their botanical knowledge, but also their forms of classification, of making connections, etc." (Augé, 1999: 118). Ethnoscience’s focus was not alway ... Read »


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    • Fungi in human culture

    • Fungi play a variety of roles in human culture, both beneficial and harmful. Yeasts have been used since ancient times to leaven bread and to ferment beer and wine. More recently, mould fungi have been exploited to create a wide range of industrial products, including enzymes and drugs. Medicines based on fungi includ ... Read »


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    • Genre-busting

    • "Genre-busting" is a term used occasionally in reviews of written work, music and visual art and refers to the author or artist's ability to cross over two or more established styles. For instance, in writing, to combine the horror genre with a western or hard-boiled detective story with science fiction. In music the t ... Read »


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    • High culture

    • The term high culture comprehends the cultural products of æsthetic value, which a society collectively esteem as art. In popular usage, the term high culture identifies the culture of an upper class (an ) or of a status class (the intelligentsia); and also identifies a society’s common repository of broad-rang ... Read »


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    • High- and low-context cultures

    • High-context culture and the contrasting low-context culture relate to a culture's tendency to use high-context messages over low-context messages in routine communication. They are concepts presented by the anthropologist Edward T. Hall in his 1976 book Beyond Culture. This choice between speaking styles indicates wh ... Read »


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    • Highbrow

    • Used colloquially as a noun or adjective, "highbrow" is synonymous with intellectual; as an adjective, it also means elite, and generally carries a connotation of high culture. The word draws its metonymy from the pseudoscience of phrenology, and was originally simply a physical descriptor. "Highbrow" can be appli ... Read »


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    • Human rights

    • Human rights

      Human rights are moral principles or norms, which describe certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international law. They are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights "to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human be ... Read »


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    • Hygge

    • Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word with a unique definition (although very similar to the Dutch word Gezelligheid). "Hygge" as a noun includes a feeling, a social atmosphere, and an action. The word is also used in compositions as "Julehygge" (Christmas-hygge). "Hygge" is also a verb e.g. "Lets hygge" and as an adjec ... Read »


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    • Individualistic culture

    • Individualistic culture is a society which is characterized by individualism, not collectivism. The individualism-collectivism dimension is one of the most important of the value dimensions, which occur when "varying degrees of importance [are placed] on those deeply felt views of what is right, good, and worthwhile," ... Read »


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    • Insects in art

    • Insects have found uses in art, as in other aspects of culture, both symbolically and physically, from ancient times. Artforms include the direct usage of beetlewing (elytra) in paintings, textiles, and jewellery, as well as the representation of insects in fine arts such as paintings and sculpture. Insects have someti ... Read »


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    • Insects in literature

    • Insects have appeared in literature from classical times to the present day, an aspect of the role played by insects in culture. Among the insects treated are the ant, bee, butterfly, dragonfly, fly, grasshopper and locust, horsefly and wasp. Insects play important roles in around one hundred novels and a hundred ... Read »


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    • Intraculturalism

    • Intraculturalism is the study of behavior within one cultural group. For example, value variations among Palestinians are intracultural. This is often part of Subaltern Studies, development studies and sociology. ... Read »


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    • Languaculture

    • Languaculture is a term meaning that a language includes not only elements such as grammar and vocabulary, but also past knowledge, local and cultural information, habits and behaviours. The term was created by the American anthropologist Michael Agar. Agar used the term "languaculture" for the first time in his e ... Read »


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    • Legal culture

    • Legal cultures are described as being temporary outcomes of interactions and occur pursuant to a challenge and response paradigm. Analyses of core legal paradigms shape the characteristics of individual and distinctive legal cultures. “Comparative legal cultures are examined by a field of scholarship, which is sit ... Read »


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    • Library branch

    • Library branches are libraries that form part of a library system but are not located in the same area, building or city, but use the same Library classification for their catalogs and are interconnected with all the branches of the system that form part of the systems and to library patrons through a integrated librar ... Read »


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    • Library system

    • Library system is a central organization created to manage and coordinate operations and services in or between different centers, buildings or libraries branches and libraries patrons. It uses a Library classification to organize their volumes and nowadays also uses a Integrated library system, an enterprise resource ... Read »


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    • Low culture

    • Low culture is a derogatory term for forms of popular culture that have mass appeal. Its contrast is high culture. It has been said by culture theorists that both high culture and low culture are subcultures. Today, this would mean things like 'take-away' meals, gossip magazines, and books that are current best-sellers ... Read »


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    • Malandain Ballet Biarritz

    • The Malandain Ballet Biarritz was created in 1998 in Biarritz. It is one of 19 National Choreographic Centers (Centres Chorégraphiques Nationaux) in France. The Malandain Ballet Biarritz is directed by its choreographer Thierry Malandain. The Malandain Ballet Biarritz has 22 dancers and is usually considered to be a ... Read »


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    • Meme pool

    • A meme pool is the sum total of all memes (transmittable units of cultural ideas, practices, symbols) present in a given human population. The term is analogous to gene pool. The meme pool is in essence the matrix of the whole of the culture of a population. Because the memes of instruction of production of material cu ... 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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    • Microbes and man

    • Microbes (microorganisms) play many roles in the practical aspects of human culture, and sometimes appear in literature, music, film, and art. On the practical side, microbes have been used in activities from biological warfare to fermentation in food processing. Microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses are importa ... Read »


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    • Music

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      Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound and silence, which exist in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and textu ... Read »


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    • Neuroculture

    • 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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    • The night of churches

    • The night of churches or The long night of churches is an annual religious and cultural festival, organized by various churches. The main idea is that visitors can see sights (churches or chapels) without obligation and for free, and meet believers among many denominations. The first long night of churches took pl ... Read »


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    • Occidentalism

    • Occidentalism refers to and identifies representations of the Western world (the Occident) in two ways: (i) as dehumanizing stereotypes of the Western world, Europe, the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Philippines, usually from the Muslim world; and (ii) as ideological representations of the Wes ... Read »


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    • Official culture

    • Official culture is the culture that receives social legitimation or institutional support in a given society. Official culture is usually identified with bourgeoisie culture. For revolutionary Guy Debord, official culture is a "rigged game", where conservative powers forbid subversive ideas to have direct access to th ... Read »


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    • Philosophy of culture

    • Philosophy of culture is a branch of philosophy that examines the essence and meaning of culture. The German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) has formulated an individualist definition of "enlightenment" similar to the concept of bildung: "Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturit ... Read »


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    • Public Service Broadcasting Trust

    • The Public Service Broadcasting Trust is an Indian non-governmental organisation. It helps independent documentary film-makers to work free from commercial and political pressures. It hosts the annual Open Frame film festival in New Delhi. ... Read »


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    • Religion

    • Religion is a cultural system of behaviors and practices, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity to what an anthropologist has called "an order of existence". Different religions may or may not contain various elements, ranging from the "divine", "sacred things", ... Read »


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    • Reptiles in culture

    • Reptiles have featured in culture for centuries, from scaled and winged mythical dragons, versions of real reptiles such as deceptive snakes and dangerous crocodiles, to dinosaurs, discovered in the nineteenth century and by 1854 represented to the public as the large-scale sculptures of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs. P ... Read »


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    • Resistance through culture

    • Resistance through culture (also called cultural resistance, resistance through the aesthetic, or intellectual resistance) is a form of nonconformism. It is not open dissent, but a discreet stance. A revolt "so well hidden that it seem[s] inexistent", it is a quest "to extend the boundaries of official tolerance, eith ... Read »


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    • Ritualcide

    • Ritualcide is the systematic destruction or alteration of traditional ritual practices and their sequencing. Rituals have a prescribed form, source, and sequence that include sacred objects, places, times and seasons, music, dance, texts, songs and words, and mediators (such as monks, spirit mediums, religious leaders, ... Read »


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    • Sea in culture

    • The role of the sea in human culture has been important for centuries, as people experience the sea in contradictory ways: as powerful but serene, beautiful but dangerous. Human responses to the sea can be found in artforms including literature, art, poetry, film, theatre, and classical music. The earliest art represen ... Read »


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    • Semiotics of culture

    • Semiotics of culture is a research field within semiotics that attempts to define culture from semiotic perspective and as a type of human symbolic activity, creation of signs and a way of giving meaning to everything around. Therefore, here culture is understood as a system of symbols or meaningful signs. Because the ... Read »


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    • Culture and social cognition

    • Culture & Social Cognition is the relationship between human culture and human cognitive capabilities. Cultural cognitive evolution proposes that humans’ unique cognitive capacities are not solely due to biological inheritance, but are in fact due in large part to cultural transmission and evolution (Tomasello, 19 ... Read »


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    • Sophistication

    • Sophistication is in direct conflict with nature. Modern definitions include quality of refinement — displaying good taste, wisdom and subtlety rather than crudeness, stupidity and vulgarity. In the perception of social class, sophistication can link with concepts such as status, privilege and superiority. In ... Read »


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    • Still Processing

    • Still Processing

      Still Processing is a New York Times culture podcast hosted by Times writers Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris. Morris joined the New York Times from the Boston Globe in 2015 with a podcast as part of his new contract and approached Wortham about serving as co-host. Developed under the working title Feelings, the sh ... Read »


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    • Viktoria Suchantseva

    • Viktoria Suchantseva

      Viktoria Suchantseva (Ukrainian: Вікторія Суханцева, January 19, 1949, Voroshilovgrad) is a Ukrainian philosopher, aesthetician, culturologist, poet and writer, founder of Ukrainian philosophy of music school of thought. Viktoria Suchantseva was born in Luhansk (f ... Read »


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    • Superficiality

    • What social psychologists call "the principle of superficiality versus depth" has pervaded Western culture since at least the time of Plato. Socrates sought to convince his debaters to turn from the superficiality of a worldview based on the acceptance of convention to the examined life of philosophy, founded (as ... Read »


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    • Technoculture

    • Technoculture is a neologism that is not in standard dictionaries but that has some popularity in academia, popularized by editors Constance Penley and Andrew Ross in a book of essays bearing that title. It refers to the interactions between, and politics of, technology and culture. "Technoculture" is used by a nu ... Read »


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    • Theology of culture

    • Theology of culture is a branch of theology that studies culture and cultural phenomenas. It lies close to philosophy of culture, but has focus more on existentialism and spiritualism. Paul Tillich was the first theologian who wrote about the theology of culture. He discussed about making difference between the sacred ... Read »


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    • Marcel Thiry

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    • Marcel Thiry

      Marcel Thiry (13 March 1897 – 5 September 1977) was a French-speaking [Belgian poet. During World War I, he and his brother Oscar served in the Belgian Expeditionary Corps in Russia. He was awarded the Prix Valery Larbaud in 1976 for Toi qui pâlis au nom de Vancouver, a book of poems reminiscent of Blaise Cend ... Read »


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    • Tick-box culture

    • Tick-box culture is described as bureaucratic and external impositions on professional working conditions, which can be found in many organizations around the world. In social work, tick-box culture means there is too much emphasis on following rules instead of actually helping children. Tick-box culture is also studie ... Read »


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    • Trademark look

    • Trademark look or signature look is an informal term for the characteristic clothes or other distinguishing signs used by a certain character or performer, making the person more recognizable by the audience. Politicians may also have trademark signs, such as the suit of American President Barack Obama or the Merkel-Ra ... Read »


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    • Transformation of culture

    • Transformation of culture, or cultural change, is the dynamic process whereby the living cultures of the world are changing and adapting to external or internal forces. This process is occurring within Western culture as well as non-Western and indigenous cultures and cultures of the world. Forces which contribute to t ... Read »


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    • Value (ethics)

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    • Youth culture is the way adolescents live, and the norms, values, and practices they share. Culture is the shared symbolic systems, and processes of maintaining and transforming those systems. Youth culture differs from the culture of older generations. Elements of youth culture include beliefs, behaviors, styles, and ... Read »


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