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Culture

by ZOHAYLA JEANNETTE GUERRERO MEJIA

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What is culture?
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Culture is almost every aspect of human experience like our senses, perceptions, behaviour, interpretation, what we hear, smell, taste, feel and see. It structures our social world and social interactions. It provides us with a set of beliefs, values and explanations that form our worldview.
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Culture is what people think, make, and do.
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Perspectives
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What members of a culture think, feel, and value.
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Practices
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Traditions and typical behaviors.
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Products
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Food, music, clothing, and literature.
Culture can be compared with an Iceberg. Sometimes we think that culture is just about traditions, food, and dressing. However, it is so much more than that.
Influencers:

• Politics
• Country of birth
• Age
• Media / social media
• Laws
• Sexuality / gender
• Birth order
• Colonisation
• (Dis)ability
• History
• Birth order
• Many others!
Macroculture and Microculture
A macroculture is a dominant culture in any given territory consisting of people with a shared language, values, and traditions.
A microculture, on the other hand, is a cultural group that exists within the dominant culture but differs from it in relation to its distinct values, customs, and linguistic practices.
What is your own concept about culture?

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