April 30, 2015

Social Relations & Culture

Kbase Thing

Social Relations & Culture: A culture is a kind of social occurrence which is a very extended, multi-performer activity involving social and material modifications by humans to their environment. Human cultures are generally considered very important by their participants: Humans tend to identify themselves largely in relation to the cultures in which they participate. Exactly what sorts of events constitute a human culture is hard to specify, but cultures generally can at least be said to involve the following sorts of activities on the part of many of their participants:

  • the expression of certain characteristic beliefs
  • the following of certain characteristic practices
  • the use (and sometimes, production) of certain characteristic artifacts