What is Culture?

“Culture consists of the collective values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that are expected, rewarded and reinforced by and within a particular group.”
Comment: I took a class at work last week and the issue of "culture" was addressed. I was thinking of fundamentalist culture and what makes one a fundamentalist Christian. Thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. In our class this example was given (background ... we work with team members in India and the Philippines):

    "Leslie meets Mohammad and warmly grasps his right hand with both of her hands".

    Cultural clues: Mohammad = Muslim name.

    Etiquette in the Middle East: "Among Muslims, the left hand is reserved for bodily hygiene and considered unclean. Thus, the right hand should be used for eating. Shaking hands or handing over an item with one's left hand is considered an insult"


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