Culture

 

            Before we go further into the report we must first define culture. That is not that simple. To many, culture means music, fashion, literature, art, paintings, sculpture, theater and film. The Websterís dictionary has over five definitions of the term. Some people even say it is "a mixture of the mental, physical, intellectual and creative aspects of society."(1) Nineteenth century British anthologist, E.B Tyler said culture is "that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society." Raymond Williams, writer, ties down culture to three categories of the termís usage: First, as "a description of a general process of intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic development." Second as an "indicative of Ďa particular way of life, whether of a people, period, group or humanity in general" The final reference is to "the works and practices of intellectual and especially artistic activity." Whatever definition you may use, it has something to do with how one nation lives their life socially, economically, spiritually, and physically.

 

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