The language, norms, values, habits, and material goods that constitute the life-way of a society.
The totality of institutions and practices (including the forms of discourse) developed and sustained by some specific group of human beings. Ethnology, the branch of anthropology devoted to the study of culture, is a field from which a number of semioticians have come.
Patterns of learned behaviour and values which are shared among members of a group and are transmitted to group members over time, and distinguish the members of a group from those of another group. Culture can include: ethnicity, language, religion and spiritual beliefs, race, gender social-economic class, age, sexual orientation, geographic origin, group history, education, upbringing and life experiences.
a manner of life involving learned and shared behavior, experiences and material artifacts. The concept is commonly applied as a general term signifying social behavior, values, ideas and material objects of a human society. Culture is socially rather than biologically acquired, and is maintained through the use of symbols.
Way of life including language, food, clothing etc.
The social practices of a particular people or group, including shared beliefs, values, knowledge, customs and lifestyle.
beliefs, feelings and customs shared by people from a certain area or group (Children growing up in the Pinelands share a culture which differs from the culture found in cities.)
All of the beliefs and customs that we learn as members of society and that bind members of any given society together. Archaeology attempts to study culture by examining the artifacts and sites of people of the past.
the beliefs, customs and art that are produced or shared by a particular society
A system of ideas and beliefs that can be seen in peoples’ creations and activities, which over time, comes to characterize the people who share in the system.
The beliefs, values, rules, and customs that exist within a group of people who share a common language and environment, that are transmitted through learning from one generation to the next. go to glossary index
understandings, patterns of behavious, practices, and values shared by a group of people.
the sum of ways of living built up by a group of human beings, which is transmitted from one generation to another.
a common way of life of a group of people
A person's attitude s arising out of their professional, religious, class, educational, gender, age and other backgrounds. [D02628] 23 The integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon peopleÍs capacity for learning and transmit ting knowledge to succeeding generation Editor's Note: See also Social Factors. [D00465] PMK87 The framework that provides people with their identity. [D04957] 47
Social system that is taught and learned by successive generations.
Static human institutions and mores at any given period of time. Compare: Civilization.
The sum total of knowledge passed on from generation to generation within any given society. This body of knowledge includes language, forms of art and expression, religion, social and political structures, economic systems, legal systems, norms of behavior, ideas about illness and healing, and so on.
The shared values, norms, traditions, customs, arts, history, folklore, and institutions of a group of people.
Culture refers to the learned values, beliefs, norms and ways of life of an individual that influence thinking, actions, and decisions.
a people's whole way of life. This includes their ideas, their beliefs, language, values, knowledge, customs, and the things they make.
a broad and relatively indistinct term that implies a commonality of history and some cohesiveness of purpose within a group. One can speak of southern culture, for example, or urban culture, or American culture, or rock culture; at any one time, each of us belongs to a number of these cultures.
Aspects of a social environment that are learned and used to communicate values such as what is considered good and desirable, right and wrong, normal, different, appropriate or attractive. The means through which society creates a context from which individuals derive meaning and prescriptions for successful living within that culture (language, speech patterns, orientation toward time, standards of beauty, holidays that are celebrated, images of a "normal" family).
Shared beliefs, values, goals, norms, traditions, arts, history, religion, folklore, experience, and institutions of a group of people. [Adapted from SAMHSA definition.
the pattern of daily life learned by a group of people. These patterns can be seen in language, governing practices, arts, customs, holiday celebrations, food, religion, dating, rituals and clothing, to name a few examples.
The process by which information about the world and how it to deal with it is stored, retrieved, and transmitted. It is learned in social settings and shared by a social community. It is the principal means by which humans adapt to their environments. It is symbolic.
(cul•ture) n. – the customs, beliefs, laws and ways of living that belong to a people.
learned, nonrandom, systematic behavior and knowledge that can be transmitted from generation to generation.
The learned patterns of thought and behavior characteristic of a population or society. The main components of a culture include its economic, social, and belief systems.
behavior patterns, acts, beliefs, manners, and characterizations of a society; the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.
a system of beliefs, values and practices which distinguishes a particular nation of people from other nations.
The learned behavior of people, such as belief systems and languages, social relations, institutions, organizations, and material goods such as food, clothing, buildings, technology.
A group of individuals or a society sharing common characteristics, patterns of behaviour, beliefs, or values. Cultures may be ethnic, national, religious, workplace-centered, or social.
the way of life built up by a group of human beings and passed on from one generation to another.
the customs, ideas, tastes, and beliefs acquired from a person's background; the sum total of one's lifestyle
Used by foreign ideologies. American Way of Life is a better, more American, word to signify the embodiment of our people. Better to use American Heritage, American Way or American System.
The set of Perceiver facts, Mercy experiences, Mercy feelings, and Server actions held in common by a group of people, and integrated around their Perceiver beliefs. Culture can either be the basis for mental thought, or an expression of internal thought.
the full range of learned behavior patterns that are acquired by people as members of a society. A culture is a complex, largely interconnected whole that consists of the knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, customs, skills, and habits learned from parents and others in a society. Culture is the primary adaptive mechanism for humans.
The distinctive customs, religious beliefs, habits, languages and technologies that are shared commonly by people in various parts of the world.
the learned attitudes, beliefs or values that are shared by individuals within a social group.
The development of criminology to some degree can be told as the story of a deepening understanding of culture. For early sociological criminologists—and for many today—'culture' is primarily understood as the values and goals that orient individual actors. Many subcultural and labeling theorists deepen this understanding, seeing a 'culture' as the understandings and behaviors that arise, in the words of Howard Becker, ". . . in response to a problem faced in common by a group of people . . ." ( Outsiders, 81). Finally, recent criminologists—especially feminist and critical criminologists—view culture very broadly, as the beliefs and values, tastes and interests, knowledge, behavior, and even the very ways that individuals conceive their of 'selves'. Culture, in short, has come to be seen as the fabric out of which the social is made.
people's customs, clothing, food, houses, language, dancing, music, drama, literature and religion
the sum total of learned beliefs, values and customs that serve to guide the behaviour of members of a particular society. It covers all languages, traditions, customs, values, beliefs, rules of conduct and institutions. It also includes those things in which cultural achievements are embodied such as buildings, tools, machines, communication devices, art objects, dress and food.
The learned values, beliefs, perceptions, and behaviors of specific groups of people. Nurses or therapists value cultural differences and recognize mental disorders within the context of their individual cultures.
The accumulated habits, attitudes, and beliefs of a group of people that define for them their general behavior and way of life; the total set of learned activities of a people.
Behaviors, customs, ideas, and skills of a distinct group of people.
Pattern of human behaviour and its products that includes thought, speech, action, institutions, and artefacts and that is taught to or adopted by successive generations; the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action.
A set of beliefs, values, and practices that sustains a particular people; also, the products those people produce.
The complex set of beliefs, customs, traditions, and experiences that assist in forming and sustaining individual character.
the ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a people or group, that are transferred, communicated, or passed along, as in or to succeeding generations. ( return to database)
The patterns of daily life learned consciously and unconsciously by a group of people. These patterns can be seen in language, governing practices, arts, customs, holiday celebrations, food, religion, dating rituals, and clothing.
a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan civilization"
the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group
all the knowledge and values shared by a society
the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization; "the developing drug culture"; "the reason that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI culture"
a body of customary beliefs, mutual goals, rituals, social forms, language and artifacts that unify and provide distinction for a group
a collection of shared beliefs about how things are
a collection of traits and characteristics that a group of people have in common and are able to pass down to successive generations
a collection of values and the behaviors required to achieve those values
a combination of languages, rituals, activities, values, and pastimes that creates a common environment and allows people to interact with and relate to each other
a common way of life -- a particular adjustment of man to his natural surroundings and his economic needs
a comprehensive expression of a way of life for certain groups of people
a configuration of learned behaviors and results of behavior whose component elements are shared and transmitted by the members of a particular society
a delineated group of people who because of group boundaries hold to consistent common understandings and ways of doing things
a elaborate, interconnected network of actions, beliefs, and symbols that shape an organization and, in turn, are shaped by an organization
a group, a society or even a country which shares common ideas about the way the world is and how to behave there
a group of people in society with each other, society being definied as day to day social intercourse, i
a group of people who share a background because of their common language, knowledge, beliefs, views, values, and behaviors
a group of people who share the same values, beliefs, and norms of behavior
a group of people with rather similar grids
a growing, changing, dynamic thing consisting most significantly of shared perceptions in the minds of its members
a learned process
a mode of being human, and is always particular
an agreement by a group of people on individual behavior within that group
an agreement by a group of people that establishes personal behavioral standards for that group
a network of conversations that define a way of living, a way of being oriented in existence in the human domain, and involves a manner of acting, a manner of emotioning, and a manner of growing in acting and emotioning
an identifier for a particular locale
an informal set of operating rules, unlike a society which formalizes them
an interwoven system of beliefs, values, history, mythology, rituals and ceremonies
a particular complex of habits, understandings and loyalties that are normative although mostly unstated among a particular group of people
a pattern or traits shown by a particular population
a set of attitudes, values, beliefs, and behaviors that characterize a particular society
a set of behavior traits or social rules that a specific group of a species follows
a set of beliefs that a group of people accepts as true
a set of habits, rules and regulations which a group of people follow as part of their lives
a set of rules, conventions, traditions, of generating behavior and relationships
a status-quo way of operating
a system of beliefs and behaviors that include symbols, values and norms which characterize a certain society, and are understood to its members alone
a terrible thing to waste, as the Afghans have learned at the cost of considerable pain
a total way of life
a way of seeing the world, but we cannot see the way we ourselves "see
a way to identify a particular setting pertinent to a location or country
a way to see if the cryptococcus fungus can be grown from the sample of spinal fluid
Learned behavior of people, which includes their belief systems and languages, their social relationships, their institutions and organizations, and their material goods - food, clothing, buildings, tools, and machines.
The characteristic features of a group of people including its beliefs, its artistic and material products, and its social institutions. The structure of behaviors, ideas, attitudes, values, habits, beliefs, customs, language, rituals, ceremonies, and practices among a group of people, which defines for them their design for living and for life.
A set of learned ways of thinking and acting that characterizes a decision-making human group.
the beliefs, knowledge, and behaviors that characterize the life of a particular community.
The set of learned values, norms, and behaviors that are shared by a society and are designed to increase the probability of the society's survival. These include shared superstitions, myths, folkways, mores and behavior patterns that are rewarded or punished. For libraries, the understanding of different cultures, as new immigrant groups move into the market area is extremely important to take into consideration, in order to provide the needed materials and services.
The collective body of understanding, belief and behavior among a given group of people; depends on the human capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge from one generation to another.
Broad meaning: All that people have learned and shared, including skills, knowledge, language, values, perceptions, motives, symbols, etc. Narrow meaning: The dynamic patterns of learning behaviors, values, or beliefs exhibited by a group of people who share historical and geographic proximity.
I have found the most manageable definition of culture to be as recorded in an excellent book titled "Riding the Waves of Culture", fabulously written by Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner. "Culture is the way in which a group of people solves problems and reconciles dilemmas. Every culture distinguishes itself from others by the specific solutions it chooses to certain problems which reveal themselves as dilemmas". Another definition: "accumulated pattern of values, beliefs, and behaviours".
distinctively human process by which traditions and customs that govern behavior are passed down from generation to generation; body of learned behaviors common to a given human society that has patterned and predictable form and content to a degree.
a collective noun for the symbolic and learned, non-biological aspects of human society, including language, custom and convention.
The accepted and traditionally patterned ways of behaving and a set of common understandings shared by members of a group or community. Includes land, language, ways of living and working artistic expression, relationships and identity.
The material and non material attributes (built environment, traditions, activities etc.) of a society.
A highly ambiguous notion, "culture" has directly opposed connotations, and it always best to consider carefully the context of its use by individual authors. For some it means high art and only high art. There is sometimes a tacit assumption that "culture" refers only to creative, non-utilitarian endeavours. "Culture" may also mean all things produced by human agency: decorative artifacts, high art, political ideologies, ritual beliefs, social customs, and so on. It is equally possible to reason that humanity and all its products exist within nature, however superficially different they appear to be.
The ideas, customs, skills, arts, etc. of a given people in a given period; civilization. Can also refer to archaeological objects of a culture.
The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. Culture is transmitted through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art from one generation to the next.
Refers to a particular group's shared system of socially transmitted behavioral patterns and beliefs. It also encompasses the required needs shared by the group to have access to resources.
the beliefs, customs, language, and traits of a particular group
Can be defined as a "set of guidelines (both explicit and implicit) which individuals inherit as members of a particular society, and which tells them how to view the world, how to experience it emotionally, and how to behave in it in relation to other people, to supernatural forces or gods and to the natural environment" (Helman 1990).
shared knowledge, behavior, ideas, and customs of a group or groups of people
The rarely questioned system of beliefs, values and practices that form one's life. Cultures are often identified by national borders, ethnicity, and religion—while some cultures cross borders, ethnicities and organized faiths. A culture which involves a select portion of a population and which is organized around a particular interest (such as cars, graffiti, or music) is known as a subculture.
An integrated system of learned behavior patterns that are characteristic of the members of any particular group. Culture includes shared customs, experiences, beliefs, rituals, and practices in a group of people. The elements of culture range from visible factors-such as appearance or dress-to assumptions people make about themselves, their relationships with others, and their values and priorities.
The beliefs, expectations, ways of operating, and behaviors that characterize the interactions of people in an organization.
(see also Food culture). The systematic patterns of explicit and implicit concepts (ideas) about behavior and behavior settings (environments), learned and used by individuals and groups in understanding and adapting to their life situations. We have gradually realized that it is useful to define culture as that which is in the heads of individuals-ideas, concepts, recipes for behavior, values, attitudes, and expectations. Culture is most visible in the language-the words and expressions- that people use in talking and thinking about various domains of information.
Learned behavior of people, which includes their languages, belief systems, social relationships, institutions, and organizations as well as their material goods.
The knowledge, language, values, customs, and material objects that are passed from person to person and from one generation to the next in a human group or society.
The total lifestyle of a people from a particular social grouping, including all the ideas, symbols, preferences, and material objects that they share.
Non-physical traits, such as values, beliefs, attitudes, and customs that are shared by a group of people and passed from one generation to the next. A meta-communication system.
a set of learned beliefs, values and behaviors--the way of life--shared by the members of a society.
a group's way of life
The shared values, traditions, norms, customs, arts, history, institutions, and experience of a group of people. The group may be identified by race, age, ethnicity, language, national origin, religion, or other social categories or groupings.
Any patterned set of behaviors, knowledge, values, beliefs, experiences and traditions shared by a particular group of people.
a whole way of life, and the human expressions of individuals in a particular society.
Culture refers to the standards of social interaction, values, and beliefs from a given group of people. Cultural issues can affect team interactions through different understandings of communication, family, and can appear to be an excuse for preferential treatment.
a group of people who speak the same language and have the same customs and way of life from generation to generation
The culture of an organization is the way it works. It includes the shared assumptions of the organizationâ€™s members, often tacit rather than explicit, and the values, language and mental models they share. Raymond Williams writes that culture is one of the most complicated words in English (Williams 1976). It can mean growing things (e.g. agriculture) and hence human development. It can mean refinement or taste. And it can mean a particular way of life. The last meaning is the one most relevant for study of organizations. Section 3.3
A group of people that share a common language, religion, way of life, and beliefs about the world
A distinctive heritage shared by a group of people. It influences the importance of family, work, education, and other concepts by passing on a series of beliefs, norms, and customs.
The shared customs, traditions, and beliefs of a group of people. These shared values are learned by members of the group from each other, and members of a specific culture share, create, contribute to, and preserve their culture for future generations.
The assumed or shared set of values, beliefs, perceptions and behaviors within an organization.
a term used by social scientists for a peoples whole way of life, including arts, beliefs, customs, inventions, language, technology and traditions
the collective term for the customs, traditions, beliefs, or values of a group of people, usually defined by demographic factors (geography, age, etc.). Includes the usual expectations for behavior as well as explicit and implicit rules that characterize a group of people. Alternately, a culture may be viewed as that group of people that is characterized by similar mores, traditions, beliefs, and so on.
Behaviour and belief patterns found within an organisation are called organisational culture. The Compact is a culture-changing process in which government departments (or local public bodies) and the voluntary and community sector together can improve both how each work and how they work in partnership.
the way of life or sum total of the behavior and beliefs shared by a particular group
The collective behavior patterns, communication styles, beliefs, concepts, values, institutions, standards, and other factors unique to a community that are socially transmitted to individuals and to which individuals are expected to conform.
the arts, beliefs, and traditions of a particular population of a region or country.
A set of learned behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, values, and ideals that are characteristic of a particular society of population.
The ideas, activities (art, foods, businesses), and ways of behaving that are special to a country, people, or region
understandings, patterns of behaviour, values and symbol systems that are acquired, preserved, and transmitted by a group of people and that can be embodied in art works
the customs, values, worldview, attitudes, expressive behaviors, and organization of a folk group, their way of life, which is learned through observation and imitation, not inherited genetically.
We're not talking about traditions, beliefs and expression here. With maps it means man-made features on Earth that are symbolized on maps. Some examples are roads, buildings and electricity transmission lines.
a people's ways of being, knowing, and doing
The way of life of a group of people who share a common historical experience as well as attitudes, values, traditions, and a language that identifies them as a specific group.
the customs, beliefs, art, music, and all the other products of human thought made by a particular group of people at a particular time
the way of life of a group of people. This includes what they wear, how they govern themselves, their religious belief, other rituals, etc.
A symbolic construct, shared by a group of people, which serves both to guide and interpret behavior. This is humans' primary means of adaptation.
How do you get people to share and use knowledge instinctively? How to overcome the hoarding, and trust issues. These issues can mean the difference between success and failure.
A shared system of meanings. Cultural analyst Geert Hofstede calls culture â€˜the collective programming of the mindâ€(tm). The important words here are â€˜sharedâ€(tm) and â€˜collectiveâ€(tm). Culture is about a common understanding, encompassing beliefs, assumptions, worldview and taken-for-granted meanings. It follows that there can be no such thing as a culture of one. The roots of every culture lie in its language. We all â€˜think in our languageâ€(tm), whether we are English, Polish, Japanese or Swahili.
Common beliefs and practices of a group of people.
The total social behavior patterns, beliefs and traits passed within a specific group of people.
A group of people linked together by shared values, beliefs, and historical associations, together with the group's social institutions and physical objects necessary to the operation of the institution.
Socially transmitted (learned) behavior patterns (norms), arts, beliefs, and institutions that enable a society to survive for many generations.
The arts, beliefs, habits, institutions and other human endeavours considered together as being characteristic of a particular community, people or nation.
Culture has been described by critic Raymond Williams as “one of the two or three most complicated words in the English language.” The term has a wide and diverse range of meanings and associations that cannot easily be reduced to a single definition. In contemporary usage, the term carries three main significations: (1) a description of a whole way of social life (as in the idea that humanity is comprised of numerous, distinct cultures); (2) the name for “serious” works of literature, music, fine arts, film, and so on, and the activities involved in producing these kinds of works; and, finally, (3) as an extension of the latter definition, culture can be used to refer to a wide range of signifying and symbolic works and activities, whether these involve everyday social practices (e.g., folk culture ) or the objects and practices of popular culture (e.g., detective novels as well as serious literature, television as well as film, etc.).
the sum of a group's intellectual achievements
The way of life of a people; for example, their attitudes toward each other and their moral and religious beliefs.
For the purposes of this unit, culture is the values, customs, language hustory, and traditions of a group of people. This term includes, but is not exclusive to, ethnic origin. [ ] DADA-- Anti- art movement which emerged in Europe in 1916 as a reaction against the inhumanity of World War I; interpreted irrational and nihilistic, or hopeless, social forces by creating ridiculing images; and used shock tactics.
The total way of life held in common by a group of people, including technology, traditions, language, and social roles. It is learned and handed-down from one generation to the next by non biological means. It includes the patterns of human behavior (i.e. ideas, beliefs, values, artifacts, and ways of making a living) which any society transmits to succeeding generations to meet its fundamental needs.
A specific set of social, educational, religious and professional behaviors, practices and values that individuals learn and adhere to while participating in or out of groups they usually interact with.
beliefs and customs of a society at a given time; a complex body or assemblage of human beliefs, art, morals, customs, religion, and laws, which has evolved historically and is handed down through the generations as a force that determines behavior and standard characteristics of a society
The way of life of a society, including beliefs and behaviors.
1. the customary beliefs, social forms, material traits, shared attitudes, values, and goals, of a racial, religious, or social group. 2. acquaintance with and taste in fine arts, humanities, and broad aspects of science as distinguished from vocational and technical skills.
The way of life of a group of people, including customs, beliefs, arts, institutions and worldview. Culture is acquired through many means and is always changing.
all the human creations that form the matrix within which it is possible for individuals to find shared meaning and to experience some sense of belonging, to communicate and cooperate. Culture comprises language, values, belief systems, the built environment and the objects with which we fill and adorn it, religious and spiritual observances, forms of political participation and action, customs, dietary practices, holidays and commemorations, work, kinship, friendship, games, spectacles, gatherings, costumes and personal adornments, art, and so on.
Culture is learned in families and communities, belongs to groups of people, and is a shared way of doing, believing and knowing. (Australian Early Childhood Association Inc.)
Integrated patterns of human behavior that includes thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of racial, ethnic, religious, or social groups. The customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits, set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes a racial, religious, or social group.
Values, ideas, and other symbolic meaningful systems that are transmitted and created by a group of people.
the set of learned beliefs, values, styles and behaviors, generally shared by members of a society or group.
Culture refers to a system of values, beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and standards of behavior that govern the organization of people into social groups and regulate both group and individual behavior. Culture is created by groups of individuals to assure the survival and well-being of group members. Culture is learned and is more complex than either ethnicity or race.
How we do things. Actual behaviors. Our personality and style.
An archaeological culture refers to the pattern of remains left behind by a distinct group of people. Culture in the anthropological, as opposed to the archaeological, sense can be defined as the sum total of socially-learned and transmitted behaviour and thought.
Combinations of the ideas, objects, and patterns of behavior that result from human social interaction. (p. 10)
One of the 5 goals of the National Foreign Language Standards. Students of language need to understand the perspectives (worldviews), practices (what to do when and where) and products (aesthetic expressions and everyday functional objects) of the places where the target language is spoken.
Set of values, guiding beliefs, understandings and ways of thinking that are shared by members of an organization and are taught to new members. Culture represents the unwritten, informal standards of an organization.
the concept of culture is vast and widely discussed: entire volumes have been published on the subject. A tentative brief definition could be that culture is the behaviour, ideas and technologies as a whole which are transmitted within some species, in particular ours (H. sapiens), and to successive generations not by inheritance but by acquisition (learning). Although inseparable from nature in which it originates, it has an apparently independent life, dividing into a variable number of subgroups which join the culture of the individual. Another hidden but fundamental characteristic of culture is that it is irreversible: it is unthinkable that all the knowledge acquired by man in millions of years could be completely eliminated all over the world. Culture together with genetic heritage is responsible for much of the malaise present in our society. Nevertheless within itself, culture contains all the probable and possible means to alleviate and annul all the destructiveness to which we are subjected.
The complete way of life of a people: the shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize a group; their customs, art, literature, religion, philosophy, etc.; the pattern of learned and shared behavior among the members of a group.
Characteristics of a particular group of people--their beliefs, customs, traditions, ceremonies.
The ideas, beliefs, values, activities, knowledge and traditions of a group of individuals who share a historical, geographic, religious, racial, linguistic, ethnic or social context, and who transmit, reinforce and modify those ideas, beliefs, etc. A culture is the total of everything an individual learns by being immersed in a particular context. It results in a set of expectations for appropriate behavior in seemingly similar contexts.
aspects of living developed by a group of people and passed from one generation to the next.
All the ideas, knowledge, traditions, beliefs, norms and values that are widely known and accepted by individuals in a society. Subculture – A group that shares some of the cultural elements of the larger society, but also has its own distinctive values, beliefs, norms, etc.
the integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thoughts, communication, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of a racial, ethnic, faith or social group.
The typical or expected behaviors, norms, and ideas that characterize a group of people.
The shared set of habits, customs, knowledge, beliefs, language, and behaviors that set one group of people apart from others. This grouping may range from very large to very small groups (such as an office or a business). Culture is invisible to people who are part of it, and often incomprehensible to people who are encountering a specific culture for the first time. The risk of culture for usability is that culture is a deep source of unstated assumptions. These assumptions need to be identified and stated explicitly before they can be incorporated into a usable design.
The societal forces affecting the values, beliefs, and actions of a distinct group of people.
A frame of reference that distinguishes one group from another, providing a unique set of formal and informal 'rules' and behaviours. These rules help people understand what is appropriate and inappropriate, and shape individuals' beliefs and assumptions.
Organizational culture is a system of shared values, assumptions, beliefs, and norms that unite the members of the organization. Individual leaders cannot easily create or change culture.
Culture was a Jamaican roots reggae group founded in 1976. Originally they were known as the African Disciples. Critically considered one of the most authentic traditional reggae acts, at the time of the first Rolling Stone Record Guide publication, they were the only band of any genre whose every recording received a five-star review (of bands with more than one recording in the guide).