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#208671 - 01/02/13 07:48 PM Cultural values
maverick Offline
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What does the word culture mean to you?

For example, do you immediately think of artistic productions of all kinds through history, or in terms of sociological and anthropological studies, or in terms of the way urban communities fit together, or in other ways entirely…?

Be very interested to hear all your individual reactions to this word.

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#208673 - 01/02/13 08:56 PM Re: Cultural values [Re: maverick]
jenny jenny Offline
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A culture is a evolving system of collective behavior for continuing the clade through time.

Nothing less and nothing more.

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#208675 - 01/02/13 09:31 PM Re: Cultural values [Re: jenny jenny]
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..proffered jenny, presumptuously.

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#208676 - 01/02/13 10:29 PM Re: Cultural values [Re: tsuwm]
jenny jenny Offline
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
..proffered jenny, presumptuously.

Not presumptiously, tsuwm, I answered the man's question...did you? smile

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#208677 - 01/02/13 10:57 PM Re: Cultural values [Re: maverick]
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Culture to me means language, theatre, poetry, literature, dance and music. I think to me it means anything that is the creation of an individual that helps connect and helps communicate socially. I remember as a kid being told that india (or the subcontinent) is very rich culturally. I clearly remember asking the question what is culture and being told "music, dance etc."; it still didn't mean much to a child. I think culture is an adult concept, because the need to connect to society and to other individuals is more in an adult than in a child.

PS: I wonder whether this post is going to have culturally rich attempts to share, connect and communicate or is one going to have to ignore or endure uncultured snide remarks and nastiness.

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#208681 - 01/03/13 12:03 AM Re: Cultural values [Re: jenny jenny]
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>>Nothing less and nothing more.
>I answered the man's question...did you?

nope: how could I possibly, given that?!

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#208683 - 01/03/13 02:41 AM Re: Cultural values [Re: maverick]
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I would say culture is all that which is not nature. All different categories and various ways in which mankind left and leaves traces of cohabitation. Traditions, usages, changes, art,language,science, fashion, philosophy, the material world. All of it.

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#208685 - 01/03/13 07:46 AM Re: Cultural values [Re: tsuwm]
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I'm sure tsomeone of your intellect can rise above The Truth once more, to enjoy tsome tcivilised conversation wink

Thanks for all contributions so far - anyone else putting a toe in the water?

A common feature so far seems to tend towards seeing culture in a sociological light - but does not the 'value-free' nature of that response militate against the ideals of Avy's artistic production, which presumably implies some cleaving* to moral or aesthetic intent..?


* Just for someone who loves the enantriodromic or Janusine :-)

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#208686 - 01/03/13 08:54 AM Re: Cultural values [Re: tsuwm]
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
>>Nothing less and nothing more.
>I answered the man's question...did you?

nope: how could I possibly, given that?!



By telling mav what culture means to you, as jj told him what it means to her.

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#208687 - 01/03/13 08:55 AM Re: Cultural values [Re: maverick]
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To me it means the collection of little yeastie-beasties in my yogurt.

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