Culture and Customs of Jamaica (Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean)
English | 2000 | ISBN: 031330534X | English | PDF | 192 pages | 36.2 Mb
"Culture" is a problematic word. In everyday language we tend to use it in at least two senses. On the one hand we speak of cultured people and places full of culture, uses that imply a knowledge or presence of certain forms of behavior or of artistic expression that are socially prestigious.
In this sense large cities and prosperous people tend to be seen as the most cultured. On the other hand, there is an interpretation of "culture" that is broader and more anthropological; culture in this broader sense refers to whatever traditions, beliefs, customs, and creative activities characterize a given community- in short, it refers to what makes that community different from others. In this second sense, everyone has culture; indeed, it is impossible to be without culture.