Mora culture

Flatgebouw_Badhuisweg_Den_Haag_001According 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:}- )

References

Brown, H. D.2007. Principles of language learning and teaching. White Plains: Pearson Longman.

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4 thoughts on “Mora culture

  1. So many definitions! What about Geertz’s “semiotic” concept?

    “Believing, with Max Weber, that man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun, I take culture to be those webs, and the analysis of it to be therefore not an experimental science in search of law but an interpretative one in search of meaning. It is explication I am after, construing social expression on their surface enigmatic.”

    PS lost track following — too many feeds! My filters need filters

  2. Thanks for this reply. It gives me a new direction in study about art and culture.
    Following is not easy on the ever growing interwebz.

  3. no, but getting lost is…always a treat to re-encounter… my lucky day too, Gordon finally posted (and I’d just been thinking about him too, both of you)

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