According to Brown (2007), “Culture is a way of life. It is the context within which we exist, think, feel, and relate to others. It is the ‘glue’ that binds a group of people together”. Nevertheless, we can’t reduce the study of culture to public representations of this way of life, in other words, we can’t reduce it to holidays, celebrations, “exotic” curiosities and “fun facts”.
To define culture is difficult. This definition of Brown uses ‘group of people’ as a part of the definition. It is unclear what a group of people is. (I hope we are able to define a group of people sharing a culture without the notion of shared culture:}- )
Brown, H. D.2007. Principles of language learning and teaching. White Plains: Pearson Longman.
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