This Web Page is Culture Defined
Everything, we as people, are.
According to Samovar and Porter
(1994), culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience,
beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time,
roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and
possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through
individual and group striving. Gudykunst and Kim (1992) see culture as the
systems of knowledge shared by a relatively large group of people.
- Culture is communication, communication is culture.
(Edward T. Hall)
- Culture in its broadest sense is cultivated behavior;
that is the totality of a person's learned, accumulated experience which
is socially transmitted, or more briefly, behavior through social
- A culture is a way of life of a group of people--the
behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally
without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication
and imitation from one generation to the next.
- Culture is symbolic communication. Some of its symbols
include a group's skills, knowledge, attitudes, values, and motives. The
meanings of the symbols are learned and deliberately perpetuated in a
society through its institutions.
- Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of
and for behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the
distinctive achievement of human groups, including their embodiments in
artifacts; the essential core of culture consists of traditional ideas and
especially their attached values; culture systems may, on the one hand, be
considered as products of action, on the other hand, as conditioning
influences upon further action.
- Culture is the sum of total of the learned behavior of a
group of people that are generally considered to be the tradition of that
people and are transmitted from generation to generation.
Multicultural Middle School Students
† †What we study and what we as people leave
† †Love, belonging to something, a community
† †Life and children, how we treat children and
† †Our lives
† †Our life and times, our beliefs, religions
and our values
† †People in general, they just canít help it,
culture just is