What is Culture?

This ‘core concept’ paper is a compilation of quotations from many different authors who have written about culture. It is organised to provide a framework for understanding and exploring the topic from an intercultural perspective. It covers the following aspects:

  1. Definitions of culture;
  2. Key characteristics of culture (14 of them!);
  3. Inadequate conceptions of culture;
  4. Levels of analysis and fallacies to avoid;
  5. Culture and related terms;
  6. Culture and identity.