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Defining culture not easy

- October 19th, 2012

In my latest column, I argue that defining culture is like trying to nail down mercury.

You can read it by clicking here.

If you have any thoughts, let me know in the comment box below!

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2 comments

  1. Leila Paul says:

    Defining culture is like defining pain.

    And this obsession with claiming to define the notions of creativity and culture and art are either naive or pretentious.

    Culture is highly subjective or group specific and it evolves over time.

    Those who try to capture a definition of culture by counting money given on grants participate in the obscenity of thinking they know what culture, or art, are and they have the right to take money away from people to give it to those they consider the holders of culture or creativity or arts.

    For that matter, how do we define values, or morals, or ethics, or any of those soft, variable and highly evolutionary concepts.

    They can play with the words all they like. Just stop taking my money to give it away those those who claim to have captured the rainbow.

  2. Proud Canadian says:

    Yes, only a Canadian would defend and protect and foster other cultures before promoting their own. How sick!
    You don’t know what Canadian culture is?
    Its igloos and maple syrup and pea soup and our comedy skills and hockey etc. Why do you have to be told what Canadian culture is?
    How about we put on a Canadian Culture Festival and invite you and the ethnics. They came to our country for a reason, lets show it off.

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