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52 Examples of the Cultural Environment

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A cultural environment is the real world culture found in a place such as a community or society. This is most typically a mix of traditional and modern cultures that overlap and interact in complex ways. For example, national culture, city culture, neighborhood cultures, family cultures, youth cultures, subcultures and global cultures are all likely to be part of the cultural environment experienced by an individual over their lifetime. The following are common examples of the cultural environment.
Aesthetics
Artistic traditions
Celebrations
Ceremonies
Communication styles
Craft traditions
Cuisine
Cultural change
Cultural diversity
Customs
Dance traditions
Dining practices
Etiquette
Fashion
Festivals
Folklore
Gestures
Grooming practices
Holidays
Hospitality customs
Intercultural communication
Language
Language diversity
Literature
Material culture
Media culture
Morality
Multiculturalism
Music traditions
Myths & legends
Narratives
Non-verbal communication
Norms
Pastimes
Performing arts
Philosophical beliefs
Politeness
Rights & freedoms
Rites of passage
Roles & responsibilities
Sense of collectivism
Sense of individualism
Sensibilities
Shared references
Slang
Social expectations
Symbolism
Time perception
Traditional clothing
Values
Work ethic
Worldview

Norms

Norms are the unspoken rules, expectations and assumptions of a culture. For example the unspoken rule that you cover your mouth when coughing.

Traditions

Practices that have been sustained over many generations. These provide stability, common references, cross-generational experiences and are typically designed to make life meaningful and rich.

Cultural Beliefs

Culture can influence a great range of beliefs, values, attitudes and perceptions.

Summary

Culture includes norms, traditions and beliefs that potentially influence every aspect of life. The cultural environment is often complex with many cultures overlapping such that individuals have to decide which culture to apply to each situation. The following is an overview of the cultural environment with more examples.
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