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Download: 1. What is the definition of culture? How does one become part of a culture? Is societal culture based in genetics or environment? How so? What is cultural sensitivity? How does it affect international business? 2. What are the four value dimensions developed by Hofstede? Explain each of them. 3. What are the four critical operational value differences based in culture? Explain each of them. 4. Arab history and culture are…

Iceberg Concept of Culture- I use this for so many activities in class. Primarily, I use it for students to analyze elements of culture found in literature, movies, and art. It helps them seem deeper than the surface levels of culture.

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How to define Culture?

There are many definitions of culture and these definitions tend to vary based on the perspective and approach of the person or organization defining the term.  In an attempt to find an understanda...


Scholars Return to ‘Culture of Poverty’ Ideas

"With these studies come many new and varied definitions of culture, but they all differ from the ’60s-era model in these crucial respects: Today, social scientists are rejecting the notion of a monolithic and unchanging culture of poverty. And they attribute destructive attitudes and behavior not to inherent moral character but to sustained racism and isolation."


Vaulting millennia, continents and tongues and spilling over with erudition, Confluences examines the commerce of ideas at the geographical, economic and intellectual intersections of societies. It formulates a definition of culture as a kind of conversation.

In his 1948 essay, Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, T.S. Eliot argued that the highest levels of culture are only attainable by relatively small groups of people, and that in order for a civil

This video provides an excellent summary of what "culture" means, and the elements which define "culture". In this video, the speaker touches on themes which are relevant to the Preliminary Society and Culture Course. It describes the key concept of culture very well. Key words: culture, persons, social and cultural literacy.