What Is Culture For?

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The School of Life, Alain de Botton
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11,36 MB
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What Is Culture For?.pdf
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9214122212619

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Our societies frequently proclaim their enormous esteem for culture. Music, film, literature and the visual arts enjoy high prestige and are viewed by many as getting close to the meaning of life. But what is culture really for? This book proposes that works of culture were all made, in one way or another, with the idea of improving the way we live. The book connects a range of cultural masterpieces with our own dilemmas and pains around love, work and society, and invites us to see culture as a resource with which to address the complex agonies of being human. It provides us with enduring keys to unlocking culture as a way of transforming our lives.

The development of culture is the integration of its various parts. For example, values ... Culture (/ ˈkʌltʃər /) is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups. Culture is a word for the 'way of life' of groups of people, meaning the way they do things.

Moll also identifies what we call cultural patterns, the way in which people in a culture interact, socialize, and react to one another and their surroundings. But again, because culture is so complex, it is important that people don't overgeneralize when identifying cultural patterns ... Many cultural traits are borrowed from out side and these absorbed in that culture which adopt it, as culture is accumulative and combines the suitable cultural traits.

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