The Three Forms Of Culture

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Each particular community group will have different ways of living with others. The ways of living the life of a society can be defined as the culture of that society. A classic definition: "culture is a set of behavioural patterns that are socially symbolically transmitted through language and other means to members of a particular society (Wallendorf & Reilly in Mowen, 1995). On the other hand, the culture according to (Tyler in Mowen, 1995) is "a complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, law, morals, customs, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society". Culture has various definitions and from different backgrounds of different disciplines. In the science of cultural anthropology, it is defined…show more content…
The form of culture as a complexity of ideas, values, norms, rules and so…show more content…
The first form of culture regulates and gives direction to the actions and works of man. Thoughts or ideas as well as patterns of community interaction affect the objects of their physical culture and in the end, the physical culture will affect the way people think and the pattern of relations between humans. A country can be in a form of a relatively homogeneous society, but many are built from different ethnic, race, and religious backgrounds. Although the world is increasingly globalising, the national character of a nation also shows to be stronger. The strengthening of national culture can be seen from the mention of some people or groups of a country in international settings as "typical American", "typical Japanese", "typical Chinese or " typical Malay ". Morden (1998) made the national cultural category from the oldest, Kluckhohn & Strodbeck (1961) followed by subsequent studies in categories of: single dimensions, double dimensions and socio-historical as in the following
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