Definition of culture based on A.L Kroeber’s definition

Kroeber, A.L., & Kluckhohn, C. (1952). Culture: A critical review of concepts and definitions. Harvard University Peabody Museum of American Archeology and Ethnology Papers 47.

” Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of and for behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievements of human groups, including their embodiments in artifacts; the essential core of culture consists of traditional (i.e. historically derived and selected) ideas and especially their attached values; culture systems may, on the one hand, be considered as products of action, and on the other as conditioning elements of further action.”

1. Culture as explicit and implicit patters
2. Culoture as behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols
3. Culture as distinctive achievements of human groups
4. Culture as traditional ideas and attached values
5. Culture as products of action
6. Culture as conditioning elements of further action