Culture And Cultural Studies
The concept of culture and how cultural meanings are formed and changed.
Culture and Cultural Studies Abstracts, Bibliography, Syllabus, Journals, Culture And Cognition, Fashion And Consumer Culture, Consumer Culture, Cultural Challenges, Fashion Culture, Cyber Culture, Cross Culture, Corporate Culture, Books on Culture, Popular Culture
What is Culture? We can define culture by defining what the concept includes.
Debates which have been going on about the concept of culture, the diverse forms of culture and the cultural trends during the past and present times.
Insight into what the culture debate means in our own lives and to provide some examples of how cultural meanings are formed, maintained, and changed.
Culture is the pattern of human behavior that includes thought, speech, action, and artifacts.
Culture reflects the human capacity for learning and the devolution of knowledge to succeeding generations including intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it.
Culture includes all socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs and institutions.
Culture also includes customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.
If the process of learning is an essential characteristic of culture, then teaching also is a crucial characteristic. The way culture is taught and reproduced is itself an important component of culture.
Culture: (wsu.edu:8001/vcwsu/commons/topics/ culture/culture-definition.html)
Culture, as a body of learned behaviors common to a given human society, acts rather like a template (i.e., it has predictable form and content), shaping behavior and consciousness within a human society from generation to generation.
So culture resides in all learned behavior and in some shaping template or consciousness prior to behavior as well (that is, a "cultural template" can be in place prior to the birth of an individual person).
This primary concept of a shaping template and body of learned behaviors might be
further broken down into the following categories, each of which is an important element
of cultural systems:
Cultural Studies Central - Cultural Studies today is a simmering stew of the ideas, voices, and lives of people all over the world. It's the things we use and the people we talk about. It's life and life only. Cultural Studies Central is a gathering spot and central clearinghouse where those of us who live and breathe Cultural Studies can go to learn more and do more. Editor: Robin Markowitz (Torrance, CA, USA) culturalstudies.net/
What is Culture? - This Learning Topic proposes to explore the concept of human
culture. Culture is not easily defined, nor is there a consensus among scholars,
philosophers and polititicians (nor, probably, among the rest of us) as to what exactly
the concept should include. We hope, here, to outline some of the broad-ranging debates
which have gone on about the concept of culture during the past century. Furthermore, we
hope to offer some insight into what the culture debate means in our own lives and to
provide some examples of how cultural meanings are formed, maintained, and changed.-
Cultural Studies References and Links
Popular Culture Studies - Bowling Green State University, USA.bgsu.edu/departments/popc/resources.html
Picturing Justice, the On-Line Journal of Law and Popular Culture - usfca.edu/pj/
The Popular Culture Library, founded in 1969 and dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of research materials on American popular culture (post 1876), is the most comprehensive repository of its kind in the United States. - bgsu.edu/colleges/library/pcl/pcl.html
Cultural Globalization - zmk.uni-freiburg.de/CulturalGlobalization/