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Ideal vs. real Culture

Discuss the differences between "ideal" and "real" culture.

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Ideal vs. Real Culture

What is culture? Culture is a term that is constantly under erasure and has varied meanings. The generally accepted definition however is this - culture are the shared attitudes, practices, beliefs, traditions, philosophies, values, mores, language and goals of a group of people with a shared history. It emerges overtime and becomes a unifying theme in the group's shared identity. Members identify with their culture and practice it (i.e. language, religion, traditions) to cultivate their culture, participate in it and share it with the next generation. It is via culture that members of a particular society interact, basing their morals and ...

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The solution is a 529-word solution that discusses the meaning as well as differences between 'ideal' and 'real' culture. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing and digital use. References are listed for further research.