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How Does Culture Develop?

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Transcript of How Does Culture Develop?

World History
How Does Culture Develop?
What is Culture?
Defined as the collective cultures of Europe, The Americas, and Australia.
Western Culture
English and Spanish are the dominant languages spoken
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are the 3 most prominent religions.
Secular governments, rational thought, democracy.
Prominent subcultures, political pluralism
"Progressive" in comparison to other cultures
The Center for Advance Research on Language Acquisition goes a step further, defining culture as shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs and understanding that are learned by socialization. So, it can be seen as the growth of a group identity fostered by social patterns specific to the group.
What else?
ENVIRONMENT:
1) Stability of their world
2) Ease of access to resources
3) Interdependency
How does it develop?
1) Is there a lot of peace or a lot of war in the region? What about natural disasters?

2) Do they obtain food, water, and other necessities easily or do they have to work hard for it?

3) How much do the people depend on each other?
-How do they interact with each other? With other cultures?
Food
Language/ Slang
Type of Dress
Traditions
Music
Shared Experiences
What are aspects of Culture?
The Big Cultures of the World
"The complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society"
-E.B. Tylor

Definition: The set of customs, traditions, and values of society or community, such as an ethnic group or nation.
Western Culture
Eastern Culture
Latin Culture
Middle Eastern Culture
African Culture
Eastern Culture
Many times defined as the continent of Asia. It may or may not include the Middle East, this varies person to person.
Various languages are spoken but the most widely used is Chinese
Utilizes mainly Eastern religions with Western Religions are rare
Secular governments, theocracies, One Party States
Nationalistic, Individualism
Long history strongly tied with modern culture
Latin Culture
Located primarily in Central and South America.
Spanish is the dominant language spoken
Catholicism is the most prominent religion.
Can be considered a subculture of Western Culture.
Truly developed after the acquisition of the Spanish
Prominent subcultures, diverse populations.
History, tradition, and culture is heavily emphasized gen. to gen.
Middle Eastern Culture
Located in Eastern Asia and Northern Africa
Arabic is the dominant language spoken
Islam is the most prominent religion.
Non-secular governments, varying types of governments.
Strong ties to religion in many different aspects of life
"Traditional"or "conservative" in comparison to other cultures
African Culture
Located in Africa, duh.
There is no dominant language spoken, each subculture has its own
Folklore plays a large role as well as religion, which vary from Western Religions
Heavily influenced by the colonial powers and by its own history
Many, many subcultures: each country and region
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