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"Why Edo ' African Culture?

With Francis U. Odupute

Culture has long stood for the way of life of people, for the sum of the learned behaviour patterns, attitudes and material things.

Culture manifests itself both in pattern of language and thought and in forms of activity and behaviour.

From the foregoing, we can deduce that culture becomes models for common adaptive acts and styles of expressive behaviour, which enable people to live in a society within a given geographical environment at a given state of technical development.

Culture is very complex, varying along many dimensions. Any attempt to factor out the dimensions and to provide scales for their measurement may fail.

Culture denotes a historically transmitted pattern of meaning embodied in symbolic forms by means of which men communicate, perpetuate and develop their knowledge about life. Every person carries within him or herself, a pattern of thinking, feeling and potential acting which were learned throughout (his or her) life time.

Much of these patterns are acquired in early childhood, because at that time a person is most susceptible to learning and assimilating.

Culture is the cumulative values, deposit of knowledge, experience, meaning, beliefs, concept of self, self universe relationships, hierarchies of status, role expectation and time concept acquired by a large group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving."

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Comment by Ihevba on October 31, 2011 at 9:48am
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