What is Culture?

What is Culture?


[Classical Music] What is culture? A conversation on the exchanges connect online community I understand culture as a treasure ‘that is a part of our collective memory, of our perception of ourselves.- Lidijia Macedonia It is the acquired pair of glasses through which we see life. Mbarek A. Morocco Culture is something that unites people.
Anastasiya O. Russia Culture is us. We make it. We shape it as we love it to be. It is a call for individuals to agree upon some common values that bind them in harmony. It is a call for individuals to agree upon some common values that bind them in harmony.
Moustafah H. Egypt The more we know about the cultures of others, the more open-minded, tolerant and global we become.
Samir El. A Morocco Our cultural traits, values, and beliefs are different and diverse. However, it is the respect and understanding we foster that makes us truly human. Najoua H. United States Follow this conversation and more on
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74 thoughts on “What is Culture?

  1. @TiagoWebdialogos @emmie17gaga The music is from a site called, dewolfe music and is composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan. Visit their site and look for that composer and tracks entitled, "Elegant, Grand & Assured with Pulsing Strings" – there are three of them.

    Thanks for checking out our video!

  2. @Alphaman7100 As you can see "white"(fuuuh, hate these words "black" and "white") countries are dying and some of them almost died cause of multiculturalism.It's good to speak about multiculturalism but it's bad to live in multiculturalism.I'm sorry but it's my opinion.In every nation are racists but some of them feel it but don't show and genocide hidely and some of them feel it and show it like "white countries".You need to be clever enough to hide that you hate somebody.It's calls culture.:-)

  3. Hi! The music is from a site called "dewolfe music" and is composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan. Visit their site and look for that composer and tracks entitled, "Elegant, Grand & Assured with Pulsing Strings" – there are three of them.
    Thanks for checking out our video!

  4. It depends on your definition of race. The old definition was "a group of people with a shared or common ancestral background or culture." African-Americans argue for the existence of race the most, not white people. The definition you give was the old definition for subspecies, which has only been recently fused with the definition of race. That would be like me changing the definition of god to something that actually exists, like the sun. What is not real, is not real, what is real, is real.

  5. Hmmm, not really. But I do agree that people cannot blame white people unless they condone the "belief" in race. The New Black Panthers, the Black Hebrew Israelites, KKK, La Raza, BET, NAACP, Neo-nazis etc. The concept of "Race" cannot go away unless all the things promoting "race" go away as well.

  6. I have one question and it is connected to CULTURE. Basically, few years ago I was reading a sociologist book and there I found a professional term (which I cannot remember now) for someone who makes conclusions of other culture from the poing of his own culture.

    Thank you in advance. 🙂

  7. As an anthropology student I found the video to be extremely helpful in learning about what is culture. The music was moving and at the same time seamed to express the importance of culture in our own lives and to the rest of the world. I would love to know the title and author of the music.

  8. This video came up after I watched " Off the Grid – Documentary 2012 Dutch subs.flv" right here on youtube. I can tell you, the irony is pretty striking.

  9. Hi @jgianc!
    The music is from a site called "dewolfe music" and is composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan. Visit their site and look for that composer and tracks entitled, "Elegant, Grand & Assured with Pulsing Strings" – there are three of them.
    So glad you like the video!

  10. Hi Fabricio!

    So glad to hear you like our video. Feel free to share it, but please give credit, link back to us. Thanks a lot.

  11. The music is from a site called "dewolfe music" and is composed by Paul Leonard-Morgan. Visit their site and look for that composer and tracks entitled, "Elegant, Grand & Assured with Pulsing Strings" – there are three of them.
    Good luck!
    Thanks for checking out our video!

  12. I tried to find the song to this but i cant seem to find it. I went on dewolfe music, put everything in the search option and it said no results matched. Is there a specific name for this song???

  13. The definition given about culture by different personalities surely broaden our mind about what is culture. This video surely does not limit only to one definition. That's most important. I can think about culture in a more wider view than it was earlier. Thank you for such a helpful video.

  14. Hi jgianc, This video is a good start.
    You may be interested in my initiative on WordPress that explores cultural contours. Please, search for 'kulturkontur'

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  15. Such a good discussion topic! It is a complex issue and we hope that the more people talk about it, think about it, the better an answer we can find.

  16. Thanks for your positive comment! We're happy to hear that this video was helpful. Please feel free to share with your friends, to pass along the knowledge.

  17. Hi Danny,
    Sorry to hear about your trouble finding the music. The information I have for it is: composer is Paul Leonard-Morgan, and there are three tracks entitled, "Elegant, Grand & Assured with Pulsing Strings". This is one of them, I believe. Should be on Dewolfe. Good luck!

  18. How interesting! At least it was thought-provoking, right? Thanks for sharing.

  19. Love the video and would like to add with some notes on cultural world views… West, East & Africa… In which ways are we different and in which ways are we the same…
    Cultural World Views – Video Tutorial 

  20. Would you happen to have a transcript of the text on each slide? A professor at our campus wishes to link to this video and we're striving to make it as accessible as possible, including those with vision issues. Thanks.

  21. For those interested in measurement and culture alignment, please check the "diamond leadership book"  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Diamond-Leadership-Catalyse-alignment-innovation-ebook/dp/B00PES05LM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415558545&sr=1-1&keywords=diamond+leadership+kunovski

  22. Enjoyed the video. One of my students really liked the song in the background  – what music was it?

  23. I'm at a point in my life that is making me wonder if we are placing too high of a value on culture, and if we aren't.. then I am being forced to chose and defend mine with the same vigor that others chose to defend theirs

  24. Culture is the excuse to build the walls between people. Culture has inherent bigotry, intolerance, and is coupled with unbridled and inflexible religiosity.

    We put it on a pedestal, and I'm not sure it should be there

  25. All culture means is a bunch of dead people from somewhere in the world came together at some point to make you and your family so in order to keep the memory alive you are convinced you have to do the same shit they did a long time ago to keep the tradition alive . Boom culture and yes people are dying over it everyday … Humans are retarded😒😒😒

  26. What is culture? It is the sea of consciousness in which we are living. An everflowing dynamic of respect, trust, dependence and independence, intellect, morals, duty, needs, wants, what makes us human, surely no single mathematical equation or one line philosophy can envelope.

  27. Anthropology. of or relating to a preliterate or tribal people having cultural or physical similarities with their early ancestors: no longer in technical use. unaffected or little affected by civilizing influences; uncivilized; savage: primitive passions.
    Primitive | Define Primitive at Dictionary.com
    Primitive has become the new culture ,meaning all progression stood still .

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